New UK cottage gear maker/supplier: Valley and Peak

Discussion in 'Gear Chat' started by Robin, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

    PaulB, Jmws, Robert P and 4 others like this.
  2. Andrew W

    Andrew W Hiker

    "I’ve not ordered anything from them........yet"

    Bet ya do though!
    Robin likes this.
  3. MattK

    MattK Day Walker

    Already got an order in. And finally a UK supplier for Easton stakes.
    OneBeardedWalker, Munro277 and Robin like this.
  4. Andrew W

    Andrew W Hiker

    Me too.
    Easton 9" stakes
  5. MattK

    MattK Day Walker

    Well, obvs
  6. Robert P

    Robert P Trail Blazer

    I held out until this morning: Easton 9" stakes
    Chiseller likes this.
  7. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    :rolleyes:

    Oooh...
  8. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    Shame they are just the black ones.

    Ninja stakes...
  9. Charles42

    Charles42 Trail Blazer

    I've given in as well...
    My new Scarp 1 (2019 model ) arrives Tues at my door. Henry includes 8 inch Easton Golds with
    this . I read somewhere that Easton no longer make the 9 inch gold . I am going to paint
    mine with some modelling red enamel paint . I find this fairly durable. I think the
    Big Sky ones were 8 and not 9 inches ?
    Thanks to Robin for the info about the new UK cottage company .
    Robin likes this.
  10. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker


    Like to know your views on the new Scarp. Mine is getting a bit tatty.
  11. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    The big sky are 8", they're good.
    Charles42 likes this.
  12. Charles42

    Charles42 Trail Blazer

    I will let you know Robin , busy week ahead so may be a little while yet Will be using the
    9 inch pegs for the four corners and 8 inch elsewhere ,and 3mm guys . Customs and all
    charges came to £84 ,so less than I was expecting .:)
    Robin likes this.
  13. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Look to have vectos in stock now
    Dave V likes this.
  14. OneBeardedWalker

    OneBeardedWalker Trail Blazer

    Ordered a set of Eastons off them. Excellent service and quick delivery.
  15. Charles42

    Charles42 Trail Blazer

    The Easton are now sold out
  16. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    Just when I was about to put an order in. Typical. :D

    Wish they came in six packs rather than four at a time.
    el manana and Dave V like this.
  17. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Six would be a logical number for me too
    fluffkitten likes this.
  18. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Got the cnoc 3l vecto today, very fast delivery :)
    FOX160, PaulB, Chiseller and 2 others like this.
  19. PaulB

    PaulB Backpacker

    Set of 9" Eastons and a Cnoc 3l Vecto 42mm arrived this morning. Great service!
    Henry, FOX160, Dave V and 1 other person like this.
  20. Robert P

    Robert P Trail Blazer

    The insulated pouch - meant for electrical items to protect batteries against cold - would it work as a cozy for a rehydrated meal pouch? Reflectix is fine but it does wear away, but would the heat be a problem for the synthetic fabrics? Its probably a beginner's error to try this sort of thing, but people do use hats / clothing as pot cozys.
  21. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    The Reflectix bits I have are going strong after years.
    For most meals though I pop pouch into a stuffsack, prop in a trail shoe and cover with a beanie or such.

    Works well. I tend to rehydrate for at least 50% longer than instructions and stuff is still too hot too eat (sensitive throat mind you,).
  22. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Stuff sack is a good belt and brace. The seals aren't always reliable and a fleece hat covered in Bolognese is not ideal...
    Charlie83 likes this.
  23. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    9" Eastons back in stock minus the two sets I just ordered. :D
    Tartanferret and WilliamC like this.
  24. ElteeOberonus

    ElteeOberonus Backpacker

    They'll be forever selling out of Eastons I'm sure.

    Reckon I'll be investing in a Vecto for the BeFree.
  25. Anaon

    Anaon Trekker

    I received mine recently as well and was surprised by this kind of stakes, is it good?

Share This Page