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Subject Topic: Testing the new ankle in Lake District Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by spiritburner30/1/2022 at 11:33pm
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Had a great weekend despite Storm Malik.   To keep my backpacking tent dry for the wild pitch I used my North Face Mountain 25 tent on Friday night - hardly moved during the storm.   My new tent is the silver cuben fibre Trekkertent Phreeranger in the pics. I've bought it for bikebacking but couldn't resist trying it out. Wind had died down fully by Saturday evening - that or the valley we were in provided shelter. Clear sky & hard frost Saturday night. 14 miles & 2400' of ascent - nothing epic but pleased with ankle. Some discomfort as tendons still very tight but plenty ibuprofen helped.
























Message posted by seanfdh30/1/2022 at 11:41pm
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Looks great. Glad to hear that your ankle's holding up.

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Great to hear the ankle is holding up. Lovely pics there.
I used to lust after the phreeranger and the phreak when I was a youngster. Good to see that Marc has resurrected the phreeranger. A case of a Phoenix rising from the Ashes?

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Message posted by spiritburner via mobile 31/1/2022 at 12:45pm
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I had a Phreak. My mate told me there was an unused one on ebay.

Message posted by Ewen c via mobile 31/1/2022 at 1:48pm
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Quote: Originally posted by spiritburner on 31/1/2022
I had a Phreak. My mate told me there was an unused one on ebay.



I must not buy any more tents.
I must not buy any more tents.

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Message posted by ZIZAG via mobile 31/1/2022 at 4:33pm
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Glad your Ankle stood upto the hilly hike
Lovely photo's
It looks very bleak and remote .
The Night sky photos very clear
Is that a Tent Fest on that hillside
And Is that North Face an Expedition tent ⛺?
Very enjoyable Trip Report Spitburner .

Message posted by spiritburner31/1/2022 at 9:51pm
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Aye it was a bit. We'd normally be more spaced out but the ground was rough & the best bit had us close together. The TNF tent is kind off an expedition tent. Fully geodesic with an extended porch pole.   It barely moves in high winds.   I've had a better expedition tent. This one has quite thin poles for that category. My Terra Nova Super Quasar had thicker poles - 11mm v 8mm I think plus the poles fully crossed over at the side. However the trips that demanded that are behind me & the TNF tent was a gift from a good friend & serves as a great, spacious tent in rough UK weather & often borrowed by my son & his girlfriend so that one keeps going while the Terra Nova has been sold. I'd highly recommend it though.


Message posted by spiritburner31/1/2022 at 10:00pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Ewen c on 31/1/2022

I must not buy any more tents.
I must not buy any more tents.



Found it!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224809114669?hash=item3457aadc2d:g:e1YAAOSwU75h8cwV

My Phreak in 1983. Great tents for two.



Message posted by Ewen c via mobile 31/1/2022 at 11:48pm
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Unused. Damn that is tempting.
Would the divorce for buying another tent be worth it?

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Message posted by spiritburner01/2/2022 at 12:12am
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I bought an Ultimate Tramp (an old favourite) that was not far off new a few years back. It wasn't long before the PU coating started to peel although it looked perfect when I got it. I think age will affect it regardless of use.

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Message posted by Ewen c via mobile 01/2/2022 at 8:16am
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My Saunders gave up due to uv degradation. A tent stored that long as that phreak will probably degrade the coating quite quickly.
What we really need is someone to make them again. Marc at Trekkertent does the phreerunner and the stealth is a good jetpacker/fell pine homage. A peapod or phazor dome would be nice to see.


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Message posted by Caligula02/2/2022 at 4:03pm
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What fantastic photos, thank you!


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