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Pitboot

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1065 on: 21:54:54, 09/03/20 »
Not exactly new kit but I've just got a ten year old Mountain Equipment jacket back from Lancashire Sports Repairs. The rubbery cuff tags that had the stiff part of the velcro were delaminating and not holding very well. They have fitted some matching fabric cuff tags and you would think that was how the jacket originally came, very nice craftsmanship.

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1066 on: 07:39:46, 10/03/20 »
Not exactly new kit but I've just got a ten year old Mountain Equipment jacket back from Lancashire Sports Repairs. The rubbery cuff tags that had the stiff part of the velcro were delaminating and not holding very well. They have fitted some matching fabric cuff tags and you would think that was how the jacket originally came, very nice craftsmanship.

Interesting - thanks for bringing Lancashire Sports Repair to my attention.

I have been thinking of getting the main zip replaced on my M.E. Lhotse jacket, which is showing signs of wear after 5 years of hard use. Maybe worth a pop at 45 for zip replacement to get another year or two out of the jacket, but I have just re-proofed it, and they specifically state that that jackets sent to them should not be re-proofed. I'll wait and see.

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1067 on: 09:10:55, 10/03/20 »
Yesterday, I was in my second favourite shop, Poundland.  Got a head torch for a quid.
Batteries cost more, but then I bought from the more exclusive, Lidl.
Much better that I thought.  Probably not too weather proof, but a bit of silicone sealant would sort that.
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Pitboot

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1068 on: 20:54:40, 14/03/20 »
https://www.decathlon.co.uk/m-jkt-trek900-windwarm-blue-id_8503242.html


My good lady bought me one of these. Great jacket, it's even got merino under the pits so no smells, not too warm for walking, great wind proofing, good pockets. I wore the hood up during a prolonged bout of rain, that was comfortable too as it's quite water resistant, although I can't say how long that will last. The pockets are quite well positioned for wear with a pack. I can't fault the quality, and I'm quite picky.
It's breathable too, and I sweat buckets on a walk.

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1069 on: 23:20:25, 14/03/20 »

I sweat buckets on a walk.
That's not good...

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1070 on: 23:27:36, 14/03/20 »
Yesterday, I was in my second favourite shop, Poundland.  Got a head torch for a quid.
Batteries cost more, but then I bought from the more exclusive, Lidl.
Much better that I thought.  Probably not too weather proof, but a bit of silicone sealant would sort that.
It'd be a shocker to get charged 2 quid in there...  O0 -  I love to ask 'em how much it is when I get to the till lol

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1071 on: 11:34:07, 27/03/20 »
A couple of icebreaker merino light short sleeve tops and a couple by a company called isobaa which I got for a good price on sportpursuit and I have to say I'm impressed so far x

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1072 on: 00:00:10, 28/03/20 »
A Chilly's bottle. Much better than standard vacuum flasks for staying hot.

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1073 on: 00:30:06, 28/03/20 »
A Chilly's bottle. Much better than standard vacuum flasks for staying hot.
O0 Due electropolished interior surfaces..?

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1074 on: 07:13:31, 28/03/20 »
WEDZE Simple Warm Men's Top - Black, long sleeved, from Decathlon, for the princely sum of 3.99.

Dirt cheap and does the job just fine - what more can I say. Tacked it on to the end of an order for a punchbag and gloves!

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/simple-warm-mens-top-black-id_8343536.html

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1075 on: 08:21:54, 28/03/20 »
A Snowsled pulk, second hand. No idea when I'll be able to collect it, not that I'm going anywhere to use it anytime soon. Really it's for my retirement trip in three years time.

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1076 on: 08:25:00, 28/03/20 »
After last weekends pot of water spillage I ordered a remote canister stove. Nowt wrong with the MSR pocket rocket but accidents are more likely to happen with a conventional stove. We love MSR gear so it had to be a stove from MSR, a windpro2

https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/equipment-c3/stoves-c12/gas-stoves-c140/windpro-ii-gas-multifuel-stove-p347

I don't know when we will be able to use it.  :(
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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1077 on: 08:49:14, 28/03/20 »
I don't know when we will be able to use it.  :(


Indeed. One thing this lockdown has made me think about is the missed opportunities for getting out and doing a wild camp this last winter - putting off buying a new tent, or just taking my chances with the old one. Must do better when the lockdown is eased - grasp the moment!

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1078 on: 08:51:51, 28/03/20 »
A Chilly's bottle. Much better than standard vacuum flasks for staying hot.
I bought some chillies, they warm me up.

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1079 on: 08:52:59, 28/03/20 »
After last weekends pot of water spillage I ordered a remote canister stove. Nowt wrong with the MSR pocket rocket but accidents are more likely to happen with a conventional stove.


That's my conclusion on canister top stoves as well. Fine on a solid flat surface but decidedly dodgy around tents.