Jan 10, 2010 at 9:02 am #1253976
I was just making my online rounds to the mom and pop ultralight gear shops and it appears that the fanatic fringe server is down. Are they just having server issues? Are they still in business? Is there any other information that people might have heard through other sources?
-thanksJan 10, 2010 at 9:06 am #1561333
I noticed that last week. Maybe they couldn't keep up with the competition?Jan 10, 2010 at 10:46 am #1561366
I was reading up on their website just last week and no problems…Jan 10, 2010 at 9:51 pm #1561549
@redleaderLocale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
I tried to get on just now and got a "couldn't find" message.Jan 10, 2010 at 10:17 pm #1561559
Could be bad — but not necessarily. Sometimes, folks forget to renew their web hosting fees…
OTOH, as mentioned, I visited the site just last week and although it worked fine, I did notice that everything remained the same — no new announcements, no new products, etc. Not a good sign.Jan 11, 2010 at 8:40 am #1561618
@sharaldsLocale: Gallatin Range
I can't honestly say I've ever seen the Fanatic Fringe Web site change since I first looked at it a few years ago. Anyone else have better perception than I?Jan 11, 2010 at 8:59 am #1561623
Well, there was that splash of colors — folks were given a choice beyond beige — although that was a few years ago…Jan 11, 2010 at 10:01 am #1561635
I think they changed the name to Trailspace.comJan 11, 2010 at 10:56 am #1561650
@obxcolaLocale: Outer Banks of North Carolina
Maybe it's a name change or a website update: But I couldn't find it either
And it does not appear to be TrailspaceJan 11, 2010 at 10:59 am #1561652
Nope that's not them. Fanatic Fringe is/was? a small cottage industry manufacture that made packs with narrow shoulder straps. Trailspace looks like a fairly large retailer with no in house manufacture of their own.
Fanatic Fringe's prices were very affordable compared to most of the market though ((i.e. 80ish vs 120ish) not to set off more speculation). I had gotten a wild hair and was thinking of their SUL pack. So who knows?
-PeaceJan 11, 2010 at 12:20 pm #1561671
@newtonLocale: Southeastern Louisiana
This site has been suspended If you manage this site and have a question about why the site is not available, please contact us directly.
I found this message on Bing under the heading IPOWER. :-(
Party On ! 2010
NewtonJan 11, 2010 at 12:24 pm #1561673
Trailspace has reviews, articles, forums, and links to select retailers for comparison shopping.
If Fanatic Fringe had raised their prices $20 a pack, every year, like ULA and Gossamer Gear just did, wonder how much they would cost in 2009? I'm not aware of any updates to their former website in several years.
You'd think there was someone reading this forum that has bought something from them in the last few years?Jan 11, 2010 at 1:11 pm #1561683
Well I got a Thompson Peak pack from them around this time last year. And it was through that old dinosaur of a site everyone is mentioning. Nice pack worked well for the causal use I gave it. I seem to recall the site being up even a few months ago but alas… Ah, well I guess its settled then. Seems like they are gone.
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