Looking to outfit some friends for upcoming summer trips we have planned. They're just starting to get into lightweight backpacking, and I'm looking to get them set up with decent, cheap gear. Here are the first items I'm looking at for them - might be back looking for packs soon:
Shoes: size 11, men's. Looking for trail runners or light hikers - currently using leather boots. Wants something significantly lighter to match the lighter pack, and something that breathes better. $35 or less here
Shoes: size 9.5. Same as above - light hikers or trail runners.
Cheap down summer sleeping bags. Lafumas and Kelty Light Years are perfect.
Men's regular (5'9" 155lb), 30-45 degree rating, down.Can't spend more than $40-50.
Men's regular / long (6'1", 165lb) 30-45 degree rating, down. Would like to keep to $75 or less.
Pad: for the same 6'1" guy. Self-inflating or air pad, $40 or less. Full length preferred but I don't think he'll be too picky.
Thanks all! Just send me PM's or reply in the thread. If you're asking more than $10 or $20 higher than the prices I posted, it'll be a no - tight budgets for a bunch of college kids.