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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1625 on: 03 July, 2021, 10:59:31 pm »
A pair of PlanetX 5.5L drybags with fork mounting kits.
I was just looking at those. They are a a lot cheaper than the Gorilla cage and bags.

Would be handy for a bit of bikepacking, along with a big handlebar bag.

That's what I was thinking. I could 3D print something similar but it's a looooooong print job. And I have uncertainties about the robustness of said prints. I really don't want anything jumping ship around the front wheel.

For £36 for the pair vs £26 for a single I thought I'd take a punt.

I did however print a wee container to take a few teabags with me.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1626 on: 07 July, 2021, 12:09:32 pm »
That would be these? https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/BAPODTFBL/podsacs-large-tarpaulin-fork-dry-bag-(55-litre)
The mounting system looks more like a Salsa Anything cage than Gorilla mounts, which leave only cleats on the fork – the cage removes completely, but they're cheaper than than the Gorilla cage and bag, and also cheaper than the Salsa cage without a bag.  :thumbsup: If I didn't already have Gorillas, I'd be tempted.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1627 on: 09 July, 2021, 05:53:49 pm »
Thems the ones yeah.

They've arrived and seem pretty good, I might have to roll my sleeping bag a little differently to get enough rolls on the closure but it fits. I feel like the bottom of the "cage" could do with a slightly larger foot but I'll see how I go, I can always make something to attach later.

Haven't fitted them to the bike yet as it's rather mucky so I ought to clean it first. That's a job for tomorrow.
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Miles cycled 2013 = 6141.4
Miles cycled 2012 = 4038.1

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1628 on: 14 July, 2021, 05:37:27 am »
Yesterday, an Alpkit Cloudbase sleeping mat.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1629 on: 14 July, 2021, 03:25:30 pm »
This morning the coffee filter to go with the alpkit brukit. Just released.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1630 on: 14 July, 2021, 03:26:59 pm »
This morning the coffee filter to go with the alpkit brukit. Just released.
I saw that but it means your main pot is tainted by coffee, doesn't it?
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1631 on: 14 July, 2021, 10:03:06 pm »
Probably, but I can put up with that for decent coffee.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1632 on: 15 July, 2021, 06:42:00 am »
Probably, but I can put up with that for decent coffee.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1633 on: 25 July, 2021, 05:45:27 pm »
https://www.tgomagazine.co.uk/review/hilleberg-anaris-full-review/


Perhaps not a cycletouring tent unless you add extra poles. I don’t usually carry trekking poles onna bike.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1634 on: 25 July, 2021, 06:01:04 pm »
You can always get poles separately (not trekking poles, just aluminium tent poles of suitable length). But it sounds like it might be a bit meshy for most BRITISH WEATHER.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1635 on: 12 August, 2021, 09:31:36 pm »
I really should not read these threads. Purchased a Ticktwister, on the basis that when you need one, you need one. Also discovered one of my touring bottles has self destructed, dispersing cooking oil into a dry bag. Ho hum.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1636 on: 19 August, 2021, 11:51:23 am »
https://www.tgomagazine.co.uk/review/hilleberg-anaris-full-review/


Perhaps not a cycletouring tent unless you add extra poles. I don’t usually carry trekking poles onna bike.

I'd be tempted if they did a one man version - otherwise I'll stick to my Alpkit Polestar.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1637 on: 19 August, 2021, 12:46:42 pm »
https://www.tgomagazine.co.uk/review/hilleberg-anaris-full-review/


Perhaps not a cycletouring tent unless you add extra poles. I don’t usually carry trekking poles onna bike.

If you're going down that road, surely you'd just buy a Drift from Trekkertent - http://www.trekkertent.com/home/home/2-drift.html

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1638 on: 19 August, 2021, 02:50:02 pm »
https://www.tgomagazine.co.uk/review/hilleberg-anaris-full-review/


Perhaps not a cycletouring tent unless you add extra poles. I don’t usually carry trekking poles onna bike.

That's a lot more expensive than a Lanshan...

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1639 on: 19 August, 2021, 04:13:59 pm »
https://www.tgomagazine.co.uk/review/hilleberg-anaris-full-review/


Perhaps not a cycletouring tent unless you add extra poles. I don’t usually carry trekking poles onna bike.

If you're going down that road, surely you'd just buy a Drift from Trekkertent - http://www.trekkertent.com/home/home/2-drift.html


Nice tent - except for pole placement.    OK for race whippets but not for lardarses like me.  One advantage of the Alpkit Polestar is that the poles are at the end - it's also lighter, got a higher HH and half the price!
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1640 on: 19 August, 2021, 04:19:47 pm »
I quite like the look of the DD A frame and mesh tent combo. 

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1641 on: 19 August, 2021, 04:54:54 pm »
https://www.tgomagazine.co.uk/review/hilleberg-anaris-full-review/


Perhaps not a cycletouring tent unless you add extra poles. I don’t usually carry trekking poles onna bike.

If you're going down that road, surely you'd just buy a Drift from Trekkertent - http://www.trekkertent.com/home/home/2-drift.html


Nice tent - except for pole placement.    OK for race whippets but not for lardarses like me.  One advantage of the Alpkit Polestar is that the poles are at the end - it's also lighter, got a higher HH and half the price!
Not used one but I think I'd rather be seen dogging than in one of those. Looks crap, especially in a UK context. Where is it manufactured?

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1642 on: 19 August, 2021, 06:08:57 pm »
https://www.tgomagazine.co.uk/review/hilleberg-anaris-full-review/


Perhaps not a cycletouring tent unless you add extra poles. I don’t usually carry trekking poles onna bike.

If you're going down that road, surely you'd just buy a Drift from Trekkertent - http://www.trekkertent.com/home/home/2-drift.html


Nice tent - except for pole placement.    OK for race whippets but not for lardarses like me.  One advantage of the Alpkit Polestar is that the poles are at the end - it's also lighter, got a higher HH and half the price!
Not used one but I think I'd rather be seen dogging than in one of those. Looks crap, especially in a UK context. Where is it manufactured?

Which one are you saying is crap?

The Polestar is designed and made in the UK.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1643 on: 19 August, 2021, 06:26:24 pm »
The Polestar is designed and made in the UK.
Do you have a source for that?

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1644 on: 19 August, 2021, 06:28:38 pm »
The Polestar is designed and made in the UK.
Do you have a source for that?
https://alpkit.com/products/polestar-trekking-pole-tent
Quote
Vital stats
Weight
Total Weight (excluding footprint): 980g
Flysheet: 430g
Inner: 360g
Alloy Pole: 93g
Pegs: 75g
Stuff Bag: 21g
Footprint (optional): 150g

Dimensions
Pitched Size: 210cm x 140cm x 100cm (length x width x height)
Internal Space: 200cm x 80cm x 90cm (length x width x height)
Packed Size: 42cm x 11cm

Construction
Flysheet: 20d Polyester R/S Sil/PU 3,000mm HH
Mesh: D33 Mesh
Inner: 20d Nylon R/S breathable
Groundsheet: 20d R/s Polyester PU 5,000mm HH
Pole: 7001 alloy
Pegs: 8 x Alloy Y beam pegs
Zips: YKK size 5 zips
Footprint (optional): 20d R/s Polyester PU 5,000mm HH

Origin: China
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1645 on: 19 August, 2021, 08:53:32 pm »
The material comes from China (as it does for most tent manufacturers) but, as far as I am aware from the Alpkit site, many things are constructed here (they have a manufacturing facility  at their head office). 
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1646 on: 19 August, 2021, 09:18:23 pm »
The material comes from China (as it does for most tent manufacturers) but, as far as I am aware from the Alpkit site, many things are constructed here
No, a few things are made in the UK, but not £140 tents, just think about it.
Be good if it was, all the UK produced stuff comes with a 25 year warranty.

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1647 on: 19 August, 2021, 10:10:55 pm »
The stuff is certainly designed here. 
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1648 on: 19 August, 2021, 11:03:29 pm »
Everything I've ever bought from Alpkit has been excellent quality. You can buy something cheaper. It probably won't last anywhere near as long. This tent looks quite clever.
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1649 on: 19 August, 2021, 11:14:21 pm »
This tent looks quite clever.
It certainly looks cleverer than our current Cabinet.
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