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Stuart Allie (stuart.allie) - BPL Guest

My Locale Australia
About Me Did a lot of bushwalking in my teens and 20's, now returning to it in my 40's and discovering the joy of going lightweight.

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Paramo components
Josh, According to the Paramo website, the combination of one of their directional fabric fleeces and their windproof layer *is* equivalent to their waterproof garments. Quoting directly fro...

In GEAR » FurTech=DWR Fleece+ windshirt?
July 27, 7:10pm

Keeping it cool
hi, I have medication that I have to take with me on any ovenight trip and it needs to be kept cool (< 3deg C). If I'm travelling overseas, I put it in a thermos with ice (where availabl...

In GEAR » keeping things cold
July 23, 6:01pm

Alternative to rain skirt - shorts!
Many years ago I got tired of sweating inside vey non-breathable waterproof pants. I also wore gaiters all the time so having w/p pants over the top was a bit of overkill. My solution? Turn the ...

In GEAR » Rainwear Confusion...
July 17, 4:54am

Thank you all
Clive - that's a very generous offer. I will indeed give you a call to chat about the Cloudburst - thank you. Allison - That is very useful info on the Cloudburst vs. something like the Nall...

In GEAR » ultimate double wall tent
July 16, 9:57pm

Re: Re: Thanks - I thought that might be the case
Roger wrote: "Henry Shires' Tarptent are very nice. A leading company in this area. The Cloudburst would be OK in *sheltered* areas. I don't think that includes much of South West Tasm...

In GEAR » ultimate double wall tent
July 16, 6:30am

Thanks - I thought that might be the case
Roger - Thanks for that. I've been looking at the Hilleberg range as they do seem a decent bet. Not cheap though, but if it's going to last for years... I'll check out the others you ...

In GEAR » ultimate double wall tent
July 15, 11:54pm

Any recommended double-wall tents?
Hi Roger, As a fellow Aussie here, are there any commercially available double-wall (by your definition) tents that you would recommend for Australian conditions? Actually, make that Tasmanian ...

In GEAR » ultimate double wall tent
July 15, 6:53pm

perfect pack?
Hmm, how about the zpacks zilch? Worth a look. Also the new gossamer gear murmur (might fail on the "robust" criteria).

In GEAR » Experienced Hiker and the Quest for the Perfect Pack
June 19, 5:22pm

Thanks for that. Thanks to your pointer, I did some more detailed googling at thru-hiker and found a bit more info. It seems somebody had compressed their 2.5oz/sqyd quilt to around 3 litres, but...

In GEAR » How compressible is climashield XP?
May 27, 11:35pm

How compressible is climashield XP?
Hi, I'm considering various options for a quilt/top bag and the MLD XP quilt is at the top of my list at the moment. One thing I was wondering about is the compressibility of the climashiel...

In GEAR » How compressible is climashield XP?
May 27, 9:39pm

All Reader Reviews by Stuart Allie

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ULA Equipment
The guys at ULA were very helpful and friendly when answering my questions about their products. When I placed an order the pack arrived in Australia a week later in perfect condition and exactly as ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 22, 6:54pm

Jacks R Better Fast and very helpful
I just received my JRB quilts. They were dispatched straight away and got to me here in Australia in a week. There were no hassles with having them sent half way around the world, they were packed s...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 26, 5:48pm

Western Mountaineering The Company
1. Discriminatory pricing. As an Australian resident, WM do not *allow* their online retailers to sell to me. (Is such a contract even legal?) The only Austalian based retailer inflates the prices b...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 28, 6:33pm

Inov8 RocLite 318 GTX
The Inov8 Roclite 318 GTX are my first lightweight bushwalking shoes. Until now I have used heavy solid leather boots so these shoes are a radical step for me. My boots weighed nearly 900 grams each...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
June 10, 11:59pm