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Joe Kuster (slacklinejoe) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Flatirons
About Me I'm the president of Slackline Express. We make slacklines (think of it as a backyard tight rope) but also manage an outsourced sewing shop for lightweight backpacking gear designers. We do industrial sewing, cutting, and assembly here in Colorado.
CityLongmont
StateCO
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.slacklineexpress.com

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All Forum Posts by Joe Kuster

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Sleeping bag Return Shipping Etiquette
Actually, from my work as consultants else where, I've found most shoppers don't have a clue returns raise prices, or much of anything else about how businesses work. About the only ones wh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sleeping bag Return Shipping Etiquette
March 10, 10:58pm

Sleeping bag Return Shipping Etiquette
Roger, It really depends on the product being sold. For some goods such as expensive leather jackets or shoes, the return rate for online sales will be large, but the fact is that even for store...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sleeping bag Return Shipping Etiquette
March 10, 10:14pm

Sleeping bag Return Shipping Etiquette
Robert, In your instance, that's a perfect example of a return for legitement reasons. (I also kind of agree - the down sleeves idea should work better than it does.) Basically, my opinio...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sleeping bag Return Shipping Etiquette
March 10, 9:19pm

Sleeping bag Return Shipping Etiquette
Well, that's why I stated the the premise was solely my personal opinion - not a creed to be passed on and forced down consumer's throats. The fact is, it's the difference between a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sleeping bag Return Shipping Etiquette
March 10, 8:21pm

Sleeping bag Return Shipping Etiquette
For my stance: Flippant, placing at least 2 orders you know you'll be returning. Legitament, buying it, giving it a shot, and if it's not what you want, returning it and ordering the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sleeping bag Return Shipping Etiquette
March 10, 7:58pm

Sleeping bag Return Shipping Etiquette
Benjamin, I'm well versed in the various models, trade-offs and such - this isn't my first rodeo. Your post also comes off a little more like your complaining about internet retailer'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sleeping bag Return Shipping Etiquette
March 10, 7:45pm

Sleeping bag Return Shipping Etiquette
As I said, my personal opinion - I don't expect to convert anyone... If you were instead to purchase 1 bag at a time, try it out and if you liked it, keep it, that'd be a totally diffe...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sleeping bag Return Shipping Etiquette
March 10, 4:50pm

Sleeping bag Return Shipping Etiquette
FYI: You get a "large box fee" with UPS at 42". As said before, return it as it came, hopefully with all packaging and in mint condition. (My personal opinion) It's an un...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sleeping bag Return Shipping Etiquette
March 09, 7:20pm

Dealing with fraudulent small business practices
Paypal has a charge dispute system. It isn't nearly as consumer friendly as a credit card's options, but it does work and is likely to be on your side in this instance. Paypal typically exp...

In GEAR » Dealing with fraudulent small business practices
March 09, 2:38pm

WTB - Dr. Brommers Peppermint Soap
Evan, International shipping options are expensive - I should know, I run a Colorado based company that ships many items to Canada. Despite being low cost and light items shipping is often $16-2...

In Gear Swap » WTB - Dr. Brommers Peppermint Soap
March 06, 2:14pm

All Reader Reviews by Joe Kuster

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Garmin Oregon 400T
Note: This review reflects using Beta Firmware v. 2.86 released Feb 4, 2009. My wife bought me the 400T as a birthday present. Now that I've had time to use it in the field tramping around Roc...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
February 14, 2:55pm

PossumDown Glove Liner Gloves
I tried my best to like these gloves but even treated with the utmost caution my pair only lasted 1 trip before starting to show significant wear. By the end of the second trip, I had holes in both g...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
November 29, 1:08am

GlobalStar SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker
I have to wonder if some of the units out there are possibly defective judging from other reviews. I've had mine since they first came out and I have apparently had a radically different exper...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 17, 10:23pm

Mountain House Beef Stew
Actually, it just goes to show different tastes for different folks. After a heavy exertion day the Mountain House stew is usually one of my favorites. I have only noticed it being a bit salty wheneve...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
January 24, 10:13am

FlexAir Pillow Dual Compartment Ultralight
I've used one on six trips so far. It is definately a discussion piece and it's incredibly light weight. It took a little trial and error with it to find my comfort range, which is about half ...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 07, 1:05pm

MiniBull Designs Atomic (with stand)
This is one of the first commercial alcohol stoves I've worked with. It does exactly what it says it should and it does work fairly well. It does have a higher capacity for longer burn time, it do...

In Stoves - Alcohol
November 22, 9:08am

Evernew Nonstick Titanium 0.9 L Pot
It's non-stick titanium, how cool is that. The reality is that it does live up to most of the hype and it is a solid performer. It has a wide base and is very efficent. It is about the perfect volume ...

In Cookware - Titanium
November 22, 8:43am

Marmot Atom
At 16oz this is an excellent option for warm weather 3 season backpacking. The compressibility of this bag is phenomonal. It is unusual to find a summer oriented bag with a full hood & draft collar, m...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 22, 8:36am

Marmot Atom Mens Regular 40 Degree
Please Delete, put in wrong category

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 22, 8:33am

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
As always, it depends on your need. If you find other stoves finicky and would like a complete cooking system that just "works", it's possible you'll like the JB. For trips where ...

In Stoves - Canister
October 04, 8:21pm