What have you bought?

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

  1. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    @Taz38 you can get the "blue screw thingy" (Sawyer calls it a coupling) separately under Sawyer Part No SP150.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/SAWYER-PRODUCTS-SP150-Coupling-Filtration/dp/B018NJC1A6

    I really like it for field use with my Micro, which has slowed down since new I must admit. It does a half-decent backflush and also works well as a gravity-feed join and a spillproof filtering connection into your clean bottle. Well done on your MYOG version though.
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  2. Robert P

    Robert P Ultralighter


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    @dovidola Here you are - the cone is designed for a different pot but it works OK - at least better than a standard windshield
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  3. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    Beautiful - very beautiful. I'm sure you'll have noticed that the pot looks very happy too.
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  4. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    More Tarptent.
    Tickets.
    Bits.
    Bobs.
    Freedom....
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  5. Nigelp

    Nigelp Ultralighter

  6. Nevis

    Nevis Section Hiker

    A full on Patagoniafest !!! Micro puff, R1 hoody and a Houdini air.... all from the Patagonia outlet shop..... it’s a dangerous place in there but much cheapness :)
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  7. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I don't have suitable scales here, but it definitely feels heavier in the hand than the Pulse/Echo. It doesn't feel so heavy when worn, though.
    It's not the same material, for sure, but it should be suitably airy. At the very least, it will be good for sunnier months outside of July and August and thus extend the life of my Pulse and Echos.
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  8. Patrick

    Patrick Trail Blazer

    At last - Asta First Snow outer finally arrived today, a (for me, at least) record two and a half months after ordering - think I'll try and avoid Ali sellers using "Special Line-YW" for shipping in future! Pairing it with a 3F winter inner which I'd bought a year ago and have written about using as a half inner in our Octopeak before. Its nice to have a lighter option for one or two people.

    The outer looks well made, from a quick pitch in the garden at lunchtime. Had been worried the colour was quite pale compared to the stealthy dark green of the Luxe Octopeak that I'm used to, but it actually stands out less than I feared it would, and is more of a greeny-brown than the pale sand colour it looked online. I'm looking forward to using it in anger sometime soon.

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  9. Franky

    Franky Trail Blazer

    Shame, could have bought mine...:rolleyes:;). Just about to post up for sale.
  10. Davy

    Davy Thru Hiker

    Mine arrived today, first thought was school PE kit fabric, and it was heavier/thicker than expected...

    I also look like a local roadman wearing it....

    To be field tested soon hopefully.
  11. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    That looks nice. Is that the body section with the light shining through? Looks quite like Uniqlo Airism -but the Mesh model.
  12. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    That's the body section.
    It's neither as light nor as airy as the material used in the Airism underwear. A hoody made of that material would be great but perhaps rather delicate and I suspect the SPF might not be high enough.
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  13. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Nice! Yep. Would be airy as, but you would cook in it. UPF of about 5 I reckon. Although for your interest there is a women's hoody in slightly heavier AIRISM mesh fabric . Has pockets and full zip so quite heavy all up. Breathes really well. I have a few but don't wear them much any more. UPF is 40. I have not been burned through this one in full summer.
    https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/produc...-mesh-long-sleeve-full-zip-hoodie-422807.html
    Lots of good colours too.
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  14. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

  15. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

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  16. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Nice buy.

    If I was only allowed just one shelter for every single trip that I do*, that, with a solid inner, would most likely be my choice.

    *Solo!
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  17. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

    I was looking for a non trekking pole assisted tent smaller than my Scarp 1 & I've been looking at this model for a few years now.
    I like TarpTent, good build quality & venting options & are usually a solid pitch, storm worthy to their degree, though am not looking at this for storms, more maybe 3 season use.
    Which I think it fits nicely with decent inner space inside to boot. :)
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  18. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    @Fair Weather Camper and our son were camped on the Arans ridge in Wales on Monday night. Had a 3hour storm with T&L and windswind/rain. She in the Moment DW him in a heavier Vango Zenith 100. All good apparently. Apart from lack of sleep .

    I used it on a wet n windy 9 day trip in Torridon /Fisherfield n An Teallach a few Octobers ago. Was solid enough with extra blizzard peg at windward pitchlok.
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  19. Henry

    Henry Ultralighter

    More storm worthy than a Phreeranger?

    I don’t need another shelter, I don’t need another shelter...
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  20. Nigelp

    Nigelp Ultralighter

    Do you need another shelter? ;-)
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  21. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    Optimal number of shelters: N+1
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  22. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Ikea Frekvens rain coats, length is more like a parka. Pictured S/M. L/XL weighs in at 240g. Putting these in the boot in car emergency bag. Price as £1 (reg £5) on sale.

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  23. HillBelly

    HillBelly Section Hiker

    Wear one next to a DCF tent and you'll blend right in.
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  24. Henry

    Henry Ultralighter

    Harvey XT 40 Skye Trail.

    It’s on the list now.
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  25. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Is it .05 or .74 DCF?
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