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Tim Haynes (timalan) - BPL Guest

My Locale Mid Atlantic
About Me Early 30s, newly married, work in communications with children's hospitals around the country. Relatively new to lightweight philosophies, but excited to learn and teach others.
CityAlexandria
StateVA
CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by Tim Haynes

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Re: Re: Not ethical
Art, Well said. I appreciate REI for what it is, and their return policy makes it a great option if you have one local. My wife and I probably spend ~$200-300/year at REI, the majority of that is ...

In Gear Deals » REI 20% sale starts today - but an unfortunate discovery about any perceived savings at REI Outlet
October 05, 11:32am

Terra Plana VivoBarefoot shoes -- as low as $30/pair at Planet Gear
Planet Gear is having the best sale I've ever seen on the Terra Plana VivoBarefoot shoes -- easily my favorite shoes for all activities. They even have some of the hiking-soled shoes. Easies...

In Gear Deals » Terra Plana VivoBarefoot shoes -- as low as $30/pair at Planet Gear
April 10, 10:21am

VivoBarefoot and Vibram FiveFingers - ~60% off + $10 savings at LeftLaneSports
Left Lane Sports has a sale going on for all their minimalist running shoes... this includes some of the heavily lugged (offroad), water-resistant barefoot shoes... I've got a pair on the way, ...

In Gear Deals » VivoBarefoot and Vibram FiveFingers - ~60% off + $10 savings at LeftLaneSports
February 20, 10:31am

Orca NZ Merino clothing - 80% off
I wanted to follow up now that my wife and I have had our Orca stuff for a couple of weeks and have had a chance to use it. Pros: * Quality is excellent, appears to be the equal of Icebreaker ...

In Gear Deals » Orca NZ Merino clothing - 80% off, free shipping on any size order
January 25, 9:51am

Terra Plana VivoBarefoot shoes
Yep -- the autofill is correct. That's the same Tim. :) Thanks much. I'm at work right now (in a pair of VivoBarefoots), and I'm about to change shoes (into a different pair of VivoB...

In Gear Deals » Terra Plana VivoBarefoot shoes -- up to 70% off at Left Lane Sports
January 24, 3:25pm

Terra Plana VivoBarefoot shoes -- up to 70% off at Left Lane Sports
I know I post every time a place has a deal on VivoBarefoot shoes, but they are easily my favorite all-around minimalist shoes, so I'll keep posting and encouraging people to try simple shoes.....

In Gear Deals » Terra Plana VivoBarefoot shoes -- up to 70% off at Left Lane Sports
January 23, 8:47am

Dry bags for enLIGHTened quilts
I'd also recommend Lawson Equipment. Lawson is one of the members here and makes great gear. The added benefit is that he provides free shipping on all $10+ orders, so a cuben fiber dry bag sho...

In Gear Deals » enLIGHTened equipment down quilt from $165
January 13, 7:38am

enLIGHTened equipment is back with INSANE pricing
My wife and I got our quilts last week, and they look great. I have never used a quilt, so we went with Long/Wide versions, just to give a little extra room. I'm 5'11", 165#, and perso...

In Gear Deals » enLIGHTened equipment is back with INSANE pricing
January 12, 8:53am

Golite Featherlight 20
I had the same -- or a very similar -- GoLite bag for several years and it still may be my favorite bag I've ever owned for a weight/performance standpoint. I had that and a thin liner inside a...

In Gear Swap » FS Golite stuff
January 04, 7:31am

Orca NZ Merino clothing - 80% off, free shipping on any size order
Has anyone here ever heard of or tried Orca clothing? They've got a lot of New Zealand merino wool clothing, and some crazy-sounding 50/50 merino/seaweed blends, most of which is on sale at 80%...

In Gear Deals » Orca NZ Merino clothing - 80% off, free shipping on any size order
December 28, 7:47am

All Reader Reviews by Tim Haynes

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Camp Xenon 4
New for spring/summer 2011, I was really excited about the Camp Xenon 4 poles. They looked like the best value/weight option on the market, so I was really excited to try them out. The 120cm poles spe...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 10:59am

Stoic LTWT Sleeping Pad - short
I recently picked up a pair of these when they were a good price (~$20/each); I usually use Z-Rests, but my wife prefers an inflatable mat, and these fit the bill for cost/weight/value. shape is nicel...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 06, 1:56pm

Big Agnes Pumphouse Multi-Use Dry Sack and Pad Pump
I agree with previous reviews that this bag only does one thing well -- put air in your sleeping pad. That said, I bring it along on most trips with friends, and it makes it easier for many people -- ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 09, 10:48am