/ Map case for winter use
Any recommendations for a map case that works better below zero?
Cheap as chips.
what about a laminated map?
I use an Ortleib A5 document case with the map folded to fit. This can be easily stuffed away in a chest pocket until needed. I also remove the cardboard cover from OS maps so that they fold away easily.
+1 for the Ortleb A4 or A5
Ortlieb, and I usually work with a Memory Map printout of the area I'm navigating in. If you put it in the A4 document case, you can quarter it so that it fits securely in your hand on a windy day. If you need to, you can stick a 1:50,000 scale printout on one side, and a 1:25,000 scale in the other if you need additional detail of a particular area.
I usually carry an OS or Harvey's map in my bag/with the group as backup.
Another ortlieb fan. Plus you can use it tp sit on. Mine has had all sorts of abuse and I can still see through the plastic - no misting or scratches. Expensive, but last for years.
One of those perfect bits of kit.
I buy normal unfolded OS maps and use sticky backed plastic to laminate the cut out of the area I'm going to. Less map to mess about with, waterproof and a lot easier to use.
Another vote for Ortlieb - usually an A5 one with the area printed out from Memory Map, case concertinaed up and shoved in the 'wand pocket' (is that an Americanism, what's the British version?!) of my rucksack, with a length of accessory cord tied at one corner of the map case and attached to the rucksack by a mini krab so it can't blow away.
Thick polythene. Fold map to desired shape and wrap in polythene and gaffer tape. I shove mine down a gaiter rather than a jacket. Same place the guide book lives.
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