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Traveller Lite Opinions needed 1696

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Traveller Lite Opinions needed
« on: October 18, 2009, 03:04:31 PM »
I get the feeling asking this question is going to be like asking children if they like candy but, I was wondering what those of you that own a Vic Traveller Lite thinks of it?  I've been trying to decide whether to get the Traveller or Altimeter.  If I get the Traveller I figure I might was well get the Traveller Lite.  Let me know what you think.  Thanks.



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Re: Traveller Lite Opinions needed
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2009, 03:30:37 PM »
I take mine away with me on holiday/vacation every time as the light and clock/alarm come in handy in hotels, not to mention the scissors and the blade and the....



I could do with a magnifier on it too, that would be useful (for me that is)
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Re: Traveller Lite Opinions needed
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2009, 04:07:56 PM »
Not a fan to be honest, as I feel electronics and sak's should be kept separate :)

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Re: Traveller Lite Opinions needed
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2009, 04:09:34 PM »
Not a fan to be honest, as I feel electronics and sak's should be kept separate :)

That's my angle as well really.

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Hero Member Posts: 810
Re: Traveller Lite Opinions needed
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2009, 08:49:36 PM »
There doesn't seem to be a lot of fans of the Traveller.  :think:

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Re: Traveller Lite Opinions needed
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2009, 09:30:47 PM »
They are nice knives but I don't really have a use for one. Wanna buy a Voyager in grey instead?

I happen to have one lying around here unused :D

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Re: Traveller Lite Opinions needed
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2009, 10:10:02 PM »
I like the Traveller Lite!  However, I find it hard to recommend it to others because of the price.  Right now you can get a Voyager for a great price, last one cost me $29.  I tried to sell an new Altimeter (non plus) for something like $35 on knife-forums not that long ago and there were no takers.

If I remember right the best price on the Traveller light is $100.00, and most places want more.

I also have some misgivings about mixing electronics in the SAK, but I guess you can't stand still.  So I'm trying to accept it; if they do break well you still have the knife.  My biggest problem is since they have a hardtime making a profit on the knives they try to make up for it on the electronics which are actually a fraction of the cost of the rest of the knife.

So if price is not a problem I'd go for the traveller and have it all in one package!

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Re: Traveller Lite Opinions needed
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2009, 11:44:58 PM »
I have no issues with mixing electronics with SAKs.

With that said, I have only the Altimeter Plus right now. I like how it can predict the weather if you pay close enough attention. I am thinking, all things being equal, that would be very useful on an expedition.

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Re: Traveller Lite Opinions needed
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2009, 12:07:46 AM »
ohhh come on guy....please send ALL SAK's with electronics and I will keep safe here...
I won't tell anybody....

BTW That is a GREAT pocket knife. I would be Proud of myself IF I COULD BUY ONE.
you can count my vote as a POSITIVE . GET IT , I would.

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Hero Member Posts: 810
Re: Traveller Lite Opinions needed
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2009, 12:19:31 AM »
They are nice knives but I don't really have a use for one. Wanna buy a Voyager in grey instead?

I happen to have one lying around here unused :D

Got one, thanks for the offer though.

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Re: Traveller Lite Opinions needed
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2009, 12:23:57 AM »
I can't really give my opinion on any of the electronic-incorporated SAKs, not even any with the LED light, whether 58mm or 91mm, but I must comment on the premise of the Traveller/Traveller Lite; personally - granted, this is if knives were allowed on planes (since I carry-on only), I could definitely see a Traveller Lite being my sole SAK on a trip.  Yes, it's effectively a Climber plus the electronics scale, but it would allow me to keep an eye on the weather, for a bit more warning against drastic weather changes, and if I didn't bring my cell phone with me, I could use that as my alarm clock.

So, yes, the knife is quite expensive - too expensive, in my opinion - for a particular niche or two, it would be tempting.  Granted, with that said, I'd probably just grab a regular Climber Plus or an Explorer Plus and toss in a travel alarm clock and watch, but your mileage may vary. :D
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Re: Traveller Lite Opinions needed
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2009, 01:29:18 AM »
They are way too expensive.   Back at the start of the year when SAKs were on ebay UK, you could grab a nib grey Voyager for under £20.  Compare that to the Traveller Lite  :ahhh

I did have a Traveller Lite for a while.  I ordered it special and was really looking forward to it.  I was so disappointed when it arrived, I really disliked the textured translucent scales :(  That's just me though.

Cleaning can be a real issue with the electronics SAKs.  I once had a Voyager that was grim enough to require a full soak and scrub.  The only option you have is to remove the scales and they are not easy to remove without cracking them.

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Re: Traveller Lite Opinions needed
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2009, 05:35:57 AM »
Not a fan to be honest, as I feel electronics and sak's should be kept separate :)

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Hero Member Posts: 810
Re: Traveller Lite Opinions needed
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2009, 05:50:42 AM »
With the exception of a few it seems the consensus I'm getting is the Traveller Lite is too expensive or people don't like mixing SAK's and electronics.  I don't mind having a digital display on an SAK.  I don't know about the need for a barometer though.  I don't plan on using it on any expeditions.  :D  I do like the idea of a thermometer though.  I have a Voyager but it just has a clock, alarm and timer.  The Altimeter Plus seems like a better choice for what I'm looking for.  I like the tool array better than the Traveller Lite, it has a thermometer and the price is about half that of a Traveller.  Thanks for all of your input.  It helps me narrow down my decision.  Any other input is appreciated.  Especially about the Altimeter Plus.   :climber:

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Re: Traveller Lite Opinions needed
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2009, 11:02:54 PM »
It's more of a suitcase/holiday tool than a backpck tool - if you knowarramean?

I like it, every sak lover should have at least one "electric" thingymabob  :sak:


Hero Member Posts: 810
Re: Traveller Lite Opinions needed
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2009, 04:37:23 AM »
I decided to save a little $ and go with the Altimeter Plus.  The function I wanted the most was the thermometer and it has it so that should suffice.

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