Latest News: LDWA Chairman's Challenge Read more



Discussion Forum - Gear !

Boots or Trainers ? To GPS or not ? How do those runners get all the required gear into a bum-bag ?

Topics Replies Author Views Last Post
SATMAP 20 31 Raymond Wilkes 11882 Sat 27th Jun 2020, 20:20
Help! 5 Stuart Bain 401 Fri 3rd Apr 2020, 19:36
Rugged Smartphone 4 Bill Lancashire 440 Fri 20th Mar 2020, 15:59
Map my walk 2 Deirdre Flegg 212 Thu 5th Mar 2020, 9:39
Garmin fenix 6 pro 0 Nigel Tiffany 178 Thu 20th Feb 2020, 20:30
GPS: handheld, watch or smartphone? 8 Simon Pipe 952 Sun 5th Jan 2020, 11:05
Taped Seams 1 Peter Schick 206 Thu 19th Dec 2019, 18:32
Waterproof Boots, A myth ? 5 Malcolm Battle 610 Sat 23rd Nov 2019, 15:27
Gortex Boots 1 Mark Wain 271 Sat 2nd Nov 2019, 10:17
OS Maps application and OS paper maps 8 Marcus Becker 689 Wed 28th Aug 2019, 9:21
Hiking Shoes 5 Andy Packham 494 Thu 1st Aug 2019, 16:01
cleaning out a waterbottle tube 2 Arthur Metcalfe 272 Sun 2nd Jun 2019, 22:04
Cleaning a water pouch 7   2286 Sat 1st Jun 2019, 11:45
Surprise Gore-Tex boot lining refund 0 Mark Webb 242 Thu 30th May 2019, 18:34
Wide fitting shoes/ boots 18 Gary Baldwin 5648 Tue 21st May 2019, 8:18
Is Hard skin on heel normal after taking up walking 2 Mark Garratt 543 Wed 1st May 2019, 22:55
Ankle & leg rash 2 Iain Connell 405 Wed 17th Apr 2019, 11:03
Boot care on through walks 1 Edward Hibbert 294 Sat 13th Apr 2019, 23:12
Discount Card 4 Andy Dobney 2285 Fri 15th Mar 2019, 21:09
Bionic Knee Braces? 0 Nicholas Smyth 284 Sat 16th Feb 2019, 15:06
GPX problems 10 Elton Ellis 1047 Sat 9th Feb 2019, 19:41
Alt berg 1 Paul Baitson 585 Sat 2nd Feb 2019, 2:01
Using GPS trackers (Like Garmin eTrex) 3 Scott Whiteside 791 Sat 2nd Feb 2019, 1:26
Fuel Bottle Air Travel 2 John McLean 331 Sun 20th Jan 2019, 16:15
walking pole failure 2 Mike Childs 1440 Thu 11th Oct 2018, 16:39
Anti-chaffing cream 8 John Pennifold 1962 Thu 11th Oct 2018, 14:37
8 Iain Connell 5014 Thu 11th Oct 2018, 13:07
Hard skin on heel normal after taking up walking 0 Mark Garratt 236 Wed 12th Sep 2018, 22:38
Walking apps 5 Russell Bateman 816 Tue 11th Sep 2018, 10:32
Phone tracker solo walker 15 Mary Larkin 756 Wed 8th Aug 2018, 16:38
maps.me 3 John Pennifold 877 Tue 31st Jul 2018, 23:06
Sunscreen 2 John Pennifold 672 Sun 22nd Jul 2018, 10:22
Satnav advice needed for complete novice 9 Simon Pipe 1165 Wed 6th Jun 2018, 14:24
Touch screens and gloves 2 Iain Connell 585 Sun 11th Mar 2018, 10:34
satmap 10 110 Stephen M Rackett 44063 Fri 23rd Feb 2018, 19:41
subscription based Anquet 0 Raymond Wilkes 413 Tue 20th Feb 2018, 20:45
Bunions 2 Nicky Wood 678 Fri 16th Feb 2018, 15:17
Magnets and compasses 1 Iain Connell 491 Fri 16th Feb 2018, 9:55
Best backpacks for the 100 8 Mark Garratt 4049 Fri 16th Feb 2018, 9:45
Waterproof socks 5 Andy Carpenter 812 Thu 25th Jan 2018, 22:03
Dog dazers 1 Melissa Butcher 1468 Wed 24th Jan 2018, 15:39
Updating to Satsync 2.34.74 3 John Pennifold 657 Wed 24th Jan 2018, 15:34
Help! 12 Deirdre Flegg 948 Wed 27th Dec 2017, 12:44
Pacer poles - a recommendation 5 David Sawdon 2424 Tue 21st Nov 2017, 20:28
ZPACKS from USA 1 Gerard Ellis 768 Wed 8th Nov 2017, 10:45
Gaynor Sports 0 Michael White 1697 Mon 6th Nov 2017, 19:50
Is it safe to reuse a cheap one-use water bottle 3 John Pennifold 1083 Mon 9th Oct 2017, 10:26
Accuracy of GPS distance measurement 5 Michael Jones 1808 Sun 1st Oct 2017, 13:09
2017 Handheld GPS 4 James Pearson 1577 Fri 18th Aug 2017, 13:14
Satmap Active 12 recovery mode 4 Raymond Wilkes 1484 Sat 22nd Jul 2017, 17:50
Amazing service from Cotswold Outdoor! 1 Dave Lane 944 Sun 11th Jun 2017, 16:59
Thule backpacks 1 Madeleine Watson 840 Wed 24th May 2017, 20:05
Drones at Events 7 John Pennifold 1491 Fri 12th May 2017, 13:07
online route planning 3 Paul Truswell 1662 Wed 12th Apr 2017, 21:49
Salomon Women's X Ultra 2 GTX Shoes - GREAT DEAL! 0 Helen Franklin 769 Wed 12th Apr 2017, 10:54
Head torches 10 Armorel Young 2838 Fri 7th Apr 2017, 16:47
Ruggedized tablet or phablet - any recommendations? 2 David Sawdon 1196 Sat 7th Jan 2017, 13:53
Shorter walking poles 10 Iain Connell 2797 Sat 30th Jul 2016, 16:13
Satsync on windows 10 7 Raymond Wilkes 1985 Mon 18th Jul 2016, 13:22
Cotswold Outdoor 3 Matthew Hand 2008 Mon 11th Jul 2016, 19:41
Waterproof paper 0 Simon Pipe 1051 Tue 12th Apr 2016, 11:28
Recharging Satmaps etc 17 Raymond Wilkes 3105 Sat 2nd Apr 2016, 18:09
Can MemoryMap maps be converted to Satmap format? 4 David Sawdon 1165 Fri 11th Mar 2016, 18:21
Replace or Resole? 5 David Sawdon 1272 Thu 10th Mar 2016, 20:03
Waterproofs 5 Michael Jones 1537 Wed 9th Mar 2016, 19:39
Boot Fitting - Whalley Lancashire 4 Louise Whittaker 1960 Sun 28th Feb 2016, 20:27
Paramo Jackets 3 Mark Smith 1861 Mon 14th Dec 2015, 18:46
Hanwag Tatra 2 John King 1253 Mon 30th Nov 2015, 20:22
Satmap Active 12 - a quick look 2 Raymond Wilkes 1827 Thu 24th Sep 2015, 19:46
Inov Debris Gaiters 0 John Pennifold 1225 Fri 24th Jul 2015, 15:25
New footwear 3 Geoff Deighton 2645 Thu 16th Jul 2015, 23:13
Garmin legend hcx for sale 0 Mark Garratt 1028 Wed 15th Jul 2015, 22:53
Patagonia - amazing service 0 Simon Pipe 1101 Mon 29th Jun 2015, 23:07
New OS OL and Explorer (1:25,000,000) series 2 Iain Connell 1393 Sun 31st May 2015, 12:26
Salomon X scream shoes in ultra events? 2 Melissa Butcher 1500 Tue 14th Apr 2015, 23:04
Over Pronation - Problems 5 Mark & Des Donohoe 1962 Tue 10th Mar 2015, 20:34
Tablet gps ? 8 Iain Connell 2321 Sun 15th Feb 2015, 10:36
Viewranger on iPhone/iPad 13   6397 Sat 14th Feb 2015, 15:41
The Crosses Walk North Yorks. 1 Sean Lawson 1304 Tue 10th Feb 2015, 20:19
Trekmates flamless cooking 1 Stephen M Rackett 1186 Sun 11th Jan 2015, 19:38
Smartwool 2 Julie Welch 1522 Wed 31st Dec 2014, 10:48
Wet arsms in waterproof jackets 2 John Pennifold 1598 Sat 27th Dec 2014, 20:33
North Ridge Boots 1 David A Millard 2296 Sat 29th Nov 2014, 21:01
Bivvy Bags 1 Peter Steckles 1677 Sat 29th Nov 2014, 12:39
Bargain Basement Boots (and Socks) 1 Mark & Des Donohoe 1957 Mon 17th Nov 2014, 20:52
advice needed for hadrians wall path this weekend please 0 Mark Garratt 1292 Thu 21st Aug 2014, 11:13
Satmap - Missing Map Tiles 8 Bill Lancashire 2071 Sun 10th Aug 2014, 21:47
Lightweight packaway fleeces 3 Mark Garratt 1763 Sat 2nd Aug 2014, 18:24
Blisters! 6 Lindsey Lee 2588 Tue 22nd Jul 2014, 11:17
Satamp 12 - Unwanted 4 Bill Lancashire 1691 Thu 10th Jul 2014, 15:16
Sorbothane Insoles. 8 Robert Locock 10257 Sat 7th Jun 2014, 21:23
Gait anaylis / same shoes for running and walking? 3 Simon Pipe 1804 Fri 30th May 2014, 11:05
Dog boots 0   1481 Tue 6th May 2014, 21:44
Satmap 12 0 Raymond Wilkes 1728 Sat 26th Apr 2014, 14:28
Satmap reset anomolies 0 Raymond Wilkes 1247 Fri 25th Apr 2014, 20:00
Water pouches again 0 Michael Jones 1354 Sun 13th Apr 2014, 23:32
Which waterproof? 13 Matthew Hand 4088 Sun 2nd Mar 2014, 10:25
Garmin FR 610 battery life 3 Peter Steckles 1754 Sun 5th Jan 2014, 23:56
Survival bags 8 Armorel Young 2254 Fri 22nd Nov 2013, 9:54
Maping the for for Mr Google 1 John Pennifold 1362 Tue 19th Nov 2013, 11:14
'Highlander' Survival Bag 6 John Pennifold 2222 Mon 18th Nov 2013, 21:46
OS dramatically reduces the price of digital mapping - may be old news to some... 0 Peter Steckles 1724 Wed 13th Nov 2013, 20:08
Missing OS 1:25,000 map corners 2 Iain Connell 1579 Wed 6th Nov 2013, 14:17
Dash4it 2 Iain Connell 1539 Wed 23rd Oct 2013, 17:19
Mapping Software 13 Merrian Lancaster 4388 Mon 21st Oct 2013, 23:18
Gore tex socks 0 Stephen M Rackett 1707 Sun 15th Sep 2013, 0:47
memory map 2800 4 Colin Mark Whitehouse 1899 Fri 23rd Aug 2013, 15:22
LED Torches 6 Elton Ellis 5270 Fri 16th Aug 2013, 22:01
Broken Ankle 7 Paul Armstrong 2300 Mon 5th Aug 2013, 10:51
Garmin Montana GPS 7 Dr. John Batham 4846 Tue 2nd Jul 2013, 22:11
e trex 10 3 Nigel John Pearce 1740 Tue 2nd Jul 2013, 22:09
Is your compass working? 6 Tony Cartwright 1850 Tue 2nd Jul 2013, 16:18
Sizing! 2 Neil Counsell 1511 Sun 30th Jun 2013, 15:36
Poncho 4   2665 Thu 6th Jun 2013, 13:12
Salomon - Synapse or Wings ? 0   1832 Sun 2nd Jun 2013, 12:35
Soles Wearing Out 2 Christopher Smith 1843 Thu 30th May 2013, 9:25
LDP route finding 4 Peter Steckles 1876 Thu 7th Mar 2013, 18:38
Cracked leather walking boots 6 Paul Easthope 9175 Mon 11th Feb 2013, 15:14
Newbie post - is it my boots or my legs 8   3106 Wed 6th Feb 2013, 20:10
Convertible trousers? 10 Rose Hakin 2206 Fri 11th Jan 2013, 11:30
Waterproof shells - what's best? 13 Ben Bennetts 11998 Thu 10th Jan 2013, 17:19
Sealskins socks and trainers v boots 5 Mark Garratt 2806 Sat 27th Oct 2012, 14:41
Boots or trainers 13   5389 Fri 26th Oct 2012, 14:12
Good socks for long distance 0 Mark Garratt 2310 Mon 8th Oct 2012, 9:10
Boot Disinfectant 5 Bill Lancashire 1820 Fri 6th Jul 2012, 9:53
Newbie wanting gear advice 6   3093 Thu 12th Apr 2012, 21:52
trail shoes 21 Roy Cooper 7211 Thu 29th Mar 2012, 16:49
Distance measuring & battery life 2 Armorel Young 1963 Tue 28th Feb 2012, 20:31
Gear information database 0 Nic Arb 1967 Sat 24th Dec 2011, 11:27
Keeping in touch when walking in Spain 1 Dennis Gilbert 2071 Tue 13th Dec 2011, 10:15
Boots v Trainer Shoes Quandary 11 Dr. John Batham 11898 Fri 2nd Dec 2011, 8:37
New discount negotiated with Elite Mountain Supplies http://elitemountainsupplies.co.uk/ 1 Nic Arb 2862 Thu 1st Dec 2011, 9:25
Autumn/Winter walk in England 1   1995 Sun 2nd Oct 2011, 21:27
This weeks bargains..... 2 Matthew Hand 2255 Sat 17th Sep 2011, 21:05
scarpas going cheap at go outdoors ! 0   2015 Sat 10th Sep 2011, 22:48
Gear for sale - MSR, Lowe Alpine, Harvey SWCP Maps 0   1924 Tue 6th Sep 2011, 10:20
how many pairs of shoes for a 100 continued 1 Colin Baker 2522 Thu 9th Jun 2011, 20:30
Waterproof boots - or otherwise 9 Dennis Gilbert 6478 Mon 16th May 2011, 11:26
Advice please - Meindl Boots - Good investment or otherwise ? 4 Graham Perry 2771 Mon 21st Mar 2011, 21:18
inov 8 advice please 12   3303 Mon 21st Mar 2011, 8:21
how many pairs of shoes for a 100 ? 2 Colin Baker 2571 Sun 20th Feb 2011, 20:51
Newbie Quetions :) 1   2349 Fri 7th Jan 2011, 12:52
A gadget for Christmas? 1   2164 Tue 28th Dec 2010, 20:01
Scratched GPS screen 1 Ben Bennetts 2180 Sat 16th Oct 2010, 15:46
Anytime Anywhere walk on Sat 2 Oct 10 1 Nic Arb 2070 Thu 30th Sep 2010, 14:09
Reflective bands 1 Merrian Lancaster 2763 Sun 19th Sep 2010, 19:40
Footwear for the Tour du Mont Blanc? 2 Kate Black 2611 Sun 19th Sep 2010, 8:48
Which Garmin? 7 Eileen Greenwood 3225 Sun 5th Sep 2010, 7:48
Lacing 0 Elton Ellis 2184 Mon 23rd Aug 2010, 17:18
Lightweight Camping Stove 12 Richard Smith 4650 Wed 11th Aug 2010, 10:35
0   2282 Thu 22nd Jul 2010, 21:55
Cross Trainer 12 Paul Baitson 2514 Thu 24th Jun 2010, 14:04
HofS 100 gpx 13 Rob Richardson 2766 Mon 24th May 2010, 8:44
Kahtoola Microspikes 2 Tony Willey 2411 Fri 14th May 2010, 15:40
Discounts 0   2102 Sat 20th Mar 2010, 8:17
manchester/penzance outdoor stores 1   2060 Sat 20th Mar 2010, 7:13
GPS - State of the Art 5 Dr. John Batham 2766 Sun 14th Mar 2010, 13:17
Is my GPS goosed? 3   2345 Sat 20th Feb 2010, 17:42
Cloth Walking Badges 1 Steve Cox 2462 Mon 15th Feb 2010, 21:15
gps 11   3359 Thu 11th Feb 2010, 17:06
Trailwalker rucksack 0   2625 Wed 27th Jan 2010, 22:56
Hot tips for this cold spell 6   2274 Sun 17th Jan 2010, 11:07
ANQUET OR MEMORY-MAP 14   5307 Fri 8th Jan 2010, 9:45
karrimor ksb,s 9   3976 Sat 2nd Jan 2010, 22:33
small hole in gore tex waterproofs in need of repair- any advice ? 3 Raymond Swain 2483 Fri 30th Oct 2009, 16:53
Boots RIP 1 Garfield & Helen Southall 2439 Thu 6th Aug 2009, 21:16
Which GPS for Memory Map?? 5 Anne E Webb 4192 Thu 6th Aug 2009, 18:06
iPod Nike Sports kit 2   2236 Wed 22nd Jul 2009, 17:34
Hell in a hand cart 5   2898 Tue 7th Jul 2009, 17:54
Berghaus C7 1 Series 1   2515 Mon 6th Jul 2009, 20:13
Isle of Man map 5 Carole Elizabeth Engel 3258 Sun 17th May 2009, 7:55
Nike Pegasus GTX 0 Rob Richardson 3143 Tue 24th Mar 2009, 20:06
Insurance for multi-week walks 6 Gordon Stone 2393 Wed 4th Mar 2009, 20:32
Kit checks 13 Garfield & Helen Southall 4183 Sun 15th Feb 2009, 11:52
os maps 30% off 2 Ian Koszalinski 2587 Sun 15th Feb 2009, 11:23
Nokia GPS Software (1) 1 Garfield & Helen Southall 2725 Mon 19th Jan 2009, 17:01
Walking without trousers 8 Garfield & Helen Southall 5677 Thu 30th Oct 2008, 13:16
Security pocket 0 John Jocys 2252 Wed 24th Sep 2008, 15:29
Daysack 0 Peter Haslam 2668 Mon 18th Aug 2008, 19:22
Stoves. 5 Matthew Hand 2845 Thu 14th Aug 2008, 19:36
Water purification systems 3 Matthew Hand 2562 Thu 14th Aug 2008, 11:04
Platypus drinking tubes 12 Geoff Deighton 3117 Wed 23rd Jul 2008, 21:55
Health Question 6 Paul Sorensen 3039 Mon 14th Jul 2008, 13:46
The ultimate weather protector 13 Merrian Lancaster 2970 Fri 20th Jun 2008, 22:15
Inov-8 drinking system 2 Julie Welch 2461 Sun 1st Jun 2008, 9:57
Personal locator beacons 6 Tony Willey 2502 Sun 18th May 2008, 21:45
Helpful shop 0 Matthew Hand 2251 Sun 11th May 2008, 20:37
PARTY FEET 4 Mike Wiltshire 2945 Tue 29th Jan 2008, 19:45
What Tent? 2 Matthew Hand 3311 Mon 14th Jan 2008, 8:39
freeze dried meals 10   5081 Thu 13th Dec 2007, 15:44
Explorer Grid map 0 Geoff Crowder 2408 Thu 8th Nov 2007, 14:26
Gear 3 Roy Turner 2560 Fri 5th Oct 2007, 22:55
Ordnance Survey 1 Merrian Lancaster 2345 Fri 5th Oct 2007, 16:35
Hanwag Boots for sale 1 Judith Griffiths 3162 Sun 23rd Sep 2007, 16:04
smelly boots 5 Merrian Lancaster 2619 Thu 6th Sep 2007, 13:03
Innov8 Roclite 315 9 John King 4346 Fri 17th Aug 2007, 20:52
Ankle Rub? 15 Paul Burgess 7431 Thu 16th Aug 2007, 22:06
100% waterproof 7   3055 Fri 10th Aug 2007, 3:04
Help please 7   2785 Thu 2nd Aug 2007, 21:50
GPS going crazy in the Alps 4 Nic Arb 2333 Mon 30th Jul 2007, 9:20
Topo Maping 5 John King 2404 Mon 23rd Jul 2007, 20:30
Hydration Sac 1 John King 2426 Sat 30th Jun 2007, 10:17
GPS vs Course measuring 20 Rebecca Lawrence 2717 Fri 29th Jun 2007, 1:49
Garmin wrist GPS 29   5120 Tue 22nd May 2007, 9:48
Insect repellent - how can I get my flies to drop off? 9 MIke Rayner 2777 Sun 6th May 2007, 22:02
Bum bags 14 Elton Ellis 5731 Mon 26th Mar 2007, 13:09
Petzl e+lite 2 Nick Andrews-Faulkner 2442 Wed 28th Feb 2007, 15:40
Discounted gear 0 Elton Ellis 2361 Tue 6th Feb 2007, 17:44
Pocket Anquet 2 Tony Deall 2895 Sun 10th Dec 2006, 13:55
0 Paul M Lawrence 2127 Mon 13th Nov 2006, 17:16
BRASHER SUPERLITE XCR'S 2 Nick Vanson 2874 Wed 18th Oct 2006, 11:38
boot repairs 6 David A Millard 3489 Tue 17th Oct 2006, 15:11
Rucksacs with mesh pockets 10 Norman C Corrin 2857 Wed 27th Sep 2006, 15:06
Liquid Foot Talc Powder - Free samples 3 Norman C Corrin 3123 Wed 20th Sep 2006, 11:42
running shoes waterproof or not? 9 Ian Koszalinski 4884 Tue 12th Sep 2006, 21:20
Pongy trainers 6 Julie Welch 2308 Mon 11th Sep 2006, 10:56
Bridge Water Canal 0   2211 Sat 26th Aug 2006, 20:37
Shoes going cheap... 0 Julie Welch 2440 Wed 23rd Aug 2006, 16:22
Cheap computer hardwear 0 Steve Clark 2198 Mon 31st Jul 2006, 17:37
GPS accuracy 5   2371 Wed 19th Jul 2006, 9:17
Walking Poles 7   3223 Wed 28th Jun 2006, 20:49
New Balance wear trials 3 Tony Willey 2777 Tue 20th Jun 2006, 20:16
GPS height gain data 7 Tony Willey 2595 Sun 21st May 2006, 18:28

This website uses cookies

To comply with EU Directives we are informing you that our website uses cookies for services such as memberships and Google Analytics.

Your data is completely safe and we do not record any personally identifiable information.

Please click the button to acknowledge and approve our use of cookies during your visit.

Learn more about the Cookie Law