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by Jezrant
22 Aug 2018, 11:09pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 112
Views: 3584

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

Me and a mate some years ago winter climbing put one of those orange plastic bags called an emergency survival shelter to good use at the top of Creag Meagaidh. Another time in the Cuillins I woke one morning to find another mate in hypothermia after a hoolie that night had ripped his Terra Nova to ...
by Jezrant
22 Aug 2018, 5:49pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 112
Views: 3584

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

Thanks Pete, that's what I thought. I believe Helsport use a PU coating inside the floor and silicone coating for the bottom. Could be more slippy than PU but never been an issue for me. BTW, I'm sure there are a few people besides myself reading this who also use their tent for backpacking and have...
by Jezrant
22 Aug 2018, 5:06pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 112
Views: 3584

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

Pete, correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Hilleberg use some PU coating for the floors and doesn't that go icky too? Or are their floors just silicone coated?
by Jezrant
22 Aug 2018, 4:28pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 112
Views: 3584

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

The German shop Extremtextil sells DAC featherlite parts, and you can see there that the weight difference is 6 grams for a 40 cm section: https://www.extremtextil.de/dac-zeltgestaenge/dac-featherlite-nsl.html By the way, it is a very interesting shop for all sorts of other hard to get components. ...
by Jezrant
19 Aug 2018, 9:18pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 112
Views: 3584

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

Tiso are selling the Lofoten Pro 3 at £480 , and the Pro 2 at £430 at present. I'd be careful about that. The fabric specs on the Tiso listing do not match Tamarack's (and Helsport's), which are heavier and stronger. The fabric specs Tiso lists for the 3 are also different than the ones they list f...
by Jezrant
19 Aug 2018, 6:05pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 112
Views: 3584

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

I think their main line sits roughly in between the Hilleber Black and the Hilleberg Red series. In design a Fjellheimen 3 Camp is very comparable to a Nammatj 3gt, but is some 500 gram lighter. Fabric and poles seem of Nallo weight. So if you fancied a Nammatj shape with a Nallo weight (plus some ...
by Jezrant
18 Aug 2018, 6:51pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 112
Views: 3584

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

Most of my mates are pretty indifferent to the sort of tent they use. The main criteria are weight and price. How long it lasts, how well it's made, and whether it goes icky don't seem to be part of the equation. However, I can't understand why there's such a big price difference between the Swedish...
by Jezrant
18 Aug 2018, 9:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lake Garda Bike Path
Replies: 12
Views: 1117

Re: Lake Garda Bike Path

Wow, what a brilliant idea. Thanks for posting that Honesty. @ConRad, the article Honesty linked says it will be 87 miles long when completed. A few years ago, some inspired folks in NYC turned a disused elevated railway downtown in the old meat-packing district into a walkway with landscaping by Pi...
by Jezrant
17 Aug 2018, 12:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks B17 Standard width?
Replies: 11
Views: 535

Re: Brooks B17 Standard width?

I thought that 'Seven Brooks For Seven Bicycles' would make a good title for a musical. One of the songs has already been written...'Bless Your Beautiful Hide'! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7OEKs7hAEk From Seven Brides For Seven Brothers naturally. I think we've got a hit. 'Seven Brooks for Sev...
by Jezrant
17 Aug 2018, 12:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?
Replies: 103
Views: 6881

Re: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?

My first long distant bike tour was in New England in 1968. It was run by the YHA when they used to do that sort of thing. Our leader from NYC had a Peugeot PX10 with sew-ups. Fifty years later, I'd quite like to cycle around Norfolk, a place I've never been to before but sounds interesting from the...
by Jezrant
17 Aug 2018, 12:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Annecy touring
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Annecy touring

As a place to go cycling with the family and not do cols, Annecy is a rather strange choice. It is surrounded by them. After the ride around the lake, the most scenic cycling near Annecy goes over cols. Many of the roads also aren't brilliant for family cycling. Another idea for a day out around Ann...
by Jezrant
16 Aug 2018, 11:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks B17 Standard width?
Replies: 11
Views: 535

Re: Brooks B17 Standard width?

reohn2 wrote:
Jezrant wrote:You're right. Why do you have 7 of them? And why do the ladies saddles end with an "S"?

S is for Short as they're shorter than mens


Thanks R2. Why does Del have 7 Brooks saddles?
by Jezrant
16 Aug 2018, 10:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks B17 Standard width?
Replies: 11
Views: 535

Re: Brooks B17 Standard width?

You're right. Why do you have 7 of them? And why do the ladies saddles end with an "S"?
by Jezrant
16 Aug 2018, 1:06pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 112
Views: 3584

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

And this year's Lofoten Pro Camp has more internal space because the two main poles are now of equal length. It is very comparable to our Hileberg Nammtj 3gt, but with slightly more space/length in the inner tent, and a bit less in the vestibule. For more space, there is also the Helsport Spitsberg...
by Jezrant
16 Aug 2018, 10:31am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 112
Views: 3584

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

When the kids have moved away to Australia, you will miss them. Sorry, about the thread wander. :oops: