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All Forum Posts by Derek Goffin

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Using hot water bottles as 'cached heat'"
This need hardly weigh anything. If you carry a 1 litre platypus already, if you use a cosy to keep food warm while it rehydrates and if you have spare mitts that you are not using whilst sleeping....

In GEAR » Using hot water bottles as 'cached heat'
December 19, 6:08am

new string vest
A long time ago I had one. It was only cotton and not fine mesh. It had its advantages but as has been mentioned it was uncomfortable under straps, over nipples and at seams where it was thick. I r...

In Editor's Roundtable » Just Say No To Wicking: Non-Traditional Base Layers Based on a Next-to-Skin Fishnet Model
November 14, 2:06am

Stratospire 1 vs Stratospire 2"
You are asking the wrong forum if you want a yes answer. I was thinking of an SS1 fly with a new inner for 2 people. The SS1 is big enough for 2 already. The SS1 I think will fit a smaller footprin...

In GEAR » Stratospire 1 vs Stratospire 2
May 23, 9:55am

getting ticketed for stealth camping
Further to what Roger says above Scotland is again different to England. There is no public land either place but the right to roam in Scotland includes the right to camp anywhere that is away ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Getting ticketed for stealth camping
May 17, 7:25am

TT Stratospire 1 vs Duomid
The Stratospire is a new design so I doubt there is much wind and snow experience. Do people think the Duomid is better? I suspect the steeper angles of the duomid may give it the edge with snow a...

In GEAR » TT Stratospire 1 vs Duomid
April 25, 5:47am

"Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Part 2: Details and Commercial Models "
As no-one else is saying it I feel I must. Josh if as a small manufacturer you made money out of playing games with the enthusiasm of your potential clients, deceiving them. I hope it was a lot or ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Part 2: Details and Commercial Models
April 23, 4:33am

Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Part 2: Details and Commercial Models
Hi James, I have installed internal guys on a Nallo. The front one avoids the inner by going across the door but as Roger points out the inner guy must go from fly to fly so for the rear there is ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Part 2: Details and Commercial Models
April 19, 8:52am

Stratospire 2 vs Haven Nettent
I own neither, but I am interested in the Stratospire because it does not have the 2 flat rectangular roof slopes of the Haven. I used to have a tent like that and in a wind the rectangular panels ...

In GEAR » Stratospire 2 vs Haven Nettent
April 02, 6:13am

Coming Soon: Tarptent StratoSpire
I too would prefer a mostly solid inner if it were available and a non slippy groundsheet if it were available at not much greater weight. If another trek pole (right by the upwind pitchlock corne...

In GEAR » Coming Soon: Tarptent StratoSpire
March 12, 9:45am

"The state of market of minimalist alpine footwear."
I am just back from a long trip to the Andes where we were kitted out to climb "walk up" peaks to 6800metres in their summer. We expected temperatures down to -25 C and nothing techni...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » The state of market of minimalist alpine footwear.
February 11, 9:52am

All Reader Reviews by Derek Goffin

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Aarn Bodypack Natural Balance
If you carry more than about 7kg of total weight this pack has ergonomic tests at Leeds University to show that it is less tiring and uses less energy than other packs. see www.aarnpacks.com. It doe...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
February 27, 9:50am

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
I agree with everything everyone has said. All differences are down to different stove needs people have. I found that it needed a windshield in windy conditions. I shaped the bubblewrap plus alumini...

In Stoves - Canister
February 26, 4:22am

Terra Nova Laser
.This may well be the lightest 2 person double wall tent available in Britain. Laser 1.3kg £200+ one hoop 2 small end poles, only just fits 2 short 120 x 50cm mats, with a small amount of room for bo...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
February 25, 9:27am

Hilleberg Nallo 2
Nallo weight 2.2kg I have reduced this to 2.05 by trimming guys and tags and using light titanium stakes. The Nallo easily has room for 2 full length x 50cm mats, you can tuck clothes bags in a strip...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
February 25, 9:15am