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Kudos to Sierra Trading Post and Eastern Mountain Sports

Old 06-27-08, 05:56 PM
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Kudos to Sierra Trading Post and Eastern Mountain Sports

In getting ready for bicycle camping, I figured I needed some lighter gear (my existing gear is set up for motorcycle camping, where weight is not a factor, but packing compactly is). Anyway, I ordered a Marmot down sleeping bag from Sierra Trading Post, they had emailed me a 20% coupon, so the bag was under $100. And I ordered a Big Agnes Core Air Pad from Eastern Mountain Sports, where they have a 20% off the first item, 15% off the second item sale. So the pad was under $40. I got the BA Pad in three days, Wow! Sierra Trading was a little slower, more like 8 days or so, still very good.

The Big Agnes pad packs very small, about the size of a water bottle or less. The Marmot bag packs really small too, and came with an oversized storage bag (like a laundry bag) as well as a stuff sack. It was their 40F Wind River bag, which no longer shows as available from Sierra.

This is not the first time I have done business with Sierra Trading Post, I got a closeout tent from them last year. This was my first order from EMS.

Anyway, a big thumbs up to both of these gear suppliers. Now I need to go camping!!
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Nicely done. I allways liked EMS, keep an eye on there "outlet"-really good deals.
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STP rocks! I always go by their site first to see if they have what I need. Ended up getting a Mountain Hardware Jet2 tent, and 2 Sierra Designs VanWinkle down bags a few years back at a great deal. And if you shop with them often and can wait a little bit, they seem to send out 10-20% off coupons every other week or so.
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You are right on the coupons, they have already sent me another 20% coupon. Wild! I wish they still had the bag I bought, I would buy a second one.
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