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Re: Re: Felt hats for backpacking?
"The one con I can think of is that they are rather warm and could make you sweaty if you are hiking." Well Akubras are pretty standard in the hottest parts of Australia, so draw your ...

In GEAR » Felt hats for backpacking?
March 31, 1:09am

eVent failure - Rab Super Dru
I have a 5 year old Rab Super Dru, which generally I love. Given the weather in Australia the last two years I've actually got to wear it in the rain. I noticed though on a recent bike ride i...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Waterproof Breathable Jackets: 2012 State of the Market Report
March 28, 6:57am

Re: Tent Kogha Askari
" I never heard of this brand so if someone knows anything about this brand / model. I am curious" OK, I'll bite. Never heard of them but a quick google shows that they're...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tent Kohga Askari traveller ultralight
March 27, 4:48am

Re: Mainpeak sale
"I have a montbell tachyon anorak for my windjacket. Do you know or think the lightspeed would be more breathable or more water resistant?" I doubt it would be any more water resistant...

In Gear Deals » Oz - Mainpeak (WA) sale
March 26, 5:46am

Re: eVent Air
Possibly not then. Edit: Just had a look - they seem to be gone, no mention of them on the site at all. But if you don't have a decent windproof (or even if you do) $32 for a Lite Speed i...

In Gear Deals » Oz - Mainpeak (WA) sale
March 24, 8:23am

Re: FOREX blues
"Yeah with the current En-daka about the only bargains to be had in Japan are with the Nikon 1 system kits." To be fair, the Yen hasn't gone up much against the Aussie dollar - the...

In Photography » Lost Contax T3 - suggestions for new camera
March 24, 7:11am

Re: Fuji X10
"If you can wait a few weeks and have the money, I'd hold out for some reviews for the Fuji X10. Looks gorgeous, and with an MSRP of $600, I'd expect it to be possible to get it for $5...

In Photography » Lost Contax T3 - suggestions for new camera
March 24, 4:25am

Re: Oz - Mainpeak (WA) sale
Well, they turned up: love the Lightspeed (it's the red/red one) and wore the very light Air jacket home last night in the rain.

In Gear Deals » Oz - Mainpeak (WA) sale
March 24, 4:14am

Re: Re: Mice - lots and lots and lots
"@ D W http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOwinLWrEIw Is there a sequel to this? So whatever happened to this plague of rats?" Eventually the weather turns cold or the food runs ou...

In Chaff » Rat Encounter
March 20, 7:49am

Other thread ...
Perhaps you could check the other thread running presently on this question.

In GEAR » Boots versus Trail Runners
March 14, 3:28am

All Reader Reviews by Arapiles .

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Nuwai 1 Watt (HLX-712L)
I bought this light from Battery Junction for a ridiculously cheap price, at least when compared to what retailers charge for headlights in Australia. Because CR 123 batteries are so extraordinarlily...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 31, 6:16pm

Montbell Versalite
I tried this pack on in the store when they first came out in Japan last year. I love the look and features but like a lot of the Mont Bell packs I found the straps rubbed on my neck/shoulder muscles...

In Backpacks - External Frame
May 02, 3:11pm

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
(Actually I'd give it a 3.5 if that was an option.) I'm trying to replace a now very old Patagonia pneumatic anorak but the Houdini doesn't quite get there. Positives: it's very ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
April 05, 2:09pm