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300 forum posts
joined May 28, 2007

Full Name: private
male hiker
Occupation: tinkerer (semi retired)
Email: private

Affiliations: I look after Tarptent in Australia I also am in touch with other tent manufacturers , notably Luxe Outdoor

Gear Reviews

Franco hasn't written any gear reviews.

Forum Posts (300)

Re: does anyone have any information about this backpack? May 22, 2016
Re: Windcatcher pad inflates in seconds May 19, 2016
Re: Missing tent poles April 3, 2016
Re: Optimus 8R stove spindle April 3, 2016
Re: Missing tent poles April 3, 2016


My primary aim is to share my experience with outdoor gear and the positive experiences using it. I like to look at the bright side of life and having been on retail sales for over 30 years I know that not all salesmen/retailers/manufacturers are there just to rip you off. Some actually enjoy doing what they do and that is providing a product or a service, pretty much the same as most people ... I am building an active YouTube channel (francodarioli) mostly with Tarptent related videos but other stuff too. (I used many tents and Tarptents for 5 years before becoming part of the brand) My particular pet peeve is  negative people that like to criticise but never offer anything positive for others to enjoy. Franco




Weight150 lbs
Boot/Shoe Size42
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