My Trail Co is a new company from Colorado, currently selling a few packs, tents and jackets with ambitious plans to expand. MTC emanates from the ashes of Golite, a company that was one of the main catalysts for the ultralight movement in the 2000s. I personally still have and regularly use my Golite Bitterroot down jacket, Jam2 50L pack, Feather 40 degree bag (now converted to a two-person quilt), and a few other things. I am very fond of who Golite was, what they made, and how they helped many of us to lighten up.
So, it seems like it would be a no brainer to partner with a company making items that are essentially updates of the original beloved items, now under a different brand name. However, there is a bit of a darkside in that Golite went bankrupt a few years ago and left debts of more than $3 million to outdoor suppliers, manufacturers, and real estate owners. Many ULers were unhappy with how Golite went out of business. It wasn't illegal, by any means...
We want to hear what Outdoors & Ultralight jackets all of you are into. More specifically, what brands, types, and styles.
▶ What type of qualities do you look for in a jacket?
▶ Are there certain materials or designs that make most sense for you?
▶ What companies do you think make the best products?
We’re always looking at posts and polls for suggestions, and we take them into account when we’re looking for products to put on the site. It doesn’t mean we can secure relationships with every brand or company of course, but we do try, and it gives us a better sense of the interests of the community.
We thought the easiest way to round up and talk about what jackets everyone likes is to make a Talk Post so let us know what you think and what suggestions you might have in the discussion. Myself and the buying team will be here to take everything into consideration.
See our other Interest Checks here:
· Backpacks: www.massdrop...
We want to know what sunglasses all of you are into, especially as they pertain to the Outdoors & Ultralight Communities. (We will probably do a separate interest check for Sunglasses in Men’s Accessories as those would be more fashion oriented.) When it comes to sunglasses here, we want to know what suits you best for your outdoor experiences, excursions, activities, and adventures. We already source a variety of brands, types, and styles, but are always looking to stay in tune with the interests of the community.
· What do you look for in a pair of sunglasses?
· What kind of shape, features, or lenses do you prefer?
· Are there particular brands you like?
Your suggestions and feedback are taken into account when we look for products to put on the site so tell us what you like, what you don’t like and any preferences you have in between.
See our other Interest Checks here:
· Jackets: www.massdrop...
Is anyone else interested in a drop for bikepacking bags? I'm thinking about something like the Revelate Designs Terrapin or Viscacha:
Or maybe the Bedrock Coconino:
Enough for a really lightweight setup.
I own a lot of multitools but the MP600 bladeless will always be my travel buddy. Had to use this to work on a truck in the Mui Ne Sand Dunes, Nha Trang, Vietnam,
hell of a time cleaning it after though 😅
I know this is still a relatively niche market. But more and more they seem to steadily be growing in traction. Seems to be an enthusiast type of market with a lot of varied levels of product quality. Seems right up Drops alley.
Would this pack into Dans 40L backpack? measurements are 34cm by 25cm. roughly 13 inches by 10 inches. dont really want to carry a sleeping bag separate outside of a backpack.
Got a Kelty -20 degrees bag and that thing sucks, its okay at 30 degrees. I need something that will be warm for northern Alaska/canadian winters.
No doubt majority of people here have been affected by the Covid-19 crisis, some more than others. While we all have time to slow down and recover, nature is doing the same thing. I live in a metropolis of 20 million made up of 13 interconnected cities and pollution takes its toll on man and nature. Since the Enhanced Quarantine was in place, birds and crickets have returned, bees and spiders have emerged, a stark reminder that we share the world with other species just outside our door.
This is my visitor today, an orange spider on my OG Hydroflask in my garage :)
I see alot of people on here looking for different size groundsheets for thier tents.
I am a contractor from Minnesota, this is how I create groundsheets for my tents and for some of my friends.
I side and have homes and businesses sided as part of my business. I have to buy rolls of Tyvek and other brands of underlayment for siding.
All technical (other than tarpaper), underlayment will also work as a ground sheet. These rolls of underlayment are sold at virtually every lumber yard. For a less expensive option get rolls of this material and cut it yourself using either a razor knife or a scissors. These rolls are readily available in 9' x 50' or 9' x 100' rolls for as little as $45.00 us currency a roll. In addition you can buy 2 story rolls 18' x 100' rolls but those need to be ordered.
In other words save money, cut only what you need and exactly what size you want and either sell the rest or save it or cut it for you friends..