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Jon Hancock (bigjackbrass) - BPL Guest

My Locale Northwest England
About Me Charlatan, Humbug and Imitation Humorist.
CityManchester, alas.
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Rohan Ultra Silver
My size Large Rohan Ultra Silver long sleeve crew weighs 79g,which is about 2.8oz, so not radically less than the weight you quoted, but of course when you get down to such light garments the diffe...

In GEAR » Lightest long garment possible? (For sleeping?)
July 07, 12:27pm

Re: Re: Sharp Thing Nirvana?
"Thumbs down on the tweezers. I tolerate the Victorinox tweezers as they come with the knife, but they lack precision and gripping strength. Uncle Bill's Silver Gripper Tweezers are the be...

In GEAR » Sharp Thing Nirvana?
June 20, 4:56am

I've often used a brolly as a door for a tarp, as well as extra weather protection when cooking. Normally I just peg it down at the end of the handle, although I expect a simple short guy rope ...

In GEAR » Bivy with umbrella?
June 17, 8:06am

Mont-Bell stretch gaiters
Having tried a pair of Raidlight gaiters (which were terrible and fell apart in short order) I picked up a set of the stretch Mont-Bell spats a couple of years ago. They do have a cord under the fo...

In GEAR » Best scree gaiters while Simblissity away? preferably no velcro :)
June 10, 11:27am

Fletcher's photo
Thanks for the replies. An idle thought, as I said, but an interesting comparison.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Complete Walker cover photo - UL version?
June 07, 1:47am

Avoid the liners
As others have said, durability is an issue. I'm using a pair of original weight at the moment, but mainly with flip-flops rather than while hiking. I tried the Coolmax liners they make which s...

In GEAR » Injinji socks -- which models?
June 07, 1:43am

The Complete Walker cover photo - UL version?
An idle thought as I was reading through my copy of Colin Fletcher's "The Complete Walker" again: what would the cover photo look like if done by a modern ultralight backpacker? F...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Complete Walker cover photo - UL version?
June 06, 3:11pm

Not always perfect
I wore a ULA rain skirt on my 2011 TGO Challenge crossing of Scotland, generally with great success (and it was superb as a multi-use item) until one fierce day when high winds and driving rain for...

In GEAR » rain kilt = winner!
June 01, 1:34pm

Ah, the memories!
Splendid report, Manfred. There's nothing like a photograph of near-zero visibility in mist and snow to bring back memories of a TGO Challenge :-D Lovely to meet you and chat in Braemar and Mon...

In Post-Trip Reports » TGO Challenge 2013 – Crossing Scotland from the Atlantic to the North Sea
May 29, 6:00am

My RailRiders EcoMesh trousers predate the version with permethrin treatment but are still going strong, used in very varied environments. The side vents work very well and don't cause the chaf...

In GEAR » Gear Recommendation: Hiking Pants for Hot Weather Summer
May 05, 1:09pm

All Reader Reviews by Jon Hancock

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Marmot Essence
Having owned the anorak version of the Essence for five or six years I decided recently to buy the current model. The full length zip is an obvious change - the over-the-head style appears to have bee...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 22, 4:09am

Quechua A100 Ultralight
The French sporting goods chain Decathlon has expanded into a number of other countries in recent years including the UK, although I understand that they have closed their American operation. Decathlo...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
February 26, 9:19am Mail consolidation and forwarding service
Not all companies ship overseas from the USA and in some cases receiving multiple packages means not only paying import duties, but also being charged a collection fee on top for every one. Consequent...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 04, 10:57am