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Bivouac was willing to send me several pairs of boots at once so I could try them on for fit, then I would return the unwanted boots for a refund. ...
get a jacket with vented pockets or pit zips, they let the moisture out better than any breathable membrane
I ended up getting a Lite line 400 sleeping bag from Cumulus in Poland. http://sleepingbags-cumulus.eu/uk/categories/sleeping-bags/lite-line-400?gid=61&vid=6 Thanks for the pointer from Lloydy. Took 11 days to arrive from pushing the button on their website. ...
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the text capable devices are bigger, heavier, more expensive and require a paid subscription service, you literally pay by ttext volume. i've heard other stories of people having problems with ...
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As expected, @Honora has it sussed... to carry both down and synthetic filled jackets. My PrimaLoft jacket (Outdoor Research) came with stretchy breathable side panels which means it's well suited ...
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Another vote for the Ospreys. They make two sizes (we've got a kid on each) and are of high quality. I've not figured out why but, when on sale here (as ...
I would expect they work equally well on fires to a normal billy but once again though soot on the fins could be an issue and there is a chance ...
I see the routeburn classic race has been delayed a day due to bad weather
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1. Condensation is a common issue; minimise by having as much ventilation as practical (vents open, fly flap open if not to cold or wet) - but if the humidity ...
That looks like something I'm after. Thanks Dave.
Ref, for anyone reading this years from now: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/rotorua-daily-post/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503438&objectid=11612493
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I agree about the comfort of keen boots. The most comfortable ive owned. Pity is I didn't own them for long because the soles are really brittle and fall to ...
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Hi all Have just brought a second hand one and wondering of actual specs. Have seen one reference to - 15 but nor sure is comfort/limit or extreme rating? Help appreciated ...
Just purchased a KTI Safety Alert 406MHz Personal Locator Beacon from the link above as my old GME units battery was due for replacement. A great little unit and at ...
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I'd recommend the Wild Country Zephyros 2 Lite tent from these guys, there's also plenty of other lightweight options to consider there, but the above is good compromise between weight, ...
Those are pretty spectacular screwups! And if you were relying on them ... dangerous ones at that. Personally I've owned a Garmin for some years and I only rely on it ...
I believe its ripstop nylon. But I do remember it originally had a waterproofing treatment on both inside and outside the fly. The tent itself is well worn but the fly material ...
Replacing the inner soles with a structured running type worked for me. They have high arch support which locks my foot in to the boot better.
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Got my first go in my Cobra Tourer today. Didnt use it for a tramp yet but took it 6km or so down the Kawarau / Lake Dunstan. Very very ...
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I love my Neo air x-lite. Hands down best piece of equipment I have bought. Unsurprisingly much more comfortable than the $10 foam mats I used before but also way better ...
>Cable ties are great for replacing buckles, splints, handcuffs for unruly people who overbook huts... love it!
marmot make quality gear. that tent is for warmer weather with a mesh inner tent. or you'd need to make sure you have a decent sleeping bag for colder weather.
I`m a Bridgedale fan.Expensive,yes but they really perform,and are durable.The `Summit` model is thicker & suits my outdoor needs.Though the quicker they wear out means you`re on the hill more.Socks ...
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I had the Extremities brand mitts. The palmar lining wore off eventually from scrambling along rock. However, if you then peel off the remaining lining and paint that good old ...
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I don't want to sound ageist, but 8pm at night? Was he traversing over from Husky Flat and bit off more than he could chew? If he was then heading down the ...
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