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    Hilleberg Akto or similar recommendations

    I've finally gone with a Soulo. Bit on the heavy side but should cope ok with the welsh weather.
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    Hilleberg Akto or similar recommendations

    Thanks for the feedback. I've fancied an Akto for a while. A good second hand one would be my first choice. However the Scarp 1 does appear to get excellent reviews especially with the optional cross poles. Will do further research.
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    Hilleberg Akto or similar recommendations

    Rabbit Leg, I've sent you a pm requesting more info
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    Hilleberg Akto or similar recommendations

    Hi, I tend to be a belt and braces sort of chap and looking for a robust 4 season tent. I've a Nallo 3 which is great for two but too heavy for single backpacking. The Akto used to be the go to 1 man tent but I'm well out of touch these days with so many options now available. Would welcome...
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    Mean and Green Breathable Waterproof Jacket

    Hi, Tried a search but didn't come back with anything. Interested in M&G's new breathable waterproof jacket. Like the fact it has the olive option, packable hood, back vent and underarm zip vents. Price seems cheap (£40 plus p&p) for what it is. Hoping to get some feedback from anyone who's...
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    Best bargain watches?

    I've got some very expensive watches and some very cheap watches too. Enjoy them all. On the budget side of things, my Seiko Kinetic diver- BFK is excellent value for money and built like a tank. For a cheap auto the Vostok Amphibia is a good buy as are the Seiko 5's. My diy watch is a Casio G...
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    DofE 3 man tent recommendation

    Bought a Vango Meteor 300 2017 model last night for £100 split 3 ways between the parents. Hopefully given it's simplicity of 2 poles of equal length and sub 3kg it shouldn't be an issue to pitch and carry for three inexperienced teenage girls. Time will tell.
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    DofE 3 man tent recommendation

    That was a bargain. Wish I'd see it that cheap. Hoolie 3 is £199 on Blacks. Thanks for all your suggestions. Mistral looked a great buy but lack of privacy an issue unless could make windows opaque.
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    DofE 3 man tent recommendation

    I've been tasked with sourcing a 3 man tent for my daughter and friends to complete their Bronze award. It may also be used by my other daughter when she does her Gold Expedition later in the year. Really needs to be as light as possible. Expect it'll be cramped. I've been looking at the Vango...
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    Duke of Edinburgh Awards - rucksack advice

    Got back in touch with seller and changed order to a Berghaus Trailhead. A Kg lighter for a just a little more money. Thanks to everyone for the advice.
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    Duke of Edinburgh Awards - rucksack advice

    Thanks for all the help. Ordered a Vango Sherpa 65 which was £50 in the online sales. Should suffice. Tents next !!!
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    Duke of Edinburgh Awards - rucksack advice

    I was expecting to pay around 80 but prepared to pay more for something that'll last.
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    Duke of Edinburgh Awards - rucksack advice

    Oops, should have been in 'carrying' sub forum. Apologies
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    Duke of Edinburgh Awards - rucksack advice

    Buy cheap buy twice has proved correct when my wife bought my daughter a rucksack from Aldi for her to complete her bronze award. It fell apart. Now at 15 she is doing her silver this year and her sibling starts her bronze I really need to get them a decent rucksack. Needs to be 70 litres...
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    Article: FixnZip:Replacement Zipper Slider

    Needed the small for a Rohan zip in gillet. Bit fiddly but it worked a treat for zipping into the outer shell. Had tried YKK for a replacement with no joy. Thanks John
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    Massive Clearout

    Byrd Hawkbill arrived this morning looking as new. :You_Rock_
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    Massive Clearout

    Byrd hawk bill please
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    Leather pouch. Neck knife & Mini reel

    Leather pouch please
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    Thank you to Whitby & Co

    The service I've experienced from Whitby has always been excellent. Must also note that I've also received excellent service from Burton McCall (Victorinox).
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    Zombie Knives hitting the news - what's your views?

    The problem is how they define 'Zombie Knives' in law and whether it has other unintentional consequences. The necessary laws are already in place but blatantly flouted by the criminals (clue is in the name). Politicians will never learn and quite happy to curb the hard fought civil liberties...