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Re: New Kayak Camping kit

#31 Post by Yaktastic » Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:29 pm

Love threads like this ! That MSR zing would be perfect for some of the camp spots at T@ll0w@ Dam. Lounging, cooking etc areas in light rain fall are all that is missing from some of my yak camping trips. I also have a Hoochie I was given, but I've never used it for anything other than a tarp to keep dew/rain off the yak. Ill have to start playing around with it.

Those chairs also look great.

What does the Zing retail for ??
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Re: New Kayak Camping kit

#32 Post by ScuLL&fIsHbOnEs » Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:43 pm

OK

Since we are talking kayak camping gear this is what I use:

Tent - Blackwolf Mantis 2
http://www.blackwolf.com.au/product/Man ... x8QnwxdG8y

Cooking stove - Jetboil
http://www.jetboil.com/Products/Flash-C ... em-Carbon/

Backpack - Blackwolf McKinley ( 55lt, 75lt)
http://www.blackwolf.com.au/product/McK ... ategory/31
I have 2 back packs as I also do Bow Hunting when not kayak fishing

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Re: New Kayak Camping kit

#33 Post by nqkayaktours » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:12 pm

ScuLL&fIsHbOnEs wrote:I have 2 back packs as I also do Bow Hunting when not kayak fishing
You dont go chasing lions then do you? :wink:

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Re: New Kayak Camping kit

#34 Post by ScuLL&fIsHbOnEs » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:17 pm

nqkayaktours wrote:
ScuLL&fIsHbOnEs wrote:I have 2 back packs as I also do Bow Hunting when not kayak fishing
You dont go chasing lions then do you? :wink:

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Re: New Kayak Camping kit

#35 Post by XDCammer » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:08 pm

Awsome, thanks guys.
Yaktastic, I'm not sure about the price of the ZING, hang on………………………Around the $500 mark give or take. Hoochies are great, many the night I was dry under them, until I had to get up for gun picket (double staggerd). It was always raining on my shift too, bummer!

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Re: New Kayak Camping kit

#36 Post by ua5qb » Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:11 pm

Yaktastic wrote:Love threads like this ! That MSR zing would be perfect for some of the camp spots at T@ll0w@ Dam. Lounging, cooking etc areas in light rain fall are all that is missing from some of my yak camping trips. I also have a Hoochie I was given, but I've never used it for anything other than a tarp to keep dew/rain off the yak. Ill have to start playing around with it.
Those chairs also look great.
What does the Zing retail for ??
As previously stated you join two or more houchies together extending their functionality creating a very large covered area with poles and cord. The little cord pockets and tensioning points do make the Zing attractive.

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Re: New Kayak Camping kit

#37 Post by mouse » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:28 am

MSR Zing looks the goods.
I have used Macpac and Fairydown for over 20 years, great NZ based products.
http://www.macpac.com.au
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Re: New Kayak Camping kit

#38 Post by XDCammer » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:51 am

Just got my new seat. Pretty pleased with it really. It's very strong, well made and quality materials. Sitting in it is a bit unnerving to start with but you get used to it.

I'll be putting it to the test on my trip up north in Oct. Two more pieces of kit to come in from the states and I'm done.

Now some pix.

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Re: New Kayak Camping kit

#39 Post by ua5qb » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:23 pm

The first pic had me thinking you were upgrading the AI seat.

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Re: New Kayak Camping kit

#40 Post by Troopy67 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:58 pm

Looks great. Like how it packs up into the legs.

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Re: New Kayak Camping kit

#41 Post by mouse » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:44 pm

Very nice compact seat XD, can you recommend a supplier and approx pricing delivered to Aust.?
Thx inadvance :wink:
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Re: New Kayak Camping kit

#42 Post by XDCammer » Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:28 am

Mouse, you can buy it in Australia, any camping shop that sells Therm-A-Rest gear will be able to get it in for you. I think RRP is around the $170 mark. Here's the Australian distributor. http://www.spelean.com.au/CDI/dealers/bris.html

There ya go.

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Re: New Kayak Camping kit

#43 Post by mouse » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:18 pm

Thx XD, hoping to get away a bit this bass / cod season so compact and comfortable camping gear is the go. :wink:
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Re: New Kayak Camping kit

#44 Post by gbc » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:52 pm

As posted on the other forum, Aldi have these on sale with the camping gear when it comes on. It is a Helinox chair. Side by side there isn't any difference - apart from the price. I like mine. If in sand, a couple of crab pot floats on the legs work a treat.
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Re: New Kayak Camping kit

#45 Post by bbradar » Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:25 pm

gbc wrote:It is a Helinox chair. Side by side there isn't any difference - apart from the price.
Incorrect.
There is a noticeable difference in build, materials and weight (even ease of putting together). I have the Aldi version, a Helinox (standard back), and an Alite Monarch. There is nothing wrong with the Aldi chair, it'll serve me well - but judging from the build it won't last like my Helinox. This is fine as it's cheap!
My go to chair is still the Helinox.

For what it's worth my preference below (first is better).
Comfort: Aldi, Helinox, Alite
pack-ability (size/weight): Alite, Helinox, Aldi
Build quality/Materials: Helinox/Alite, Aldi
Value: Aldi, Helinox, Alite

I don't bother as you only sink so far, but tennis balls also work well on the feet.

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