New UK cottage gear maker/supplier: Valley and Peak

Discussion in 'Shopping' started by Robin, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

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  2. Andrew W

    Andrew W Hiker

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

    Bet ya do though!
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  3. MattK

    MattK Hiker

    Already got an order in. And finally a UK supplier for Easton stakes.
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  4. Andrew W

    Andrew W Hiker

    Me too.
    Easton 9" stakes
  5. MattK

    MattK Hiker

    Well, obvs
  6. Robert P

    Robert P Trail Blazer

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

    Taz38 Thru Hiker


  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 .
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  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.
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  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 .:)
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  13. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Look to have vectos in stock now
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  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.
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  17. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

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

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Got the cnoc 3l vecto today, very fast delivery :)
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  19. PaulB

    PaulB Backpacker

    Set of 9" Eastons and a Cnoc 3l Vecto 42mm arrived this morning. Great service!
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  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...
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  23. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    9" Eastons back in stock minus the two sets I just ordered. :D
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  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?

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