[pct-l] Bay area store recommendations for gear

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Mon Aug 2 14:45:12 CDT 2010

The Down Works is a great resource - lots of ultra-lite (they are an ULA and Inov8, etc dealer)and lite wt gear. Nick and Shelley are helpful and enthusiastic - just be clear on what and how you want to hike and how lite you want to go. Can't recommend them enough!
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-----Original Message-----
From: Rachel Dysart <rachel_dysart at yahoo.com>
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Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 12:30:39 
To: <pct-l at backcountry.net>
Subject: [pct-l] Bay area store recommendations for gear

Hello all,

The last time I went backpacking I used my Dad's USFS and boy scout gear and 
needless to say I need some gear updates.  I've had a few bad experiences with 
the larger stores, especially the Saratoga REI.  Would anyone have a 
recommendation for a smaller store?  I did some research and I found a place 
called Down Works in Santa Cruz, anyone have an experience with them?  Any 
recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

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