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Re: Waterproof Jacket

Could anyone compare sizing between Arc'Teryx and RAB? I'm an XL in RAB shells but thinking about trying Arc'Teryx. Might have to order online and not sure what size I should go for. In can fit a base layer and a synthetic insulated jacket under a XL in RAB and looking for the same fit in Arc'Teryx...
by bydand_loon
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:26 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Waterproof Jacket
Replies: 19
Views: 857

Re: Quiet hikes?

Glenfinnan to Morvich following the CWT route, Stunning country

Glenfinnan to Inverie - as above

Morvich/Shiel Bridge to Craig, Strathcarron or Kinlochewe. Again stunning and quiet.

To be honest, any section of the CWT :lol:
by bydand_loon
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:03 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Quiet hikes?
Replies: 19
Views: 910

Re: Bothy 1st Timer

Allt Sheicheachan
by bydand_loon
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:48 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bothy 1st Timer
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: West Highland Way Itinerary

Thanks for the reply. I will look into that. Sounds like something the lad might approve of. Can I ask you, if you are familiar with the WHW. The path after Rowardennan, the one that is notoriously difficult, when it splits into two, with the path going beside the Loch and another going the easier ...
by bydand_loon
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:02 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: West Highland Way Itinerary
Replies: 31
Views: 1415

Re: West Highland Way Itinerary

Doesn't really fit your day 2 or 3 itinerary but you have the option of Inchcailloch camp site on the island, a fiver (I think) and the boatman takes you over from Balmaha pier, and collect you next day at a time of your choosing,

If your carrying your own bags you have loads of flexibility.
by bydand_loon
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:59 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: West Highland Way Itinerary
Replies: 31
Views: 1415

Re: Navigation and the CWT

And heading from Maol Bhuidhe to Loch Calavie, I followed this route, a lot easier than I expected, although some peat hags and mushy bits to navigate through initially. From roughly the arrow there is a very faint 4x4 track that gets better as you go, until it's a full on obvious track
by bydand_loon
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:12 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Navigation and the CWT
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: Navigation and the CWT

Thank you for the reply " walking poles ".....yes my cape wrath guide shows leaving Moel bhuidhe , East around Loch Cruoshie , heading North anti clock passed Beinn Dronaig to Loch Calavie . Think i'll still take the Garmin 30x if only for checking Grid ref ....its only light ....but the ...
by bydand_loon
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:50 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Navigation and the CWT
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: Ben Macdui from Aviemore

If going on to Ballater after Macdui, you can drop down to Loch Etchachan, pass through the fords of Avon and follow the Avon until the Builg, pass loch Builg and follow the Gairn all the way to Ballater. At Gairnshiel it's best on the North side, away from the road, the route eventually joins a dea...
by bydand_loon
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:29 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ben Macdui from Aviemore
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: Head Torches using USB charging!

Been very impressed with the Nitecore NU25 i picked up on AliExpress about 10 months or so back, seems to hold a charge for ages, but TBH i rarely, if ever use it on max lumens and i don't walk at night (the views are sh!t). Strip off the headband and replace with the bungee cord mod and you have a ...
by bydand_loon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:47 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Head Torches using USB charging!
Replies: 12
Views: 585

Re: Tourist Tax?

Being of Scots descent, we have always holidayed in Scotland at least twice a year, camping, wild camping, B&B's, hotels, but taxing visitors will not help the Scots economy. Also, if Ms Sturgeon gets her way and becomes president of an independent Scotland, with her own currency and border che...
by bydand_loon
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:55 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Tourist Tax?
Replies: 55
Views: 2073

Re: Foil bags?

by bydand_loon
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:43 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Foil bags?
Replies: 16
Views: 805

Re: Advice about a fleece

I have the Fjallraven Ovik hoodie, which is very similar to the Buck. IMO its more a jeans and pub fleece, or a low output casual walk with the dug rather than a serious hiking/Hill fleece, very very warm and quite heavy, they are also a wee bit fitted, not skin tight but not loose either :? I've ne...
by bydand_loon
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:43 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Advice about a fleece
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: 1-man tent and sleeping bag recommendations

Drop are doing the XMid again 170 quid (plus import taxes), I have one, but i haven't had it out other than a couple of test pitches, has a lot of good reviews so far, think mine comes in at just about spot on 900g after swapping the pegs for some bigger easton pegs, very decent weight for a twin sk...
by bydand_loon
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:16 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: 1-man tent and sleeping bag recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 982

Re: Second Munro Round - Cheating or not cheating??

Yes, almost certainly.

Although i've touched the top of Lochnagar, enough times to put in the bank for my next 50 rounds

its time this site had a wee "cheater" script for underneath the profile pictures imo
by bydand_loon
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:50 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Second Munro Round - Cheating or not cheating??
Replies: 31
Views: 2203

Re: 1-man tent and sleeping bag recommendations

Agree with the posts above, 3kg for that 2 items isnt actually the worst weight by a long way. Cant recommend these folk high enough for lightweight down products though, they also do pretty much any special custom stuff you want, their quilts are fantastic. http://sleepingbags-cumulus.eu/
by bydand_loon
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:26 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: 1-man tent and sleeping bag recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 982
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