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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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All Forum Posts by Martin Rye

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Re: Hogback
Agree David. I own a DuoMid and it is not a bomber wind resistant shelter. It is a good shelter and stands upright in strong winds but the shelter gets battered and knocked about and it has limit...

In GEAR » 4 person backpacking shelter
October 03, 10:12am

MLD DuoMid vs. Scarp 1 for snow to see the fly is separate from the inner and free standing. ...

In GEAR » MLD DuoMid vs. Scarp 1 for snow? Need feedback, please.
September 21, 2:14pm

MLD DuoMid vs. Scarp 1 for snow
I own and use a DuoMid and a Scarp 1. I don't get to go out in snow much but I do know what the wind can do to each shelter. If you expect strong winds and exposed sites to pitch I would use ...

In GEAR » MLD DuoMid vs. Scarp 1 for snow? Need feedback, please.
September 21, 11:53am

Re: Ok people, what gives?
Who says we have a bone with BPL. Its called challenging the comments and views. That is what you get with a forum. As for the effort Roger put in to the review I cant complain. But if you con...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 1C: Main Bag & Comfort
September 17, 3:52pm

Lightweight Internal Frame Packs
This is getting better and better. Last time we are told don't buy a framed pack without load lifter straps despite Backpacking Light giving Gold to such packs in reviews, and at the same time...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 1C: Main Bag & Comfort
September 17, 3:14pm
Nothing like Bob and Rose run a outdoor business selling kit aimed at light weight backpacking, and offer advice and information via podcast etc. No forum, reviews and anything like BPL...

September 13, 4:33pm

ULA epic
Hendrik great vid and good review.

In GEAR » ULA epic - posted
September 13, 2:41pm

Lightweight Internal Frame Packs
"You should quite definitely reject any framed pack which doesn't have these" - bit contradictory compared to other BPL views. Gossamer Gear Gorilla does not have them and it has a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 1B: Theory and Technology
September 08, 1:42pm

Re: Ship Where?
Typo and written after a long day at work. I will not ship outside the UK.

In Gear Swap » 2010 Prophet
August 20, 2:30pm

2010 Prophet
2010 MLD Prophet for sale. Superb like new condition. Used five days in the UK hills. INFO: Torso Large Ships with shoulder pocket and two hip-belt pockets. Will not ship outside of ...

In Gear Swap » 2010 Prophet
August 20, 12:45pm

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