Cool thanks for the feedback! really good to know about them absorbing water but taking a long time to dry as the current planning is for a multi day trip above the arctic circle around march, so quick drying is must if i over exert and get a bit of a sweat on. Still will get some bamboo stuff to try out though.
Love my Icebreaker thermal baselayers, but they are falling apart - rather quickly i might add for the price....I keep hearing more and more about bamboo as a natural wonder fiber, so i will probably get some to try, but would be good to hear from any one who has tried bamboo clothing. My main areas of interest in finding out about it are a) Can you wear it for extended periods such as a week or more with out it getting too stinking b) is it durable? c) is it warm? (difficult to judge as it also depends on what else you are wearing / doing....)
My bank balance is a gloomy as the weather but planning next years ventures keeps me going. One area i'm looking into is at the title suggests kamchatka.
Has anyone been? it sounds like a rather cool place though one where a guide would be useful to avoid death by volcanic misadventure, as well as some of the issues of permissions and not wanting stumble across things i shouldnt (military). There appears to be a number of different operators. Any recommendations?
just been to outdoor shop in malmö (naturkompaniet) and they had and aktuo set up. i see what folk mean as the way the inner is held up at both ends means there is more space. the aktuo also has a much more useable vesituble, but its heavier and i havent found one for less than 100quid. i reckon the rgular ringstind 1 might have more room, but well i have got what i have got and leave in less than two days time. whoop!
the ringstind has enough space for me to sleep ona touch of a diagonal, but having size 12s does mean its tight at the toe end, the amount of slope at the other end is a touch irritating but its space for laying out stuff. Pitty there is no where in sweden to see firstvhnd the tarp tents. its a bit of gamble,buying somethig you cant test for fit when you know pritty much everything is going to be a bit tight.