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Re: Fizan Concept
Samuel, I have indeed verified the part of my post that you quote. What I have never done is use a set of flicklock poles for comparison. As I have only used them for three days, I can't comme...

In GEAR » Fizan Concept trekking pole locking system - a rival to flicklocks?
November 27, 8:19am

Re: Concept poles
Samuel, time will tell on slipping, but the mechanism on the Concept poles is not the same as on the twistlocks that I know. There is no internal expander. Instead, the pole is clamped from the out...

In GEAR » Fizan Concept trekking pole locking system - a rival to flicklocks?
November 26, 8:21am

Fizan Concept trekking pole locking system - a rival to flicklocks?
Fizan recently introduced a series of poles using a new locking system that they are calling Concept. It works by twisting a kind of ferrule to lock the poles. Unlike a traditional twist lock, th...

In GEAR » Fizan Concept trekking pole locking system - a rival to flicklocks?
November 25, 6:57am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Topo maps
I have successfully loaded maps based on Opencyclemaps onto both a Garmin Etrex 30 and Garmin's Basecamp computer software.

In GEAR » Garmin for the semi-luddite
November 21, 9:33am

Fill power
Ian,Rab switched to the US system some time back, presumably to compete in the US. I'm speculating, but possibly Montane switched to have an even playing field with their main UK rivals? Info ...

In GEAR » Compare and contrast two down pieces
November 19, 10:18am

Re: Compare and contrast two down pieces
Ian, when you say "euro 750 fp down", do you mean the down is sourced in Europe, or that the fp is measured by the European system? AFAIK, both Rab and Montane quote fp according to the U...

In GEAR » Compare and contrast two down pieces
November 19, 9:38am

Re: Looking for a light weight lid
You're probably thinking of Ruta Locura (for CARBON fiber lids).

In GEAR » Looking for a light weight lid
November 19, 9:18am

Duplex zipper doors
d k, the "standard" groundsheet bathtub is 8" (can vary according to how you pitch the tent) and the netting door extends between 24 and 25" above groundsheet (depending on taut...

In GEAR » To ZPacks Duplex Owners
November 19, 7:55am

Re: .51
Unlike Hike Ultralight, I would (and did) chose 0.51. We own a Hexamid Twin in 0.74 and a Long in 0.51. The difference between the 2 materials is in the number of dyneema threads. They both have th...

In GEAR » To ZPacks Duplex Owners
November 18, 11:27am

Re: Re: Duplex 1st impressions
Exactly, Ian. After a couple of particularly wet days in a Hexamid Long (less usable space at the back than the Twin), she said she was beginning to get stressed out over avoiding touching the back...

In GEAR » To ZPacks Duplex Owners
November 18, 9:32am

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