horsecat wrote:I've used an extra large dry cell (could also use a large bin liner etc) to keep the feet of my sleeping bag dry. A 30L works fine for me
Tortoise wrote:Now you've got me wondering re how you adapt the waterproof sack to use as an inflator bag... Is it one with a roll then clip top?
Joomy wrote:GPSGuided wrote:Strider wrote:Don't shop at any retailer that displays this type of behaviour.
Kathmandu, Macpac, Mountain Designs etc? Now, what do I do with local retailers/International brands that maintain an elevated RRP all year round except from O/S online store?
I can't place all the blame on Kathmandu. In fact it's not their fault at all. There is something about the Australian consumer that appears to be far more susceptible to this sort of scheme. You would think if any corporation were to be engaged in this sort of consumer rort it would be an American corporation but in fact I've only ever seen this sort of behaviour in Australasia. In fact if you look at Kathmandu's UK site you'll see that their retail price for the exact same jacket is nearly 55% cheaper than the retail price in Australia. And yet nobody in the media or government says anything. Every time I walk past a busy Kathmandu store I am more and more convinced that Australians are the least educated consumers in the western world.
Alittleruff wrote:Gear problem- The stuff I want to take is too heavy and we succumb to throwing in things at the last minute because, well to make us feel more comfortable and emotionally 'ready' for an adventure. It actually has the opposite effect, making walking very uncomfortable. Who would have figured that?
Solution... try to go light without compromising safety or comfort. The holly grail is out there somewhere.
north-north-west wrote:Rubber does break down with exposure to uv. Always has. Wearable rubbers have to be softer than some others for comfort reasons so will break down earlier.
Agree on the general whinge, even if not necessarily on all the specifics.
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