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Thread: Lightweight, February Issue

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    Übermensch Andy Howell's Avatar
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    Do my eyes deceive me, or has TGO nicked Lightweight Bob's slogan?

    Admittedly, I'm only looking at the digital copy (and you can miss things there), but I don't see any credit to LB?

    Or did LB nick his slogan from somewhere else?

    I think we should be told.

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    I think so too - I wondered exactly the same thing!

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    Which slogan is that? I haven't seen the Feb issue yet. (I've never seen the digital one). "Minimum weight, maximum fun"? I think Ray Jardine used that first (though maybe others before him).

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    But I took it to a higher plane and gave it a 'voice', then added a few sound effects and created one in technocolour!

    PS: I don't mind if you borrow it for a while, but please look after it. And make sure it isn't too muddy when you give back to me ...... I know what you gear reviewers are like ;-)

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    Yeah right!

    Only it will be me that cleans it!

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    Got my paper copy this evening - haven't read it in detail yet, but the only slogan I've spotted was "Minimum weight, maximum satisfaction!"

    So maybe TGO are having to make do with an inferior sound-alike?

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    It's on the front cover, Matt: "Minimum weight, maximum fun".

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    Doh - must be going blind!!!!


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    I'll be interested to see this issue! (No post in Scotland today, it's a bank holiday). I don't see any copy until the magazine comes out so it's all new to me too except for the stuff I've written.

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    It's a good issue. I've only got the digital copy so far, though, and I've found that I don't tend to read that quite as thoroughly as the paper copy, which I like to settle down with in comfort. It's swings and roundabouts like most things, I suppose.

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    My paper copy has now arrived. There is a credit to BPLuk tucked away in there!

    A good issue. I'm interested in these Inov-8 Terroc 330 trail shoes (why can't we have short names anymore?).

    Cameron is suggesting using them for trekking. Has anyone else had any experience of this?

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    I gave them Best Buy in a trail shoes review in the July 2005 TGO and think they are fine for backpacking. But then I go backpacking in sandals!

    Seriously, if you like lightweight shoes these are as light as they come while still performing well.

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    Terrocs - great. Got some last summer and used them for several trips including climbing Cader Idris, a weekend backpack around Longsleddale, and as secondary footwear on my Pyrenees backpack. Waiting for the summer months to use them more although if it isn't icy I may use them again sooner with some Sealskinz socks.

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    I've got those Terrocs, Andy: I bought them about a year ago for trail running, and they're very nice. I've not used them for walking yet, but I'll try them out this spring/summer in the Lakes.

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    I like the idea of the Terrocs with Sealskinz, Matt, but I'm not sure mine will be big enough. Must go and experiment...

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    I've got those Terrocs, Andy: I bought them about a year ago for trail running, and they're very nice. I've not used them for walking yet, but I'll try them out this spring/summer in the Lakes.

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    You can get different weights of Sealskinz PW - the Mid Thermal Merinos that I had are too thick, but the Mid Light and the Ultra Light fit well, I think the Mid Light are most comfortable.

    I see you're posting twice again, I said I see you're posting twice again!

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    Oh, *u***r! How's that happened?! Drat...

    I didn't realise there were different weights, Matt - ta for the tip: I'll look for some light ones. I quite like Sealskinz.

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    Another vote for Terroc 330s -- great shoes for walking. Run and Become shops stock them BTW.

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    Tried looking around this afternoon for an Inov dealer in Birmingham. Like all of this lightweight gear it is not easy to locate it. Looks as if I'll have to wait until I'm in London to try on a pair.

    I thought they'd be worth a try.

    Chris and John,would you use them on the TGO Challenge?

    If CM has used them for trekking in Nepal then they must be functional enough!

    I should add that I will need some new footwear for the TGO. Have been thinking about the Scarpa ZG65 boot. But as I'm going to use the Challenge as an excuse to drop down quite a bit of weight I thought I might try these in advance.

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