Shelter arrived as described. Very lightweight, packs down small, plenty of room for my purposes. Can't beat the price! I plan to use it for backcountry elk and mule deer hunting this year, as well as a few fishing trips.
This shelter packs down super small and takes up very little room in my pack. It does rely on being staked down so I could see it being tricky in more rocky areas but so far I haven't had an issue getting it done with the included stakes. It sets up in about 2 minutes if the ground is cooperative and gets flush to the ground to keep the wind out. I'm looking forward to trying it out in some more weather to see how it holds up but I'm very pleased so far.
The tarp is large and versatile. Great for blocking the wind and making shade while relaxing in the hammock.
Haven't pitched it with the poles yet but will be trying that out soon. Easy to fit back on its carry bag also.
I have actually bought more after using it. The price is good for this size tarp.
This chair is the greatest idea since sliced bread. It is compact and can be used with what most hikers already carry with them, their Walking sticks! I hunt all over the Pacific Northwest and love how compact and versatile this chair is. Not only does it pack up nicely and is light weight but it keeps your butt dry. My only add would be a way to prevent it from sliding too low to provide a higher chair back.
The Mountainsmith Dry Kick is the perfect sized pack to strap on your wait, throw a small fly box, pliers, and some tippet (leader material) to do a quick wade on the flats or river. I like how the pack is flexible enough to roll up and store out of the way until it is needed. The Mountainsmith Dry Kick is always in a hatch on the boat preloaded with gear in case one needs to hop out and get stealthy sneaking up on some reds tailing.
These poles are the perfect balance of price to weight ratio. At only 8oz per pole, and being fully adjustable, these work great. I took 2 poles on a 10 day back pack hunt, and although I prefer to just use a single pole, the second pole came in handy for drying clothes and boots, and for balance during the heavier hike home with meat in the pack.
I always keep an eye out for lighter gear, and although lighter poles can be found, I so far have not found a lighter pole that is both adjustable and strong.