Discussion in 'Gear Chat' started by Shewie, Jun 18, 2014.
big agnes axl insulated mummy. 100g saved over the s2s
Be interested to hear how it performs! I have the S2S Etherlight insulated right now - happy with the comfort, but I can't make one last more than about 20 nights. I expect to get it replaced under warranty (again!) but I'd like to swap to something more likely to last for a longer trip, while keeping as much as the comfort as possible.
Sure we are all the same. Bivvy bag, sleeping bag, sleep mat and stoves have all been tested indoors, even in the early hours of the day in darkness, head torches, bike lights. Really hope this isn't just me.
Starting to plan my trip! My original route is 150km not sure if that's a bit far for my first walk but the book covers 687km so I have lots of choice!
im sure everyone here is the same haha
im on me 2nd etherlight, this doesn't feel anymore durable but fingers crossed
Ordered a custom tech organiser from @slovhike. It's like the ones you get from Amazon, but more compact and light at 36g. Elastic straps for cables and mesh zip pocket for memory cards, adapters, etc.
Bought one specially for a 3 week overseas trip.
Failed first night.
A kind US backpacker cut his CCF mat in half for me.
Got so used to it that I can only sleep on a conventional/ traditional cheap self inflating mat now that cost me £24.
Sleeping much better now
STS refunded value of the Etherlite
A refurbished Fujifilm X PRO2 body from the Fujifilm store and a new Fujifilm 18-135mm WR zoom lens.
And a tent thingy...
Camping with the kids near Corfe earlier in the year.
disco balls work a treat
Anker 21w solar panel as a birthday present
@Darren Happy Birthday, let me know how you get on with this as appears to be a pretty good charger for bikepacking https://bikepacking.com/gear/anker-powerport-solar-review/
Montane allez micro hoodie.
172 gms of polar tech power grid, thumb loopy, venting zip, mid/base layer loveliness.
Can't wait to use it.
Another present from the misses, she's mega to me.
One of my favourite bits of gear that Darren. Excellent base layer.
Been using one for a couple of years, very good. Not ultralight and I don't usually carry it in my pack if I'm walking far, but it's been on my travels with me aplenty and works perfectly for recharging an Anker power pack. I haven't been gentle with it and it still works perfectly.
I'm also a big fan of the allez, really good if your expecting rain as a base layer. You can get soaked, but as long as your generating heat you feel dry.
Folding table from Valley and Peak
Needed something to provide a flat surface in last night's pitch
What's the coffee filter please?
Its the Tetra Drip, all of 12g
Of course there's still the weight of the wet grounds and filter paper to carry out...
Thanks for that
I have both. The big Agnes has poor insulation, poor enough that one might just as well buy the cheaper lighter uninsulated version and stick a foil mat under it. There’s quite a bit of reporting about this on the net, supposedly due to structural gaps in the insulation layer. The s2s is a much better mat for insulation. For comfort they are pretty much the same except the S2s is made of nicer less slightly more velvety fabric.
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