What have you bought?

Discussion in 'Gear Chat' started by Shewie, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I'm a student of life, always learning :)
  2. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Powertraveller Powerchimp Lite :)
  3. Kit McCallion

    Kit McCallion Trail Blazer

    Marmot Precip jacket - 371g

  4. MrHare

    MrHare Summit Camper

    That Marmot might be the one I have..... just a sec

    think so. Mine has a sleeve pocket and pit zips. Really breathable, best summer walking coat I've had.

    I just bought a Montane batpack. 6L bumbag with 2 water bottle pockets. Good as an ultralight daysack or for ultra events. I've been after one for a while, but was reluctant to pay 40 quid, Blacks have them for 20 at the moment. Basically, I just bought a handbag 'cos it was half price :-D
  5. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    :rolleyes:... wish i knew you were making that order, you could have got me a stow pouch as well - its the only thing i'm missing and i'd find it quite handy :)
    Be interested to know how you find the XPillow and how hard wearing those cuben bags are, i might then do an order myself.
    The UL packlid is a nice to have but only seems to work for me when the pack is full, I've never been on a trip long enough to fill it!
  6. Kit McCallion

    Kit McCallion Trail Blazer

    Good to hear, read some mixed reviews on it but overall seemed like a decent budget option.
  7. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Latest splurge on footwear;

    New Balance 1210 [​IMG]
    Adidas trail 20[​IMG]
    Walsh Spirit Peak[​IMG]
  8. Kit McCallion

    Kit McCallion Trail Blazer

    Ordered some Vivo Ultra Pures, look good cheers Shewie :)

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  9. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Geigerig pressurised 3l bladder. hoping it will turn my sawyer mini into a tap lol
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  10. Limbo57

    Limbo57 Trail Blazer

    OMG !!! The amount of gear that has been purchased on here already!!!!

    That's really scary, I'm glad I have not succumbed to anything!
  11. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    The worlds lightest commercial canister top stove just dropped through the letter box at 35g;


    Bulin 100 10T

    Quite a focused flame, should be good with narrower pots.
  12. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Does it feel pretty sturdy?
  13. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    It seems up to scratch Matt and not flimsy. I've seen better machining, some minor burrs left on the holes and threads.

    Not convinced about the pot stand yet, although the way the weight is supported by the arms of the stand will help it stay in one piece.

    The valve assembly is sensibly aluminium, the rest is Ti. The jet unscrews to allow a block to be cleared (would have been nice if one of the air inlet holes had been cut hexagonally to work as a jet tool)
  14. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Esbit branded Imco Streamline petrol lighter just dropped to replace the one I stupidly lost in the hills a couple of weeks ago; [​IMG]

    IMO, about the best lighter ever made.
  15. Jacko1066

    Jacko1066 Ultralighter

    Loving that!! Link me up please!!
  16. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Cheers mate, sounds good. Been toying with the idea of getting the alpkit one once it's back in stock but might go for this instead, hmm...
  17. ozzy1977

    ozzy1977 Summit Camper

    I have had my Bulin 100 10T a couple of weeks now, only used it once when it arrived to brew up in the shed but it done the job well, I think that it will be a gas eater though
  18. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Fire maple looks good, better pot stand than this one. I discounted that one though as the filter is a pain.

    Good to know Ozzy. I'll do some burn tests tonight, see how much it uses. I like the controllable valve and how it will simmer if needed, probably be a case of leaving it turned down to get the efficiency.

    Edit; my scales say 6g to boil 500ml in my narrow 900 ti pot with no windshield. Turned up just enough so flames don't lick up the side of the pot.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2014
  19. Big Si

    Big Si Trail Blazer

    Looks nice Pete, have you tried the msr pocket rocket though?
  20. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

  21. Kit McCallion

    Kit McCallion Trail Blazer

    5m fibreglass lampwick 2.5mm.
    Stainless welded mesh for a pot support.

    A crate of beer for some raw materials :D.
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  22. ivorname

    ivorname Backpacker

    Well it's here :) . First impressions are good, time will tell ;) .

    Comfy and supportive but not really and truly a lightweight hike option, it's more suited to base camp type situations and days out where packing a full size chair in isn't an option.

    Now to find a way to mod the legs so they cope with soft ground :eek:
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  23. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    6800 mAh extended battery and back for my newish Samsung s4 mini from dx.com. My phone is now not so mini........

    Quick delivery, only took 55 days to get here. :)
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  24. ivorname

    ivorname Backpacker

    Be interested to hear how you get on with it ... ;):cool:
  25. Kit McCallion

    Kit McCallion Trail Blazer

    Ordered one of these...


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