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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: Gaiters
Mountain Laurel Design Light Snow Gaiters. Light, quality, What more is there to say.

In GEAR » Gaiters
February 20, 4:22pm

Re: Re: Re: English Lake District
Tom that is what makes this forum great. Sharing different members hiking destinations. You have some truly amazing places at home. Many places I dream of going to. Take care and I'm sure m...

In Photo Gallery » English Lake District
February 15, 12:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: English Lake District
I look at the Lakes in a different light as it is next to other hill and moorland areas. The Yorkshire Dales borders it and extends the whole sense of hill country. Scotland is if I recall 40% of...

In Photo Gallery » English Lake District
February 13, 4:22am

Re: And another couple of the Lakes
Walking and beer. A fine UK pass time Peter. I have had a jar in that pub. Fine walk. In a day is a good effort. Make a good weekend with a nice wildcamp.

In Photo Gallery » English Lake District
February 12, 12:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: English Lake District
I think anyone going to do the West Highland Way need to consider a few things. One it is a low level route but it is in the Highlands and the main concern is the elements. Rain and strong winds....

In Photo Gallery » English Lake District
February 12, 5:31am

Re: Re: Re: Akto
JT Croteau. Sitting up in the Akto is cramped. It is 90cm vs the Scarp at 99cm in I recall. I have pitched the Scarp in the Garden a few times and the room is huge. Pack size is small and the w...

In GEAR » Scarp v.s. Akto
February 10, 3:30pm

Re: Akto
I had a Akto and sold it after three years use. It was a hight issue for me at 6'2. I have a Scarp but have not had a chance to use it in the hills. I reckon it is going to cope with wind as...

In GEAR » Scarp v.s. Akto
February 10, 3:11pm

Re: Re: Re: BPL ul60 and ul90 quilts
Todd that is helpful. You said .."so I'm prone to temporary drafts if I don't use my Equinox bivy".. due to turning on your side etc. I sleep on my side and use a tent. Wet in ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BPL ul60 and ul90 quilts
February 07, 12:27pm

Re: BPL ul60 and ul90 quilts
Sam are you with this set up always sleeping in a bivy bag as well. This would add warmth. Quilts intrigue me. I am tall and have read others who are tall saying they get cold with quilts. I ai...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BPL ul60 and ul90 quilts
February 07, 10:25am

Re: Light Trek 4 Video
Great video Jason and thanks for taking the time to make it and share,

In GEAR » New Gossamer Gear Poles
February 01, 8:18am

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