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Stuart Allie (stuart.allie) - BPL Guest

My Locale Australia
About Me Did a lot of bushwalking in my teens and 20's, now returning to it in my 40's and discovering the joy of going lightweight.
StateTasmania
CountryAustralia

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All Forum Posts by Stuart Allie

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straight carbon poles for trailstar
(sorry for the threadjack but I thought other DIYers might be interested...) A question for Roger: I've been looking at making a simple straight carbon pole for my trailstar. Do you think...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Tunnel Tent - Pole Connector questions
January 31, 4:29pm

Re: Solo Tent Feedback Request
Ryan wrote: "You don't really select a solo tent for severe weather protection, you don't really select a solo tent for weight savings, you don't really select a solo tent for inte...

In GEAR » Solo Tent Feedback Request
December 20, 8:56pm

Re: MLD TrailStar - Cuben
Ron, Thank you for the prompt and detailed response! You've just made the cuben trailstar that little bit more tempting... :) Cheers, Stuart

In GEAR » MLD TrailStar - Cuben
December 11, 6:14pm

MLD TrailStar - Cuben
It looks great! The silnylon trailstar is a magnificent beast in strong gusty winds. But I have no experience with cuben fibre at all. Does anybody here have any idea of how the cuben trailsta...

In GEAR » MLD TrailStar - Cuben
December 11, 4:12pm

Re: leaky membranes
@David, I've only ever found one article that explained this in great detail and had lab test to show it, but it was a print article from over 10 years ago. I haven't been able to locat...

In Editor's Roundtable » Field Testing Air Permeable Waterproof-Breathable Fabric Technologies – Part 2: Are There Detectable Differences Under Real World Backpacking Conditions?
October 27, 8:51pm

Re: DWR treatment
Chris Townsend wrote: "When the DWR treatment wets out the WPB membrane doesn't breathe as well so condensation build-up inside is greater. But the WPB membrane remains waterproof." ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Field Testing Air Permeable Waterproof-Breathable Fabric Technologies – Part 2: Are There Detectable Differences Under Real World Backpacking Conditions?
October 27, 5:29pm

re: Are there any UL or LW packs suitable for scrub?
Thanks to all for the replies. Lots of new options for me to check out! Super MLD -I'll check with Ron to see when they are available. HMG - Didn't know about their "tough" op...

In GEAR » Are there any UL or LW packs suitable for scrub?
September 20, 3:14am

Are there any UL or LW packs suitable for scrub?
Having had a look at the usual suspects, I've been unable to find any UL or even LW packs that I would consider robust enough for off-track walking in difficult scrub. The features I am lookin...

In GEAR » Are there any UL or LW packs suitable for scrub?
September 19, 7:28pm

Re: eVent hard shell with pit zips
Thanks Richard!

In GEAR » Windshell + rain jacket or just rain jacket?
June 02, 10:08pm

Re: Windshell + rain jacket or just rain jacket?
Richard wrote: "... and i have a really nice eVent hard shell with pit zips. " Not to derail the thread... but do you mind if I ask what brand/model your hard shell is? I'd love t...

In GEAR » Windshell + rain jacket or just rain jacket?
June 02, 9:31pm

All Reader Reviews by Stuart Allie

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ULA Equipment
The guys at ULA were very helpful and friendly when answering my questions about their products. When I placed an order the pack arrived in Australia a week later in perfect condition and exactly as ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 22, 6:54pm

Jacks R Better Fast and very helpful
I just received my JRB quilts. They were dispatched straight away and got to me here in Australia in a week. There were no hassles with having them sent half way around the world, they were packed s...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 26, 5:48pm

Western Mountaineering The Company
1. Discriminatory pricing. As an Australian resident, WM do not *allow* their online retailers to sell to me. (Is such a contract even legal?) The only Austalian based retailer inflates the prices b...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 28, 6:33pm

Inov8 RocLite 318 GTX
The Inov8 Roclite 318 GTX are my first lightweight bushwalking shoes. Until now I have used heavy solid leather boots so these shoes are a radical step for me. My boots weighed nearly 900 grams each...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
June 10, 11:59pm