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From WalMart, to Academy, to CampMor, to REI, the specialization, quality, and expense increases.This to to the real hard-core types - where do you shop for stuff?
Quote from: dprather on November 06, 2016, 12:48:19 AMFrom WalMart, to Academy, to CampMor, to REI, the specialization, quality, and expense increases.This to to the real hard-core types - where do you shop for stuff?The Cottage folks are where you find the real UL stuff. In no particular order:ULA. I bought their Catalyst. A very good large pack. 3 pounds. 40 pound stated capacity. I used it with 35-40 pounds in Colorado without pain or problems. My granddaughter has it at the moment. USA MADE. TarpTent: Well made affordable single and double wall tents. USA MADE. Lightheart Gear. Single wall tents and other goodies. USA MADE. Hyperlite Mountain Gear, Z-Packs, Enlightened Equipment, Seek Outside and a slew of others. Mostly USA MADE. Wayne Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I have a 40L backpack from Gossamer.It weighs 250% less than my Kelty Trekker.So, I think it's consider Ultralight.Great thing is Gossamer is based in Austin Texas.Made in Texas.Another piece of ultralight gear I have is a quilt from Enlightment Equipment.They are another cottage maker as I understand.They are from somewhere up North in the Yankee states.Made in USA at least.I think buying directly from USA made cottage industry is really cool.My next piece of gear that I'm saving my lunch money for...is a tarp tent from a Californian cottage maker.
Quote from: nopainnogain on November 07, 2016, 09:17:08 AMI have a 40L backpack from Gossamer.Is that the Gorilla? I notice they have the Murmur 36 on sale.I just bought some cuben fiber bags from Hyperlite.
I have a 40L backpack from Gossamer.
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