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08-10-2014, 11:31   #16
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they do have good battery life but I'm less convinced of their durability. I had to junk a head torch that wore thru it's wires in a few places because of all the flexing. We've gone thru a lot of the P14s in work because of the lens cracks.
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they do have good battery life but I'm less convinced of their durability. I had to junk a head torch that wore thru it's wires in a few places because of all the flexing. We've gone thru a lot of the P14s in work because of the lens cracks.
Havent had that issue yet thankfully but Ill keep an eye on it
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have a p3, for about 2 years or so in my EDC, find it very handy to carry, barely know its there but decent light from it. not actually sure I have ever changed the batter?
also bought a P7 equivalent made by coast (kept in the car). not sure what the differences are though? its just not branded LED Lenser and apart from that I would be hard pressed to tell.
great torch, very robust, came with a good quality pouch. can be focused beam or spread. really like it. when I saw them in the shop I thought it was the LED Lenser, knowing how good the reviews are for that I was going to get it, at 25 euro it was a steal. took it home realised there was no difference worth talking about so went back to see if I could pick up another 1 or 2, but they were all gone. special in. missed my chance.
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have a p3, for about 2 years or so in my EDC, find it very handy to carry, barely know its there but decent light from it. not actually sure I have ever changed the batter?
also bought a P7 equivalent made by coast (kept in the car). not sure what the differences are though? its just not branded LED Lenser and apart from that I would be hard pressed to tell.
great torch, very robust, came with a good quality pouch. can be focused beam or spread. really like it. when I saw them in the shop I thought it was the LED Lenser, knowing how good the reviews are for that I was going to get it, at 25 euro it was a steal. took it home realised there was no difference worth talking about so went back to see if I could pick up another 1 or 2, but they were all gone. special in. missed my chance.
shadowfox has his victornox addiction, mine is torches....

damn just found this site http://www.candlepowerforums.com/
Im a bit the same for torches too but its the cheaper end ones havent splashed out on a high end one Yet
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made by coast (kept in the car). not sure what the differences are though? its just not branded LED Lenser and apart from that I would be hard pressed to tell.
afaik Coast is just the american branding for led lenser.

Don't limit your self just to them though, due to them being stocked pretty much everywhere they tend to get well regarded because that's all people know (similar situation with maglite) but you'll get far better with just a little bit of research.
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A new bit of BoiLite gear the BioLite KettleCharge to my mind its a far better idea than the stove. If the price comes down then I'd give one a try. Looks like its a bit to heavy to back pack (907g) but if your not on foot I think its a great idea. Review with pictures here. List price is $150 (US) and if you really want one they are on eBay.co.uk including delivery to Ireland for a bit short of €200. Luxury item
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A new bit of BoiLite gear the BioLite KettleCharge to my mind its a far better idea than the stove. If the price comes down then I'd give one a try. Looks like its a bit to heavy to back pack (907g) but if your not on foot I think its a great idea. Review with pictures here. List price is $150 (US) and if you really want one they are on eBay.co.uk including delivery to Ireland for a bit short of €200. Luxury item
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HIGH-TEMP-...item2597bbc683

If you want to chance making your own
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Saw a nice Duracell torch in a local hardware place; 9 leds, uses three AAAs, copper tail end on it and rubber on-off button in the same place as a maglite. Aluminium knurled body about 5 inches long and quite light. Duracell etched on flat piece on body.They were selling it for Eu 8.50.
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Lidl Head Torch €10, straps have stretched on my old Eveready head torch so thought I'd give the Lidl one a try. First impressions are its a cheap bit of plastic definitely not worth €10. Don't like the straps which are over elaborate and it has a stupid switch arrangement that means you have to cycle it through all the features to get it to go off from having full beam on.

In use the double strap arrangement makes it awkward to put on but once in use it produces a good amount of light and plenty enough to work by. No real beam as it has no focus but easily enough light to read a book by on half beam.

As you can see not an item I was impressed by. If they reduce them to a fiver I'd still think twice about buying another.
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Got a cheap one in Lidl and it's a pain. Flicks off when you least want it to and you have to go thru all the cycles to shut it off. the button is a domed plastic thing and sometimes even adjusting position relative to your line of sight will shut it off. Next one will be a quality unit.
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Got a better one in the Surplus in Carlow. More plastic in it's build but so far it has worked just fine. It has a sliding power switch and uses three AAs. Don't know the brand but it's green with a grey head strap.........incidentally,another thing that annoys me about Lensers is that there are no flats on the handle so it rolls away if you put it down, just as you need it for illum in a confined area!
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what's that place in Carlow like, sounds quite interesting, but 2.5 hour journey for me means unlikely to get there anytime soon. Would have to have another reason to head that direction.
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This is one of a chain of these and has a strong emphasis on tools and outdoor gear and hardware and not as strong on milsurp as it used to be. it still has all the usual stuff like combat jackets, ammunition cans, caps and hats,etc etc but in the case of the Carlow shop, it is tied into Home Depot. There is an Army surplus store in Moneygall. Have a Google and see if there is anything nearer to you.
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Hi all,
I wore Craghoppers (originally bought from Great Outdoors) pants with a pair of Long Johns underneath and Northwest boots, with one thick pair and one thin pair of socks on, when going out in the snow. Kept me warm as toast. I varied hats between a trappers hat and a cheap Thinsulate one from Trespass. Gloves were ski gloves bought about 20 years ago. What have you been wearing?
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I wore Craghoppers (originally bought from Great Outdoors) pants with a pair of Long Johns underneath and Northwest boots, with one thick pair and one thin pair of socks on, when going out in the snow. Kept me warm as toast. I varied hats between a trappers hat and a cheap Thinsulate one from Trespass. Gloves were ski gloves bought about 20 years ago. What have you been wearing?
Lidl work ware trousers with Lidl ski leggings underneath, thick cotton vest, quilted shirt, army woolly pully, and fleece waist coat. Plus a Lowe Alpine waterproof outer plus quilted liner for out doors (a three in one jacket). Add in a Aldi neck warmer (from a couple of years back) and thinsulate woolly hat and various gloves.

Two pair of socks and my ubiquitous wellies. Wear wellies for a lot of outdoor activities now, wouldn't be without them. Just buy the cheapest ones and replace them every few months they last between 2 and 6 months but do a good few miles everyday.

Found some some Dealz plastic sunglasses really good in the snow to stop glare and quite good as they are really large when walking into the wind. Also have several pairs of safety glasses that I also wear when its really windy.
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