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Martin Rye (rye1966) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me I work with the homeless in the East of England. Scotland is my main destination to go backpacking. I am a backpacker, nothing more.
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Re: Re: Re: Best time/routes for Scotland
I also have a Scarp 1 which I like except for the high cut flysheet. Henry is updating it with a lower cut flysheet. I would get a Scarp which will be solid in its performance on a multi day walk ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Best time/routes for Scotland
August 24, 6:31am

Re: Best time/routes for Scotland
The North West Douglas

In Post-Trip Reports » Best time/routes for Scotland
August 23, 11:13am

Re: Best time/routes for Scotland
The best month is May and for a week you should look at the North West. Torridon, Fisherfield are all superb. One area worth consideration on the east for me is always the Cairngorms. Check the b...

In Post-Trip Reports » Best time/routes for Scotland
August 22, 10:26am

Re: RAB Quality
I still own a RAB summit 500 which is a fine bag. The loft is very good and just over a kilo for a bag that will keep me warm down to around -7, and is not expensive for the performance it offers. ...

In GEAR » Westcomb vs. Rab
August 21, 2:22pm

Updated Scarp 1
Henry Shires has announced an updated flysheet to the Scarp 1 tent. He put a comment on my blog which I have put here. Hi All, Yes, it's official that the next iteration of the Scarp 1 ...

In GEAR » Updated Scarp 1
August 19, 6:00am

Alaska Four-Range
Thanks for sharing your amazing adventures. I have watched the video more than once. A wild and rugged landscape.

In Post-Trip Reports » Alaska Four-Range: Kenai Peninsula, Fjords, Chugach, Talkeetna's
August 16, 2:45pm

Re: Thanks
Lucky man. Have a good trip in a great place.

In GEAR » Extra guylines on Scarp 1
July 26, 7:29am

Re: Extra guylines on Scarp 1

In GEAR » Extra guylines on Scarp 1
July 26, 6:54am

Re: Tent designs: Photon & Scarp
"However the Scarp 1 comes a fairly close second" I can understand that Chris. With a few changes as I said it would be unbeatable. It has the potential to be a tent I would never want...

In GEAR » New Tarptent ;this is the Moment !!!
July 18, 5:26pm

Re: Tent designs: Photon & Scarp
The comparing the stability of each tent is pointless considering the difference in design. Chris the Scarp 1 is a cold tent and you have to zip up the inner to keep warm. I do as well with i...

In GEAR » New Tarptent ;this is the Moment !!!
July 18, 4:43pm

All Reader Reviews by Martin Rye

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Haglofs LIM55 LIM55
The LIM55 is a good pack with a claimed weight of 1075G - on my scales it tips in at 1092. The pack has aluminium 6005 - T6 bar as a frame with perforated foam for comfort and padding on the back. It...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
July 15, 6:36am

The Backpacker's Handbook by Chris Townsend
As backpacking is about getting out in to the wilderness and not gear the book is superb. Some hike light and some heavy. Chris caters for each. It helps the beginner steering them to make good inf...

In Books and Media
June 25, 4:16pm

Inov8 RocLite 318 GTX
Used these on my last backpack for a week in Scotland. Poor paths and often no paths, yet comfort all the way. Only concern would be to hot in summer due to the lining. I had no heel lift and total...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
June 11, 11:19am

Alpkit CarbonLite
A while back I gave these poles 5 out 5. A year on they are not used. Poor quality control is an issue. The handles slip of and the tips were fast and the baskets fall of. Under a year is not acce...

In Trekking Poles
June 09, 1:44pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
It’s a great pad, no leaks, no problems. It’s given me comfort all over the hills and dales. As for the view it’s on the heavy side trust me it feels lighter to have one of these in your pack after ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 19, 5:04pm

Terra Nova Laser
Nice to see some one appreciating this tent more than the Laser competition. I bought this to replace my Hilleberg Akto as I was fed up of being cramped do to poor head room. I love the Laser and it...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
April 05, 11:54am

Gregory G pack
I bought this pack for a two week coast to coast rout across Scotland (TGO 07) I needed a light pack that was stable as I intended to do a few summits via ridges etc. The good points where comfort at...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 11, 4:22pm

Hilleberg Akto
I used an Akto for three years. Great tent though strong wind does blow the sides in. Not one for tall people like me at 6ft 2. You won’t be able to sit up and the sloping sides get annoying after ...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
December 09, 4:59pm