Nov 16, 2012 at 11:36 pm #1296138
George DavisBPL Member
Some of their mega deals are pretty nice. The ones that caught my eye were their midweight polartech tops and bottoms for about $14-16 each in all sizes. I have some of their lightweight baselayers and they're pretty good — if you're interested, I'd buy now before they [likely] run out of your size.Nov 17, 2012 at 4:54 am #1929128
Adam KramerBPL Member
@rbeardLocale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
thanks george, i picked up the midweight last week for 19.95 and thought it was a good deal. havent opened them yet, so will be returning them for the even lower price.Nov 17, 2012 at 4:56 am #1929129
I'll spend some time this morning looking through to see if I can post some things worth a look.
For instance- do you think the price on this Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Pack at $29.95 is a good one?
http://www.rei.com/product/799600/sea-to-summit-ultra-sil-packable-day-pack#video-innerNov 17, 2012 at 6:48 am #1929143
– -K.T.- –BPL Member
I had one and did not like it. No abrasion resistance. And if you put a couple of pounds in it, the fabric shoulder straps bunch up and are not comfortable. That price is not so special either.
But you can find good deals once in a while.Nov 17, 2012 at 1:45 pm #1929227
Dustin ShortBPL Member
Raquel, that is lightweight but it's not a huge deal. The REI flash is heavier but people love it and it's $5 cheaper. Also look at the RikSak and BigBag from Gossamer Gear for similar style and sub $50 packs. It's definitely not on sale but it's also not overpriced.Nov 18, 2012 at 3:01 pm #1929424
you know, I think I will get a Flash. I could use it for dayhiking, and as a summit pack that can hold survival gear. I could have used a summit pack this past summer… thanks.Nov 18, 2012 at 5:28 pm #1929453
There are lighter summit bags, but the flash is really nice IMHO. Its really pretty comfy when full (and has been pretty handy as a small pack in daily life). This past summer it was also my 7 yo's backpacking bag. We just stuffed his sleeping bag in it and shot him down the trail. Pretty perfect for that.Nov 19, 2012 at 6:12 am #1929573
Are there other summit bags you would recommend?
My sister bought me a Flash for my b-day- wahoo! I think it will be great for day hikes.Nov 19, 2012 at 5:23 pm #1929739
Brian JohnsBPL Member
Zimmerbuilt's summit sack is nice. It's 1.19 ounces and basically a cuben fiber version of the apple store type of drawstring bag. I find, however, that it's great as a food back and for day hikes away from camp or summit trips (though mine has not seen this last purpose yet). At $35 who can afford not to have one. (I kid, but it is a good deal, as are the other packs on his "deals" page)Nov 20, 2012 at 2:30 pm #1929945
I was pretty much thinking of the same bag. I think Golite and SEa to Summit both have lightweight options also.
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