What have you bought?

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

  1. Jmws

    Jmws Ultralighter

    Ditto .... Thought I'd spend the money saved from not travelling to work towards a replacement for my rab vapour rise. Hmm. at least that's the excuse I used to my wife :)
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  2. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    Ah, but will your electric home clippers give you marriage counselling/ask you about your holidays/talk to you about football/offer you something for the weekend?
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  3. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    It offers bored couples chance to partake in some interesting roll-play ;)
    Though the use of sharp scissors might not be the safest idea...
    Especially when tensions are running a bit high or there are unresolved grudges.
    My OH clips his own hair...
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  4. Heltrekker

    Heltrekker Ultralighter

    FFRandonnée Randopass Sport+ in hope that we will be liberated in time for some late spring mountain walking
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  5. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    Galaxy S20 5g
    Mainly for the camera and video upgrade ( 30 x zoom / 8k vid & 4k vid Pro vid settings / Wide angle lense etc) from my S8 to pair with my gopro vids and £1 cheaper than my old tarrif and unlimited everything.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2020
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  6. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Wow that's light :whistling:
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  7. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    Tbh not got a clue on its weight :jawdrop:
  8. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Kor Preshell Hoody -60% on MH website and then reshipped.
  9. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Nice jacket that! :thumbsup:
    Well, I really like mine anyway.
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  10. Jmws

    Jmws Ultralighter

    Mine arrived this morning ... and it’ll be going back tomorrow ☹️

    So disappointed with the overall fit and the hood. Am a 44inch chest so thought their trim fit and sizing charts would necessitate an xl but it’s far too baggy, the arms are too long and I could not get on with the loose hood. The large peaks at 43inches so once again I’m between sizes ... oh well... back to the drawing board so to speak.
  11. Michael_x

    Michael_x Ultralighter

    I went for medium, after carefully reading sizing. Typically I am borderline M/L. It is very much a trim/athletic fit for me.

    Maybe having tried an XL and found it too large you could considered ignoring the numbers and trying an L.
  12. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Mine's an L. I love the perfect, close fit and the hood is hands down the best of any jacket I've had. And the breathability is excellent. YMMV. ;)
  13. Michael_x

    Michael_x Ultralighter

    4.5kg of organic broccoli seeds for sprouts. As soon as I learnt Italy was main source I decided to buy a years supply. Better safe than sorry. :)

    Takes up a lot less space than a years supply of loo rolls.
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  14. Jmws

    Jmws Ultralighter

    My thoughts also. I should have ordered both and returned one. Unfortunately the large are all back at full price. (Managed to get it when reduced by 40%) So I’ll wait until I can physically get into a shop to try the range.

    Yes, ‘horses for courses’ and all that.
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  15. M@tty

    M@tty Backpacker

    iPhone 11 Pro as my iPhone 6 finally died! Hopefully this one will last 5 years as well!
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  16. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    Bought one of these, it can go further than me right now.

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  17. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Brown BEST pack...
  18. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    16kg bag of strong white flour and a sour dough starter (can't wait for my own to develop).
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  19. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Where ? - I usually buy flour in bilk - I'm running lowish and my usual suppliers were all (3 of them) closed due to folks over ordering …..
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  20. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    A butcher friend. He uses it to make pork pie crusts. He dropped 1kg in tonight and we are going to use one of our last sachets of yeast to try it. He says if we don't like it he'll get me a different one by Friday. The sour dough starter should be here later in the week and I'll have to grow it on. If you have a friend in any kind of catering ask them if their supplier can let them have a bag. Apparently the catering wholesalers have 16 and 25kg bags. There's plenty of flour around just not many 1.5kg packing lines.
  21. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    We went to a bakers suppliers a couple of weeks ago and bought 10kg of strong white and plain, plus a bag of yeast which will probably last 200 years at 5g a time.

    Each loaf I make is getting better each time, the trick seems to be plenty of knocking back and a final prove
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  22. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Those big bags of yeast seem to "go off" after about a year. That's why we changed to sachets. If you keep it in an air tight container you might keep it OK for longer. Probably cheap enough to just chuck out and buy another if it stops rising as quickly as you're used to.
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  23. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I usually get 2 x 16kg / order. I'll have a think about possible contacts in the "food trade". :unsure:
    A lady over the road uses sour dough so I can ask her for a starter but I'm not short on yeast.
  24. RobH

    RobH Trail Blazer

    Used one of these for a couple of Winter seasons in Norway. Big change from the All framed packs we started out with.
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  25. pendodave

    pendodave Backpacker

    A bit route 1, but having missed a sea/summit pad sale by prevaricating too long, I acquired an xlite large from banana fingers in Bristol.
    No lighter than my multimat/radiator backing combo, but wider, more comfortable and more stable. This is what being old looks like.
    £100, which is cheap enough to swallow, but not enough for the bargains thread!

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