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Re: "ABC" Watches

Hi

Can you do a little review of you garmin instinct please.

Looks an interesting and useful watch

Like the idea of the gps nav and breadcrumb trail

Thank you
by StewF
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:30 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: "ABC" Watches
Replies: 15
Views: 582

Dead Stags near Creag Leacach

Yesterday was coming down from Creag Leacach and noticed lots of crows, investigated and found 3 dead stags in a shallow hollow. Stags appeared recently dead , no obvious gunshot wounds , vehicle tracks , only a little damage from crows. My brother a vet said they had cows killed by lightening strik...
by StewF
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:35 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dead Stags near Creag Leacach
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Paramo Medio Gilet do you size up?

Hi,

To use the Paramo Medio Gilet as an over layer on outside of jacket , should one buy a size up ?

Thank you
by StewF
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:20 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Paramo Medio Gilet do you size up?
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: Dark Sky area's close to central belt ?

Thank you for replies

Cheers
by StewF
Thu May 28, 2020 10:48 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dark Sky area's close to central belt ?
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Dark Sky area's close to central belt ?

When camping do you go to any good dark sky areas (see the stars ) , near the central belt or in the southern Highlands ?

Thanks
by StewF
Fri May 15, 2020 1:38 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dark Sky area's close to central belt ?
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Re: Waterproof Jacket

£150 sounds a bargain a very high spec jacket for the money.

:D
by StewF
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:20 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Waterproof Jacket
Replies: 19
Views: 1656

TK Maxx has in cheap Montane Prisms

Hi just in case anybody is interested

I got a Montange Prism in TKmaxx today for £38 , old model in large. It was in TKmaxx east kilbride but also had seen xxls and S in Cork a few weeks ago.

Might be worth a pop in if you are near a TK or phone them and ask first
by StewF
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:59 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: TK Maxx has in cheap Montane Prisms
Replies: 0
Views: 600

Re: Sealskin gloves.

Sealskinz are for sale just now on sport pursuit website 1/2 price.

As said above I also have the army suplus furlined mitts off amazon which are bulky but work great and have elastic loops so the stay attached to your wrist
by StewF
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:03 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Sealskin gloves.
Replies: 15
Views: 1360

Re: How big is your winter pack ?

Thank you for all the replies and advice on size , make and types.

I have gone for an airflow 44litre Osprey Talon
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New pack in action


I am going to send the old one for repair and am looking at a Deuter 22 for summer

Very useful advice, thanks again
by StewF
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:42 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: How big is your winter pack ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1722

How big is your winter pack ?

My old pack has failed , possibly due to over stuffing was a 30litre and struggled with crampons, waterproof trousers, insulated jacket , large mittens, fleece or waterproof jacket (dry/wet) and odds and sods bivy bag , med kit etc How big is your winter day pack for an icy snowy day on hills ? What...
by StewF
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:35 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: How big is your winter pack ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1722

Re: Paramo questions please.

Great replies everyone, thank you Thanks also to Tim regarding pm discussions of ladies vs gents sizing and other paramo matters :D I bought a Ladies Velez XL (44 chest) from Outdoors wales for £125 in a dark navy and light blue ( quite butch :wink: ) I am 6 ft normally wear chest 42-44, L to XL men...
by StewF
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:17 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Paramo questions please.
Replies: 19
Views: 2481

Re: Paramo questions please.

HalfManHalfTitanium wrote:I have the Velez smock (women's version actually!).


Is the women's long enough for gents ?

Thank you for all the replies , very helpful
by StewF
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:43 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Paramo questions please.
Replies: 19
Views: 2481

Paramo questions please.

Are the thinner looking jackets (quito, velez etc ) as weather proof as the heavier ones (Alta , endure etc) ?

Has anybody tried the fleece and windproof combinations ? Are they as weather proof ?

Thank you for any help
by StewF
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:00 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Paramo questions please.
Replies: 19
Views: 2481

For sale Berghaus 3in1 Jacket , Rab Vapor Lite Alpine

Hi Guys, I would like to sell a couple of things due to struggling with an allergy to the new DWRs companies are using. Would rather they were sold on here to someone who would get the benefit of them. Thank you for looking. I have a Large size Blue Berghaus Island peak 3 in 1 Goretex Jacket with pi...
by StewF
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:14 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: For sale Berghaus 3in1 Jacket , Rab Vapor Lite Alpine
Replies: 0
Views: 296

Re: DWR allergy has anything changed with DWRs ?

Thank you that would explain it.

It's an asthma reaction sadly not a skin one.

Thanks for reply
All thenes Stew
by StewF
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:04 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: DWR allergy has anything changed with DWRs ?
Replies: 3
Views: 596
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