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New to the boards, but greatly appreciate your time and advice! Looking primarily for a good website or outfitter to order my gear from. We have an REI in Houston but I'd like to stay away from the "chains" and the associated expensive sales crap. There are, as ya'll know, 4 million places to buy gear online and I was hoping someone could lead me to a known site with great trail tested gear for the best prices. Is REI a decent outfitter or costly and car salesman like??
I'm also looking to narrow down the 500,000 choices for a backpack and tent. My details:
6'2" height, 170lbs.
Looking for a pack that is obviously very lightweight, sturdy and can handle a few weeks out on trails ranging from the Wonderland to the AT to the hot Arizona/Grand Canyon trails. Something around 4000 cu/in. or slightly higher for the longer trips.
Also looking for a recommendation on a two-person, very lightweight 3 season tent which will fit myself, again 6'2", and my pack in case of rain but wont be to hot during the south trips.
Again I'm not trying to do things uber cheap but would like to keep cost low if possible and at least start researching trail tested, durable, known packs, tents, etc.
Tks so much folks! Have a great one!