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Martin Rye (rye1966) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale UK
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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All Forum Posts by Martin Rye

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Re: no Photon here
The length of the Photon is the same as the Competition inside and good for 6'2 people. The protection from condensation in the UK would be a must for me. Having a tent that has a flysheet th...

In GEAR » New Tarptent ;this is the Moment !!!
July 18, 11:07am

Re: New Tarptent ;this is the Moment
Why is it better than a Terra Nova Laser Photon ? The Photon has as much space and a inner tent to protect against condensation. The flysheet on the Photon will come all the way down keeping out...

In GEAR » New Tarptent ;this is the Moment !!!
July 18, 9:24am

Great spot to camp Rog and great place to walk.

In Post-Trip Reports » Yorkshire Dales
June 14, 3:43pm

Re: Frame addition to Pinnacle
It carries the load it was intended to fine without any additions. If you need a frame to allow it to carry more weight it makes no sense as the hipbelt will not be up to the task? leave it as it ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Frame addition to Pinnacle
June 08, 2:37pm

Re: Scotland
This is getting good. More from my latest walk.

In Photo Gallery » Scotland
June 04, 1:11pm

Re: Same area in Scotland
Nice Mike. It is a fine place. I put some more photos on my Flickr page. Link to them on my blog if you want a look. Put more of your stuff on here Mike. Good stuff.

In Photo Gallery » Scotland
June 02, 12:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: English Lake District
Another one from April Rog

In Photo Gallery » English Lake District
May 30, 2:51pm

I thought I would share a few photos from a recent walk in the Cairngorms in Scotland.

In Photo Gallery » Scotland
May 30, 2:25pm

Re: Terra Nova Laser Competition Review
Derek Terra Nova on their web site have changed the layout and list the width as 40cm. The Competition is 50cm like the old Laser. I am glad they have improved the vent set up. I have down sized...

In Editor's Roundtable » Terra Nova Laser Competition Review
March 27, 8:45pm

Re: Terra Nova Laser Competition Review"
At the cost of a narrower porch. It looks good on paper but is it any better than before?

In Editor's Roundtable » Terra Nova Laser Competition Review
March 24, 7:13am

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