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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by whitestone » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:26 am

It's that time of year when you think you might just, just, be able to afford one. Yes, it's the PHD sale https://www.phdesigns.co.uk/winter-sale-2019
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Post by composite » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:57 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
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What does workmanlike mean in this context Stu?
It's quite heavy at over a kilo and appears to be robust rather than slimline. The materials aren't as light as some bags and the down isn't of the very highest quality BUT it's a warm bag and will serve well for many years ... workmanlike. :wink:
For me as a reasonably warm sleeper, it strikes me that -18 (!) is quite a lot for your average Welsh winter bivi?
At 2/3 thirds the weight and a smaller pack size would you agree that this is maybe a somewhat more suitable bag for UK winters? https://rockrun.com/products/mountain-h ... rook-0f-9c

I have Vango Venom 300 which I use most of the year but I remember the last few times I did a winter bivi with that bag I was a bit cold.

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:59 pm

For me as a reasonably warm sleeper, it strikes me that -18 (!) is quite a lot for your average Welsh winter bivi?
At 2/3 thirds the weight and a smaller pack size would you agree that this is maybe a somewhat more suitable bag for UK winters? https://rockrun.com/products/mountain-h ... rook-0f-9c
Absolutely Neil. It probably will be too warm for most instances but there will be those times when you'll be very glad of it. :wink: Obviously, it also depends on how warm you run, fatigue levels, calorie intake, etc. I know for a fact that I'd be cold or at least cool in your Venom any time outside of high summer.
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by composite » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:42 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:59 pm
Absolutely Neil. It probably will be too warm for most instances but there will be those times when you'll be very glad of it. :wink: Obviously, it also depends on how warm you run, fatigue levels, calorie intake, etc. I know for a fact that I'd be cold or at least cool in your Venom any time outside of high summer.
If I was looking for a -9ish bag in the £160ish range would you have any suggestions that might be better than the Rook? I'm generally more concerned about pack size than weight... if you can have one without the other that is. :lol:

ps. I might have gone a bit soft since the times I was using the Venom is all seasons. :wink:

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by middleagedmadness » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:49 pm

Don't know what the price is this year Neil but I had a phantom flame last year 800fp - 9 comfort for just shy of 200

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by Charliecres » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:56 am

Garmin Edge 25 for £50 on Sportpursuit

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by composite » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:55 pm

middleagedmadness wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:49 pm
Don't know what the price is this year Neil but I had a phantom flame last year 800fp - 9 comfort for just shy of 200
This looks like a nice bag but is a bit more spendy this year at £250 ish.

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:01 pm

Have you considered a quilt Neil? A 350 would do you I reckon.

https://www.outdoorline.sk/en/quilts/cumulus-quilt-350
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by Jurassic pusher » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:33 pm

340g jar of Peanut butter down to 85p in LidLs , best thing is, it is in a PLASTIC jar! No more picking out bits of broken glass before eating it now!! :-bd

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by Gregsie » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:41 am

After some new Winter gloves. After putting a tweet out someone recommended these. Currently an extra 15% off if you use the discount code.

https://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/p/extre ... colour=124
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by RIP » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:02 pm

https://www.dexshell.co.uk/sale

Am having a go at some gloves, for backup.
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by Charliecres » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:41 pm

Anyone know if those Dexshell gloves have a sewn-in liner? I can’t be doing with gloves that turn themselves inside out

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Post by htrider » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:44 pm

I've gone with the merino gripper style ones and if they are like the sealskins I wrecked first time out (fecking gorse), the liner doesn't pull out....

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Post by RIP » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:47 am

Agreed re liners. Will find out when they turn up :smile:
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by Borderer » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:18 pm

Gravel frames for £150 on planet x

https://www.planetx.co.uk/deals

Also 80's retro winter MTB boots for £55.

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/SHGAETAR/ ... ling-boots

Reflective Carnac helmets for £25

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/ZXREFLECT ... ve-helmets

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by RIP » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:51 pm

Dexshell gloves arrived. Got liner but it seems to be well attached and doesn't pull out. They've also turned out to be pretty substantial and warm so may well also fulfil somebody's "winter gloves" requirement.

The blurb on the packet says "100% waterproof, windproof and breathable". Heard all that before of course (lookin' at you, Shiteskins). Then adds "ideal for extreme weather over prolonged periods ensuring your hands stay dry and warm no matter what". My italics. If genuinely no matter what, that's a pretty damn good bargain for £18! Wonder if there's any more left?

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Post by htrider » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:27 pm

Mine arrive tomorrow and will doubtless very quickly end up in extreme rain so will report back :-bd

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:40 pm

Kinda - buy an 8g stove before Nov 20th and I'll throw in a tapered windshield and an additional 50ml fuel bottle - just add the obligatory Ti mug and prepare to enjoy Nescafe 3 in 1 like never before.
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by RIP » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:59 pm

Alpkit sale.

Eg Gravitas jacket £160 > £135, Firn down jacket 40% off etc etc.
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by Alec » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:30 pm

R2 bike have some reasonable deals on fatbike tyres, 45nrth van helgas for around £66 including delivery depending on the exchange rate

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by composite » Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:23 am

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:01 pm
Have you considered a quilt Neil? A 350 would do you I reckon.

https://www.outdoorline.sk/en/quilts/cumulus-quilt-350
Quilts have never been on my radar. Not for any real reason... I guess they are just outside my experience.

If I was getting up to spending £250 I think I would want something that would go lower than 2c as a comfort rating. I'm not sure I sleep quite as warm as I used to these days, based on how I sleep in the house. I mean I'm still walking around the place in shorts whilst she is under a blanket but I find myself wearing jammies for bed a lot more than I used to. :grin:

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by ZeroDarkBivi » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:37 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:40 pm
Kinda - buy an 8g stove before Nov 20th and I'll throw in a tapered windshield and an additional 50ml fuel bottle - just add the obligatory Ti mug and prepare to enjoy Nescafe 3 in 1 like never before.
https://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/shop ... hs-stove-2

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by ssnowman » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:39 pm

I don't know how good this seat pack is, but it's certainly cheap!

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CCAVSP/al ... -seat-pack
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by AlexGold » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:44 pm

ssnowman wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:39 pm
I don't know how good this seat pack is, but it's certainly cheap!

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CCAVSP/al ... -seat-pack
Half decent, but I sold mine.... Small, and both buckles need to be opened to get inside which leaves nothing holding it onto the saddle. Would be ok for carrying change of clothes to work or something but no use for even a summer bag

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by shutupthepunx » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:50 am

not sure if this has appeared on here already but...

Revelate Designs Powerline Polartec Windpro Hoodie in red
XS ONLY!
€ 31.06

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actual revelate website states "sizing runs big. Size down if on the fence. Approx. size / height: XS 5'2" - 5'5".
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