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    REI Sale Has Items for Motorcyclists

    REI is running a sale May 21-31 with some good prices on items of interest to motorcyclists
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    JetBoil PCS $65
    Marmot Limelight 2 Tent $130
    Marmot Limelight 3 Tent $169 (I have used one for two weekend trips including a wet one and like it a lot. It is not as fast to throw up as a Catoma but packs much smaller. Marmots are better made than comparable Eureka items, for example)
    Polyester T shirts $20 similar to assorted items advertised in BMW ON

    Lots of other outdoor gear and clothing

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    I noticed that they have some of the lightweight travel clothes on sale. These pack down to about 1/3rd the size of normal jeans and T shirts, and they wick persperation and dry very quickly. They're great under a riding suit.
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    My dividend voucher is still sitting in my wallet. Maybe it's time to put it to work.

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    Racer, I just looked at their website, and could not find the Marmot limelight 2.

    Where did you get this info about the sale??

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    All of the items mentioned were in the sale flyer that they sent out.

    Here's the Marmot Limelight 2: http://www.rei.com/product/791634, $129.99, it will be on sale starting tomorrow at $129.99

    and the Limelight 3: http://www.rei.com/product/779020, $168.99

    The travel shirts I was looking at are: http://www.rei.com/product/794434, they will be $24.99 tomorrow.
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    Thanks Darrel, looks like they are out of the 2 person tent.
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    tHE mOUNTAIN hARDWARE 2 PERSON TENT IS A NICE BUY FOR $164

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    I plan to be at the door to pick up a Limelight 2, excellent deal and includes a footprint for the advertised price. I expect each store was stocked with an inventory for the sales event.

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    I'll just repeat my preference for the 3 person version. Doors and vestibules on both sides give better ventilation and easier acess to items stored inside, its slightly larger, otherwise the same materials and construction. Packs down smaller than my foam mattress and nearly as small as the 2 person. The 3 person allows removal of all bike gear to the tent for storage without cramping sleeping room at all. Handy for lightening the bike when going for a mountain ride at a rally, for example.

    Even when the website shows a shortage, my local store always has both in stock and REI stores typically have room so you can set up any tent that interests you- no need to buy without trying....

    I second the comments on lightweight synthetic stuff for travel. Aside from a pair of canvas pants for cool nights, everything I carry is synthetic.

    In the interest of continuing to downsize my stuff, I recently replaced a very good Aerostich fleece with a Roadgear jacket that uses phase change material. I lke it a lot for cool nights and even for supplementing my lightweight sleeping bag when the temps go way down. About 1/2 the volume of the Aerostich but a bit pricey...The Aerostich has become my car and around town jacket...

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    I'll agree with Racer, for biking definitely go with the 3 person version. I'll be using the 2 person version as an elk hunting spike tent.

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    thanks all for the tip(s)! I lost my tent in the divorce. so just picked up the limelight 3 - marmot stuff rocks unreasonably hard!

    now I just gotta plan some trips!



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    Well I went I used my 20% coupon at the Rancho Cucamonga store today. They were crowded and it was only Friday. If you were thinking of going, then I would hit them up this weekend, before their floor stock gets too low. (One of the items I bought was limited to the floor display item)

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    Got the 2-man tent they had on sale, last one on the floor. Now I get to test it out this weekend. We may have one day of T-storms so it should get a good wet weather testing. Hopefully this will be the last tent i buy for awhile as this is the third attempt to find one big enough on the inside but small enough on the "outside" i.e. when packed.

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    My local store had a bin full of the Sea-to-Summit eVent Compression Dry Sacks for sale.

    http://www.seatosummit.com/products/display/1

    I use these for my sleeping bag and mattress. No problems with wet gear, yet. This replaced a H2W bag that started leaking at the seams. I got tired of seam sealing it every season.

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