Cheap or used winter gear?

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Cheap or used winter gear?

Postby BeamMeUp » Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:46 am

I've checked army/navy surplus with little success in finding, crampons, ice axe and good snow shoes etc...

Anyone know of a used gear shop around with decent gear?

thanks

P.S. let me add that I would prefer to find a local shop than order from internet. I like to get my hands on these items.
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Postby thebeave7 » Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:52 am

Ebay should serve your needs for most of that stuff. Things like crampons and axes can be found at decent prices year round.

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Re: Cheap or used winter gear?

Postby changingground » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:04 am

BeamMeUp wrote:I've checked army/navy surplus with little success in finding, crampons, ice axe and good snow shoes etc...

Anyone know of a used gear shop around with decent gear?

thanks

P.S. let me add that I would prefer to find a local shop than order from internet. I like to get my hands on these items.


Have you tried the Wilderness Exchange? They have some good prices on gear, and while I've never shopped there for snow and ice gear, they do a lot of business on backcountry access stuff. They're located (conveniently) about a block from the REI Flagship store at Confluence Park. http://www.wildernessexchangeunlimited.com/ THey also sell gear on consignment, so you may find lightly used equipment for a good price. Great resource.
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Postby BeamMeUp » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:05 am

Thanks man - I'll check that place out!
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Postby lordhelmut » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:53 am

Sierra Trading Post has a 20% discount TODAY on all ski/snowboard, winter gear, might want to check it out, I know I'll be.
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Postby Cruiser » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:56 am

X2 on the Wilderness Exchange. Great staff, interesting selection that's always changing, and very good prices. I shop there often.
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Postby regafoot » Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:14 pm

try craigslist.com i always am finding good stuff there
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Postby cushman » Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:22 pm

Sierra Trading Post plus this site:

http://www.retailmenot.com/view/sierratradingpost.com
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Postby mainpeak » Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:15 pm

wow. anyone know anything about these ?


Atomic MX 310 A/T Ski Bindings

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/9118 ... dings.html

Sounds a lot more affordable than most AT bindings. They're only 3.2 lbs which seems pretty light too. I'm hesitant though, cause when you see a price that seems too good to be true there is usually a reason.

Thanks!
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Postby Cruiser » Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:28 pm

I'm pretty sure that is one of the various incarnations of the Silvretta Pure AT binding. DIN to 10 makes it an beginner / intermediate binding as opposed to some of the others available with higher DIN's. I have heard that they don't work very well with alpine soles, so if you're planning on using your regular downhill boots for a while, you may want to do some more research before committing to this particular model.

As far as I'm concerned though, most of the newer AT bindings on the market right now will serve their owners well as long as they're not hucking big cliffs, or intentionally beating on them too hard. The differences in durability and performance are only significant when you're really working them over. Maybe it's just that I'm not skiing that hard, but it seems to me that the functional differences between the major brands (with the exception of Dynafit) are fairly insignificant.
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Postby changingground » Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:29 pm

cushman wrote:Sierra Trading Post plus this site:

http://www.retailmenot.com/view/sierratradingpost.com


Thanks for that link. It should come in handy.

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