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Re: Osprey Atmos 65 AG Rucksack

I didn't have any issues with adjusting it to fit. The back length is on a locking track and the harness has the usual array of slide buckles.
by Michael Thomson
Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:35 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Osprey Atmos 65 AG Rucksack
Replies: 4
Views: 2437

Re: Osprey Atmos 65 AG Rucksack

I've just published my review of the Atmos.

http://scottishmountaineer.com/osprey-atmos-ag-65-review/
by Michael Thomson
Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:09 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Osprey Atmos 65 AG Rucksack
Replies: 4
Views: 2437

Re: Tall persons trousers

A subject dear to my heart. I'm 6'4" with a 35" inside leg, so I come across this a lot. Haglofs do long legs in selected models, my faves being the Rugged Mountain. Fjallraven feature well, especially with their raw leg length. I really like the Abisko and the Keb trousers. Lundhags are a...
by Michael Thomson
Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:27 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Tall persons trousers
Replies: 32
Views: 25472

Re: Outdoor Clothing Brands

Interesting idea that taps into the human psychology of attached value and peer comparison. It applies across all sorts of products, cars being the obvious example. Some marques come with perceived quality despite being made the same way as others. The problem is if you want to genuinely compare out...
by Michael Thomson
Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:00 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Outdoor Clothing Brands
Replies: 72
Views: 30201

Re: Help Needed From The Finest

Out of interest, did you buy it purely because it looked nice on Paddy in that photo?
by Michael Thomson
Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:54 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Help Needed From The Finest
Replies: 3
Views: 1088

Re: Help Needed From The Finest

Looks like the Baranci softshell
by Michael Thomson
Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:28 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Help Needed From The Finest
Replies: 3
Views: 1088

Re: Best gloves and hat?

Tammy is acceptable, but Toorie is better. :D
by Michael Thomson
Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:27 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Best gloves and hat?
Replies: 9
Views: 3878

Re: B***** Weather Forecasts

My approach is to ignore the forecast and go anyway. If you wait for a day where all the forecasters agree it's going to be a good day, you'll get out maybe three times a year, except for this year where it would have been two days in March.
by Michael Thomson
Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:49 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: B***** Weather Forecasts
Replies: 27
Views: 5388

Re: Lower end light weight waterproof?

If you like Haglofs, whatever you do, don't try any of Fjallravens stuff - you will wonder why you ever liked haglofs and have a new, rather more expensive addiction :roll: :lol: I've reviewed a fair bit of kit from Fjallraven. It's good kit, but Haglofs still make stuff like it was designed for me...
by Michael Thomson
Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:00 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Lower end light weight waterproof?
Replies: 7
Views: 2159

Re: Lower end light weight waterproof?

The Precip is a fine jacket for the price, and you'll do fine with it, although I'd say the hood's better on the Atomic.
Despite my Haglofs addiction I haven't tried the Bliss.
by Michael Thomson
Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:37 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Lower end light weight waterproof?
Replies: 7
Views: 2159

Re: Any bargains on jackets spotted?

I find Bergfreunde to be favourable in terms of price at the moment, their sale is a decent one and I've picked up a few bits and bobs from them.
by Michael Thomson
Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:08 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Any bargains on jackets spotted?
Replies: 15
Views: 4087

Re: Direct Route = Terror

Looks like B Gully from the photos, which is a nice grade II in proper winter condition.
by Michael Thomson
Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:23 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Direct Route = Terror
Replies: 20
Views: 12124

Re: Looking for a Scramble Route

South of the coe reduces the choice a bit but there are routes there if you look. Depends on how far you push scrambling into easy soloing. Arrochar is the obvious bet, off the top of my head I'd say The full traverse of the cobbler spearhead buttress on narnain central and south buttress on A'chrois
by Michael Thomson
Sat May 30, 2015 8:16 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for a Scramble Route
Replies: 5
Views: 1537

Re: munro summer temps and sleeping bags

For summit camping I tend to choose a summer bag is rated to 5 degrees C. I always have a light insulation jacket that I can add if necessary. That works fine for July- Sept in my experience. three months either side of that I generally go for a zero rated bag but vary depending on conditions. I use...
by Michael Thomson
Tue May 19, 2015 11:31 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: munro summer temps and sleeping bags
Replies: 10
Views: 3702

Re: Tent-related Nonsense

I generally camp above 900m as a rule and I've tested a lot of tents. It's a grand problem to have and there will no doubt be hundreds of people telling you what they have and how good it is. The key is to consider your needs. If your priority is weight then there are plenty of options. If it needs ...
by Michael Thomson
Mon May 18, 2015 5:19 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Tent-related Nonsense
Replies: 10
Views: 3792
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