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Shewie

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Rich, dug out the Tyvek and cut a 8ft length of it, its 1m wide as well. Total weight of sheet came in at 290g, which lets be honest isnt mega light, the stuff ive got is the roofing version, which i think will be a heavier cloth than the building paper version. I will check it out next time im in the builders merchants and see the difference for you.

Its yours if you want it (oh and its green as well), if not i will try to see if i can get hold of the lighter weight tyvek....

Col

I'll call into Wickes tomorrow and check out that glazing sheet, if it's not up to much then I'll give you a shout
 

Shewie

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I think ive got some tyvek in the shed that you could use for a ground sheet, i noticed a lot of the ultra light backpackers use it, i will weigh it tomorrow and if its way less than your wickes sheet i will send you a few lengths of it mate.

I picked up some of the Wickes glazing sheet Col and it's going to be just fine, it's polycryo apparently and feels really strong. I'll have to wait until I get the Trailstar before I cut it but I reckon the size I'll need will only weigh 20g or so.
 

Lithril

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I spoted this ultralight backpack, now this is light
http://www.zpacks.com/backpacks/blast.shtml
53l rucksack 220g

Jason

That's similar to Colin Ibbotsons new Tramplite Skins pack. Only difference is the tramplite comes with a slight external frame for transferring load better - http://www.christownsendoutdoors.com/2011/04/tramplite-skins-pack-pictures.html . I currently use the Golite Jam but if it's not pack properly I do find that the contents just create a "lump" in the bottom, also get one hell of a sweaty back with it!
 

Billy-o

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Finally decided to get myself a Hyperlite Daypack ... did a lot of umming, as their current Metro pack looks like a good possible option too ... not sure I could sustain the discipline though :lol:

Anyway, reason I write, is to ask about Pacer Poles. I have never used poles of any type for hiking, and was looking at some Black Diamonds when I remembered people rhapsodizing about the Pacers.

What's the deal? You hold them back to front and this helps with your wrists? Or, is there more to it?

Also, anyone ever used Pacers snowshoeing? Just a thought. The basket is a bit small for snow, but I thought I might look into a solution if the poles are that great.
 

Nice65

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Finally decided to get myself a Hyperlite Daypack ... did a lot of umming, as their current Metro pack looks like a good possible option too ... not sure I could sustain the discipline though :lol:

Anyway, reason I write, is to ask about Pacer Poles. I have never used poles of any type for hiking, and was looking at some Black Diamonds when I remembered people rhapsodizing about the Pacers.

What's the deal? You hold them back to front and this helps with your wrists? Or, is there more to it?

Also, anyone ever used Pacers snowshoeing? Just a thought. The basket is a bit small for snow, but I thought I might look into a solution if the poles are that great.

Beachlover has a pair of Pacers, says they’re excellent.

There’s some discussion over on ROF.

http://www.realoutdoorsforum.com/forum/index.php?threads/pacer-poles.1950/
 
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Billy-o

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I received a very kind and detailed letter back from Pacer Poles ... which has led to a significant reappraisal of the ambulatory method that I have employed to date :lol::)

The Hyperlite Daybreak arrived too. It is as light as art.

Now I just need to avoid buying a Summit. Mind you, the price will probably see to that
 
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