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Tyson Marshall
(sheepNgeese) - MLife

Locale: Ventura County (formerly PNW)
Did I hear a fiver in there? on 03/23/2011 17:06:15 MDT Print View

The companies AND the gear I use:

Hyperlite Mountain Gear - Echo II Camouflaged System (Tarp, Beak, and Insert) and Windrider Pack

Titanium Goat - Adjustable Goat Poles

Mountain Laurel Designs - Superlight Bivy

BearPaw Wilderness Designs - Minimalist 1

Trail Designs - Sidewinder

Edited by sheepNgeese on 03/23/2011 17:13:52 MDT.

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
Some of my favorites are..... on 03/23/2011 17:07:35 MDT Print View

Warbonnet Hammocks

HammockGear quilts

Mountain Laurel Designs cuben tarps

And some other larger companies that make good stuff!!

josh wagner
(StainlessSteel) - F
close to steve's on 03/24/2011 22:28:14 MDT Print View hammocks and down quilts underquilt elite down hat
outdoorequipmentsupplier tarp (can't afford the cuben from zpacks yet)
zpacks/mountainfitter for cuben stuff

Jim Morrison
(Pliny) - F

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Whats your top 5 companies? on 03/24/2011 22:30:49 MDT Print View

I don't have an answer to your question. I just wanted to say I like your profile picture. It looks like you just saw a bear taking a picture with your camera.

te - wa
(mikeinfhaz) - F

Locale: Phoenix
Re: Re: Whats your top 5 companies? on 03/25/2011 00:27:19 MDT Print View

seems like alotta postings either fall into the 1 man category or the 'almost mainstream' category, (GoLite, Montbell).

its a hard question to answer. western mountaineering can be found at many stores like Summit Hut in Tucson, and they have gear made in 2 countries... so, are they applicable?

OES maccat tarps are definately a one-man operation. not to be included?


lets see here. id chose these:

Katabatic Gear
Mountain Laurel Designs
Frost of Sweed'n
Gossamer Gear
honorable mention goes to stickpic

Edited by mikeinfhaz on 03/25/2011 00:28:09 MDT.

Patrick Young
(lightingboy) - F

Locale: Southwest
Whats your top 5 companies?" on 03/25/2011 08:57:37 MDT Print View

MLD (backpack, bivy)
Jones Bikes (bike)
Revelate Designs (sweet bikepacking gear)
Black Rock Gear (down hat, mitts)
Trail Designs (2 stoves)

Edited by lightingboy on 03/25/2011 08:59:57 MDT.

Peter Sustr
(czechxpress) - F - M

Locale: Boulder
Top 5 -One man operations on 03/25/2011 09:02:37 MDT Print View

Thanks, I took that pic after a 8 day trip to the Flat Tops. Good times.

OK, Lets change it up. Whats your Top 5 ONE MAN operations. Include your favorite product and there URL for people to check out..

Peter Sustr
(czechxpress) - F - M

Locale: Boulder
Top 5 -One man operations on 03/25/2011 15:09:46 MDT Print View

You can still post mid companies as well if you want.

Todd Hein
(todd1960) - MLife

Locale: Coastal Southern California
Favorite cottage manufacturers on 03/25/2011 17:21:02 MDT Print View

My current favorites:

Gossamer Gear - Gorilla Pack and Lightrek Poles
Jacks R' Better - No Sniveler Quilt
Mountain Laurel Designs - Superlight Bivy
Six Moon Designs - Gatewood Cape
Blackrock Gear - Down beanie

Richard Lyon
(richardglyon) - MLife

Locale: Bridger Mountains
Five favorites on 03/26/2011 12:57:19 MDT Print View

In no particular order:

Alpacka Rafts
Wild Things

Alex H
(abhitt) - MLife

Locale: southern appalachians or desert SW
Five favorites on 03/26/2011 13:29:58 MDT Print View

Six Moons Designs- packs
Western Mountaineering- bags
Feathered Friends- clothing
Anti Gravity Gear- pots
MLD- bivy

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Five favorites on 03/26/2011 13:51:46 MDT Print View

Western Mountaineering
Gossamer Gear

I am sure MLD would be there if I had purchased something...which I will remedy here in a few weeks..