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Rodney Davis
(Ramrod) - MLife

Locale: North Carolina
Golite-online sale on 09/22/2009 09:12:27 MDT Print View

Jeff Patrick
(callmeammo) - F

Locale: Sacramento
golite's new website on 09/22/2009 19:15:36 MDT Print View

Is anybody else as disappointing with the layout of Golite's new website as I am? Everything just shows up super large on my screen. Way easier to use before.

James Lantz
(jameslantz) - F

Locale: North Georgia
GoLite website on 09/22/2009 19:30:58 MDT Print View

Yep, I'm disappointed with the website & the fact the weight of all their stuff seems to be increasing. Case in point; what happened to the Virga jacket & Reed rain pant? Seemingly replaced by heavier more "mainstream" offerings. IMHO.

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

Website on 09/23/2009 20:23:21 MDT Print View

The new website looks good, but it is harder to navigate.

Since the Reed pants are now in the clearance outlet, I wonder what's next? Nothing? Something else? Something lighter?

GoLite needs to come out with some innovate light products soon or they're name won't mean anything anymore. It'll just mean GoAverage.

Jeff Patrick
(callmeammo) - F

Locale: Sacramento
GoAverage- I like that on 09/23/2009 21:24:39 MDT Print View

Before I got into UL Golite was the only thing I'd heard of for lightweight gear. This is back when I thought a 3 pound sleeping bag in a 3 pound pack would be killer.
When i first looked at their site I was ready to buy everything. Now I almost have all the equipment I need and the only thing I have made by Golite is a pair of shoes, which is the last thing I expected to own from them.

Christopher Plesko
(Pivvay) - F

Locale: Rocky Mountains
reed/virga on 09/23/2009 21:47:46 MDT Print View

In the past the Reed pants and Virga jacket have almost always been on clearance but have not been discontinued, just FYI.

I agree GoLite could use some innovative light items but most of their stuff is still way lighter than most people use. We have a warped perspective on this board.

(HighAltitude) - F
golite on 09/23/2009 22:00:20 MDT Print View

GoLite is trying to be all things to all people.

Can't be done.

They need to either pick their product line target buyer (which it seems they are doing, and lightweight isn't as important) or come out with a completely seperate line of "real" UL gear.

They go from the Breeze to an almost 2lb jam.

Edited by HighAltitude on 09/23/2009 22:03:18 MDT.

Eddy Walker

Locale: southeast
Shelters on 09/23/2009 22:04:02 MDT Print View

what happened to all the different shelters they use to offer? I went looking today and the selection isn't that great :(

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: .
Re: Shelters on 09/24/2009 04:29:47 MDT Print View

What shelter are you looking for? I see all of the same ones listed on the previous site.

Eddy Walker

Locale: southeast
Re:shelter on 09/24/2009 07:56:58 MDT Print View

I went back and looked at the site again. It finally clicked that they had changed the names of the shelters.

(HighAltitude) - F
Re: Re:shelter on 09/24/2009 12:04:46 MDT Print View

Golite is right in the middle of switching over their product line to the next years product.

Johann Burkard
(johannb) - F

Locale: Europe
Re: Golite-online sale on 09/24/2009 13:09:58 MDT Print View

I like the new site but I agree the weight doesn't look revolutionary anymore, in fact, it feels a little bit backwards?

Jeff Patrick
(callmeammo) - F

Locale: Sacramento
size on 09/24/2009 13:24:33 MDT Print View

Does the site fit the screen for everybody? For me I have to scroll down a lot to see anything and also left and right. Its like I only see 66% of what I should.

Richard Haertling
(rhaertling) - F

Locale: Southwest
Browser issues on 09/25/2009 07:49:14 MDT Print View

Looks ok to me using IE8. You may need to update your browser. IE8 has a compatability button to use to view older sites properly, so maybe this new site does not look right on older browsers???

James Patsalides
( - MLife

Locale: New England
Golite-online sale on 09/25/2009 08:27:36 MDT Print View

Scaling looks fine to me using Safari, however, the site navigation is a little weird... you have to use the scrolling nav bars at the bottom of the screen and they do not show without scrolling the window DOWN a little. It is OK once you get used to it, but confusing the first couple of times I went there...

Tim Testa
(MichaelRedbeard) - F
Reed Pants... on 09/26/2009 21:00:43 MDT Print View

Everyone in here is talking about how light they are. That being said, I looked them over on campsaver because I couldnt find where the outlet was for the golite store. I noticed that they are supposedly waterproof. Is that to say that they would make great rain pants? Also is there a nice rain jacket that accompanies the Reeds that I could buy as well if these bottoms are meant to be used as a two part rain suit? Ok well that about all the questions I have. Campersaver is selling them for $42. Is this a good price or does the imaginary golite outlet store that I cant seem to find have a better price? Thanks.

Jamie Shortt
(jshortt) - MLife

Locale: North Carolina
re: Golite-online sale on 09/27/2009 07:04:56 MDT Print View

Golite reeds are indeed rain pants. They are one of the more popular rain pants used by ultra lighters. Around 40 bucks is a great deal for them. The jacket that goes with them is the Golite Virga. For the price I think its one of the better jackets. It weighs around 8 oz. I used the Virga/Reed's as my suit over the past year.