Bargain Alert - outdoor gear deals worth a look

Discussion in 'Shopping' started by el manana, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. Amit

    Amit Hiker

  2. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Check the Alpha Kool aid thread.
  3. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker



    If you order from NZ, the courier contacts you and charges you import duty before delivery commences. I think it added £20 to the cost.

    I've also ordered from the Australian site, and had it delivered to an Aussie friend, who posted it on. (No import duty then !)

    The reason I got another is because the sizing is a bit on the small size. First was L, second was XL.

    I am generally a UK large with tops.
    The Nitro in large was wearable, but a bit tight under the armpits and a little short in arms and body for my taste. ( Given it's a warm layer) .
    (I am 40" chest 34" waist but broad shoulders/long arms/long torso)

    The XL is perfect for my preference. Slightly loose. Like a microfleece.

    The Large, my partner wears now. (She's a 14 top normally, and tall).
  4. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

  5. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

  6. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

  7. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I'd jump at that if I didn't have so many shelters!
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  8. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    $52 shipping :(
  9. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    And it'd DHL so you'll get customs chargers.
  10. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Use a mail forwarder :thumbsup:
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  11. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Know any good mail forwarders?
  12. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    I can recommend Stackry If you use this link, you and I get free credit. I use it about once a month with no issues.
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  13. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I signed with one Lempo mentioned on another thread... Can't remember it's name as I never had the balls to use it :eggonface:
  14. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Which of their options do you use?
  15. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    If you mean by postage? I mostly use DHL Global mail. Last mile is with Yodel and I never had any issues with them in Brighton or here in Cornwall. Delivery times are usually 10-14 days with it. I think I used the more expensive option once and that was 3-5 days without issues.
  16. kvragu

    kvragu Summit Camper

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  17. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    It's the finish on mine that was $hyt€ the tent itself is still going strong and has become a favourite.
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  18. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker


    De$hyt€s?
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  19. kvragu

    kvragu Summit Camper

    Do you have a finite amount of referrals or is it cool to jump on this link?
  20. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    No limits, go for it. Any questions, just PM me.
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  21. kvragu

    kvragu Summit Camper

    Emailed SMD just now. FYI, the difference between the old Deschutes model (currently on sale) and the new one is only the vent patch material. New model with the white patch is of the same material as the canopy, which wasn't the case with the old one (black patch). Supposed to ease seam sealing.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2020
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  22. oreocereus

    oreocereus Thru Hiker

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  23. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    But $35 shipping if you want it in less than 2 months...
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  24. oreocereus

    oreocereus Thru Hiker

    Ah well I've never actually ordered anything from Ripstop so I didn't realise it was that pricey.. oops. May be fine if already ordering other materials I suppose.
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  25. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Or group buy

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