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9 hours ago, angelin said:

Wellies for flat feet anyone help?

A physio will custom mould insoles for you. 

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I will give a big up-vote for the coleman blackout tent. I got the 2-manner for solo camping last summer and it's great. Not tried it out in really hot conditions yet (it's meant to be a bit cooler), but was I ever sleeping in late rather than being woken by the sun.

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3 hours ago, mcmenace said:

Anybody bought a decent 70l+ rucksack for a relatively inexpensive price? My 20 year old rucksack gave up on life recently so need a new one. Ta!

 

EDIT: JUST FOUND THE BLACKS ONE POSTED EARLIER IN THE THREAD.

Got the link? I'd like to check it out.

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On 4/24/2019 at 12:36 PM, barkley87 said:

Can anyone recommend any comfortable women's lightweight trainers / walking shoes for the festival? I have wellies and boots, but the boots are too heavy for 5 days and it's not going to rain anyway (though I will be taking wellies to appease the weather gods). I usually just wear Converse if it's dry but 2017 was the last year I'm doing that - I'm getting too old and my feet can't cope anymore. Thanks in advance!

Mrs Tarw got these a few years ago.  Not cheap but very light and comfortable.  I’ll echo what others have said though.  Got to try them on what is 5* comfort for her could be agony for you.  https://www.merrell.com/UK/en_GB/siren-edge-q2-waterproof/33320W.html?dwvar_33320W_color=J77530#cgid=merrell-hike-womens&prefn1=technologyCollection&prefv1=GORE-TEX®&start=1

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4 hours ago, mcmenace said:

Anybody bought a decent 70l+ rucksack for a relatively inexpensive price? My 20 year old rucksack gave up on life recently so need a new one. Ta!

Looks like LIDL had some camping gear in the 'middle of Lidl' last week. I was in there today and they had labels on the shelf for a Self-inflating Thermal mat £14.99, Sleeping bag £14.99 and 70L Hiking Rucksack £29.99. The Lidl I was in only had the rucksacks left, plenty of them though (no idea if they are any good).

The sleeping mat looks like it is this type: https://www.lidl-ni.co.uk/en/special-offers.htm?articleId=13844 rather than the lilo one they used to sell.

 

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On 4/24/2019 at 12:36 PM, barkley87 said:

Can anyone recommend any comfortable women's lightweight trainers / walking shoes for the festival? I have wellies and boots, but the boots are too heavy for 5 days and it's not going to rain anyway (though I will be taking wellies to appease the weather gods). I usually just wear Converse if it's dry but 2017 was the last year I'm doing that - I'm getting too old and my feet can't cope anymore. Thanks in advance!

These are most definitely trainers rather than walking boots, but if the weather is decent you cannot go wrong with a pair of nike fly knits. They pull on so no lace messing around and are will be the comfiest shoes you ever own! (I used to wear vans every year and my poor knees gave up in recent years at the ripe old age of 29, so find these a lifesaver!)

https://www.prodirectrunning.com/p/nike-free-rn-flyknit-2018-black-white-mens-shoes-942838001-182109/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw2IrmBRCJARIsAJZDdxB3MCaIGD453Z1rLeEolXi6rnuTxZVxDJTogNsNDfQ6b9chWNftZQ4aAuo5EALw_wcB

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2 hours ago, DarrenVonBoathook said:

Looks like LIDL had some camping gear in the 'middle of Lidl' last week. I was in there today and they had labels on the shelf for a Self-inflating Thermal mat £14.99, Sleeping bag £14.99 and 70L Hiking Rucksack £29.99. The Lidl I was in only had the rucksacks left, plenty of them though (no idea if they are any good).

The sleeping mat looks like it is this type: https://www.lidl-ni.co.uk/en/special-offers.htm?articleId=13844 rather than the lilo one they used to sell.

 

I think it was a few weeks back now.  They only had about five left on the Sunday they went on sale so we thought we better get a couple while we could, leaving three on the shelf.  My husband went back (for something else) at the end of the week and they still had the three left and had reduced them!

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Aldi have camping stuff in again - hopefully I haven't cursed the weather for Glasto but I bought a box of "Hard ground" tent pegs for £7.99 to replace the cheapo ones that came with my tent that got hopelessly bent out of shape in 2017.

They also have cans of waterproofing spray - I'll get tent out this weekend, do a test erection and give it a quick waterproofing (just in case).

 

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7 hours ago, tarw said:

Mrs Tarw got these a few years ago.  Not cheap but very light and comfortable.  I’ll echo what others have said though.  Got to try them on what is 5* comfort for her could be agony for you.  https://www.merrell.com/UK/en_GB/siren-edge-q2-waterproof/33320W.html?dwvar_33320W_color=J77530#cgid=merrell-hike-womens&prefn1=technologyCollection&prefv1=GORE-TEX®&start=1

My boss is big walker and she recommended Merrell too, it seems like a good brand. I just need to find an actual shop that sells them so I can try them on!

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5 hours ago, brightyoungthing said:

These are most definitely trainers rather than walking boots, but if the weather is decent you cannot go wrong with a pair of nike fly knits. They pull on so no lace messing around and are will be the comfiest shoes you ever own! (I used to wear vans every year and my poor knees gave up in recent years at the ripe old age of 29, so find these a lifesaver!)

https://www.prodirectrunning.com/p/nike-free-rn-flyknit-2018-black-white-mens-shoes-942838001-182109/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw2IrmBRCJARIsAJZDdxB3MCaIGD453Z1rLeEolXi6rnuTxZVxDJTogNsNDfQ6b9chWNftZQ4aAuo5EALw_wcB

I was considering trainers but worried they wouldn't have the same support as walking shoes. Have you worn them for a Glasto and were your feet still OK by the end of the festival?

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Not sure if this ok to post. If anyone wants a pair of scarpa  size  10 walking boots. 2nd hand obv but absolutely solid-loads and loads of life left in them. Free to good home pref someone who could uae them but not afford to buy .-maybe chuck a couple of quid towarrd efests if ypu xan aford it

.Woiud attach a pic but dont know how. Ankle boots.brown. padded. Etc. About 160quid new. Google a pic. Mens scarpa terra gtx is the closest i can find online .

Sorry if i shouldnt post this

Cheers

Dan

 

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Left out Scarpa
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I came across these 65l backpacks in Tesco. half price at 17.50 and they came with a raincover (I don't think the cheap one from Blacks does).

 

 

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11 minutes ago, tumbles said:

For those who like a trolley I noticed these in Costco this morning: 

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Good wheels for dry weather, not sure I would trust them in the mud...

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1 hour ago, morph100 said:

Good wheels for dry weather, not sure I would trust them in the mud...

They looked fairly good but quite thin for mud for sure.. 

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On 4/26/2019 at 9:26 PM, barkley87 said:

I was considering trainers but worried they wouldn't have the same support as walking shoes. Have you worn them for a Glasto and were your feet still OK by the end of the festival?

I wore for Bestival and they held up, although obviously Bestival is TINY in comparison to Glasto.... i plan on wearing them to Glasto this year though - although agree there isn't much in the way of support in them.

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From Sunday, hidden in the car accessories, Lidl will have 20l packaway backpack for £4.99. They look decent as a day bag. Particularly if that is a usable pocket up against your back.

https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/MiddleofLidl.htm?articleId=22012&ar=11

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Gambled on the Coleman Blackout tent.. well it's not a gamble going off the recommendations. Gonna give it a first test run the weekend after this one.

May also get that Blacks rucksack, I definitely need some better waist straps/support 

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On 4/26/2019 at 1:26 PM, barkley87 said:

Got the link? I'd like to check it out.

I bought a new one after having to admit defeat on my beloved 65ltr one, I purchased one of Mountain Warehouses and traveled round India with it in Dec, there £30 now! fully recommend one with outer pockets , as this one does!

 

https://www.mountainwarehouse.com/tor-65l-rucksack-p6694.aspx/

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15 minutes ago, amyg1990 said:

I bought a new one after having to admit defeat on my beloved 65ltr one, I purchased one of Mountain Warehouses and traveled round India with it in Dec, there £30 now! fully recommend one with outer pockets , as this one does!

 

https://www.mountainwarehouse.com/tor-65l-rucksack-p6694.aspx/

That's a really good deal. I've spent the glastonbury allocation of this month's pay on walking shoes though...hopefully it'll still be on offer in a month!

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My trusty walking boots have finally given up. Although I haven't got a ticket I am in need of some more preferably lightweight waterproof boots, anyone aware of some good deals? 

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