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    An Extra 20% off with code SALE20/ OUTLET20 for...

    An Extra 20% off with code SALE20/ OUTLET20 for those who didn't get the mailshot a few days ago
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    Just to echo a few others bits of advice above. I...

    Just to echo a few others bits of advice above. I used to shoot air rifles a lot, from about aged 10 to when I was about 25, including a bit of competing.

    I would suggest a second hand springer...
  3. Thread: New Tyres

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    A timely thread as I just had all 4 tyres...

    A timely thread as I just had all 4 tyres switched on my van yesterday.

    We recently bought VW T5 and although it came on Bridgestone (Turanza ER300), I wanted to look at an all-season given we...
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    We needed a car for a month this summer, hire was...

    We needed a car for a month this summer, hire was coming in over £1k for a mid size (probably in part due to summer season).

    In the end we did a 1 month Flexed/ Autohorn subscription. VW T-Roc was...
  5. Thread: Ski boots

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    I learned to ski relatively late in life (early...

    I learned to ski relatively late in life (early twenties) and the main advice I'd give is not to get boots that are too big. I agree they mustn't be painful, but they need to be snug. There is little...
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    Yep, I always wear a GTX shell to ski (Arc'teryx...

    Yep, I always wear a GTX shell to ski (Arc'teryx Rush jacket) and then layer under that as required for the day. Somewhere between 2 layers and 7, depending if it's spring in the Alps or January in...
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    I recommend the Beta LT, on the basis they have...

    I recommend the Beta LT, on the basis they have full length side zips so easy to put on and off without taking your boots off if it starts raining. They're pretty durable too, mine are a 3 or 4 years...
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    The difference between the AR and SV is the cut,...

    The difference between the AR and SV is the cut, and the toughness of the fabric. Beta AR is N40d, Beta SV is N80d, Alpha SV is N100d. The higher the number, the tougher the fabric. SV is also cut...
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    If you're set on an insulated waterproof, then it...

    If you're set on an insulated waterproof, then it might also be worth looking at the Patagonia Insulated Quandary Jacket, if you don't want to spend Arc'teryx money:...
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    They also do a smaller Archeon, 30 litres, which...

    They also do a smaller Archeon, 30 litres, which might fit the bill. Most trekking rucksacks nowadays have side zips which access the main compartment, very few seem to have a drop down front panel....
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    I haven't used that specific bag, but along a...

    I haven't used that specific bag, but along a similar line, have you looked at the Osprey Archeon? I have the Archeon 45 and it's a brilliant bag. I use it mostly for overnight wild camping and...
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    I have a travel business and we operate a fair...

    I have a travel business and we operate a fair few safaris, and also have a camping business in the UK, so I have spent many, many hours looking in to tents!

    Apologies for the obvious response,...
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    There are some very talented people on Etsy, and...

    There are some very talented people on Etsy, and also lots of excellent prices compared to art dealers etc.

    In fact, one of those talented people is my lovely wife, who started drawing on the iPad...
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    I bought a Lay Z Spa St Moritz in September. It's...

    I bought a Lay Z Spa St Moritz in September. It's one of their larger models for 5-7 adults (allegedly). Ideal for 4 unless you're VERY close friends!

    It was great, very hot, in fact we found 40c...
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    I met Doug a few times at events - I vividly...

    I met Doug a few times at events - I vividly remember shaking his hand and being in awe of their size and strength!

    I also remember looking up at the SW Face of Everest from Camp II, trying to...
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    Yes you can and indeed I just did a spin session...

    Yes you can and indeed I just did a spin session this morning in the same fashion. We don't do the live classes, we just choose a video and crack on. Only difficulty is figuring out what their...
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    [QUOTE=lenlec;5564382]Yes I drove the disco also....

    [QUOTE=lenlec;5564382]Yes I drove the disco also. The 3l engine is very refined they are both really nice to drive
    I just prefer the new looks of the defender at the mo. Reliability is the issue...
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    I have been looking at them, but not yet driven...

    I have been looking at them, but not yet driven one, so interested to hear your view. The 2L engine is available as 240bhp, and still good to tow 3.5T.

    I'm currently debating the various...
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    Funnily enough I was in live chat with Apple just...

    Funnily enough I was in live chat with Apple just this afternoon on the same subject.

    I have the 2020 Pro 13Ē/ 16GB (the £1,800 one). Itís fantastic. But expensive.

    My wife has an iMac which is...
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    If youíre after a proper cabin, look no further than these guys:


    https://www.eaglebrae.co.uk/


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    The forum expert on this is Sundial if my WTB for...

    The forum expert on this is Sundial if my WTB for high quality pocket binos was anything to go by! He has a huge amount of knowledge on the subject and will no doubt be along with some very helpful...
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    Weíve been paddleboarding for some time and love it - itís blissfully peaceful.

    The inflatables are excellent when fully inflated - we pump ours to 15psi and they are solid even with a dog on the...
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    I canít comment on specifics except to say that my wife uses a 12.9Ē iPad Pro 256GB daily for Procreate. She has created loads of prints which she sells on Etsy - not sure if I can share her shop but...
  24. Thread: Torches

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    OP- thereís a great Fenix on SC right now which would tick your boxes perfectly!


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    My wife can help with this too. Iíll send you a PM


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