Outsak UL Sale Coming Soon.
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David Brandenberg
(daveinflag) - F

Locale: High Desert
Outsak UL Sale Coming Soon. on 01/22/2011 07:01:11 MST Print View

We've wanted to offer the Outsak UL at a discount to BPL members, but we have been busy. My wife and I just had a baby and life has been hectic.

A sale on Outsak UL is coming and it is only going to be offered to BPL forum members. It is going to take a little extra work on our part and BPL members who want to take advantage of this sale will have to jump thru a hoop or two. We are doing this in a effort to thank BPL and Carol Crooker for mentioning Outsak UL as a 2010 BPL Staff Pick for gear.

The sale details will be announced mid-week, with the sale starting soon after.

The discount will be worth the wait.

If you want to check out the specs on the bag, follow the link.

http://www.simpleoutdoorstore.com/outsak.html#outsakul

or read the description from BPL 2010 Staff Picks..

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/2010_bpl_staff_picks.html#Carol_Crooker

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
Outsak UL Sale on 01/22/2011 07:20:21 MST Print View

David, that's quite gracious of you. The Outsack UL is a great piece of gear, and it is probably on the list of my top 3 items for 2010 as well. I used it 5-6 times last summer, and it performed flawlessly.

David Brandenberg
(daveinflag) - F

Locale: High Desert
Outsak UL Sale Coming Soon. on 01/22/2011 07:32:17 MST Print View

Thanks for the feedback Gary. That is music to my ears.

John Devitt
(cabana) - MLife

Locale: Colorado
Re: Outsak UL Sale Coming Soon. on 01/22/2011 08:36:19 MST Print View

David,
Congrats on the birth of you child. That is indeed a very precious gift you recieved!
Regards,
John

Chad Poindexter
(Stick) - F

Locale: Wet & Humid Southeast....
RE: Outsak UL Sale Coming Soon on 01/22/2011 09:34:32 MST Print View

David,

Congrats on the new addition to the family!

Also, the Outsaks are great pieces of gear. I own a large as well as an UL and they are both great. It is nice to know that my food is protected in them. I make sure to hang a bear bag properly, so that keeps the bears at bay, but those pesky squirrels are another matter all together. In the Smokies it is nothing for them to launch from a tree branch to a hanging bag, but the Outsak still protects from that!

Good luck with the sale and the new baby!

Chad

Arthur Yates
(RowdyY) - F

Locale: North Central Tennessee
Outsak UL Sale Coming Soon on 01/22/2011 09:45:50 MST Print View

David,

First of all, CONGRATULATION! Hope you, baby & mom are doing well.

Second: I have one of you Outsaks BUT I sure plan to get another during this Sale. I really love the one I have.

Peter Longobardi
(paintplongo) - F

Locale: Hopefully on the Trail
Bear Canisters on 01/22/2011 20:39:40 MST Print View

Can these be used in place of bear canisters on say the JMT?

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Outsak UL Sale Coming Soon. on 01/22/2011 20:47:12 MST Print View

Congrats - Boy? Girl? Post a photo of the little one :-)

OK, and I will be following for this sale!

Mark Verber
(verber) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Bear Canisters on 01/22/2011 20:50:22 MST Print View

Very kind of you to offer the price break. Congrats. Kids are a blessing.

Regulations about canisters has gotten a bit strange since the SIBBG no longer exists. It's now done on a park by park basis. Yosemite still requires canisters. A small bit of the PCT, but a fairly large piece of the JMT. The other thing is that while several sierra areas have dropped the "SIBBG approved" requirement, they still say "bear resistant". So while ursack might get by, the outsak most likely wouldn't be considered since it's aimed at smaller animals.

--Mark

Edited by verber on 01/22/2011 20:58:16 MST.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Bear Canisters on 01/22/2011 21:06:53 MST Print View

I was waiting in line for a wilderness permit in Yosemite, and one fellow was two in front of me. Then the ranger asked if he had a bear canister, and he said that he did. The ranger asked which one, and the fellow could not spit out any brand name, so the ranger told him to bring it into the permit station to be inspected. The fellow got it out of his car trunk and brought it in. He had a big rectangular Tuppermaid box covered in a few directions with duct tape. The ranger almost laughed, and refused to issue him any permit with that contraption. The ranger had a rental canister, but the fellow would not cough up the $5 or whatever to rent it. Instead, he just left without any permit. However, the ranger already knew where he was going, so she radioed over to the trail patrol rangers to be on the lookout for him and to have their citation book ready.

I had my food inside my bear canister inside my pack. So, when I mentioned the brand of bear canister that she did not recognize, she wanted to inspect it. I flopped my pack out onto the floor and pointed to mid-way where the bear canister was (inside). She simply rapped her knuckles on it, and when she heard that solid thump, she said it was OK.

--B.G.--

David Brandenberg
(daveinflag) - F

Locale: High Desert
Baby Pic/Outsak Sale on 01/23/2011 06:15:36 MST Print View

Thanks for the kind words. Life is exceptionally exciting right now.

Below is a pic of Ruby Sky. She's not even 2 days old yet.


Ruby Sky

The Outsak sale will happen shortly after we are home and settled. It will be the biggest discount we have ever offered on our Outsak products. We are not going to limit it to the UL models, this sale will apply to all of our Outsak bags, and it won't last long.

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
Outsak UL Sale Coming Soon on 01/23/2011 07:16:07 MST Print View

She's beautiful, David. Gotta love that hat. Enjoy this miraculous ride as long as you can. What fun...

Arthur Yates
(RowdyY) - F

Locale: North Central Tennessee
Outsak UL Sale Coming Soon on 01/23/2011 07:21:50 MST Print View

WOW! She is a beauty David.

David Brandenberg
(daveinflag) - F

Locale: High Desert
Outsak UL Almost 30% OFF Sale This Weekend. on 01/26/2011 08:35:52 MST Print View

Some Details of the sale.

The sale will be this weekend Jan 29 thru Jan 31. (SAT-MON)

All Outsak Bags will be almost 30% Off retail. You pay actual shipping cost...choice of Priority Mail or Parcel Post.

There will be a 2 bag limit.

More details on how to order will come soon.

Thanks for the kind words about our beautiful baby girl. She fits in an Outsak UL you know. HA!! Kidding....

Chad Poindexter
(Stick) - F

Locale: Wet & Humid Southeast....
Re: Outsak UL Almost 30% OFF Sale This Weekend. on 01/26/2011 17:59:13 MST Print View

Haha...that last part cracked me up...spoken like a true hiker... :)

Good luck with the sale.