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richardh1905

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #840 on: 13:04:45, 26/08/19 »
Sound choice, Matt - hope that it lives up to your expectations.

Mine has taken all that 4 Orkney winters can throw at it - I must have worn it over a thousand times.
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Matt010791

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #841 on: 13:10:54, 26/08/19 »
Iíve not seen the Zeno there was that many to choose from Iíve probably missed that one. Did you two find you had to go up a size? Iím usually a medium but not a chance was I getting a fleece under it so i had to get a Large

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #842 on: 13:38:39, 26/08/19 »
Not quite Matt, I've just slimmed down from XXXXL to XXL I've only bought a few clothes in my new size Adidas t-shirts are loose on me, Nike ones less so, the Mountain Equipment Zeno is a snug fit but I can just about fit a fleece underneath it, my North Face fleece is actually an XL, it's a snug fit and a little short but the XXL was far too baggy. That's my whole experience with clothes in my new size. The whole size system is dumb they should just do it by inches.

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #843 on: 13:56:33, 26/08/19 »
Well done on getting down to a XXL thatís some achievement that pal. My only issue is the sleeves are abit long on the Large but I can deal with that I suppose

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #844 on: 18:04:53, 26/08/19 »
Well I am a happy bunny this evening. 

I have been hunting for a new pair of boots ahead of the winter, for a few months.  I am not one to buy boots online, so it has been hunting around stores.  Having very wide size 13 feet, had meant a fruitless search.  Untill today that was.  Wandering around Go Outdoors, I stumbled across a pair of Scarpa Kailash Pro GTX,in size 49. Sitting on a returns rack.  After walking around the store in them for 20 mins, I confirmed that, what ever size 49 is, they fit my feet perfectly.

Oh and the best bit. £90.00 to you sir.



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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #845 on: 20:14:46, 27/08/19 »
Just purchased a Appkit Laika lightweight fleece/baselayer and some breathable Appkit base layer boxers (don't need to explain these hah) I know there not the priciest out there but interested to see there quality. Anybody else use Appkit clothing?

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #846 on: 19:39:58, 31/08/19 »
Just bought a new tent.
We needed a new base tent as our family tent finally died last year but, as the kids now camp separately, we didn't need anything too huge.
We only use it about once a year so didn't want to spend a fortune. I was looking at the Vango Venture on line and was about to post on the forum for opinions when I saw it for £62 so thought it was worth taking a punt on. Put it up in the garden today and it looks OK. I will know more when it has had an outing in a couple of weeks time.

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #847 on: 17:04:58, 01/09/19 »
Just bought a new tent.

So have we  :D
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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #848 on: 17:13:28, 01/09/19 »
So have we  :D
Is the MSR going in to retirement?

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #849 on: 17:53:22, 01/09/19 »
Is the MSR going in to retirement?
No the msr is still in good condition and we will still use it
We bought another msr that's 1kg lighter  O0
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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #850 on: 17:54:20, 01/09/19 »
But will you go out 1kg lighter or is that another half platypus of wine?  :)

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #851 on: 21:23:43, 01/09/19 »
But will you go out 1kg lighter or is that another half platypus of wine?  :)


Now that sounds like a plan.  O0

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #852 on: 09:20:33, 03/09/19 »
But will you go out 1kg lighter or is that another half platypus of wine?  :)
;D
No the weight saving will come in handy on multi day treks


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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #853 on: 12:07:45, 03/09/19 »
I've been looking for an alternative to shaving oil for when I'm hiking. Bought a tube of shaving cream from Boots yesterday, £1.75, plus three toothbrushes from Tesco for £1.

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #854 on: 21:51:03, 03/09/19 »
;D
No the weight saving will come in handy on multi day treks



If you drink the extra wine on the first night, you will still save weight on the other days  :D