Sep 22, 2009 at 8:12 am #1239531Sep 22, 2009 at 6:15 pm #1529828
Is anybody else as disappointing with the layout of Golite's new website as I am? Everything just shows up super large on my screen. Way easier to use before.Sep 22, 2009 at 6:30 pm #1529831
@jameslantzLocale: North Georgia
Yep, I'm disappointed with the website & the fact the weight of all their stuff seems to be increasing. Case in point; what happened to the Virga jacket & Reed rain pant? Seemingly replaced by heavier more "mainstream" offerings. IMHO.Sep 23, 2009 at 7:23 pm #1530130
Dan DurstonBPL Member
The new website looks good, but it is harder to navigate.
Since the Reed pants are now in the clearance outlet, I wonder what's next? Nothing? Something else? Something lighter?
GoLite needs to come out with some innovate light products soon or they're name won't mean anything anymore. It'll just mean GoAverage.Sep 23, 2009 at 8:24 pm #1530143
Before I got into UL Golite was the only thing I'd heard of for lightweight gear. This is back when I thought a 3 pound sleeping bag in a 3 pound pack would be killer.
When i first looked at their site I was ready to buy everything. Now I almost have all the equipment I need and the only thing I have made by Golite is a pair of shoes, which is the last thing I expected to own from them.Sep 23, 2009 at 8:47 pm #1530153
@pivvayLocale: Rocky Mountains
In the past the Reed pants and Virga jacket have almost always been on clearance but have not been discontinued, just FYI.
I agree GoLite could use some innovative light items but most of their stuff is still way lighter than most people use. We have a warped perspective on this board.Sep 23, 2009 at 9:00 pm #1530155
GoLite is trying to be all things to all people.
Can't be done.
They need to either pick their product line target buyer (which it seems they are doing, and lightweight isn't as important) or come out with a completely seperate line of "real" UL gear.
They go from the Breeze to an almost 2lb jam.Sep 23, 2009 at 9:04 pm #1530157
what happened to all the different shelters they use to offer? I went looking today and the selection isn't that great :(Sep 24, 2009 at 3:29 am #1530189
Chris WBPL Member
What shelter are you looking for? I see all of the same ones listed on the previous site.Sep 24, 2009 at 6:56 am #1530217
I went back and looked at the site again. It finally clicked that they had changed the names of the shelters.Sep 24, 2009 at 11:04 am #1530300
Golite is right in the middle of switching over their product line to the next years product.Sep 24, 2009 at 12:09 pm #1530321
I like the new site but I agree the weight doesn't look revolutionary anymore, in fact, it feels a little bit backwards?Sep 24, 2009 at 12:24 pm #1530325
Does the site fit the screen for everybody? For me I have to scroll down a lot to see anything and also left and right. Its like I only see 66% of what I should.Sep 25, 2009 at 6:49 am #1530501
Looks ok to me using IE8. You may need to update your browser. IE8 has a compatability button to use to view older sites properly, so maybe this new site does not look right on older browsers???Sep 25, 2009 at 7:27 am #1530511
James PatsalidesBPL Member
@jamespatsalides-comLocale: New England
Scaling looks fine to me using Safari, however, the site navigation is a little weird… you have to use the scrolling nav bars at the bottom of the screen and they do not show without scrolling the window DOWN a little. It is OK once you get used to it, but confusing the first couple of times I went there…Sep 26, 2009 at 8:00 pm #1530893
Everyone in here is talking about how light they are. That being said, I looked them over on campsaver because I couldnt find where the outlet was for the golite store. I noticed that they are supposedly waterproof. Is that to say that they would make great rain pants? Also is there a nice rain jacket that accompanies the Reeds that I could buy as well if these bottoms are meant to be used as a two part rain suit? Ok well that about all the questions I have. Campersaver is selling them for $42. Is this a good price or does the imaginary golite outlet store that I cant seem to find have a better price? Thanks.Sep 27, 2009 at 6:04 am #1530950
Jamie ShorttBPL Member
@jshorttLocale: North Carolina
Golite reeds are indeed rain pants. They are one of the more popular rain pants used by ultra lighters. Around 40 bucks is a great deal for them. The jacket that goes with them is the Golite Virga. For the price I think its one of the better jackets. It weighs around 8 oz. I used the Virga/Reed's as my suit over the past year.
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