What have you bought?

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

  1. Daniel

    Daniel Trail Blazer

    big agnes axl insulated mummy. 100g saved over the s2s 20200916_182843.jpg 20200916_182421.jpg 20200916_183341.jpg
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  2. Mark James

    Mark James Backpacker

    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.
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  3. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

    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.
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  4. Barua

    Barua Backpacker

    THIS >>>>> [​IMG]

    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!
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  5. JohnMacQueen

    JohnMacQueen Trail Blazer

    im sure everyone here is the same haha
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  6. Daniel

    Daniel Trail Blazer

    im on me 2nd etherlight, this doesn't feel anymore durable but fingers crossed
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  7. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    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.

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  8. Henry

    Henry Ultralighter

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  9. Franky

    Franky Trail Blazer

    Bought one specially for a 3 week overseas trip.
    Failed first night.:rolleyes:
    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:thumbsup:
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  10. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    A refurbished Fujifilm X PRO2 body from the Fujifilm store and a new Fujifilm 18-135mm WR zoom lens.
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  11. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Section Hiker

    Fairy lights


    And a tent thingy...
  12. NEEpps

    NEEpps Ultralighter

    Camping with the kids near Corfe earlier in the year.
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  13. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Section Hiker

    Wonderful :D
  14. Daniel

    Daniel Trail Blazer

    disco balls work a treat:yuck: 20181214_165804.jpg
  15. Darren

    Darren Summit Camper

    Anker 21w solar panel as a birthday present
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  16. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

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  17. Darren

    Darren Summit Camper

    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.
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  18. SteG

    SteG Ultralighter

    One of my favourite bits of gear that Darren. Excellent base layer.
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  19. Myles21

    Myles21 Ultralighter

    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.
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  20. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    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.
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  21. Robert P

    Robert P Ultralighter

    Folding table from Valley and Peak

    Needed something to provide a flat surface in last night's pitch
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  22. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

    What's the coffee filter please?
  23. Robert P

    Robert P Ultralighter

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  24. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

  25. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    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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