Gear Sale

Spring is here, and with it a desire to clear out some of the less-used items in my gear closet. If you're looking for a bargain shelter, pack or other goodies, read on.

UPDATE: All items now sold! Thanks to all the buyers - enjoy your new gear!


SOLD // Mountain Laurel Designs Burn backpack // SOLD

This is an ideal pack for someone who has already geared down their pack weight. It's a large, suitable for taller people. It comes with the custom hip belt pockets. The volume is about 40 liters, and has the usual high manufacturing standards associated with MLD. You can read my first impressions of it here, or check out the current version at Mountain Laurel Designs. Oh yes, it weighs a skimpy 414g.

I've only used it on one trip, so it's in near mint condition. 





SOLD // Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn tarp // SOLD

A classic catenary cut tarp, simple to erect, and super light. It's a very elegant, simple shelter, and is especially well suited to warmer climates. You can read a few thoughts about it here

I've not used the SpinnTwinn since I got back to Finland, so it makes more sense to sell it to someone who'll get more use out of it.

I've seam-sealed the ridge, and changed the cords on the linelocs to 2mm cord which stays nice and taut. The weight of the shelter, plus cord, plus bag, is a measly 305g. If that doesn't lighten your pack weight, nothing will.

It's been used on about three or four short trips and that's it. Excellent condition, though my seam sealing was not the most elegant.




SOLD // Lowepro Photo Sport 200 AW // SOLD

I bought the Lowepro Photo Sport in Norway to tote my camera and snacks up mountains. It's a nice pack, capable of packing a reasonably large DSLR, with plenty of room for food and some gear in the top compartment, and with pocket for a water reservoir. I just about squeezed my D800 and 18-300 lens in, but it was a bit tight. Anything smaller than that should be no problem. It's basically a nice day pack, and has been designed well so it's easy to slip off one shoulder and get at your camera without having to take the pack off entirely. Peter has a nice review of it here, or you can check it out at LowePro. I only used it a few times in Norway, so it's in excellent condition.



SOLD // GoPro Hero 2 + assorted mounts // SOLD

If you're into action sports of any kind, you'll know what a GoPro is: a no-nonsense, easy to use, 1080P HD video and 11MP still cam with a 170º/127º/90º wide angle lens, that you can attach to just about anything.

This is the "outdoors edition", which only means it came with a bunch of mounts suited for outdoor pursuits. I stuck one to a helmet, but the rest are all there. It comes with a head strap, helmet strap, 2 x flat mounts, 1 x curved mount, pivot arm, case, manual, USB cable and other bits and bobs. SD card not included. Note also that GoPro are a bit tight and expect you to buy a separate mount for use with tripods.

I shot one video with it, and haven't really used it much since, so it's as good as new.




SOLD // Joby GP3 GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Tripod // SOLD

The specs say it'll hold a camera up to 3kg / 6lbs. I'd say it's better suited to anything up to about 1.8kg that isn't full frame. There's not much more to say about it: it's a fairly competent little tripod that you can wrap around a branch.