The Vault Regulars

Friday, June 30, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Silva simi light review.

The Silva Simi is a small lightweight lamp. Made originally for cycling.


I found it to have a number of other uses than what it was designed for.
The lamp itself weighs only 16 grams and that includes the two cr2032  batteries that power 3 LED bulbs giving off 17 lumens.
The light has two functions, constant or strobe.
Battery life is stated at 100 hours when on strobe and 24 hrs on constant.

The case and clip is tough plastic with a silicone strap. Waterproofing is IPX6 std which is splashproof.
Size, 30mm diameter x 20mm thick.
It's available in white light or red light. The white light is what i have.

I found it to be an excellent tent light, easily fastening to my roof clip, giving off plenty of light to cook, read and find gear in the rucksack.

With it's stretchy silicone strap it is easily fitted onto a walking pole handle, illuminating in front of you and warning any oncoming traffic of your presence.

It can also be fastened to the front or rear of your rucksack, again for those night hikes.

It doesn't take much imagination either, that with a piece of 3mm bungy cord you can turn this into a lightweight head torch and because it is designed for cycles, the light is adequate.
Oh yes. You can also use it on your bike.

For such a tiny piece of kit I think it's fantastic and has now replaced my trusty Petzl e-light.
Cost is quite variable and worth checking out prices on numerous websites but max price is around £7.
 I paid £2.99 from Dash4it in conjunction with a map purchase.





You may also be interested in the Silva Tyto light which is similar. Click Here.








Monday, June 5, 2017

Circuit around Dovestones.

We had a few hours to spare and decided to have a walk around Dovestones reservoir. Upon arrival the clagg was really low. We had no gear to head off into the clouds but at least the reservoirs were clear. With slight mizzle we bravely left the car and headed off in an anti clockwise direction or for those who have only known digital timepieces that's going right to left. For those who don't know their left from their right please stay off the hills.

Its quite a busy old place with very few parking spaces left at 10.30 am. The walking is easy and the scenery is lovely when its not covered in mist.
Here are a few photo's from the walk.
 Dovestones reservoir.


 Doormouse

 Dovestones below Yeomans Hey.

 Looking across Yeomans Hey reservoir.
 Crossing over at Yeomans Hey Reservoir.
 Skylark
Looking back towards Greenfield Reservoir
Route just about 4 easy miles.

Find it Here