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Beware of kit list from previous years
1. It's obvious, but the only list you can trust is the current year's! 2. It's easy to misread it, but WP Pants ARE mandatory. 3. I've no doubt that in 2007 French runners we...

In GEAR » Ultramarathon gear advice needed for major race in the Alps
July 25, 11:29am

UTMB Kit
So I'm European and an Ultra runner, so I can equate to your requirements. What the other posters don't understand is that full body cover is mandatory equipment and that means seam taped w...

In GEAR » Ultramarathon gear advice needed for major race in the Alps
July 24, 4:34am

Big Pack - UK Alternatives
There are a couple of UK brands that offer large volume, light-for-what-they are packs: The Crux AK70 (70l, 1500g) http://www.crux.uk.com/en/crux_rucksacks_ak70.php The Berghaus Expedition 80...

In GEAR » What is the biggest backpack?
February 19, 3:21pm

Re: PHD Hispar sleeping bags
EN 13537 is the European standard, but it is not mandatory(http://bit.ly/4HNgqr)- you just need to use the pointless (in this context) CE Tag. PHD are very up-front about the subjectivity of ...

In GEAR » PHD Hispar sleeping bags
December 22, 12:11pm

Help with - Compass Lanyard / Cord Buckle
Try Googling 'mobile phone lanyard' - many of these have a small side-release buckle to allow you to quickly attach/ detach the phone/ compass etc.

In Make Your Own Gear » Help with - Compass Lanyard / Cord Buckle
May 15, 10:20am

Siliconised Cordura
I've only ever seen Siliconised Cordura in Sea to Summit & Jacks r Better Stuffsacks (both different weights and finishes), but the impression I got is that somewhere in between is a bullet...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Materials
October 10, 11:42am

I'll second that Andy!
I was just getting MY Brit hackles up at the slightly dismissive tone about something that i suspect no one has ever seen ;-)! We don't see much Mont Bell, but I would say that PHD equal WM ...

In GEAR » A 13 oz down bag. check it out
June 20, 3:30pm

Beware - you may not get to choose the perfect site!
No transatlantic slur intended ;-), but I we often hear advice along the lines of 'if you select your site right and scrape a trench, you will not have a problem', which might be OK in many...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Use of groundsheet in torrential rain!
April 14, 1:47pm

Liv is baffled!
Never seen one in the flesh, but have seen some very favourable comments somewhere (????). See http://www.klattermusen.se/km_produkter/liv.asp for the manufacturters page. The price is currently...

In GEAR » Anybody heard of Liv?
January 05, 3:41pm

Response to Kevin Lane
Hi Kevin I don't know any more than is available from the website at the moment, but you might get some idea from this link: http://www.fieldandtrek.com/cat_id/EQUISLEEDWN1/cid/GVU7SPRPUN9XSO...

In GEAR » Interesting new designs from Kimmlite
April 19, 3:32pm

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