I had a similar issue with the PCS, I assumed it was due to repeated long stints but thought it could just be age and lots of use, thanks for the Heads up. Any idea if thats just the Ti, or all the Sol/Sumo mugs?
Hi again Mac. I've gone for an Alp Kit Hunky at £60 and 400g, and a Brit army Basha @100g. I did have my eye on one of the L/W Terra Novas, but the price isnt really affordable.
Certainly looking like the Neo Air's got some fans, so I'll be spending some pennies on one in the near future.
Mac, I'd love to say I'm doing it all in a oner, but alas I've been forced by this evil thing called work to make do with 4 1/2 weeks worth of walking every year, so it should take 4 years, assuming I can get 5 trails in every year. When you look at it like that it doesnt look quite so bad, lol.
I've just opted for a bivi rather than a tent, as the weight difference is around half a kg.
Thanks for the replies. I was thinking the PD 600 as I thought the temp on the peaks would drop lower than the comfort rating of the PD400. I was planning on doing the Yorks start/finnish first, so coast 2 coast, TPT, Pennine way, James herriot way, etc. in the summer/autom, those further south towards the winter and the scottish walks in the spring.
I have been looking at the neo air, I wasnt sure if it was worth sacrificing the comfort of the TAR for the weight of the neoair. Is it any less comfortable?
Thanks for the advice on the jacket, thats specifically where I needed it, as I havent a scoobies about which "am best jacket".
Basically I'm planning to walk each of the National trails for charity, and I'm all at sea choosing kit
I pretty much need everything from scratch as my kit has been slowly dying for the last 18 months or so.
The only bits of kit I have sorted allready are bag(Osprey Atos 50L), base layers (HH), stove(Jet boil Sol Ti), Sleeping Bag (Alp Kit PD600) Down Jacket, Boots(Scarpa Kailash GTX) Roll Mat (Therm a Rest Classic), Dry Bags (Alp Kit), Food/ Nutrition (Fuzion & SIS), Hydration System(Osprey Hydrastorm 3L with cambleback flow meter) trousers(Cragg Hoppers kiwi convertable) Gloves/Hat(Seal skins/ Low Alpine)
I was convinced that a paramo Alta2 was a good choice of jacket, but having carried it for the past month or so I'd have prefered a lighter waterproof and seperate soft shell for warmth, as the Alta is too warm in summer conditions, so any advice on the different waterproofs would be apreciated, as would constructive critique of my choice of kit so far.
How often is that possible paddy? I went as far north as hebdon bridge and ended up carrying 21kg, I thought it was a bit excesive when all the guys I was talking to said they did it with around 10to15kg.