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by JackRabbitSlims
17 May 2019, 10:30pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.
Replies: 42
Views: 1966

Re: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.

^^ I enjoyed reading the way you explained your position here! Sometimes, buying top quality, well made, highly reputable kit just make sense! I’ve learn’t my lessons the hard way on my current tour......imo, leave home with the best, highest quality gear you afford...especially in developing nation...
by JackRabbitSlims
16 May 2019, 9:41pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.
Replies: 42
Views: 1966

Re: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.

Much depends on th environment you want to use the tent in. For north western Europe with its sometimes cold and wet weather, Hilleberg and Helsport are the best. They are outer first tents where the inner is attached to the outer, so you pitch them in one movement, and keep your inner tent dry. If...
by JackRabbitSlims
4 May 2019, 3:43pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Aeropress Go
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: Aeropress Go

I tour with the standard Aeropress....also have the stainless steel filter rather than the papers. I also have a Porlex mini grinder to grind my own beans each morning....the grinder fits nicely in to the empty cavity of the Aeropress. I don’t bother with the stirrer and have a Kleen Kanteen stainle...
by JackRabbitSlims
21 Apr 2019, 6:21pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.
Replies: 42
Views: 1966

Re: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.

leftpoole wrote:My choice is Anjan 2 or Niak (2)
John


Thanks John,

Rogen and Anjan 2 are on the shortlist.
Being a freestanding tent, I think the Rogen will win out in the end :)

Cheers.
by JackRabbitSlims
18 Apr 2019, 10:25am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.
Replies: 42
Views: 1966

Re: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.

If you're buying in New Zealand, have a look at their Macpac tents https://www.macpac.co.nz/equipment/tents Being a Kiwi, I have been a big supporter of MacPac gear.....especially 10-15 years ago. It’s no longer a Kiwi company and now owned by some Aussie outfit. Imho, lately they have changed thei...
by JackRabbitSlims
17 Apr 2019, 9:27pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.
Replies: 42
Views: 1966

Re: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.

Firstly, thank you all for the great replies!! Some excellent insight there and obviously some very knowledgeable poster contributing far more than I expected....it’s much appreciated. Just to clear a few things up:- I’m a NZer currently on tour (Argentina right now) I’m having to return to NZ for a...
by JackRabbitSlims
16 Apr 2019, 9:25pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.
Replies: 42
Views: 1966

Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.

My current tent is an MSR Hubba Hubba NX which has served me pretty well over the past 3 years. I’ve had to replace the fly at the start of my current tour as it seems to have stretched over time / use and it started to touch the inner when wet and drip inside when raining.....far from desirable. I’...
by JackRabbitSlims
11 Sep 2018, 6:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EV15 in late October. Sensible?
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Re: EV15 in late October. Sensible?

Of the EV15, I rode from Bregenz in Austria up to Bonn in Germany this past July. Riding along Lake Constance is lovely and I chose to ride the French side of the Rhine.....Strasbourg is a wonderful destination and I would recommend at least a day there if you can? Unfortunately for me, my ride up t...
by JackRabbitSlims
29 Aug 2018, 1:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tyre size poll
Replies: 38
Views: 1717

Re: Tyre size poll

I run 700c with the widest tyres my frame will allow....in either slick (Schwalbe Supreme) knobbly (Marathon Mondial Evo Tour)

700X40
by JackRabbitSlims
29 Aug 2018, 6:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Query about taking a bicycle to India
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Query about taking a bicycle to India

I've just returned from 6 weeks in the Indian Himalaya with my Touring Bike. Flew Auckland - Singapore - Delhi.....same route on the return. No problems what so ever entering the country with my bicycle or leaving with it. The only questions are asked at check in when they want to know "whats i...
by JackRabbitSlims
26 Aug 2018, 6:48am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 112
Views: 4360

Re: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent

I would keep the msr and buy a Hilleberg Black Label tent. The msr is a US style inner first tent with a lot of mesh, i.e. a hot weather tent. Keep it for that. A Hilleberg or Helsport is a tent for nw European bad weather with hard winds and rain. With your kind of usage I would go for a Black Lab...
by JackRabbitSlims
25 Aug 2018, 5:40pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 112
Views: 4360

Re: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent

Budget Equipment: - :shock: HHNX goes for around $800 NZD not including Footprint, Neo Air X-Lite $400, I have 3 sleeping bags to choose from as i also do a lot of high altitude trekking. They range between $500 - $1200...... That's just for starters! I wouldn't call any of my kit "Budget"...
by JackRabbitSlims
25 Aug 2018, 4:12pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 112
Views: 4360

Re: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent

MSR have replied to my email and given me the NZ Distributor to contact re a new Fly - still wondering if I'm just delaying the inevitable and should really look to upgrade the tent? You do a lot of touring and a fair amount of it seems to be in harsh conditions. A degrading flysheet is going to be...
by JackRabbitSlims
25 Aug 2018, 3:24pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 112
Views: 4360

Re: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent

Yes, I also looked at the Rogen as well. Weight and price point are attractive. I find the definition of 3 or 4 season tents ambiguous between manufacturers. You find them ambiguous because they are! Do you recommend a footprint with the Hille tents? I have one for the HHNX and it has taken a hidin...
by JackRabbitSlims
24 Aug 2018, 10:27pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 112
Views: 4360

Re: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent

Sagging outers is a problem with all silicon coated nylon tents. However, it is worse with the lighter materials of the ultralight series. If you want bombproof, get a Hilleberg Black Series tent. Even so, use a footprint. We stayed for a few days at a beach campsite in Croatia some years ago. Afte...