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yes american weather can be worse than NZ, certainly colder, easily as windy at times, it has the windiest place in the world but three is also a lot of stable weather there as well, ...
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Shelters like the Moment are not designed for high wind, they are designed to be livable and light, with campsite selection being an important factor in their performance. You might get away with it but ...
.... and that's where I bought them from :)) Went there to buy sports wash and proofing but also came away with boots, wool/possum gloves and Easton tent pegs.
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Thanks @madpom. I just had a read of that - some good info. Cheers
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Yes - I use a Mi Boxer battery charger for charging at home. They seem a good quality brand. Probably the best bit of electronics kit I've bought recently. A multi-type charger for Lithium Ion ...
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Update on my tiny GoLite sleeping bag: I got the bottom seam at the foot converted into a drawstring by Twin Needle. Very robust and excellent job. I used it this w/e at 380m a.s.l. ...
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@aardvark's Mont Mountain Guide - he describes it above.
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if you buy the pack here then you've probably never tried it on since those brands dont sell here, so thats a risk that you dont like the way it fits you or sits on ...
Finally tried out my MSR NX lightweight 1-man tent above the snowline last month. Been putting off deliberately using it on the tops as there's a _lot_ of mesh in the inner and it looked ...
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An inner layer doesn't stop the clammieness, it just gives the moisture somewhere to go that hopefully doesn't feel as clammy during the night and that you can take off in the morning.
That rivets range has some interesting stuff. As said by someone else the pants dont need to be as waterproof as the coat and I did use the pants shown for quite a while but ...
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I don't know about ULA but I have a Gossamer Gear pack (marisopia 60) and love it. I used to have a first gen Aarn which was awesome but I eventually got sick of the ...
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I recommend Twin Needle too. They do such a professional job. I got them to convert the bottom seam of my sleeping bag into a drawstring as I suffer very badly from hot feet and ...
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I have a Garmin Oregon 600/650 I'm not using anymore if you're still looking. It has the NZ Topo and the, what I consider better from Mr Purple (free). Let me know if you're interested and ...
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Ignore my comments I just found single blend pilling on some leggings
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At the end of the day if we are doing what we enjoy in the manner that is safe and enjoyable to us then we are all doing it right. Even if we are doing ...
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That's very kind of you FrankB, but the Atmos would be too big, they have 10.5-11.5inch back measurements. I also have an Aarn pack, they are great.
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I guess it depends if you're camping or staying in huts, and how lightweight your gear is. Staying in huts 50ltrs should ample for the Heaphy. I used a Osprey Atmos 50ltr when did a few ...
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I have a lot of experience with some of the more lightweight designs out there, and I can tell you that each tent will offer pro's and con's that will excel in one environment and ...
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pbtech have an extensive stock of screen protectors.
I posted recently about my Meindl soles coming off at the toes. Things I have learned from this experience - 1. Not all boot repair places are equal - thanks to advice I got here ...
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Just as long as they dont start using split leather in tramping boots. If you want a boot to last and dont mind breaking it in then full grain is the only option. Nubruck makes for ...
We just used our new NeoAir xlite and didn't notice the noise and we were out in the bush. Liked it alot. Light and easy to blow up. Better than sleeping on foam.
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Great points made, I would agree that trail shoes or runners are best for established tracks that are benched, which is what most people are doing. For off-trail bush bashing I wouldn’t recommend them, or ...
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I'm afraid to rip the silk liner if I used it inside the sleeping bag, but I'll give it a try...I usually use in lodges/motel rooms when I don't trust the cleanness. As for sleeping bags ...
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