A place to share systematic reviews of bushwalking equipment, services and idea.
This is a place to share fair and systematic reviews of gear. Share the good, bad and ugly as well as including how you tested it and reviewed the gear. This is not the place to carry on about a bit of gear that failed, sometimes good gear has a lemon - this is more about systematic reviews. Although this can be a way to help gear manufactures with feedback, this is not the place to hassle them or ask for money back.
Start each thread with
[tag]Brand, product, RRP in AUD. The tags have two parts the type of gear and type of testing/review. eg
[Sleeping bag | Unboxing] Kmart Summit Hooded $29
[Stove | Field test]Jetboil, flash $150
Suggested review types. Unboxing, field test, 1 year on, stress test, teardown.
If someone else has already reviewed the same product in a similar method then please use the initial thread to include your review. Please note if the gear was provide to you for free, loan, discount or if you paid full RRP.
Wed 31 Oct, 2018 3:48 pm
I just got one of these from USA. Expensive but worth it for me if it keeps critters out of my food.
131 grams on my scale.
Velcro super strong and took some muscle on my part to open.
Volume: advertised as 10.65 Litres
Made of bullet-proof Kevlar and stainless steel.
I’ll let you all know how it holds up on trail.
Wed 31 Oct, 2018 3:49 pm
With my hand in for scale. (Medium size female hand)
Wed 31 Oct, 2018 5:49 pm
It's not just the food. Not long ago I left my first aid kit out after using it in the middle of the night... Something, most likely a mouse chewed up most of my first aid stuff and ate the antiseptic powder. Didn't think it was a target... Lol
Be interesting to see if it holds up to actual animal teeth as claimed.
Thu 01 Nov, 2018 3:50 pm
Chuck one at a devil and if it survives that, it will survive anything.
Thu 01 Nov, 2018 4:07 pm
Either I eat really unpalatable food or I have been very lucky over the past 50 years of walking. I have always kept food in bags and always hung it at night or in the tent and all gear well secured.
A devil will test the ultimate strength of the bag but a possum and a few currawongs may find more ingenious methods to rifle the booty. If expecting predatory devils or possums make sure it is well secured or else the bag will disappear into the surrounding scrub. I've had a possum drag a walking pole at least 50 metres and a friend lost a Dunlop Volley when a possum carried it off up a tall eucalypt at New Pelion.
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