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They are prety stiff with nowhere near the bouncy resilience of my Leki Ultralites...but be aware that dropping them can dint them relatively easily; those tubes are pretty thin.

In GEAR » Trailstar and the Zpoles conundrum (or want the LW poles but need adjustability
August 27, 3:53pm

fizan - wow
The adjusters are internal and have no external ring or anthing which saves weight (so Fizan say). The 158g is for the poles with no straps or baskets I think though. I've had a pair and ...

In GEAR » Trailstar and the Zpoles conundrum (or want the LW poles but need adjustability
August 27, 3:02pm

Gear list for a Slovenia Thru-hike
Anything to navigate with - compass, GPS, maps?

In Gear Lists » Gear list for a Slovenia Thru-hike
August 26, 11:45am

Lightweight silk baselayers
Me too so I use a pair of long silk shorts (85g - by Patra, UK) - bit heavy. They are (or seem to be two years in) hard-wearing enough. I am on the lookout for something more versatile though (f...

In GEAR » Which THIN tights?
August 15, 11:53pm

Deodorant: Pit rock
In a similar vein I cut a disc from a stick of Pit Rock (UK name?) and keep it in an REI pill container - 14g - so far it has lasted three years of trips (I only take it on longer walks of a week p...

In Make Your Own Gear » Deodorant in a chapstick tube
August 13, 11:42pm

hardly freestanding - Sierra Designs Mojo UFO - 1lb 11oz
Not really freestanding if you have to peg out the fly to get usable space is it? Terra Nova have a 'true' freestanding tent that is similar - 900g....and an eye-watering price...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Mojo UFO - 1lb 11oz.
July 29, 1:02am

Mosquito Headnet - 23g
I use one of these - 23g - but then I need to keep out the marauding Scottish midge..

In GEAR » Mosquito Headnet recommendations??
July 29, 12:37am

Quemar/ Metalico
Quemar/ Metalico translates to "burn metallic". Am I correct that this refers to gas canisters? No - that is what the Spanish call Alcohol and I call meths. I shoud add - gas can be...

In GEAR » European Stove Fuel(s)
July 26, 10:21am

European Stove Fuel(s)
Newton The names you will need will be on the list. Broad comments - depends where you are heading really....? If the GR10/11/HRP (you mention France/Spain?) then I would use alcohol. Fra...

In GEAR » European Stove Fuel(s)
July 26, 8:57am

August JMT 2012 First-Timer - sleeping bag
I did the trail a few years ago and would have been far too cold in a Summerlite (I've owned one); I used a -3 (C) rated bag and was just about OK. We all sleep differently though - and I su...

In Gear Lists » August JMT 2012 First-Timer
July 19, 11:39pm

All Reader Reviews by ed hyatt

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Montrail Hardrock
I wore these this summer over the very rocky GR20 (Corsica) and the GR5 Alpine (Geneva towards Nice). The pair I used on the GR20 (120 miles) are well worn and cut up; they would probably do the ro...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 12, 2:27am

MoonTrail Customer Service
Very good service and advice from Dan at Moontrail; I was ordering from overseas yet picking up in the USA and Moontrail were really helpful with that. Website is good too - especially the use of e...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 20, 8:04am