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Thanks nzbazza & Guys. I've had close shaves with cookers being heated off-centre & plastic coated handles copping some heat. Was wondering about the inverted pyramid shape & side handles ...
Do you still have the old boots? Have a look to see what the differences are and figure out how to resolve them. It might mean going back to a ...
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Yeah, I'd agree with Gaiters post, if there's chance feet are likely to stay dry I'd use my Crocs for the crossing, like I did with the estuary crossing at ...
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I dont have an issue with goretex linings - they seem to help my boots dry out a bit faster but then again I try to avoid major wet-feet trips. ...
I can see why Earth Sea Sky wouldn't be held to ransom and chose Milair (Reflex-type of breathable membrane).
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Thats why the first line is a disclaimer. Still might work though on a cheap junk coat. Sil nylon is very waterproof on tents although it doesnt have a long ...
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Third thumbs up for Arcteryx Atom - I've been climbing with ice coating the outside of my Atom, and stayed warm. I use an Alpha SL hardshell as a windbreaker/light ...
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CRKT Folts neck knife. Minimalist so light weight, cheap but sharp, and comfortable handle. Has a couple of point styles so you can pick the one that suits your intended ...
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I actually found one made by a Korean company it's a blanket weighs 350g and stays heated for 9 hours charge by a simply battery charger.
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meant to say rubber grip; practical & more durable than cork.
I use Gecko Guard developed by Earth Sea Sky to restore the DWR. I think a $25 bottle did around 3 treatments. The clothes dryer also helps recondition DWR but ...
I have plenty of shirts in merino wool from macpac...they are awesome!!I cant complain about anything.
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Had issues once with a headlight malfunction.The dealer said it pays to use good quality alkaline batteries whereas I was buying the scotsmans' price variety.Took his advice & no problems ...
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Frank, I did carry the bladder in a front pocket, with a shortened tube, and it does work. However, for me at least, I can access the bottle just as easily ...
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I carry both a PLB and an inReach +. InReach is to keep home informed, and as a GPS. The SOS feature wasn’t a factor for me. Last trip, pulled ...
what i've seen in boots, the gore tex is just a sock membrane with a knitted open nylon tricot covering on either side of the gore tex, the same as ...
montbell is a Japanese brand so sizes will be smaller
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Sorry fdi4r978fg, hadn't seen your question: "In terms of quality and comfort would you recommend it?" Definitely. I use it all the time even when helping with pest control, where we ...
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Interesting. They've had a lot of endorsements e.g. Ray Goldring and Aarn Tate. My brother has a set and does some hard-arse trips in tiger country with them. Though he ...
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' I would be really cautious about Lowa tibet. I've had two pairs - one lasted seven years and the other half as long. Not sure if thats declining QC' ...
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A few updates on my experience with inreach. The smartphone app that goes with it has become somewhat buggy since garmin took over from delorme. Had it fail a few ...
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Another option is to drop off non-empty canisters at hostels (call first obviously). Many have a hiker box. We always try to score free canisters from a hostel if we're ...
I think you'll find that Icebreaker being a NZ brand wont mean its any cheaper here in NZ. Like most other NZ products, a premium is paid by NZ and ...
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@erniec I have a Cumulus Quilt 250 which is fine to 0°C, if you pack some thermals and a beanie. Below that I get some cold patches and need my ...
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I'm using "OFF!" Tropical (the orange one) it is using Picaridin which is much less aggressive than DEET (as in: doesn't dissolve your ropes and clothes!) and still efficient enough. ...
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