Camped out at the Hillsboro REI to get in on some of the great used gear deals. We were the fourth tent in line, having arrived there at about 10:30pm. Fairly uneventful night sleep on a sidewalk in the boyfriends’ Sierra tent… except for a minor incident when he tried to steal my Trekker sleeping pad. Always the thief!
Best purchase of the day was a pair of Komperdell Carbon duo-lock trekking poles. Brand new – returned because one of the poles didn’t lock. Well, a little bending/pulling/fidgiting later managed to get them back into working order. Now I have a new pair of carbon hiking poles for a measly $20!! Unbelievably awesome.
Also purchased (with REI sale tag notes in parentheses):
– Slightly scuffed ski helmet for $8 (“Never used it enough”. Hah!)
– Kelty Cosmos down 20 deg. bag for $70 (“Zipper was difficult/broken. <–Seems fine??” Seemed fine to me, too.)
– Big Agnes Seedhouse 1.5 person tent for $70 (“Didn’t like design”)
Boyfriend was sure jealous of the last one. I promised him he could use it when he needed to, and could cuddle up and make it a 2-person on colder nights. Win-win! =P
Can’t wait to go trekking with all the new lightweight and snazzy gear. Camp on!