What have you bought?

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

  1. Heltrekker

    Heltrekker Section Hiker

    With women's size 8's rarer than hens' teeth at a good price, finally cracked for these beauties at 134€ delivered from Germany as an early Xmas prezzie from me to me. Ssshhh, don't tell t'other half :cautious:
  2. Arne L.

    Arne L. Section Hiker

  3. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Had to return my pair after 20miles...they had a micro bond fail on the heel that sucked in water and squelched.

    Next day replacement ( as I found them very comfy, good traction and flexible yet still stiff enough for scrambles etc.) from amazon with no quibble ( quite concerning or great customer service?)
    The replacement pair have only done around 8 miles but I aim to triple that in the next day or two.
    It was quite a novelty having dry feet in very wet, boggy conditions with stream crossings thrown in.
    630g per size 11 which isn't too bad. I reckon the inov8 g400 will be close to 550g bearing in mind I'd be a 11.5 and that my mudclaw g260 are 363gram per shoe.
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  4. Heltrekker

    Heltrekker Section Hiker

    The only time I've had wet feet with Salewas was when I've been lazy and not bothered with gaiters in long wet grass - socks soaked through around the ankle and after 5 miles, feet totally soaked through. Even after this, apart from squelching with every step, they stayed comfy and I had no rubbing issues. Packed them with newspaper overnight and they pretty much dried out totally after the next day's hike. I'm looking forward to testing out these lightweight versions (540g in Ladies' 8 compared to 670g in leather) hopefully with no bonding issues.
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  5. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    Just received mine, weighs in at 261 grams including the very thin elastic band.
  6. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I've got rolls and rolls of bubble wrap ....... ??
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  7. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Too bulky to pack, got any balloons?
  8. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    No, sorry :sorry:.
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  9. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

  10. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Thru Hiker

    My new head torch turned up Petzl Nao Plus turned up today ... Mmmm

    And some snow stakes ... yay :D
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  11. Dr Zarkov

    Dr Zarkov Backpacker

    Monk tarp in dcf camo for a little project.
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  12. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

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  13. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    I know. But the don't say it fits, which makes me wonder. The difference between sil and dcf main seams and outer roof panels(curves) might mean a subtle difference in the roofs and whether the roof on an inner for the dcf might touch the outer on the sil. Dunno.
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  14. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    Salomon Outspeed 360 jacket.

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  15. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Probably a little fiddly but i wonder if you could get mylar space blanket to stick to the base?
  16. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Mine’s just landed

    295cm long, I’m gonna need a bigger tent lol

    (not really, 200cm long when inflated)
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  17. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I thought the design was to roll some more ver for a pillow? Sounds like you could fold the head and foot over to make a pillow and lift your feet up...... Could be great after a long day. Or is it Time to warm the iron up :D
    At least you'll have enough spare length to experiment. :thumbsup:
  18. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    I tucked mine under to create a pillow.
    It’s not any easy thing to pack up
    There’s a small continuous hole down each side of the the mat and just a pig to get the air completely out and pack up.
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  19. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    No one has mentioned comfort yet? Not that I'd buy one. I'll stick with the klmit when pack Size is as important as weight.
  20. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    It’s comfortable, I do like the size of the tubes. Blowing it up their isn’t any safety valves so you have to keep the tip of your tongue/finger over the valve
    before blowing back into the valve.
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  21. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Maybe you could make a DIY pump bag for it?
  22. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    I saw this good tutorial today, maybe this will help.

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  23. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Thru Hiker

    I like the style, but is it available with subtitles?

  24. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

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  25. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Not bought yet but in my basket for the 11/11 sale
    200+g heavier in 210t rather than 40d sil but the 210t is recommended with a stove.
    The roughly same size knot is 1.3kg v's 2.2kg for the 3f, but for family camping in the winter it's still very doable weight wise. Plan to use 2 X knot 2p inners. Might get the relatively cheap 3f stainless stove too.
    And grow a beard and carry an axe lol

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