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Re: Wild Country Zephyros 1 - Saggy at one end!

Single hoop tents tend to be susceptible to tensioning issues related to the order that you peg things out. Do you peg out the corners first or the short poles?
by Michael Thomson
Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:38 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Wild Country Zephyros 1 - Saggy at one end!
Replies: 8
Views: 3464

Re: GPS Android Phone App

Do a search, this one has been discussed a few times. The majority use Viewranger, but there's a range of others to choose from.
by Michael Thomson
Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:09 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: GPS Android Phone App
Replies: 7
Views: 3497

Re: Sligachan pronunciation?

http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/skye/sligachanloch.shtml

The wee 'press to hear pronounciation' button will do the job.
by Michael Thomson
Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:54 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sligachan pronunciation?
Replies: 17
Views: 9111

Re: If You Had A Choice

Don't get too excited, the prow of Stuc a'Chroin isn't really much in the way of scrambling, more just a short steep bouldery bit. No real need for hands to come out of pockets.

Still a fine hill though and a real belter for summit camping.
by Michael Thomson
Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:28 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: If You Had A Choice
Replies: 17
Views: 4080

Re: Gear review: Haglöfs L.I.M system

Yeah, but it's the super-breathable, hydrophobic, load distributing carbon fibre underpants in fluorescent yellow. That's got to be worth that kind of money surely? :wink:
by Michael Thomson
Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:01 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Gear review: Haglöfs L.I.M system
Replies: 19
Views: 5692

Re: (Winter Is Coming) Question For The Knowledgable

I find I learn better by doing something than just reading about it. It's not ideal to be trying to recall what you read in the book when you're hurtling down an icy slope! A winter skills course can be a very useful start. It's not just the skills with the tools either, assessing and understanding ...
by Michael Thomson
Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:03 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: (Winter Is Coming) Question For The Knowledgable
Replies: 44
Views: 10579

Re: Gear review: Haglöfs L.I.M system

I'm sure we are agreeing, but I got the impression that the suggestion was that Haglofs is out of order with their pricing, which just ain't true. Many comparable brands have similar RRPs and often for items with lesser fabrics and average design. I guess I was a bit disappointed to see that Petesy'...
by Michael Thomson
Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:51 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Gear review: Haglöfs L.I.M system
Replies: 19
Views: 5692

Re: Gear review: Haglöfs L.I.M system

You'll pay 25 quid on average for a wicking t-shirt base layer from most of the established brands; Rab, TNF, Marmot, JW, Mammut etc. Sure you'll get a Helly for a little less than that, but why would you when you can just watch for reductions to get the best kit at a good price. It's worth it for g...
by Michael Thomson
Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:01 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Gear review: Haglöfs L.I.M system
Replies: 19
Views: 5692

Re: Aonach Eagach ridge should I shouldn't I.

Loving the retro three-quarter denims. Proper climbing gear.
by Michael Thomson
Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:17 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Aonach Eagach ridge should I shouldn't I.
Replies: 51
Views: 12349

Re: Gear review: Haglöfs L.I.M system

Aye, but it's not your average cotton t-shirt is it? Also, that's the RRP, season end sales will take that down to £20 pretty quickly.

As as Aberdonian, I should in theory be reluctant to spend, but even I'm surprised by how tight some people of this forum seem to be....
by Michael Thomson
Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:05 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Gear review: Haglöfs L.I.M system
Replies: 19
Views: 5692

Re: Aonach Eagach ridge should I shouldn't I.

He seems like a bit of a character....
by Michael Thomson
Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Aonach Eagach ridge should I shouldn't I.
Replies: 51
Views: 12349

Re: Mamores Ridge

Lochan coire nam miseach is alright, I camped there last time I was on the ridge mainly cos it was hosing down. You can't camp right at the lochside, but there are good spots just below it. http://scottishmountaineer.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/MTP7504-Edit.jpg If the weather's good then the summ...
by Michael Thomson
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:16 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mamores Ridge
Replies: 6
Views: 2158

Re: so is gore-tex actually the best material out there.....

Gore, eVent, Neoshell, they are all waterproof and do a great job of keeping you dry. Until you start moving. Once you're on the move and generating heat and moisture, the whole thing gets trickier. The best waterproof/breathable combo is an umbrella, but they're not that practical in the Scottish h...
by Michael Thomson
Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:09 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: so is gore-tex actually the best material out there.....
Replies: 8
Views: 8470

Re: What's in your bag?

Uh oh spreadsheet alert!

A fine list, you could probably knock a couple of kilos off the baseweight without any drama, but I'm guessing that's a generic year-round list rather than season specific.
by Michael Thomson
Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:05 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: What's in your bag?
Replies: 7
Views: 2101

Re: The bargain gear thread

Good spot, their spider sacs are great for sleeping bags and a steal at that price.
by Michael Thomson
Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:44 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: The bargain gear thread
Replies: 150
Views: 70510
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