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by Chrisps
Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why eTrex Over Edge?
Replies: 30
Views: 397

Re: Why eTrex Over Edge?

Interesting thoughts - sounds like maybe there isn't as much eTrex love as I thought!

On the touchscreen issue though, Garmin must have changed their units, because my 810 is a resistive touch, so works fine in the wet / with gloves etc
by Chrisps
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why eTrex Over Edge?
Replies: 30
Views: 397

Why eTrex Over Edge?

Random question; why do eTrex devices get so much love? They always come up as the recommended device for nav, but I can't really see their advantage over the Edge devices. I have had an Edge 810 that I picked up years ago second had for about £80 in a silicone case and it, and its internal battery ...
by Chrisps
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why?
Replies: 16
Views: 592

Re: Why?

Surely as well all that moisture will add up over time and collect in the mat? A Neoair valve is so small, I reckon it would be very hard to effectively dry it out. But as others say, its just way easier to use the inflation bag! (As a side note, my wife's NeoAir did have to be replaced because it g...
by Chrisps
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hot, eh?
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: Hot, eh?

The heat ruined my time on the Lakeland 200... Had to keep jumping in rivers to cool down :P

Ok, so I don't think the heat made any difference - its just blooming difficult! To be fair though I never never seen a river of sweat running down my arm before!
by Chrisps
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brexit offer of help.
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: Brexit offer of help.

From looking here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/sending-parcels-between-great-britain-and-northern-ireland It would appear that there is a fudge in place so you don't need to worry about tax if you ship between NI and the rest of the UK at the minute... as long as you aren't shipping wild mushrooms f...
by Chrisps
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Condensation
Replies: 22
Views: 564

Re: Condensation

Have you considered the new 2021 non-pro Lanshan? A little heavier, but has a separate inner, so condensation is easier to manage. The new 2021 edition inner is 20 (??) cm longer than the last version. (note that I have never tried one!) As others say though, trees, pitching at a higher altitude awa...
by Chrisps
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Big Agnes tent experts......
Replies: 21
Views: 665

Re: Big Agnes tent experts......

Out of interest, do Copper Spur owners have issues in high wind. For car camping we have an REI Half Dome, which is similar. But I took it to the Arctic once and it was awful in the wind unless the non door sides were perfectly angled into the wind. I always thought any tent of that sort of design w...
by Chrisps
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking tent
Replies: 72
Views: 3048

Re: Bikepacking tent

Can I ask how you pack it in your bike bags? Outer/inner together in its sack or separated and packed/stuffed loose to save on pack size? I assume if it's being packed wet, you're separating it and ensuring the dampness isn't making other things wet? If it's wet, I fold the inner carefully so that ...
by Chrisps
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking tent
Replies: 72
Views: 3048

Re: Bikepacking tent

@Mactheknife68, really consider the inner vs outer first question. For longer trips (back/bikepacking & sea kayaking), I find the key to enjoying your shelter setup is not avoiding wet, but being able to manage it. For me, this means a tent where: I don't have to pitch an inner before I can get ...
by Chrisps
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Paramo velez sizing
Replies: 26
Views: 910

Re: Paramo velez sizing

by Chrisps
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Paramo velez sizing
Replies: 26
Views: 910

Re: Paramo velez sizing

I’m expecting a Brynje string base layer to turn up this week and hope it will extend the use of the Velez into the warmer months to come. Where did you buy that from? I too have been fancying trying one of these under my Paramos after reading about them on this forum. I can't find anywhere that is...
by Chrisps
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1191
Views: 254885

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.

Snapped this just before descending Devil's Staircase on the West Highland Way. Was buzzing from an absolutely vaguely exciting ride, and the fact that on this day, like the 3 days before it, I seemed to be permanently riding towards blue skies, as clouds and rain filled in behind me. Literally neve...
by Chrisps
Sat May 29, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Paramo velez sizing
Replies: 26
Views: 910

Re: Paramo velez sizing

That's interesting - I have been considering Gore Shakedry myself, so interesting you find it really sweaty.... One thing I would say is that I find the light weight pump liner seems to breath slightly less well than the heavier weight version. Nothing scientific - could just be related to ambient t...
by Chrisps
Fri May 28, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Paramo velez sizing
Replies: 26
Views: 910

Re: Paramo velez sizing

They all have some version of the pump liner. The Third Element (which I have) has the original "heavyweight" or "standard" (depending on how you look at it) pump liner. I *think* the Velez has that liner too, but the Velez light has their lightweight pumpliner (same as the Quito...
by Chrisps
Thu May 27, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Paramo velez sizing
Replies: 26
Views: 910

Re: Paramo velez sizing

I can't comment on the Velez specifically, however I find Paramo tend to be relatively boxy in thte torso but slightly shorter in the body and arms than companies like Rab / ME / Haglofs. The only exception I have found to that is the Ciclo, which is actually quite trim and relatively long in the ar...
by Chrisps
Tue May 25, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 637
Views: 23170

Re: HT550 2021

Interesting regarding lights - thanks. I hadn't realised that the Exposure lights were USB rechargable. Mine have always been a battery pack that you charge from the mains
by Chrisps
Tue May 25, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 637
Views: 23170

Re: HT550 2021

Random question that has kept bugging me; not that many of the riders are using dynamos... how do they keep their lights running when they aren't stopping all that often to charge? Most lights I have ever used only last 3hrs or so, then require a lot of energy and a 3-pin to get back up to capacity ...
by Chrisps
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Great North Trail vs Pennine Bridleway
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Great North Trail vs Pennine Bridleway

Excellent, that makes a lot of sense. I'll stich something together myself then based off the GNT.

Agree about parts always being less good... Just was concerned about some stuff I had read!

Thanks all :-bd
by Chrisps
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Great North Trail vs Pennine Bridleway
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Great North Trail vs Pennine Bridleway

I'm thinking of doing the GNT, starting in Glossop (Manchester) and heading to Edinburgh (then another trip to do the north half), as from looking at sat images, the bit south of Castleton doesn't look that interesting to me (I prefer fells and remote land rather than fields). People seem to rate th...
by Chrisps
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29+ Tyres Vanished?
Replies: 56
Views: 1954

Re: 29+ Tyres Vanished?

Good spot on that Polish site! Looks like they are charging VAT when you go to the checkout, so guess they have registered? For others interest, I received and fitted the Vittoria Bombolini that I ordered to my rear wheel. It seems pretty good. A bit narrower than a Chronicle (by about 8mm width), b...
by Chrisps
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29+ Tyres Vanished?
Replies: 56
Views: 1954

Re: 29+ Tyres Vanished?

htrider wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:57 pm The links in my post above are showing availability of both XR2's and 4's in 29x3 - get them while they are going!
The XR2's don't seem to show up for me :(.

That news about July sounds promising though :D. Will have to keep a close eye on the stock!
by Chrisps
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29+ Tyres Vanished?
Replies: 56
Views: 1954

Re: 29+ Tyres Vanished?

Escape Goat wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:07 pm I rode with the Chronicles then went to the Teravails, was a bit worried about them to start off with, but they're great tyres to be fair. Worked fantastic on a week and a half long trip!
OK thanks. Might try some of those if I don't get along with the Bombolini!
by Chrisps
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29+ Tyres Vanished?
Replies: 56
Views: 1954

Re: 29+ Tyres Vanished?

lune ranger wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:52 pm Argh! :o :o
They had XR2’s last night. Now only XR4 and SE4....
It’s like lock down bog roll all over again!
:sad:
by Chrisps
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29+ Tyres Vanished?
Replies: 56
Views: 1954

Re: 29+ Tyres Vanished?

Agree regarding 2.6 not being a patch on 3.0. I have 2.6 tyres on i30 rims as an option for my bike too, and I feel its the worst of both worlds really; it's quite slow rolling like 3.0 (compared to 2.2/2.4), but doesn't monster truck anything like 3.0. Trek Uk have XR2, XR4 and SE4 tyres available,...
by Chrisps
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29+ Tyres Vanished?
Replies: 56
Views: 1954

29+ Tyres Vanished?

Is it just me, or are there suddenly no 29+ Tyres available? I liked chronicles, but they were discontinued. Just had to buy another tyre, and literally the only vaguely sensible looking option was a Vittoria Bombolini (no, I hadn't heard of it either). XR2s, Rangers, etc all seem to have gone out o...