So what new piece of gear have you purchased lately?

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Re: So what new piece of gear have you purchased lately?

Postby Jen » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:20 pm

My custom quilt from Enlightened Equipment finally arrived today. I think I am in love. I can not wait to test it out!!
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Re: So what new piece of gear have you purchased lately?

Postby missguinness » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:28 pm

Jen wrote:My custom quilt from Enlightened Equipment finally arrived today. I think I am in love. I can not wait to test it out!!
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Re: So what new piece of gear have you purchased lately?

Postby Jay w » Fri May 04, 2018 7:11 am



So, I bought this bag but haven't opened it yet.

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Here's a comparison to the REI Radiant 20 bag (blue one on bottom--I think that's what I have). So, Aegismax bag is significantly bigger and noticeably heavier. The thing took 4 weeks to arrive, but the shipping was free.

Ok, just a teaser for now, I'll climb in the thing later. Time to set up scaffolding before it hits 80F.

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Re: So what new piece of gear have you purchased lately?

Postby teapot57 » Fri May 04, 2018 1:47 pm

I'm looking forward to hearing your review, Jay. The price is very reasonable based on the description. Hopefully it lives up to the description.
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Re: So what new piece of gear have you purchased lately?

Postby Jay w » Sat May 12, 2018 3:42 pm

So, I opened up the package, and the bag is a right zip (and I ordered a left zip). I've been going back and forth with a guy on shipping the bag back and getting the correct one. He said he'd pay up to $10 shipping. Rather than reply, I went to the post office and got a quote of $57 to return it to China. I sent off that message this afternoon, and we'll see what he says. Otherwise on a quick inspection, the bag looks good.

I've ordered a number of things through Aliexpress, and I've have a number of small issues (like the above). At this point, I'd say that Aliexpress is pretty risky. On cheap, simple items, it might be worth the risk.

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