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Chopsicle

Member since Sep 2007 • Last active Jan 2021

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    It needs something with a bit of support to the loft, or to go on the outside over the insulating fleece and not next to skin. They were a faff to position, and then I found the repeated leg cycles shifted them around . There might be a convenient way, maybe like a foam (think glove padding) or spacer mesh with windproof face. ....all gets a bit roller-ball body armour-ey.... let us know how you get on!

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    giant Cargo Quilt Burner for your passengers?

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    'turmoil' - that does make sense. I figured it was something to do with a 'decision maker' not having actually used it, and not grasping British weather/high-mountains/long days - Read what you like into that.

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    Wooof, ok - thank you everyone, wasn't expecting that, exciting to see.

    Give me a little time to round things up; I'll start a new thread to avoid clogging this up. I'll add all the names^ here to a list. Will make samples (two sizes), explain the material, timing, cost etc, and get a YES confirmation before making up/dispatching. Donation to forum + charity.

    And just as a quick explainer... I use my civie name everywhere else, not a problem, but when I joined the forum there was a lot of, errrr, anti-Rapha sentiment. I couldn't be doing with this, so opted for an alternative name to avoid having to engage. Anyway, this is me and me - please say hi if you like :) - and now you can see where the product name came from

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    It was my idea (there’s a clue in the name!) and I made up samples while I was there, amazingly simple and effective. No idea why they didn’t do it - Staring them in the face, newspaper story all ready to go - over to @villa why it didn’t float.

    Also tried some leg versions ...not successful at all. The insulation gets compressed under tights, giving no benefit at all.

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    I designed/made/test-rode the original Burner samples in winter of 17/18, then later worked on the commercial version with Albion (after it sank at my previous employer).

    I have lightweight wind-proof fabric(s) plus Clo recycled insulation (think 80gsm, will check). If anyone is interested, I could make up a batch for a reasonable cost for LFGSS.

    Let me know and I’ll make up a sample, post technical info (weight, size, composition) and work out a cost in a new thread - potentially custom sizing/insulation possible too :)

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    You mention Satan; I’m sure Brian covered the horned one in his interview with David Icke last year....

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/bv8x5a/l­ondon-real-brian-rose-digital-freedom-co­ronavirus

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    ‘urban foraging’

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    Lovely photos everyone, thanks for posting!

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    How big are the holes/scuffs? Easier to apply iron-on heat press patches at home to keep them running? (if feeling fancy, in whichever design you care to dream of from ebay).

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