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Nohoval_Turrets

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Sep 28, 2004
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Got the new Vargo Bot-700:
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700ml, screw-on lid with silcone O-ring.

This will let me carry the day's rehydrating food with me. I added silicone tubing to the handles for insulation and comfort.
 

Brynglas

Full Member
Just received my new daysack.





Made by Aiguille Alpine, who were more than happy to accommodate a few spec alterations for me. 35litres, pictured with my old side pockets which give me a few options for extending the load.

Very well made, good quality fabric and construction. Looking forward to giving it an outing at the weekend.

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Big G

Full Member
Jul 3, 2015
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Cleveland UK
Just received my new daysack.





Made by Aiguille Alpine, who were more than happy to accommodate a few spec alterations for me. 35litres, pictured with my old side pockets which give me a few options for extending the load.

Very well made, good quality fabric and construction. Looking forward to giving it an outing at the weekend.

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Very nice pack... I like that :)
 

leaky5

Maker Plus
Jul 8, 2014
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Basildon
I managed to get a brand new pair of brown Altberg Defenders for my son for cadets. I have promised him a good pair once his feet stopped growing, which at size 13 that now thankfully have.

Picked them up from another forum for a good price, over the moon with them.
 

tracker1972

Forager
Jun 21, 2008
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Matlock
Dropped off my daughter's for a birthday party in Bakewell and it turned out it was next door to Woodland Ways. Still wouldn't have noticed but they were doing some little demos in the courtyard, caught my attention, wandered into the shop and there it was. Ex display 5l Hart kettle for £22. Had been considering one for a bit so my wallet didn't stand a chance! Brews a plenty next time we have guests in the woods :)


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Nice65

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Apr 16, 2009
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Oooo ! now I like that, have you tried it out yet ?
Does look like a decent pillow that. I've a couple of blow up types, a Snugpak thing that is just a little pad of synthetic fibre, and a Thermarest which is made of foam offcuts and is uncomfortable. They all work, just a bit compromised.

Though I'm not sure I want to unload £25 on the solution. Be good to hear what you think of it Squidders.
 

Squidders

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Aug 3, 2004
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I have used it for one night so far... in my own bed... a controlled test if you will... that's what I told my poor wife.

It's good... the fabric is nice for a whole night, it stayed inflated which is nice. The size is ok... I didn't fall off it but when moving from one side to the other (I'm a side sleeper) you have to re-centre your head on it... not massive but yeah - for a very light weight camping pillow, it's pretty decent.
 

shindig

Tenderfoot
Dec 30, 2013
65
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Scotland
Thanks to forest_girl for inspiring me about hot tents. I went and ordered a seek outside 4 man hot tent combo in green. Now I'll have to sell some stuff to pay for it .....




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Brynglas

Full Member
Bit the bullet and picked a Hilleberg Tarp up today.

As the owner of one of their Akto tents I need no convincing of the quality of their products but was very nervous of paying this much for a tarp.

I'm planning a walk along the length of Jura around Easter so was looking for a bigger, lighter tarp than my current Aussie basha.

First impressions are very positive, extremely well made and very fine details at the seams and guy points. The very strong lightweight material is the same as the Akto outer. It's twice the size of my current basha/ tarp and appears to be about half the weight.





Once I've given it a good shake out and pitched it I'll get some more images up
:)


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rik_uk3

Banned
Jun 10, 2006
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south wales
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Silly cheap and performs well, I'll be mainly using it to record a ham radio data base.
 

Squidders

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Aug 3, 2004
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Harrow, Middlesex
Bit the bullet and picked a Hilleberg Tarp up today.

As the owner of one of their Akto tents I need no convincing of the quality of their products but was very nervous of paying this much for a tarp.

I'm planning a walk along the length of Jura around Easter so was looking for a bigger, lighter tarp than my current Aussie basha.

First impressions are very positive, extremely well made and very fine details at the seams and guy points. The very strong lightweight material is the same as the Akto outer. It's twice the size of my current basha/ tarp and appears to be about half the weight.





Once I've given it a good shake out and pitched it I'll get some more images up
:)


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I have the XP10 and XP20 tarps now... love Hilleberg stuff. The quality is great. I had an Auto but didn't get on with it but love my Staika.