HMG Ultamid 2 – First Pitch

Great weather outside this whole weekend and now that I finally had received everything to make the first pitch it was time to do it. I waited for Jon to come home from his grandpa’s as he needs to know how to pitch the tent as much as I do.

Here are some pictures with the tent setup in our yard. Unfortunately we mowed the lawn afterwards 🙂

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Pitched infront of our house.

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Me and my daughter Alma enjoying the new tent. Granite Gear Crown V.C 60 in the foreground and Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork trekking poles holding everything up in place.

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Jon holds the door open.

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Looks like a dog sits behind the tent but it’s actually Jon with his cap on leaning forward making adjustments on the guylines.

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Jon taking a quick nap with his Fellraisers on.

New backpack and trekking poles!

Wehuuu! My new backpack is finally here!! And my trekking poles! It’s like x-mas all over again 🙂

Crown60_2014-04-29_17-45-49_P1020605As you might know I ordered a Granite Gear pack but that one ended up being on backorder. But I waited and waited, and then waited some more before finally shooting an e-mail to the company asking about where it was. They said that it was not the entire truth about the date when it was supposed to arrive so I canceled my order with them.

The pack I ordered was a Blaze A.C 60. After thinking about the size of the pack and the weight based on some other stuff I’ve changed during my waiting time, it seamed stupid to buy such a “heavy” pack when I could go with something lighter.

I still liked the designs that Granite Gear offered so I knew I wanted a pack from them and I decided on a Crown V.C 60 – and now it’s here! I also got some tent stakes in titanium from Vargo and some extra shoe laces for my Inov-8 Roclite 295’s.

Specifications

Weight: .96 kg | 2lbs 2oz
Capacity: 60 liters | 3660 cubic inches
Suspension: Vapor Current (V.C.) Internal Frame
Load Capacity: 35lbs | 16kg

Materials

100D Ripstop
210D Nylon Cordura
Stretch Mesh Fabric

Features

  • interchangeable belts
  • Lineloc compression
  • tool loops
  • hydration ports & internal hydration sleeve
  • large stretch side & front pockets
  • extended overflow crossover straps
  • padded rolling stay
  • Vapor current suspension
  • CORDURA® fabrics

I went to Jons place today after work and picked up my new trekking poles that we ordered a while back. I didn’t really know what I was getting at the time besides that they were supposed to be among the best trekking poles around. They sure look good and feels nice in my hands. Love the cork handles and the flick lock system. It’s much better than the twist/pull-thinge that are on my cheap ones.

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The trekking poles we got are the Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork. Not the cheapest ones around but they feel great and all the reviews that we’ve read or viewed on YouTube says nothing else. I hope we made the right decision! 🙂

I’m really looking forward to test all the new stuff out! Everything from my new pack to my new tent. Haven’t been able to pitch it until now when I received the poles and tent stakes…