What have you bought?

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

  1. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    There goes my Chernobyl trip :(
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  2. The Cumbrian

    The Cumbrian Trail Blazer

    I'll take it to work and check if you want. You probably won't get it back though.
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  3. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Thru Hiker

    Very nice!
    I had the 2 person Revolution at 1.5 kgs (you probably know the the Chinook is the beefed up Revolution) mesh inner-virtually identical to yours without the side poles. Sold it because it was too big a proper 2 person as you said-but a brilliant tent. I now have the Revolution 1 person with the winter inner (like yours)-brilliant also!
    I have been looking at the Chinook 1.5 -did you see one up close by any chance? Love my one person but the ability to move the floor in the 1.5 Chinook has me fascinated at a very good weight. Is there a reason you went for the 2 person? Two people for example-or just extra space?
    I think I may get one eventually and will be very keen to hear how it goes for you in the wind. Please update!
    Big Sky makes top stuff.
  4. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I wouldn't be so hasty yet....
    Mines gone into slow mode.... 4th trip with it and I'm not impressed.
    Backflush hasn't helped... No visible clogging in the viewing window... No explanation. It was slow before I left on this trek, I've back flushed it again last night.
    It's had about 30L use so far, non of it overly clouded water.....
    I'll give it the recommended vinegar clean when I get home.
    Sithee
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  5. The Cumbrian

    The Cumbrian Trail Blazer

    I bought it mainly as a palatial one person tent, but with the option to hold two. I've had enough of long winter nights being holed up in a nylon coffin. I also wanted a freestanding tent that I can use to camp on beaches so that I don't have to carry sand pegs or rely on rocks to hold standard pegs in.
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  6. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    This time of year can be bad for blocking filters. Was it really dry weather? All of my phantom blockages have been caused by little fibres. 4 L cut my Sawyer squeeze flow by half back in Feb in that dry weather, it was really clean loking water too. I don't know, but suspect they are bits of almost invisible plant fibre that have dessicated and blown/been trodden off....That, and animal hair, bits of moss, midges etc.

    Can you 'full CSI' and backflush into a pint glass to find out what's doing it? (holding it up to a bright window or shine a torch and all the detritis is plainly visible to me)
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  7. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Thru Hiker

    Huge but still a reasonable footprint. Like a palace in there isn't it? Are you hoping it will have the same wind worthiness as the Soulo you mentioned?
  8. The Cumbrian

    The Cumbrian Trail Blazer

    The pole diameter is the same, and I prefer their arrangement on the Chinook to the Soulo, so I expect it to stand up to strong winds. As to whether it is as strong as a Soulo, I don't know. There are so many variables, and if strong winds are forecast I won't be camping on a ridge. Saying that though, I've been out in strong winds and camped in exposed places in tents that aren't as strong as the Chinook and I've been alright. I just always made sure that the tent was very well pegged down. I've never been one to skimp on pegs, and twice in the past my tent has been the only one standing in the morning after a storm. On a third occasion there was my tent and an ancient Vango Force 10 left standing.
  9. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Thru Hiker

    Sounds good. The lower bottom edge fly height will help for certain. Very interested to hear some wind use.
  10. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    After 4-5 yrs heavy use it’s time to retire my Flatcat snow Leopard stove set up,welcome one of Stormins stove systems, a touch lighter and a bit simpler to set up.

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  11. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Some healthy reading for the train Journey back....

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  12. The Cumbrian

    The Cumbrian Trail Blazer

    I've never heard of Sid Marty, thanks for the heads-up. I've just ordered a couple of his books, including Switchbacks. I've read a few of R. M Patterson's books, some of which are based in The Rockies, so I'm hoping that these have the same inspiration.
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  13. ZenTrekker

    ZenTrekker Section Hiker

    I recently bought a Stormin' Solo system, great piece of kit. Do you have the silicone band in the right place?
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  14. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    I tweeked mine slightly to suit my pot
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  15. ZenTrekker

    ZenTrekker Section Hiker

    I thought your pot looked different, its not a Stormin' pot, is it. Very good
  16. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Looks like a Titan Kettle
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  17. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    It is an , old one now
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  18. The Cumbrian

    The Cumbrian Trail Blazer

    Zpacks Triplex. It's a palace. It turns out that being mis-sold PPI was an investment.

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  19. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    It’s huge!
  20. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

  21. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    This arrived:

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  22. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    Nice stove - the more stable 'remote canister' arrangement certainly makes sense for a dog with its owner jumping around.
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  23. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    Quite. We already had a Primus Gravity somethingorother - but it’s quite lumpy by comparison:)
  24. snow

    snow Trail Blazer

    Ebay "faux-dini". Very good first impressions. Unfortunately they declared value at $20 when it really cost $15 and I had to pay £11 of customs+handling...
  25. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

    $20 doesn't clear customs in the UK! :poop:
    All my MLD orders cleared at $20 in Ireland, & I thought they were money grabbing gits here.
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