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BuzyG

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #885 on: 14:44:36, 26/10/19 »
A pair of Berghaus Stormcloud waterproof overtrousers following a soaking on a health walk a couple of weeks ago in Northumberland.
An Osprey Daylite 13L day pack for short hikes where my North Face Borealis is too big.
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Hadrian

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #886 on: 14:46:10, 26/10/19 »
Thank you! :)

richardh1905

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #887 on: 11:09:28, 27/10/19 »
An Isocool base layer top from Mountain Warehouse in Ulverston for £5.99.


..and I swapped my dodgy Mountain Warehouse compass that points south for one that actually points North!
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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #888 on: 15:37:55, 27/10/19 »
I ordered this little lot today

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07L5TDQ82/ref=pe_3187911_185740111_TE_item

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FA2RLX2/ref=pe_3187911_185740111_TE_item

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CHW23YA/ref=pe_3187911_185740111_TE_item

A cheap lightweight fleece for underneath my waterproof in winter (hopefully it'll do a job when it's warmer but not quite T-shirt 'n' shorts season as well), one of those water filter things and a bigger bag to use with said water filter.
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richardh1905

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #889 on: 18:07:21, 27/10/19 »
No need to pay more for a light fleece in my opinion. :)
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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #890 on: 18:53:03, 27/10/19 »
Yeah, I was going to get a cheaper one but the sleeves looked a bit too loose for my liking. Don't mind spending money when needed, but if I can get a cheaper option that does the job I'm happy.

There were a few decent looking heavy ones (300gsm region) for around a tenner. Zipped pockets and elasticated cuffs, pretty much all you need with a fleece I reckon. I'd have gotten one but I've more than enough winter options for now.

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BuzyG

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #891 on: 21:00:44, 27/10/19 »
Yeah, I was going to get a cheaper one but the sleeves looked a bit too loose for my liking. Don't mind spending money when needed, but if I can get a cheaper option that does the job I'm happy.

There were a few decent looking heavy ones (300gsm region) for around a tenner. Zipped pockets and elasticated cuffs, pretty much all you need with a fleece I reckon. I'd have gotten one but I've more than enough winter options for now.
I have two of those fleeces. Great lightweight summer fleece. Been wearing one today over my base layer.  Need another layer when you stop this time of year.

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #892 on: 13:48:51, 28/10/19 »
Just back from a 15.6 mile round trip walk to Rohan in Canterbury to buy a Microgrid Stowaway lightweight fleece jacket.  :)

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #893 on: 18:49:00, 28/10/19 »
My partner is just getting into hiking, so has bought a few items last weekend. A Berghaus Brampton 3.0 fleece, OEX Vallo Air 36 backpack and a Rab Kangri GTX jacket.
There's nothing wrong with my gear, but I have to admit, I felt a little jealous at all the shiny new items!
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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #894 on: 19:37:26, 28/10/19 »
My partner is just getting into hiking, so has bought a few items last weekend. A Berghaus Brampton 3.0 fleece, OEX Vallo Air 36 backpack and a Rab Kangri GTX jacket.
There's nothing wrong with my gear, but I have to admit, I felt a little jealous at all the shiny new items!


The new Rab GoreTex stuff looks quite good if I must say so

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #895 on: 19:41:14, 28/10/19 »

The new Rab GoreTex stuff looks quite good if I must say so


Totally agree. I'm a bit of a stickler when it comes to waterproof membranes. I've used too many that didn't end up being that reliable. I'm sure things have improved these days but I still go for Gore-tex as I'm yet to have anything that uses it, fail me. (touch wood)
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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #896 on: 14:53:11, 29/10/19 »
After a good few weeks of careful consideration (or much head scratching and procrastination) I pulled the trigger on the Rab Ascent 500 sleeping bag.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rab-Ascent-500-Lz/dp/B0792L43Z9/ref=asc_df_B0792L43Z9/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=332068324784&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1751864965664137463&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1007336&hvtargid=pla-702707813892&psc=1


My kit is starting to come together now.  :) 




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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #897 on: 21:26:07, 02/11/19 »
Despite the eyelet problem that I had last year, I've just gone and purchased another pair of leather Brasher boots (from Millets in Inverness), different model, this time, the Country Master. Seem pretty well made, with full leather uppers, good soles and a rand all the way around, and I checked that the eyelets were tight! Been wearing them around the house today before venturing forth - fairly pleased with them so far.

Cost £139 - I could have had 15% off if I had bought them online (code AUTUMN), but then I wouldn't have been able to try them on in the shop!

https://www.millets.co.uk/footwear/250717-brasher-mens-country-master-walking-boot-brown.html


First day out on the fells in the new boots today, very pleased with them.
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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #898 on: 08:32:28, 03/11/19 »
Iíve just got myself a replacement pair of Mountain Equipment Mitts to replace my old ones that are well and truly worn out after many years of use while walking and metal detecting.
Iíve also ordered, but not yet received, an OMM Trio Chest Pouch.

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #899 on: 08:45:39, 03/11/19 »
First day out on the fells in the new boots today, very pleased with them.

Glad they fit you, because I had a look at your link to see there are no half sizes. I'm a 9.5.