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Barbara Karagosian
(Barbara) - M

Locale: So Cal
WM Flash vest sale on 04/17/2010 14:47:08 MDT Print View

Black or brown WM down Flash vests for $84.99, sizes S,M and L

aaron schmidt
(aschmidt) - F

Locale: pacific northwest
dont forget coupon code on 04/17/2010 16:12:02 MDT Print View

great deal! picked up a medium and some WA maps for $95 shipped.

use code APRIL10 for $10 dollars off an order of $50 or more.
free shipping for orders $99 and over

Jeff Moody
(BigTiki) - F
Sizing on 04/17/2010 16:37:59 MDT Print View

I looked all over for sizing info. I do not know if I need L or XL. Any help? Thanks.

Wayne Burke
(three5s) - F

Locale: Bluegrass
Re: Sizing on 04/18/2010 10:28:11 MDT Print View

ordered a vest & used the code Thanks.

Barbara Karagosian
(Barbara) - M

Locale: So Cal
WM sizing on 04/18/2010 14:13:17 MDT Print View

I couldn't find any sizing info anywhere at all, but asked here about it and someone said he usually wears a L in other clothing, and the WM L was good for him too. May depend on whether you're wearing the vest over or under another jacket or layer.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"WM Flash Vest AND Jacket SALE!" on 04/18/2010 15:55:26 MDT Print View

While the vest is quite nice, it is their drastically reduced price on the WM Flash Jacket that has me drooling.

WM Flash Jacket $149.99!

WM Flash Jacket

Edited by Eugeneius on 04/18/2010 15:56:57 MDT.

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
WM Flash vest on 04/18/2010 16:22:42 MDT Print View

So do you suppose they're sold out of the Flash vests? I can't find them on their site (just womens').

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
flash hoodie on 04/18/2010 16:23:01 MDT Print View

seriously +1 Eugene, someone jump on that! M and L available as of this post

Eric Falk
(zerolimit) - F
bought one on 04/18/2010 20:01:49 MDT Print View

Couldn't resist. Thanks for the post. I wanted this jacket and usually miss these types of sales. $140 with the e-mail registration.

Sean Walashek
(caraz) - F

Locale: bay area
me 3 on 04/18/2010 20:35:34 MDT Print View

whatta deal! I just hope i'm a M and not a large. fingers crossed it ships.

Jack Bauer
(mclovin) - F
great deal on the flash jacket on 04/18/2010 23:31:27 MDT Print View

great deal on the flash jacket, since wm rarely go on sale.

Ike Mouser
(isaac.mouser) - F
temp rating on 04/19/2010 06:42:42 MDT Print View

what would you guys estimate is the temp rating on such a jacket with a merino baselayer under and windshirt over? i plan on using it in conjunction with a JRB no sniveller quilt(worn) for the coldest conditions, and using it through fall/early spring for cooler conditions.

Edited by isaac.mouser on 04/19/2010 06:43:24 MDT.

Jack Bauer
(mclovin) - F
the flash jacket is OOS. this sucks on 04/19/2010 09:32:46 MDT Print View

I just received an email from them.

Thanks for your interest in the Western Mountaineering M's Flash Jacket.
Unfortunately we are completely sold out. We've had a lot of orders come in for this item all at once; I've never seen anything like it. I'm curious,where did you hear about our store?

Your credit card has not been charged. If you have any questions, or need anything else, please let us know.


Bill and Pauls Sporthaus

Jeff Patrick
(callmeammo) - F

Locale: Sacramento
WM Flash on 04/19/2010 09:40:24 MDT Print View

I bought one last night, got buyers remorse (already have a montbell and there are so many better things to spend 140 on) so I called in to cancel today and got the news.
I mentioned backpackinglight and she acted like she'd heard of it before, but she did sound surprised as the turnout. Might be hearing more from them at this website if they're smart.

So it worked out well for me but sorry to the rest of you.

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
Flash jacket unavailable on 04/19/2010 09:41:47 MDT Print View

I just received the same e-mail. Suck-o

Peter Longobardi
(paintplongo) - F

Locale: Hopefully on the Trail
Potential on 04/19/2010 09:52:36 MDT Print View

So much potential all just lost in one swoop of poor inventory control/monitoring with the website. It should have been up to date enough to realize it was out of stock before allowing several of us to put orders in when they were already sold out.

Robert Carver
(Rcarver) - MLife

Locale: Southeast TN
Flash jacket unavailable on 04/19/2010 10:12:44 MDT Print View

Just received the same email from them that they were sorry for being out of stock.

Richard Nisley
(richard295) - M

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: temp rating on 04/19/2010 10:37:54 MDT Print View


The Flash measures an Iclo of 2.28. The base layer combination you described is about 1 clo. So, the average 30 year old male would be thermo-neutral, while doing camp chores and protected from the wind, at ~34F.

Eric Falk
(zerolimit) - F
Very Disappointed on 04/19/2010 10:38:11 MDT Print View

Got the email and they're not getting any more in either, summer merchandise

Jackie M
(BillandPaulsSporthaus) - F

Locale: Bill and Pauls Sporthaus
Bill & Paul's Sporthaus Western Mountaineering Sale on 04/19/2010 10:42:00 MDT Print View

To Peter and all the backpacking light members who shopped our site this weekend for the Western Mountaineering products, Thanks!!!

Bill & Paul’s has been selling backcountry gear for almost 50 years and has learned how to handle a wide range of customer service issues over that time. However we have been retailing on-line for a just a few years and have never seen anything like this. There were 30 of you who jumped on these deals after the initial post, which speaks volumes to the passion of your group.

We apologize to the majority of you who placed orders we couldn’t fill. Peter is justified in his feelings about our technology not being able to keep up with the load on the system. Because this is the first time we’ve experienced this type of volume for a single item we had no idea we’d have an issue like this. We are working with our system support team to keep this from happening again.

Our on-line store staff is pretty excited to have been singled out by you guys like this and we hope we continue to be a source of gear and information to you all in the future.

Once again thanks and have a great spring/summer outdoor season.

Bill & Paul’s Sporthaus