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WTB: 2 Cheap Down Sleeping Bags, Pad, Shoes
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Cole Crawford

Locale: Omaha
WTB: 2 Cheap Down Sleeping Bags, Pad, Shoes on 04/08/2014 01:35:24 MDT Print View

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.

Edited by CDC43339 on 04/13/2014 12:16:36 MDT.

Allen C
(acurrano) - MLife

Locale: SF Bay Area
Pad and shoes on 04/08/2014 07:06:40 MDT Print View

I have a 6' long Thermarest Prolite pad and a pair of patagonia Fore Runner Evo trail running shoes size 11. The shoes are brand new and the pad is used but holds air fine.
I'd sell both of them together for $75 shipped. let me know if you are interested.

These are the shoes:

The pad is the orange colored Prolite model, 72" by 20" by 1" thick.

Eric Lundquist
(cobberman) - F - M

Locale: Northern Colorado
Re: WTB: 2 Cheap Down Sleeping Bags, Pad, Shoes on 04/08/2014 08:39:46 MDT Print View

Cole, I have a Lafuma Warm'n Light 800 - Long (light blue shell) and a REI Lite-Core 1.5 self inflating pad (48"x20" with slight taper). Let me know if you're interested. I'd like to sell them as a pair if possible to save on shipping as they're both bulky items. $100 shipped.

Cole Crawford

Locale: Omaha
Thanks on 04/08/2014 11:16:46 MDT Print View

Checking with my friends on all offers, thanks.

Mark Hespenheide

Locale: Wasatch and Redrock
long pad, pack(s) on 04/08/2014 19:02:47 MDT Print View


I've got another pad that could go into the mix. Thermarest, something inflatable. Let me know if you're still looking.

More to the point, I've got some lightweight (non-UL) packs that might work for your taller friend, and a smaller golite jam for the mid-size friend. Again, let me know if you're interested.


Mitchell Ebbott
(mebbott) - M

Locale: SoCal
Re: WTB: 2 Cheap Down Sleeping Bags, Pad, Shoes on 04/08/2014 19:50:13 MDT Print View

I have a Kelty Cosmic Down 20 that I was just about to list on Gear Swap. It's a long, but I'd like to get something closer to $120 so it's a bit out of your buddy's price range. If he wants to spring for something warmer, shoot me a PM.

Cole Crawford

Locale: Omaha
Still Looking on 04/10/2014 20:07:44 MDT Print View

I was able to find one pad and bag from Eric, but am still looking for the other bag and shoes.

Cole Crawford

Locale: Omaha
Looking for shoes - Men's 9.5, 11 on 04/13/2014 12:17:54 MDT Print View

Found a down bag from Valerie. Still looking for size 11 and size 9.5 shoes - preferably trail runners or very light hiking shoes. Thanks!

Edited by CDC43339 on 04/13/2014 12:18:27 MDT.

Luke Schmidt
(Cameron) - MLife

Locale: The WOODS
Shoes on 04/13/2014 12:20:47 MDT Print View

Check for shoe fitting help. Then check for deals. I just ordered a pair of Merrells for $58 instead of the usually $100 because they were the wrong color.

Cole Crawford

Locale: Omaha
Thanks! on 04/21/2014 00:37:09 MDT Print View

Bags/pads from Valerie and Eric arrived, look like they're in great condition. Appreciate the help - can't wait to get people out on the trail!

Valerie E
(Wildtowner) - M

Locale: Grand Canyon State
RE: Thanks on 04/21/2014 12:15:26 MDT Print View

Happy to help out -- I hope you & your friends have many great adventures this summer! :^)

Eric Lundquist
(cobberman) - F - M

Locale: Northern Colorado
Re: Thanks! on 04/21/2014 13:08:45 MDT Print View

Glad they arrived safely! Thanks for the update.