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Re: Maintenance of Nubuck Boots

Nikwax do a spong-on re-proofer for nubuck that maintains breathability. Works fine as long as you clean the boot before application.

I've got a pair of nubuck Altbergs which I waxed. More water repellent and still as breathable. The gore-tex liner is going to be the limiting factor anyway...
by hbeevers
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:02 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Maintenance of Nubuck Boots
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Trail shoes with decent grip

Inov-8 Roclite sound ideal for this. There are different "weight" models which just increase in cushioning and raise the heel the "heavier" you go. They do shoe and a boot shape ones too with GTX at the heavy end. I use the light roclite 295's for trail running but I also did the...
by hbeevers
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:04 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Trail shoes with decent grip
Replies: 27
Views: 1798

Re: Lightweight Running Shell Alpkit vs Montane or others

I've got the Alpkit Gravitas and I'm pleased with it. The fit is great on me and it's certainly light & packable. In terms of waterproofness I've full confidence in it, breathability is as good as any gore-tex/ membrane I've used. The hood is wired which is great for such a light thing. I got my...
by hbeevers
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:19 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Lightweight Running Shell Alpkit vs Montane or others
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Re: A short visit to Bealach na Bà, Skye and Kintail

This photo is brilliant.

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Really good read, thankyou.
by hbeevers
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:46 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A short visit to Bealach na Bà, Skye and Kintail
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Re: Altberg kisdon

Hi Chris, I've had a pair of Kisdon's for about a year now and have got on very well with them. They're a perfect fit for my high arch feet with a set of Superfeet Green insoles. They've been stiff enough for scrambling up to grade 3 on Brown Cove Crags but flexible/ comfortable enough for the Yorks...
by hbeevers
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:45 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Altberg kisdon
Replies: 11
Views: 1291

Re: 6'4 and 5'1...is there a tent out there for us?

I'm 6'4 too. We've got a wild country hoolie that's suits me fine. Ours is the etc version with loads of storage/seating room but the standard will be a bit lighter. These are often on offer at blacks and similar for under £200, we paid £150.
by hbeevers
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:57 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: 6'4 and 5'1...is there a tent out there for us?
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: Lingmell, after defeat by Great End

Looks like wonderful conditions to be out in, great views and nice photos.

Has this outing prompted you to sort crampons and axes for next time? You all coped admirably this time but it reads like one of those "lucky" ones that could easily have been unlucky and fairly serious.
by hbeevers
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:34 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Lingmell, after defeat by Great End
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: Old Leather ASOLO boots given up the ghost

I'd decide whether or not I wanted a gore tex liner or not first. If you do then go try on different brands to see which fits your feet best. If not, for various reasons, first of which being that they're sweatier than an unlined leather boot and a fabric one will leak once the gore tex fails. If no...
by hbeevers
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:00 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Old Leather ASOLO boots given up the ghost
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Coledale Round - March 2018

if you like a bit of easy scrambling, you can cut a little corner off by going straight up the north ridge of Crag Hill (Eel Crag) by a shallow gully - much easier than it looks. :) I did see the gully but didn't want to get myself into territory I wasn't sure about, the gully is in my image above....
by hbeevers
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:52 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Coledale Round - March 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Coledale Round - March 2018

Coledale-round.gpx I was given a copy of Fellwalking with Wainwright as a gift from some family recently and found this while looking for a NW fells circular walk of around 9 miles. Wainwright isn't too keen on the Coledale valley itself but did praise the views and the high ground portions of the ...
by hbeevers
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:45 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Coledale Round - March 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: Longest distance covered in a single day hillwalk?

my longest was the Lyke Wake Walk in about 1977 or 78 - 40 miles across the north york moors from Osmotherley to Ravenscar. Same. It was actually more enjoyable than it seems looking over the route on a map. Finishing it was the greatest effort I've ever had to make to complete anything so was very...
by hbeevers
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:53 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Longest distance covered in a single day hillwalk?
Replies: 41
Views: 3677

Re: A warm jacket for stops during hiking?

Get a good synthetic belay jacket to put on over the top of your Paramo kit, this works well for a few reasons: No need to remove the Paramo jacket - I just wear a baselayer under mine so removing it on a summit will get me cold straight away. It's also a faff and putting back on a potentially now c...
by hbeevers
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:12 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: A warm jacket for stops during hiking?
Replies: 13
Views: 2198

Re: Paramo v Goretex

Cold weather, Paramo. Warm weather, membrane. I wear an Alta II through most of the year. Merino long-sleeve baselayer in winter with belay jacket to put over the top of the lot for stops. Synthetic baselayer and all the vents open in warmer weather. Summer means a baselayer with a windproof/wind-re...
by hbeevers
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:48 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Paramo v Goretex
Replies: 34
Views: 12724

First report: Hart Crag, Lake District

Track-7-Jan-2018-10-54-38.gpx My first walk report so bear with me! Having bought up some winter kit and doing the fell top assessor's winter skills day we decided to have a go on our own. We picked a perfect day for it and despite illness taking out half the initial group 2 of us were still up to ...
by hbeevers
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:41 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: First report: Hart Crag, Lake District
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: FS Scarpa Mantas & La Sportiva Trango S Evos

Have just spoken with my friend, unfortunately (for him) he's size 11. Still interested in the Scarpa's though.
by hbeevers
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:02 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: FS Scarpa Mantas & La Sportiva Trango S Evos
Replies: 6
Views: 1091
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