Author Topic: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?  (Read 128660 times)

Bhod

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1140 on: 00:09:05, 02/05/20 »
Jetboil Summit Skillet and Jetboil pot support.  Itching for lockdown to be over so I can go out and play.
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Thedogsmother

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1141 on: 23:12:19, 03/05/20 »
Sea to Summit Etherlight XT sleeping mat, so far I have only used it in the garden but am impressed at the comfort and light weight. I have terrible trouble with my hips when using my Thermarest these days (getting old!). Looking forward to trying it out on a proper camp.
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Johnny Thunder

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1142 on: 15:59:27, 04/05/20 »
Just picked up myself a pair of walking boots. I have not used them yet but they look and feel great.









Salomon Bekken Mid GTX

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1143 on: 13:01:11, 05/05/20 »
I have a different Salomon name (Quest) but I'm sure that like mine, your boots will be supremely comfortable to hike in. Some people complain that Salomon can be a bit narrow, but for me they are perfect.

Bhod

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1144 on: 13:45:48, 05/05/20 »
Some people complain that Salomon can be a bit narrow.
I've always found the opposite with Salomon boots, they fit my wide feet perfectly, their trainers on the other hand do tend to have a narrower fitting.  One brand of boots that I cannot get on with is Scarpa, just way too narrow for my feet.
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Johnny Thunder

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1145 on: 16:53:59, 05/05/20 »
I have not been on the moors in them yet but I have been walking the dog on the fields and they feel good so far.

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1146 on: 17:54:11, 05/05/20 »
One brand of boots that I cannot get on with is Scarpa, just way too narrow for my feet.


Me too - rejected out of hand when I tried some on in Kendal a while back, way too narrow.

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1147 on: 18:11:31, 05/05/20 »
One brand of boots that I cannot get on with is Scarpa, just way too narrow for my feet.
My old, favourite boots that lasted me for thousands of miles before finally succumbing were Scarpa. They were really comfortable, didn’t need breaking in and never gave me blisters. I have large and wide feet and these were never a problem. When I came to replace them, I thought I would try Scarpa again. This was a completely different experience and I couldn’t get my feet into the boots, as they were so narrow.

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1148 on: 18:31:07, 05/05/20 »
I have three pairs of Scarpa boots, Manta climbing boots, SA winter walking boots and a lightweight fabric walking boot. As well as a pair of ski touring boots. My feet are large and wide but my ankles are quite narrow. I'm happy with my Scarpa boots.

Bhod

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1149 on: 18:46:18, 05/05/20 »
I bought a pair of the Scarpa R-Evo Gtx after trying them on in the shop, they seemed comfortable out of the box and the fit seemed good, boy how wrong was I.  My first walk in them was one of perhaps 5 miles, I was nearly crippled by the end of it, it was honestly like walking on glass, my feet were just so constricted.  Don't know whether it had anything to do with the 'sock fit' technology but it has put me off Scarpa's ever since, an expensive mistake.
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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1150 on: 19:03:01, 05/05/20 »
Since we're talking about Scarpa boots...  :)

After some disappointing experiences with Salomon boots leaking badly, I upgraded to a pair of Scarpa R-Evo GTX boots. They fit me perfectly, have never leaked, are comfortable and supportive, and I love them!  O0

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1151 on: 19:58:57, 05/05/20 »
Just goes to show, there's not one size/make fits all.  O0
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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1152 on: 10:23:03, 08/05/20 »
Nothing much to do but buy supplies and think of better days in the future...


Last couple of weeks I've got:


5L Meths
Ron Hill Momentum trousers
Replacement Sawyer water pouches
Rab SilTarp
Alpkit short sleeping mat

Hadrian

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1153 on: 10:37:38, 08/05/20 »
Pair of Mountain Equipment Ibex pants in a sale. They’ll go in a drawer until next winter.

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #1154 on: 12:24:09, 08/05/20 »
Nothing much to do but buy supplies and think of better days in the future...

Last couple of weeks I've got:

5L Meths
Ron Hill Momentum trousers
Replacement Sawyer water pouches
Rab SilTarp
Alpkit short sleeping mat

If things get much worse you can always drink the meths  ;D