What have you bought?

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

  1. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Section Hiker

    They say to size up compared to other models and reviews vary between a dry minus 10 C to minus 20C but YMMV.

    I'll let you know....
  2. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Section Hiker

    I was looking for 3 months for a size 10 so yeah...
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  3. Heltrekker

    Heltrekker Ultralighter

    Finally cracked, Vertical Aventure 55 ltr, although it won't be in use until next year, arrived this morning and weighs bang on the advertised 900g - couldn't beat the weight and price (£50) for a framed 55 ltr pack - I'd go for a ULA or Hyberg, but I just can't do frameless due to back issues. I've been using the 40 ltr version of this for overnighters, which I'm very happy with, but not quite big enough for multi stagers more than a week. Chucked in my big 3 plus a couple of fleeces and some books for a quick test yomp round the garden, very impressed with the comfort.

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  4. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Is that a 'comfort' temperature rating?
  5. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Section Hiker

    They never said they heard a rattle when they were removed so.....
  6. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    900g isn't bad for a pack with a frame and hipbelt and shoulder pockets. And the price.... I've considered getting one in the past (I think you've mentioned them before) but I was put off by the lack of information on back length plus in some videos it looks a little short.
    I'd be interested to hear how useful you find those zipped side pockets. It's a feature I haven't come across before.
  7. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

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  8. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Are those Speedcross 5's @paul?
  9. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    These arrived today.

    Stretchy material. Windproof. 2 side pockets. 1 zip pocket large enough for a phone.

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    Also UA Coldgear leggings. Think these make a nice combo for colder months.
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  10. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Yes mate
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  11. Heltrekker

    Heltrekker Ultralighter


    They look like my son's kayak shoes which were £12.99 from decathlon, weigh 182g mens 42/43. Pretty solid ribbed rubber sole with toe and heel bumpers, come in handy for rocky stream beds (I take 41 and yes, I have been known to nick them for hiking trips :whistling:) I can vouch for them being robust, I got them for him 2 years ago when he was 15, he kayaks up to 6 hours a week and they're pretty indestructible!!

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  12. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Ooh...
    I want...
    I'm looking at the website now...

    Two birthdays coming up :frown:
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  13. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Tell them giving is better than receiving :D
  14. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

  15. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

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  16. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Section Hiker

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    Definitely go up a size if you want to wear toe socks.
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  17. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    Yes. Pair
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  18. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Cheers, I don't like toe socks (until I find some that are better suited than vff cotton thin ones or the injini.
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  19. SteG

    SteG Ultralighter

  20. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    V&P & AE delivery today.

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  21. Robert P

    Robert P Ultralighter

    Went for the triflex support with the Windmaster - I couldn't resist the (modest!) weight saving either
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  22. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Ordered the Toaks kit from AE and saved £10 with the pot and £6 with the spork compared to AMZ and everything arrived in 10 days.
  23. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    It's a bloody light setup with the triflex considering the performance and it even has the igniter built in at 68g.
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  24. Henry

    Henry Ultralighter

    I find the built in piezo on the Sotos surprisingly reliable!

    an added bonus...
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  25. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I don't trust piezo, and I only have an AE copy of a Soto, but even that's pretty good! Bet the real thing is great! IMG_20200614_151503030.jpg
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