GoLite Reviews

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GoLite Jam 35L

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The GoLite Jam 35L is a great pack for day hikes, single-night trips, and ultralight backpacking. It is simple, lightweight, and comfortable.
GoLite Jam 35L
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GoLite Wenatchee PrimaLoft

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Nice jacket for when it gets cold. I've been using this jacket for about four months now (Colorado winter/spring) and I really like it. Down…
GoLite Wenatchee PrimaLoft
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GoLite Bitterroot

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Super lightweight, super warm, and priced right. I won't be long winded in this review because what you need to know is this is the perfect…
GoLite Bitterroot
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GoLite Wolf Creek L3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A compromise between weight and functionality. This tent is a compromise between a larger car camping tent and an ultralight backcountry tent.
GoLite Wolf Creek L3
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GoLite Chrome Dome Trekking Umbrella

rated 5 of 5 stars This umbrella is a lifesaver for desert hiking. It provides both shade and sun protection and I can't hike without it now that I've experienced…
 
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GoLite Demaree Canyon 800 Fill Down Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Great jacket, no complaints. Incredible jacket. Extremely lightweight and fashionable. I wanted a jacket that looked nice, kept me warm, was…
GoLite Demaree Canyon 800 Fill Down Jacket
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GoLite UltraLite 1+ Season Quilt

rated 5 of 5 stars For sport motorcycle camping, near ideal. I replaced the straps with elastic straps from REI. They hold the sides close enough for warmth, but…
GoLite UltraLite 1+ Season Quilt
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GoLite UltraLite 1+ Season Quilt

rated 5 of 5 stars Great, super light 800+ fill down quilt at a great price. Packs very small. The Purchase:  I bought this quilt because I was looking for a…
GoLite UltraLite 1+ Season Quilt
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GoLite Wolf Creek L2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great price (on sale now), lightweight, 3-season tent. Found this tent on the manufacturer's website on sale. It was time to upgrade from our…
GoLite Wolf Creek L2
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GoLite Tumalo Pertex 2.5-Layer Storm Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars A lightweight, compressible rain jacket for dryer climates and warmer weather. My relationship with raingear is...well it is strained. A good…
GoLite Tumalo Pertex 2.5-Layer Storm Jacket
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GoLite Shangri-La 5

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Extremely weather-worthy, spacious, Truly Ultra-Light. (I do not use the entire shelter. I purchased this as a fly-only at the time of purchase)…
GoLite Shangri-La 5
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GoLite Jam 70L

rated 5 of 5 stars An extremely solid and reliable, lightweight, multi-day backpack. Well-designed and comfortable. I like the no-frills design: a large, capacious…
GoLite Jam 70L
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GoLite Jam 50L

rated 4 of 5 stars Adequate pack for those who want to hike ultralight. The material is thinner than expected, but very durable. Side pocket storage for water…
GoLite Jam 50L
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GoLite Cave 1 Shelter

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a two-part review because I have not had the tarp in the field yet. I guess i'm late to the dance on this review, The first Golite gear…
 
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GoLite Jam 70L

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a solid, lightweight bag. If you need frills, you'll want to look elsewhere. It has lots of room (almost too much). The material held…
GoLite Jam 70L
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GoLite Beartooth 650 Fill Down Vest

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great vest for all seasons! This is a quality down best at a fraction of the price other brands. I wore this through a Colorado winter and…
GoLite Beartooth 650 Fill Down Vest
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GoLite Terrono 65

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great ultra-light backpack. Sufficient storage space, but could be improved. I've had this backpack for a couple of years and have been using…
GoLite Terrono 65
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GoLite Pinnacle

rated 4 of 5 stars Great light pack, no frills. I've been using this backpack for the past 2-3 years mostly for backpacking but also for some day hikes (it's definitely…
GoLite Pinnacle
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GoLite Tarp 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome product! I have used it thru hiking both the Pacific Crest Trail and the Appalachian Trail. GoLite doesn't make this anymore. Sad, it…
 
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GoLite Jam 50L

rated 5 of 5 stars For cutting pack weight, this is a wonderful choice. To make the transition to this pack, you already need to have your pack weight down to…
GoLite Jam 50L
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GoLite Tumalo Pertex 2.5-Layer Storm Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Ultralight 9oz. for a waterproof, windproof, breathable outer layer = AMAZINGNESS!!! So I had a Goretex army issue jacket weighing in at over…
GoLite Tumalo Pertex 2.5-Layer Storm Jacket
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GoLite Imogene UL2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is an amazing lightweight tent. I suffered through 3 days of overnight rain on the WCT in Canada and it held up well. I used it without…
GoLite Imogene UL2
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GoLite Pyramid Peak Convertible Pant

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These are DWR convertible pants that are lightweight. These are good for hiking and in light rain. I bought these pants and within the first…
GoLite Pyramid Peak Convertible Pant
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GoLite Currant Mountain Paclite 2-Layer Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This a lightweight jacket, but very durable, completely waterproof. I use mine for biking, trail running, hiking and stay dry and with large…
GoLite Currant Mountain Paclite 2-Layer Jacket
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GoLite Jam 50L

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, durable pack with a good carry-capacity. Ample padding on the back makes it a comfortable carry even for overnight loads. The Jam…
GoLite Jam 50L
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GoLite Jam2

rated 5 of 5 stars Great ultralight pack for long-distance hiking, or carry more moderate loads for a weekend trip without adding extra pounds to your back. Rated…
GoLite Jam2
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GoLite Z -10 Four-Season

rated 5 of 5 stars A spectacular sleeping bag. Packable, light, and unbelievably warm. In every review I try to find good things and bad things to say. I had a…
GoLite Z -10 Four-Season
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GoLite Quest 80L Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars I used the 80 litre version on a 600-mile, 2.5-month hike in Idaho last year. This is a big pack for the weight. The simple big bag swallows…
GoLite Quest 80L Pack
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GoLite Jam 70L

rated 3 of 5 stars Great pack, but it was uncomfortable in the shoulders and with the frameless design. This a is great lightweight pack and works for weekend…
GoLite Jam 70L
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GoLite Jam

rated 4 of 5 stars Buy only if you travel light and are a minimalist. The pack does hold up to abuse and rough use. I have used this pack in a variety of situations.
GoLite Jam
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GoLite Granite Creek Trinity Bonded Softshell Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This jacket is outstanding. Great wind protection, comfortable, and functional. I have yet to feel the wind or the rain through this jacket.
GoLite Granite Creek Trinity Bonded Softshell Jacket
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GoLite Demaree Canyon 800 Fill Down Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great 800 fill down jacket! Not too puffy, not too flat for high quality goose down. The Men's M/M is a perfect fit for 5'10"/160lbs.
GoLite Demaree Canyon 800 Fill Down Jacket
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GoLite Quest 50L Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars Simple, inexpensive, quality, no-frills pack that carries like a dream. The ability of this pack to carry heavy loads is really surprising.
GoLite Quest 50L Pack
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GoLite Odyssey

rated 5 of 5 stars I love this pack. Fits perfectly and easy to adjust. Gear is easily accessible w/ the sleeping bag compartment on the bottom. Great water bottle…
GoLite Odyssey
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GoLite Roan Plateau 800 Fill Down Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Jacket is warm and has nice features not found in all jackets. I'm 5'7", 170lbs and the medium fits good.  Enough movement through the shoulders…
GoLite Roan Plateau 800 Fill Down Jacket
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GoLite Jam 35L

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pack for a one or two day trip. I bought the medium and it fits me perfectly (5'6"). Hip and shoulder straps adjust well. Pack carries…
GoLite Jam 35L
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GoLite Roan Plateau 800 Fill Down Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Was camped out in subzero weather. This jacket keep me warm all weekend. I was concerned that that the weight and thickness was not going to…
GoLite Roan Plateau 800 Fill Down Jacket
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GoLite Shangri-La 3

rated 4 of 5 stars Great three-season shelter! Holds two people plus gear with ease. Have used backpacking and car camping. Lightweight shelter for two. When split…
GoLite Shangri-La 3
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GoLite Adrenaline 4-Season Mummy

rated 4 of 5 stars Amazing value, bold design. I slept in this bag only one night so far. Temp was -12 celsius and the bag performed very well. I slept comfortably…
GoLite Adrenaline 4-Season Mummy
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GoLite Jam 50L

rated 5 of 5 stars Just got my pack! I just received my GoLite Jam 50 for $90 dollars and I am anxious to get it out and use it. After taking it out of the wrapping,…
GoLite Jam 50L
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GoLite Shangri-La 3

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I Love my tipi. PROS: Very versatile shelter now offered at an unbeatable price. Roomy for two adults and a child, easy to pitch. A LOT of shoulder…
GoLite Shangri-La 3
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GoLite Pinnacle

rated 3 of 5 stars Good pack for UL backpacking. Tons of room in this pack. This is a frameless pack and for the neophyte it takes time to learn how to be comfortable.
GoLite Pinnacle
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GoLite Wind River Softshell Pant

rated 4 of 5 stars I love these pants, and I will wear them to work, to the ski hill, on trail or to a wedding. They're not waterproof, but they're warm-but-not-too-warm…
GoLite Wind River Softshell Pant
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GoLite Adrenaline 4-Season Mummy

rated 5 of 5 stars Great bag for the money. Great warmth, weight, and price that cannot be beat. Have only used down to 24 degrees but was VERY WARM there. Bag…
GoLite Adrenaline 4-Season Mummy
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GoLite Breeze Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars Light under 1 lb backpack, can easily carry enough gear for a long weekend, bombproof [have had over a decade with no problems]. Just got back…
GoLite Breeze Pack
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GoLite Shangri-La 3

rated 3 of 5 stars It's light weight, surprisingly stable in high winds, and versatile. I've used this tent three times since I got it. The setup I have includes…
GoLite Shangri-La 3
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GoLite Eden 1

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a good, tough, single wall solo tent. I've been using this tent for a while now, in three-season weather, which includes a lot of rain,…
GoLite Eden 1
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GoLite UltraLite 3-Season Quilt

rated 5 of 5 stars A lightweight quilt with exceptional warmth. I had been contemplating a quilt for a few years, but never really wanted to part with that much…
GoLite UltraLite 3-Season Quilt
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Killer Review

GoLite Jam 50L

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great entry level pack for those who are thinking or planning on entering the world of Ultralight/Lightweight Backpacking. The 2012…
GoLite Jam 50L
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GoLite Pinnacle

rated 2.5 of 5 stars What the heck are the two loops for at the back bottom of the pack, along with the two plastic nub/hooks that don't actually hook into anything?
GoLite Pinnacle
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GoLite Shangri-La 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A good three-season tarp/tent but ventilation could be improved. A roomy nest, but the door needs improving. I bought this tent as a deluxe,…
GoLite Shangri-La 2
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GoLite Shangri-La 3

rated 5 of 5 stars Happy camper. I purchased the GoLite Shangri-La 3 for its light weight and features for me to try out my ideas for "small wood stoves for a…
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GoLite Poncho Tarp

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a fantastic product as a waterproof. It is very good as a tarp. It is great and it weighs about 225 grams. This is my favorite item…
GoLite Poncho Tarp
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GoLite Quest

rated 4 of 5 stars I used the Quest this summer for five months straight when I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail (2,650 miles). The pack served me well. It is sturdy…
GoLite Quest
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GoLite Odyssey

rated 4 of 5 stars Bought my GoLite Odyssey about three years ago, and have used if for 5-6 week-long hikes. Holds a ton well. Commonly I carry about 40-45 pounds…
GoLite Odyssey
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GoLite Kings Canyon Wind Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Really nice windshirt. Handwarmer pockets and a hood make it a bit heavier than some, but those are must have features as far as I am concerned.
GoLite Kings Canyon Wind Jacket
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GoLite Pinnacle

rated 4 of 5 stars I bought this pack about three years ago from Campmor. I really like it, it does what I need it to do.
GoLite Pinnacle
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GoLite Shangri-La 1 Nest

rated 3 of 5 stars This nest is a necessity when using the Shangri-La 1 fly. The ticks and mosquitoes are thick where I live and this was a great companion on…
GoLite Shangri-La 1 Nest
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GoLite Shangri-La 1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is an awesome minimalist shelter. At just over a pound, very compact, waterproof, and versatile, I don't think I could be more satisfied…
GoLite Shangri-La 1
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GoLite Pinnacle

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this pack on whim from a discount gear site, and I am very glad I did.  After experimenting on different methods of packing, I discovered…
GoLite Pinnacle
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GoLite Eden 1

rated 1.5 of 5 stars I have used this tent for about two months now in varying conditions and feel confident enough to write this review without reservations to…
GoLite Eden 1
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GoLite Pinnacle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I year and a half ago, I wanted to get into backpacking, but didn't want to spend a fortune on gear.  I also knew that since I was hoping to…
GoLite Pinnacle
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GoLite Jam

rated 4 of 5 stars I love this pack, I got mine for $60 on closeout.  I just saved myself nearly 2lbs.  It rides great, has an excellent compression system,…
GoLite Jam
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GoLite Infinity Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I bought the pack used from another Trailspace member and just wanted to add a picture to the packs review.
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GoLite Demaree Canyon 800 Fill Down Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Just received my jacket (in blue haze) from GoLite and I LOVE it. When I ordered it, I gave the customer service rep my arm and body measurements…
GoLite Demaree Canyon 800 Fill Down Jacket
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GoLite Shangri-La 2 Nest

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the ultimate stargazer tent, with a durable bathtub floor and all mesh construction on top. It is of great quality, super light weight,…
GoLite Shangri-La 2 Nest
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GoLite Shangri-La 2 Floor

rated 3 of 5 stars I'll start with the good: It's very durable and totally waterproof, with 6" sides it is plenty of protection. The reinforced patches for the…
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GoLite Shangri-La 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have all three components to this system. This review is of the shelter tarp only. Mine is the 2009 model, and does not have the extra guy…
GoLite Shangri-La 2
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GoLite Quest

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I ordered the Quest with the intent of lightening my entire pack load, including the pack itself. The Quest weighs in at just over 3 lbs, which…
GoLite Quest
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GoLite Odyssey

rated 0.5 of 5 stars I bought this pack after my son and girlfriend bought similar models. I also used my son's pack for a trip and liked it. I got this larger size…
GoLite Odyssey
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GoLite Shangri-La 5

rated 4.5 of 5 stars We purchased 3 of these tents with floors to use on large group outings into the Colorado wilderness. We would have loved to have the 6+ or…
GoLite Shangri-La 5
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GoLite Gauntlet Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The GoLite Gauntlet is one great piece of rain gear. Even if the forecast calls for a chilly overcast or sunny day I still consider bringing…
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GoLite Quest

rated 0.5 of 5 stars So it is light, but this was one of the first real packs I invested in. I got it a week before an international trip, and when I packed my bag…
GoLite Quest
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GoLite Lite-Speed

rated 5 of 5 stars One of the best packs I've ever owned. It is very light at 2lb 10oz and not very bulky. Despite having only 3000 cu in capacity seems to pack…
GoLite Lite-Speed
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GoLite Pinnacle

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great pack. Yes, it does weigh more than my GoLite Gust or Six Moon Sarlite (Also excellent packs) but the extra features and load…
GoLite Pinnacle
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GoLite Lite-Speed

rated 5 of 5 stars My son and I started backpacking, and I bought a nice Kelty backpack. It could hold a lot, so I put a lot in it. Darn near killed myself on…
GoLite Lite-Speed
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GoLite Feather-Lite Bag

rated 5 of 5 stars I've owned this bag for quite a few years now. I use it year round in the Pacific Northwest. It has a solid three inches of loft and packs down…
 
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GoLite Hex 3 Shelter

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Howdy, my name is Rob and I have a tent fetish.....deep sigh. BUT, I've also spent most of my career working in large Wilderness Areas in Montana…
GoLite Hex 3 Shelter
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GoLite Pinnacle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I like this sack. It's very light and comfortable. I am 5'5" and I ordered the medium woman's backpack. At first it was uncomfortable, but I…
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GoLite Trig 2

Well I got me a near new Golite Trig 2 today. Looks to be a good shelter. Anyone with advice would be kool.
 
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GoLite Pinnacle

rated 4 of 5 stars Very much a fan of this pack! i had to learn the value of it the hard way. light weight back means no back support. I took it on a winter trip,…
GoLite Pinnacle
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GoLite Valhalla 2+

rated 1 of 5 stars Had this tent on a couple of trips. At minus 15 C it had way too much condensation. On the second trip it rained more inside the tent than it…
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GoLite Feather-Lite Bag

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A fairly roomy bag, super light-weight. No zipper, but a neat foot box vent that allows you to "cool" off while in the bag. Dressed smartly,…
 
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GoLite Jam

rated 2.5 of 5 stars I am not sure if this page is for the new "Jam" or the original. the progression of the Jam pack goes like this. Original pack called the Jam,…
GoLite Jam
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GoLite Pinnacle

rated 1.5 of 5 stars LOL, the new Pinnacle is nowhere near 1 lb 7 oz. What a joke. Golite has been steadily increasing the weight of all of its packs to add "features"…
GoLite Pinnacle
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GoLite Hex 3 Shelter

rated 5 of 5 stars I have used my Hex 3 for about 10 years now. It was actually given to me by a friend who used to sell GoLite products at the Grand Canyon. I…
GoLite Hex 3 Shelter
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GoLite Lair 2 Shelter

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great shelter, when I went on my first fifty miler with the Boy Scouts we carried army ponchos. That was my 1st and last camping trip…
 
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GoLite 24 Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars This pack has proven itself to be a great tool on so many occasions! I was originally given it as a gift before leaving for a summer class in…
GoLite 24 Pack
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GoLite Adrenaline 20

rated 4 of 5 stars After a full year with this bag I am glad I made the purchase. This bag may not be for everyone but it works well for me. The top side, 1/2…
GoLite Adrenaline 20
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GoLite Breeze Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars The Golite Breeze is an inexpensive workhorse with generous volume. It’s ultra durable and super simple design made it an instant classic…
GoLite Breeze Pack
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GoLite Odyssey

rated 5 of 5 stars I am so glad I have finally found a pack that is light and will carry enough gear! I am an avid lightweight fan but my load doesn't quite pack…
GoLite Odyssey
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GoLite Odyssey

rated 4 of 5 stars This is my winter backpacking bag and is a good pack. I do not like the sleeping bag separate compartment and wish they would of left it out.
GoLite Odyssey
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GoLite Valhalla 2+

rated 3 of 5 stars The interior is quite small and low. Condensation is prevalent even with one person in the tent on a 10C night. Getting in and out of the tent…
GoLite Valhalla 2+
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GoLite HydroDash

rated 4 of 5 stars I run both road and trails and was looking for a light pack that could hold minimal gear and not bounce. Why was I in the market for one? My…
GoLite HydroDash
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GoLite Shangri-La 4+

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It's GARGANTUAN! I have the 4+ nest and the 6+ tarp, bought for foul weather conditions to provide ample living space. It far exceeds my expectations.
GoLite Shangri-La 4+
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GoLite Trek Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars I like this pack a lot. This pack really has no frame other than a sheet of foam that makes up the backing. This is nice because when the bag…
GoLite Trek Pack
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GoLite Gamut Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought the last generation of this jacket from STP on clearance nearly a year ago. This is a no-nonsense, light-weight jacket, with only two…
GoLite Gamut Jacket
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GoLite Trek Pack

Used this pack on a three day hike on the Northwest trails of Mt. Rainier, this pack completely let me down, in fact I got rid of all my GoLite…
GoLite Trek Pack
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GoLite Pursuit

rated 5 of 5 stars Bombproof but Ultra Light. Many fine adjustments for that perfect fit. Welded zips and taped seams work well to keep the rain out, and snow…
GoLite Pursuit
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GoLite Ultra 20

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great quilt, I sleep in boxer shorts and no top and kept warm to 32* so far... tis way too warm for a summer quilt in the U.P. of Michigan.
GoLite Ultra 20
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