[pct-l] Bay area store recommendations for gear

Jim & Jane Moody moodyjj at comcast.net
Mon Aug 2 14:55:45 CDT 2010


I don't know about DW, but some of the best gear is available from small, almost-garage companies, e.g. tents from Henry Shires and Ron Mauk (Six Moons Design), backpacks from ULA, stoves and cooking gear from antigravitygear, and lots of others.  Takes some research time on the net, but it's worth it .  Good luck. 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rachel Dysart" <rachel_dysart at yahoo.com> 
To: pct-l at backcountry.net 
Sent: Monday, August 2, 2010 3:30:39 PM 
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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