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by gairym
Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Klymit Inertia X Frame
Replies: 13
Views: 1291

Re: Klymit Inertia X Frame

after loads of reading of reviews etc... i ordered my 3/4 (2/3) length Peak Elite AC mat last night. am looking forward to getting it out there for a trial run but.....maybe not for a week or two as next week the forecast for here is saying to expect night time temperatures of if -15 (and colder!) a...
by gairym
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Klymit Inertia X Frame
Replies: 13
Views: 1291

Re: Klymit Inertia X Frame

ok, thanks - i did a quick search for threads on 'sleeping mats' but missed this one.

cheers.
by gairym
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Klymit Inertia X Frame
Replies: 13
Views: 1291

Klymit Inertia X Frame

http://www.klymit.com/index.php/products/sleeping-pads/ineriaxframe.html in order to stop my ongoing highjacking of another thread i thought i'd post this in it's very own thread. anyone had any experience of these??? they look mental and like they're either the best thing since sliced bread or a s...
by gairym
Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A Bloke in a Shed Productions present ...
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: A Bloke in a Shed Productions present ...

WOW! i'm not only seriously impressed by the design but also genuinely moved by your willingness to spend your time and effort to help a fella out! (too much emotion for an internet biking forum???) can't wait to get it out into the hills and try the puppy out! will obviously post a gear-review once...
by gairym
Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Guidance on average overnight temperatures
Replies: 13
Views: 1069

Re: Guidance on average overnight temperatures

didnothingfatal/Stormflex,

thanks - it's looking like a good option.

has anyone seen/used these:

http://kookabay.com/luxlite.html

not so good on the insulation front but possibly good for comfort???
by gairym
Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Guidance on average overnight temperatures
Replies: 13
Views: 1069

Re: Guidance on average overnight temperatures

i just invested in a Vango Venom 300 which i found online (i can post the link if interested) for £69 (rrp £117). here's a link to the spec: http://www.vango.co.uk/sleeping-bags/venom-300.html i used it for the first time last night at roughly 2 degrees (with an Alpkit Hunka XL Bivi bag and on a che...
by gairym
Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: kit list - advice wanted!
Replies: 20
Views: 1687

Re: kit list - advice wanted!

Did you survive? oh yeah, it was plenty warm enough but i think i'll be investing in a better mat as my piece of crap cheap foam mat may well be cheap and light (and it did keep the heat in) but it did nothing for my aching limbs. Have you a plan to recharge the batteries on your GPS? the plan is t...
by gairym
Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: kit list - advice wanted!
Replies: 20
Views: 1687

Re: kit list - advice wanted!

Anthony, I forgot to add my email address for you to send your C2C kit-list but it's listed in one of the above responses and so if you find a minute to get that to me then it'd be really helpful. All, Tonight (admittedly after fat dinner and a session on the turbo-trainer) i'll be spending the nigh...
by gairym
Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carbon for a bikepacking bike?
Replies: 7
Views: 1112

Re: Carbon for a bikepacking bike?

fair enough fella - you clearly know what you're about as it was indeed a whippet!
by gairym
Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carbon for a bikepacking bike?
Replies: 7
Views: 1112

Re: Carbon for a bikepacking bike?

i've had 3 on-one's and know loads of mates who use/used them and i wouldn't personally suggest getting one of their carbon frames. i had a mate buy one and return it due to the build quality being so bad that the chainrings rubbed on the frame from new as there simply wasn't enough room for everyth...
by gairym
Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone else waiting for the postman?
Replies: 11
Views: 951

Re: Anyone else waiting for the postman?

i'm in the final leg of waiting for a whole bunch of bits of kit. so far i've received: - sleeping bag - bivi bag - dry bag - stove - backpack - windproof bib-tights - new (90g) pump - sealskins waterproof socks and still waiting for: - waterproof - gps - video camera and.....i've just ordered (just...
by gairym
Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: kit list - advice wanted!
Replies: 20
Views: 1687

Re: kit list - advice wanted!

gairym email me your address and I'll send you a stove over really....? that'd be vaguely exciting but you should let me give you some money for it. if not (if you've got one laying around that you're happy to give away) then at least let me cover the postage? also.....i can't seem to find an email...
by gairym
Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: kit list - advice wanted!
Replies: 20
Views: 1687

Re: kit list - advice wanted!

Anthony, Thanks for that buddy - sure, it all sounds like simple common sense but it's that kind of stuff that you really only learn by making those mistakes and so it's helpful to know in advance what mistakes of would likely have made so i can avoid making them! I'll be starting 'practice' trips a...
by gairym
Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: kit list - advice wanted!
Replies: 20
Views: 1687

Re: kit list - advice wanted!

Nick wrote:I'd be taking something to sleep on if it were me
oh yeah.....i'll have a little foam roll-mat with me too (knew i'd forget loads of bits).
by gairym
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: kit list - advice wanted!
Replies: 20
Views: 1687

Re: kit list - advice wanted!

Personally I would recommend the Caldera Cone set-up that is for sale in the classifieds. Super reliable, nice and lightweight and very simple to use. thanks - i'll take a look. I'd be very suprised if the solid fuel actually works out any lighter than meths. hmmm.....maybe i do need to have anothe...
by gairym
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: kit list - advice wanted!
Replies: 20
Views: 1687

Re: kit list - advice wanted!

you say " high altitude" doesn't look like a massive amount of clothes if it might be cold. you never know hat the weather will do in the mountains. I'd be tempted to pack a down coat and some trousers... where you going? sounds fun... i'm going from Füssen, Germany to Lake Garda, Italy via Austria...
by gairym
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: kit list - advice wanted!
Replies: 20
Views: 1687

Re: kit list - advice wanted!

s8tannorm wrote:If it were me going I'd be tempted by a meths stove that can double up as a solid fuel burner ... just to cover my back.
any links to specific products you could offer-up so that i can see exactly what you're talking about???

cheers buddy - appreciate the help, gairy.
by gairym
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: kit list - advice wanted!
Replies: 20
Views: 1687

Re: kit list - advice wanted!

There's yer problem ... obviously if you enjoy cold tea and raw food you'll be fine hmmmm.....i've not tried out my new stove yet but i did use the same style stove (successfully) years ago when camping with my dad (we're talking 1985) and it weighs nothing! i don't drink tea/coffee and so that's n...
by gairym
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: kit list - advice wanted!
Replies: 20
Views: 1687

kit list - advice wanted!

evening folks, as some of you may have read i'm planning on doing a 10 day unsupported solo off-road transalp trip this summer and have spent the last few weeks sorting out my kit. here, for you to peruse, critique, laugh-at, is my (current) kit-list..... i've yet to try it all out at once but am fa...
by gairym
Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Think I want a packraft.
Replies: 18
Views: 1817

Re: Think I want a packraft.

have you guys seen this???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-Xsikg1TT4

looks like a nice little trip.
by gairym
Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Would you ...
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: Would you ...

is the interior sloping up away from the entrance or down?

as long as it's not going to fill with water if it rains i'd give it a go.

why not?
by gairym
Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I was going for a singuler swift untill i saw this
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: I was going for a singuler swift untill i saw this

gairym wrote:is it just the photo (or maybe my baby-induced fatigue) or is the seat tube squished in the middle???
ahhhh.....i've now read the details for the frame and understand the squished bit!
by gairym
Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Very interesting - dynamo content.
Replies: 20
Views: 6379

Re: Very interesting - dynamo content.

so when will we be able to get ourselves a deanamo???
by gairym
Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I was going for a singuler swift untill i saw this
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: I was going for a singuler swift untill i saw this

that looks nice!

but.....is it just the photo (or maybe my baby-induced fatigue) or is the seat tube squished in the middle???
by gairym
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp folding ideas.
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Re: Tarp folding ideas.

gairym wrote:as for the poles.....i like the idea of using the bike/wheel to support the bike.
should read:

as for the poles.....i like the idea of using the bike/wheel to support the tarp.