What have you bought?

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

  1. Michael_x

    Michael_x Ultralighter

    Possibly, I must confess I don't know Marc's surname. The tent is a variation on the Trekkertent Saor. I gather not dissimilar to what the mark 2 Saor will be like.
  2. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    It's a different one. I was thinking of something like this one:

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  3. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Packs of 8 x 25g hexamine tabs from Mountain Wharehouse in Harrogate £1.49. I was looking for Esbit but Cotswold didn't have any and I had to go to Betty's to buy a Fat Rascal, MW is next door so popped in to see if they had any.

    FYI the Fact Rascal was £2.20 and was excellent :thumbsup:
  4. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Section Hiker

    I'm literally on a desert island and only get wifi at night, the entertainment is a bit ify so I've had a bit of a shopping splurge each night while drinking copious amounts of red wine (dangerous).

    Drowned my suunto watch snorkeling the other day, so that was a good excuse to buy a replacement.
    Garmin fenix 5, decent reviews and blacks had it at a decent price.

    Yellow strap for above watch, (I like yellow)

    Snow peak 300 pot/mug to replace a gsi mug (Amazon)

    Black Diamond spot lite 160 to replace a Petzl Tikka (Amazon)

    Another pair of darn tough micro crew hikers.

    Another patagonia Houdini (new style this time)

    Mammut cargon 90 (for work trips) to replace a bag I've somehow misplaced
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  5. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

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  6. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

  7. Brendan

    Brendan Trail Blazer

    Bought a pair of Inov8 Roclite 315.
    3 weeks wear and they’ve broken already. The silly loop that the laces goes through.
    NOT impressed. Sure it’s only a minor thing but still, at that price. Grrrr...



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  8. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    That's a bummer. I've got ~400 miles on mine and they haven't shown any wear at all other than in the tread. Might be worth a word with supplier?
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  9. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I wore a brand new pair of Roclite 280s on our last trip. Normally I put Seam Grip or Freesole on all the stitching but when I took them out I noticed that I'd forgotten to do it on these. Well, they'll survive on trip and I'll do it when I get back, I figured.
    90km later and a number of lugs have popped off, the remaining ones are severely warn, the stitching has gone at the flex point of both shoes.
    It was rough ground but I usually figure to get 400-500km out of a pair of Roclites and it's usually the lugs wearing down or the inside back of the heel wearing a hole that does for them.
    Never forget to treat the stitching.
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  10. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Bus tickets to Erzurum and then on to Ovit Pass for entry to the Tatos Mountains in Turkey's northeast. :)
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  11. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    022A2771-8EB1-45BD-9846-FB838FF7ACE8.jpeg New to me,chair kit first impressions very good
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  12. The Cumbrian

    The Cumbrian Trail Blazer

    Big Sky Chinook 200

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  13. Lang pack

    Lang pack Summit Camper

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  14. The Cumbrian

    The Cumbrian Trail Blazer

    I was looking at a Hilleberg Soulo, but this is lighter, more spacious, has two vestibules and will actually fit two if required.
  15. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Recent freezing of an umpteenth Sawyer and disgust at the taste of Chlorine tabs to replace has seen me move away from Sawyer and have a go with one of these fast flow Hydroblu jobs.
  16. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Do these do better in colder conditions then?
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  17. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    New socks to try and resupply of lighters BA389A35-C88F-475E-A46C-BFD5EAAD8A8A.jpeg

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  18. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    And a few books from the stunning book shop in Alnwick

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  19. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    I very much doubt it. It merely worked out a better price than the Sawyer Mini, functions the same and apparently flows faster.
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  20. The Cumbrian

    The Cumbrian Trail Blazer

    Zpacks goodies. 20190719_185812.jpg
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  21. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Where did you buy it from mate? I noticed the price shot up on Amazon after @The Cumbrian ’s heads up.

    I’ve seen the flow rate on vid and in the flesh. Mr @Chiseller is right with the comment “is it actually doing anything?”

    I can totally understand the concept of the Sawyer micro. A chopped down squeeze with less longevity.
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  22. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

  23. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Amazon.com, bud. Are they :poop:? If so, I may use the Sawyer I found in the cupboard shortly after ordering. :facepalm::banghead:
  24. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I got my hydroblu a couple of days ago. Quite a bit bigger than my mini. Seems to glow well but it's not had bog water through it yet!
    Totally unnecessary purchase, I'll take it to the lakes and Scotland in a week and give it a proper go.
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  25. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Mate, it's not rated for radiation filtering :bag:

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