What have you bought?

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

  1. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    [QUOTE="Taz38, post: 163903, member: 792"
    The naturehike soft-bottles arrived and look nice. Not compatible with the sawyer though (not yet).[/QUOTE]

    Little things that make one happy.
    No tricky mods needed.
    Flow rate is not bad, after all that I might not need the micro.

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    Train tickets to Carlisle.
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  2. HillBelly

    HillBelly Section Hiker

    "Train tickets to Carlisle"

    :thumbsup:. I've been busy planning routes up here for when I finally get into the hills for a break. SO quiet the hills betwixt Scotland and England.
  3. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    A Haglofs astro lite fleece jacket :)
  4. Franky

    Franky Trail Blazer

    Border Country top notch. Peace and quiet and midgie hell:eek::rolleyes:
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  5. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    2 OMM base layers :)
    I'm on a roll now :angelic:
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  6. Bob-W

    Bob-W Trail Blazer

    Cumulus Selva 250 underquilt finally arrived.
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  7. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Section Hiker

    Thermarest xTherm turned up... I hope it’s worth the money...
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  8. Robert P

    Robert P Ultralighter

    I didn't truly appreciate the impact of a sleeping pad on warmth until I got an XTherm - they are expensive but do work really well
  9. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Section Hiker

    Great... after nearly 40 years of wild camping, I may just get a comfortable night :D:D:D
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  10. Daniel

    Daniel Trail Blazer

    finally found one now bring on winter 20200804_175759.jpg
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  11. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

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  12. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    Do please report back. The drape does look kind of heavy.
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  13. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

  14. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    We'll have to see. It's hard to see it being as airy as the Pulse/Interval/Echo, in which case I'll use it in spring and autumn rather than summer.
    I looked at the Solumbra offerings some years ago. They look interesting for some uses, but I have to have a hood. And white is rather impractical.
  15. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    I'm just about to put a snaplock on my OR Hoody so as to hold the hood closed around my face with just a peak visor, instead of carrying a full brim hat or a lawrence of arabia type hat. Is that what you do? Just wrap the hood around your visor instead of a hat?
  16. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I just put on a visor and pull the hood up. It works fine as long as I'm not walking directly into a strong wind. When that happens, I put the visor over the hood to hold the hood up.
    Due to Covid we ended up hiking from Kaş in hotter weather than we'd planned. I only had a Sunday Afternoons hat there - no visor or hoody - and I really suffered from overheating in a way I hadn't since moving to visor and hoody; the hat traps the heat against the head much more than the Echo hood.
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  17. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

  18. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    Having just made an 8g coffee filter from garden wire I thought I’d undercut myself and try these degradable bags. 30 bags weigh 8g. I thought it would be more convenient to carry out the soggy bag in my trash than to use precious water washing out my filter. Anyway, no good. The coffee grounds float out and escape through the opening and it didn’t even make a decent cup of coffee. Weak. Not sure why.

    My Home made filter rules.... for now. (Keep those filters on their toes).

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  19. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    I reckon it tastes weaker Clare, because the paper stuff holds onto more of the oils in the coffee, whereas you other little jobby lets more of them through.
    I always remember the old adage in regards to any food/s that have oil or fat.
    That's where the flavour is!
    Can you give me a bit more detail on the other little jobby?
    What is the mesh? Obviously it doesn't taint the coffee so it must be good and I'll trade you a pic of my Rab Pulse Hoody with Cravat mod you are thinking about, not that you need it.
    I sewed the bits outside the seams and not had a fail in 15 or so wears.
    I really feel quite jaunty when I make 'the cravat'. (It's a cravat I don't care what anyone says)
    Adds a certain je nais se quoi to my ensemble.:whistling:
    Not so concerned that it now covers far better and is nicely warmer in the cold:woot:

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  20. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    I like the look and the cut of this William:thumbsup::thumbsup:. Had a good look when you put it up a while back.
    I like the drape-it will hang nicely 'off you' which is what you (I) want in the heat.
    For what it's worth, I reckon there is quite a high amount of Elastane though. It will obviously hold quite a bit of moisture and I think if it's not that hot and dry that your perspiration is drying immediately on your skin, you'll receive a good cooling effect as the wind moves through the damp material. The 'Coolgardie safe' affect. Though I don't recommend you use hessian ha ha. (Unless you are trying to atone for something).
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coolgardie_safe#:~:text=The Coolgardie safe is a,heat and heat of evaporation).
    This could be a really good cooling strategy if you have good access to water -with a good splash on it every now and then. It may stay wet that bit longer as long -as it's not too hot.
    Think in cooler weather the elastane may be a liabilty.
    Let's know how it goes.
    ps just waiting on my purchase of the Tony Wright book, was hard to track down.
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  21. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I think I may have to poach this mod :thumbsup:
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  22. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    A certain someone has mentioned a possible Scotland trip ! F11EB40B-1765-4782-BE7A-368C8A3DDD46.jpeg
    New to me Packraft and paddle it’s toasty hot in south Cumbria. Will have a look later
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  23. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    A Montane Future lite hoodie from Sportshoes.
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  24. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    here you go @Cranston pic 1 is snap lock on my hoodie and pic 2 is the mesh. It does let some grains tHrough tbh but not badly

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  25. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Tested the Sawyer micro filter. Much faster flow rate (for now). This one had the blue screw thingy missing (hence it was cheaper) so glued together two lids and drilled a hole through the middle. Works well.
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