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Customer service part 2, and material changes
A few weeks ago I wrote about Hilleberg USA's customer service. Last week they came through for me in a big way. I bought the Kaitum 3 based on the dimensions listed in the catalogue, but it tu...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
October 29, 10:03pm

Re: Re: Re: mens rab infinity down jacket
The infinity is sewn through. At 5'8" and 200lb I would say the Large would be the right fit for the OP. I had one in this size a couple of years ago, and when I dropped from 195lb to 17...

In GEAR » mens rab infinity down jacket
October 29, 9:12pm

Re: down v synthetic
The age old question. I have both down and synthetic in my armory. My go-to vest is a Rab Generator with synthetic fill. Love it, extremely versatile, and the weight / bulk surcharge over down is m...

In GEAR » Montbell Down Jacket
October 26, 10:23pm

SOLD: ZPacks Cuben Fiber Bathtub Groundsheet - Twin Size
***SOLD*** FS, a twin size bathtub floor / groundsheet from ZPacks made out of 1.0 oz/sq.yd. black cuben fiber. I've used the groundsheet just once for a single night, and decided to switch...

In Gear Swap » FS: ZPacks Cuben Fiber Bathtub Groundsheet - Twin Size
October 26, 8:26pm

Re: ~4.5lb WM bag
LOL! I was going to say, if you have a Western Mountaineering bag weighing that much, the materials on their own would cost far more than $125. Shows where my brain is, when I read 'WM' and...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Winter Scout Gear
October 23, 10:08am

~4.5lb WM bag
Brad - Which WM bag do you have that weighs in at ~4.5lb? From their spec sheet the only two that are in that range are the long Bristlecone MF (-10F) and the monster Bison GWS (-40F). Both would...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Winter Scout Gear
October 23, 9:43am

Re: Thread longevity!
Thanks, Eric. I just added a couple more pics of the mountain goat (the real one, not my son) around the site. My son had just gone out to pee, and as he came back in I saw a white blur run past ...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
October 23, 9:35am

Re: Re: Re: Bitterroot
Cory - Yes I do own a Mirage - bought just about a year ago. It's my first boxwall down jacket after owning stitch-through jackets from Patagonia, Rab and Montane over the last few years. The M...

In GEAR » Is GoLite going out of biz?
October 21, 5:17pm

Scratch & dent sale
GoLite have closed 8 of their 14 retail stores. In the past they would always have their warehouse sale or Scratch & dent sale in Boulder. Seems like they want to disassociate product seconds...

In GEAR » Is GoLite going out of biz?
October 21, 1:13pm

Re: Bitterroot
I wouldn't consider the Bitterroot and the Mirage in the same class. The former is a stitch through design; the latter will be much warmer with its boxwall construction. The Bitterroot is proba...

In GEAR » Is GoLite going out of biz?
October 21, 1:09pm

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Mountain Laurel Designs
I had to cancel an order I placed a couple of weeks ago with Ron. He was very gracious, no argument on his end or attempt to persuade me not to cancel, and my refund came through within 24 hours. To...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 21, 7:52am