What have you bought?

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

  1. NEEpps

    NEEpps Ultralighter

    No problems with it, used it in Greece with you and on Dartmoor recently when it was -7 and slept in it. It's a good fit between the Ghostwhisperer and my Montane full on winter down jacket.
  2. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Thru Hiker

    Sorry, I meant grams. And yes, why not give it a burl at that price. Something with pit zips at that price would be hard to find I expect.
  3. Lempo

    Lempo Section Hiker

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  4. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Thru Hiker

    Ta boyo. :thumbsup:
    350 gms odd.
    Given most people, including me, day walk (and there seem to be few trees on the UK paths and lots of open walking) most of the year, can I recommend you this jacket?
    https://www.amazon.com/Frogg-Toggs-Ultra-Lite2-Jacket-XX-Large/dp/B00DQNCF2O/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=frogg toggs&qid=1582671092&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&smid=AYSI9CNL93O4X&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFZS1NVNDVGV0YwQUwmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA2NzY1MTA3MzdWUVFEQzNNNkgmZW5jcnlwdGVkQWRJZD1BMDY5ODI2OVU5OEdaUENGMENUVyZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
    at about 200 gms is a bargain.
    This is my beater jacket I carry and wear this more than any other jacket I own. Keeps your good stuff in good nick by avoiding wear ha ha.
    Maybe turn the pants into a kilt. They have a reputation for failing and seem a bit fragile but not the jacket.
    I walk through bush a fair bit and carry this no issues over and over. On a multi day walk it likely stays home.
    They are voluminous which aids the feeling of airiness inside the jacket and best of all have a dryish feel on the inside no slimy, 'plasticy' feel.
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  5. Lempo

    Lempo Section Hiker

    I've had my eye on the suit. £20 delivered. It's already a good deal, but as I don't need it atm, I'll keep my eye on it in case the price drops and snag it then.

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    PS. I think I found Tim Tam knockoffs at local Lidl ;)
  6. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Thru Hiker

    That's the one. Just make sure you get the newer one with the buttons on the zip flap. I put some velcro patches on the flap as I have the older model.
    Mine is the canary yellow one-no longer around it seems. I bought two, three years ago-not got onto the second spare yet. Did have to send the first one back the welded seam was not welded. They just sent me new one no questions asked. Taped a few small scratches on mine just in case.
    Haha not a Tim Tam eater myself but good on you.
    Someone said a Penguin is a Tim Tam?
    but....
    "The biscuit was created by Ian Norris, who was the director of food technology at Arnott's. During 1958, he took a world trip looking for inspiration for new products. While in Britain, he found the Penguin biscuit and decided to try to "make a better one".[2]
    whether old Ian succeeded it seems clear. Any Brit I ask says TT! wildly laughing emoji here.
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  7. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Ultralighter

    I've been looking at the Frogg Toggs recently, never seen them in the flesh and i only want the trousers, but every time i've thought about buying a set i read another review saying they will last a couple of hours, TBH i only want them to last 7 days on the WHW in a month or so. Any users with opinions on them?
  8. Lempo

    Lempo Section Hiker

    Trail Hunter uses them all the time and seems pleased (even after this video was made)

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  9. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I had a look at them in an outfitters in Minnesota, very light but I didn’t like the fabric, reminded me of housewrap or crepe paper.

    I don’t think it’s much good for bushwhacking but keeps the rain off if babyed
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  10. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Ultralighter

    Just spent the last 30 minutes looking at them again, no matter how much i try, i just cant get away from the really sh!t reviews tbh

    might have to bite the bullet and buy a bloody skirt, had 3 or 4 sets of waterproof trousers since xmas and sent them all back
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  11. Lempo

    Lempo Section Hiker

    You mean a rain kilt? :D
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  12. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

  13. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Ultralighter

    Aye, same thing :D

    lad selling DCF ones on ebay, might give it a bash
  14. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Suits you Sir :inlove:
    Really, I don't see a problem....are you struggling with your masculinity :angelic: ?
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  15. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    BinBag skirts are more manly. And cheaper than DCF too.
  16. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Sure, wet look black plastic just screams' macho' right....
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  17. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Ultralighter

    I wear one at work, quite often
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  18. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    I prefer Green 'rubble sack' weight binbags. More durable and better camouflaged. :bag:
  19. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Thru Hiker

    Jacket in M is 162gms and pants 122 gms. M in FT is about L to XL. I over estimated in my post above. Reading the posts under the one you linked owners weights match up with mine.
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  20. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Cheers Rog :D
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  21. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    The devil's boits :devilish: Scarpa trek ascent gtx
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    Been on my ebay saved search for over 3 years! Rare as brass zips on a Cuban shelter.
    I took a gamble on the size as they're 12's and my last pair were just that bit too snug at 10. 5!
    Hopefully when I've done a few miles in them, my feet won't moan too much. Hope not as I reckon I can run in them too.
    Twice the weight of my altras :thumbsdown:
  22. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Rohan Troggings. Thanks to all who suggested them. If I get on with them I might get a pair of Amblers for warmer weather.
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  23. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Thru Hiker

    ..
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  24. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Thru Hiker

    He's a bit confused- there is no breathability. Not a skerrick.
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  25. Lempo

    Lempo Section Hiker

    Yes, he might confuse the baggy fit to feel like it's breathing. With a baggy with there's greater chance of venting out hot air from sleeve ends, collar, hem etc?

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