/ Most ridiculous piece of outdoor kit?

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ablackett - on 02 Sep 2013
Just saw this on telly.

http://jakpak.com/home.aspx

Speechless. "Good for going for a beer at the football game?"
ablackett - on 02 Sep 2013
In reply to ablackett: On the same programme. The worlds brightest torch.

http://www.wickedlasers.com/torch

Battery of 5-10 minutes and you can use it to toast marshmallows. Not much good for reading your book though as it will catch fire.
Rick Graham on 02 Sep 2013
In reply to ablackett:

Could be good for belay duty on cold crags.

Does not look midge proof however.
Mostro - on 02 Sep 2013
In reply to ablackett:
We have an old photo of one of the members wearing a survival suit that looks similar to this. The photo is captioned "Do you want to live that much??"

On the theme of the thread. The worst bit of kit I bought was a T-bloc. Looked brilliant. First time I actually tried it (tentatively) on a rope, it slipped, caught, slipped and caught again. Doing untold damage to the sheath. A bit of practice showed that it only locked first time if you were every careful. Fine in principle, lethal during an epic.
LastBoyScout on 02 Sep 2013
In reply to ablackett:

A spork/Foon - useless, whatever.
Damo on 02 Sep 2013
radson - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to LastBoyScout:

I love Sporks!
tlm - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to Damo:
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> Belay shorts?

Can you imagine how smelly they would get on a couple of months climbing trip?
Dan_S - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to tlm:

You have heard about this crazy concept of washing clothing? :)
SCrossley on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to Damo:
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Saw these in Cortina and nearly bought some, just thought it would freak out staff at a wall to see me tying into my shorts, 30 for a joke maybe 180, no chance.
GrahamD - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to ablackett:

The most ridiculous piece of outdoor kit has to be jeans. Why anyone thinks something designed in the 19th century to clothe Chinese navvies on the cheap is 'cool' is anyone's guess. (Jeremy Clarkson wears them FFS)

Cold when wet
Ages to dry
Sweaty when hot
Not particularly warm when cold
Need to jump through hoops to add any sort of flexibility
tlm - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to Dan_S:
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> You have heard about this crazy concept of washing clothing? :)

Can you wash them? I don't wash my harness.... maybe I should?!

tlm - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to GrahamD:
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> The most ridiculous piece of outdoor kit has to be jeans. Why anyone thinks something designed in the 19th century to clothe Chinese navvies on the cheap is 'cool' is anyone's guess. (Jeremy Clarkson wears them FFS)
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> Cold when wet
> Ages to dry
> Sweaty when hot
> Not particularly warm when cold
> Need to jump through hoops to add any sort of flexibility

Heavy
Not waterproof
Don't pack down small
Uncomfy

Party Boy on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to tlm:
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> Can you wash them? I don't wash my harness.... maybe I should?!

Why would you not be able to wash them? There's nothing stopping you from washing a harness......I put mine in a pillow case and chuck it in the machine on a cold wash

The Grist - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to ablackett: Cheers for those links - brightened my day up somewhat. I can't believe there is any market for those products but I am clearly wrong.
Jim C - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to ablackett:
> (In reply to ablackett) On the same programme. The worlds brightest torch.
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> http://www.wickedlasers.com/torch
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> Battery of 5-10 minutes and you can use it to toast marshmallows. Not much good for reading your book though as it will catch fire.

Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase:- Light my fire , this is light h fire with light, and no need for a magnifying glass. ( just have plenty of spare batteries)

I can also see arsonists putting this on their Christmas list.
colina - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to ablackett:
the concept of a tent coat is good ,however don't think ill be buying this particular one anytime soon.

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