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Stupid amount of kids’ kit

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Just a heads up that later today I will be posting up a vast list of kit which our kids have grown out of - boots, trousers, jackets, goggles, skis - mainly age 8-12 but a few younger bits. I’m not talking a few bits...10 or so jackets, five pairs of skis, 12 pairs of boots etc.....

All is high quality kit, as people who know me will know, kids need good kit, it some instances more than adults. Some of it was ‘leapfrogged’ - ie bought for our two but then they had a growth spurt even between trips let alone between seasons....

Anyway....more later....
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Right - here it all is. I said there was a lot.....

Snowboots
Keen Velcro fleece lined goretex equivalent eu37 uk4 – 20gbp
Hi tec new fleece lined goretex equivalent eu33 uk1- 20gbp
Columbia fleece lined goretex equivalent eu31 uk12 – 15gbp

Snowboard boots
Rome SDS Boa marked 24 but more like 23 mondo – 30gbp SOLD
K2 Vandal Boa 22 mondo – 30gbp - SOLD
K2 Vandal Boa 23 mondo – 30gbp
K2 Vandal Boa New 24 mondo were 105gbp – 65gbp

Ski boots
Salomon SPK 23.0 – 40gbp SOLD
Salomon SPK 24.5 – 40gbp
Salomon Falcon 70 barely used 24.0 – 40gbp
Nordica Dobermann 23.0-23.5 – 35gbp SOLD
Nordica Dobermann 23.0-23.5 – 35gbp SOLD
Nordica Dobermann 24.0-24.5 – 35gbp
Rossignol Diva X2 New 23.0-23.5 – 35gbp
Lange RX80 24.0-24.5 really high end youth boot – 80gbp

Skis- all serviced and waxed
Elan first skis - really excellent for tiny ones - 80 cms marker bindings 40gbp
Salomon Fish twin tips 130 z7 bindings set for around 23 boot 45gbp SOLD
Salomon Fish twin tips 130 z7 bindings set for around 23 boot 45gbp
Line Mini Invader virtually new 131 607 bindings around 25 boot 80gbp

Sticks:

1 70cm wedze nice design excellent condition
2 70cm Fischer ratty therefore free
3 75cm Leki nice
4 80cm Racer ratty
5 75cm Kerma nice
6 80cm Wedze nice design excellent condition - three pairs.

Only asking a fiver for them, or free plus postage for the ratty ones (which are, BTW, perfectly serviceable and not bent like corkscrews) and I'll just pack them free if you buy any skis....

Googles
Smith youth double lens black frame cat2 orange lens – 10gbp SOLD
Smith youth double lens black frame cat2 orange lens – 10gbp - SOLD
Wedze youth single lens cat2 grey lens – 5gpb
Wedze girls’ youth single lens cat2 grey lens – 5gpb - SOLD
Smith youth double lens yellow frame cat2 orange – tiny crack outer lens – free
Cebe youth – black frame yellow cat2 lens new - 12gbp
Cebe youth – black frame yellow cat2 lens new - 12gbp
Small single lens for two year olds etc – free
Small single lens for two year olds etc – free
Small single lens for two year olds etc – free

Kids’ trousers

Peak performance black with lime logo and detailing 140cms – virtually new
Were a ridiculous price – superb trousers and go with black 150 jacket – 25gbp - SOLD

New and unused 117cm Age 5-6
Boot gaiters
Black M&S - basic but fine
10gbp

Really excellent FG Gore Tex 104-110
Bib trousers - really excellent insulated gear
Boot gaiters - very tough fabric
Was a silly price - excellent condition
18gbp

Really high quality Surfantic heavy duty bib trousers
Slightly smaller than the FGs - equivalent of Gore Tex membrane
Boot gaiters - very tough fabric - dark teal colour
18gbp

Nice Surfantic flouro yellow SOLD
152 cm
Boot gaiters
20gbp

Kids' jackets
the Peak Performance ones are exceptional jackets - our kids were out in these in incredibly low temps in the Alps and no complaints about cold at any time. The hoods are brilliantly designed since they bunch around the back one the neck when down, and form a great seal between neck and helmet. We have never held back on expensive kit for the kids, since this was one way of keeping them happy in the hill in all conditions. But sadly now need to move on kit which has become too small, sometimes after only a couple of weeks' use....

128 cms - male or female
Brand new Surfantic jacket - grey with thin white vertical stripes
Very high spec - snow skirt - soft fleece inner - ski pass pocket - removable hood
Drop tail for wet ski lift seats - waterproof to 10000mm breathable membrane
Originally 60gbp - as new 20gbp

150cms female
Peak Performance - Pink with white detailing. ThermoCool insulation - quilted interior and arms. Goretex membrane - breathable and waterproof with DWR. Ski pass pocket. Removable hood, snow skirt.
Originally 160gbp - brilliant condition - 45 gbp

150cms female or male –
Peak Performance - Black with white detailing. ThermoCool insulation - quilted interior and arms. Goretex membrane - breathable and waterproof with DWR. Ski pass pocket. Removable hood, snow skirt.
Originally 160gbp – virtually new - 45 gbp - SOLD

Labelled Age 8 male or female
Lisker - Orange with white and grey detailing with tough Cordura on top of shoulders. Very high spec jacket. Fleece insulation and quilted arms. Very cosy. Removable hood, snow skirt.
Originally 140 gbp - brilliant condition - 30 gbp - SOLD

Labelled Age 8 122/133cms male or female
Quecha - dark red - fleece insulation and quilted arms - fixed hood basic jacket but very warm.
Originally 30 Euros - 10 gbp

Labelled Age 9-10 134/140cms male or female
Berghaus - light blue - shell jacket no insulation - Aquafoil membrane - fixed hood - well used but nice shell jacket for skiing, walking etc
Originally 45 gbp - 10 gbp

Labelled kids L but about age 8 120/130cms
Peak Performance - black soft-shell - fixed hood - fleece-backed fabric - great jacket
Originally 90 gbp - 15 gbp

Red (Burton) helmet - 52cms
Excellent condition - 10gbp

And there's loads of re fleecy stuff, thermals and smartwool socks – just PM…ALL SOLD TO HAMISH

Everything Plus Postage to where you are.
Dibs here and PM?
Thanks


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Hi where is collection? I’m looking for 8-9 age.
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Hi where is collection? I’m looking for 8-9 age.
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I’m tempted by your orange jacket - my son is almost 7 so it might be a bit big but I could gamble on him loving his first ski trip and invest for next year?! Could you send me a photo or a link to their website as I might be able to check sizing please? Do you have any fleeces for a 7-8 year old? Thank you!
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Jojoz - stuff is just outside Cambridge.

Lozza1uk - yep - 140cm (height) full zip grey Peak P grey fleece; 128cm white half zip; 114/121 waistcoat; lovely 10 patagonia hoody.
PM me your phone number and I can text a photo of the jacket through....
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I can vouch for the quality of @valais2, kit having bought several pairs of boots and a jacket in the last round. My son, who is 8, is clearly benefitting from the Salomon 4 clip boots over last year’s rentals!
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@valais2, hi can you pm me some photos of the peak p stuff please. Do you have any helmets?
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@Jojoz3, PM sent.....
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@Jojoz3, PM sent.....
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Interested in the twin tips. Can you send photo/info. Also dont suppose you have any leki gloves?
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@93ali, no leki gloves I am afraid - which twintips? Salomon or Line?
PM your phone number through and I will text pics to you
Best
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@valais2, pm sent
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Right chief, shopping list! requesting dibs here and on pm shortly, unless pre dibbed...

Snowboard boots:
Rome SDS Boa marked 24 but more like 23 mondo – 30gbp
K2 Vandal Boa 22 mondo – 30gbp


Goggles:
Smith youth double lens black frame cat2 orange lens – 10gbp
Smith youth double lens black frame cat2 orange lens – 10gbp

Kids’ trousers

Peak performance black with lime logo and detailing 140cms – virtually new
Were a ridiculous price – superb trousers and go with black 150 jacket – 25gbp
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Hi, I think I have PM’d you!
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Bob - thanks for the kind endorsement....
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I’d love first refusal on any of the 140-150 jackets / trousers which may still be available after the above posters please, also double lense goggles suitable for a 12 year old. Will PM you.
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Thanks Tom...
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My stuff arrived this morning and is great, just as described! Thanks v much Very Happy
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@valais2, any clothing left which is likely to be useful for a 12 year old of medium height and build, or for a smallish 9 year old?
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@ousekjarr, hi Ousek ... yep ... assume height 130-150? If you let me know heights I can sort I think... just in Alps right now but back Mon pm....
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@valais2, sounds good, let me know what you have for 150cm height and I can collect. I’m probably within 15 miles of you, and will be crossing the A14 on Wednesday.
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@ousekjarr, can you text me on 0770 250 5256 and I can send you my address details. Thanks. I can also text pics to you.

What we have for 12 year old

Peak Perfornance in pink 45.00
Peak Performance in yellow almost new 45.00
Surfantic yellow trousers new 20.00
Helly Hansen bib trousers diamond check yellow and brown new 20.00

Best
Tim
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Having received the black Peak Performance jacket and trousers, I can confirm that they are *excellent* kit. Sadly they don't fit the intended recipient!

So I offer them back here to anyone who wants them, at the same price: £45 for the jacket, £25 for the trousers, plus a few quid for postage.

I can hardly bear to give up this kit, because it is much better than most of the stuff that I've bought for my kids. However, its the wrong fit and my girls aren't overly keen on head-to-toe black!
@ousekjarr, this stuff might be good for you?
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@tomj, thanks for the thought - I'll get back to you later in the week if you haven't had any takers by then, though again black isn't top of the wish list
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1 pair of Fish skis now sold...

....weird....does no one want any ski boots for kids? The Lange are a steal....
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Hi . Trying to follow the thread .
Are both the black and pick peak performance jackets (150 cm ) still available ?
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@Spyglass, hi spyglass - pink still available - text me on 0770 250 5256 and I’ll send pics....
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@Spyglass, I bought the black 150cm Peak Performance jacket and trousers, but these aren't needed anymore.

I'd be more than happy to sell them on to you.
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@tomj - please can u text me pictures of kit .
For my daughter and not sure she wants black.
07876704839
Thanks
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Right ... just to be clear ... have updated list ... anything with SOLD on it is sold. Everything else still available.
Thanks
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Right ... a few more things sold ... list updated above
Many thanks Hamish and Alison
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@valais2, can you give me some rough idea of the total amount of money I have saved — on kids ski holidays and kids ski gear — by deciding not to have any kids? Laughing

It would seem like quite a tidy sum!
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@Poogle,

I have two. Now 13 and 15.

I had a cat once. I did the sums. It was a 1500 gbp ball of fluff.
I don't have a cat anymore.

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Overall the basic cost of raising a child in the UK from birth to the age of 21 has increased to by 63 per cent since 2003, when the survey was first carried out, to £229,251 at present. It has risen by just under £2,000 in the last year alone, almost twice the current rate of inflation.
22 Jan 2015

Ouch

now add x2 to every ski excursion

Ouch plus 2

Now add the fact that young one has now taken up snowboarding

Ouch plus ,5 (you only need a board and boots and most other kit works)

And the other one has followed....

Ouch plus ,5 again.

But then....we decide to buy gear so that we can be assured of quality and hit the slopes by just throwing things in the car.
Yes, that's a loss, but we do get something back from re-sale here - and others benefit from high quality second-hand kit....

And they (the two of them) may cost something, but they are nice to have around....
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Purchased a load of accessories from valais2 for my two kids. Gear was dispatched fast and well packaged. All exactly as described. Absolute pleasure to deal with. Anyone considering a purchase then it's all good gear at good prices purchased from a great seller. Buy with confidence.
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Alison - 23 Nordica boots on their way....

....grief...and a pair of SPKs in 25 coming in through the front door to replace them here....Oh how they grow...
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SPKs in 23.0 now wending their way back to CH for BobinCH...thanks Bob
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@valais2, thanks Tim for all the advice and speedy delivery.
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Patagonia kids jacket from other thread arrived today. Speedy posting and jacket is perfect. Exactly as described. Much appreciated. It will be a much worn jacket.
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