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09-09-2009, 22:00
Maybe I missed it (or my eyesight is failing in my old age) but I haven't located a forum for gear, so I'll post my gear ? here. I realize the old adage "You get what you pay for" sometimes applies, especially when it comes to gear, but has anyone bought house-brand backpacking gear and it served them as wonderfully as the high-priced stuff? I'm talking about brands like Coleman or Ozark Trails. I bought a pair of hiking shoes (trail runner style) off the shelf @ Wally World for $22 and they are holding up beautifully, just a little wear on the inner liner. Of course most of it is walking the local roads, but I have close to 200 miles on them. I think this is great based on the regular sneakers I buy there for $10-15 and they wear out in 6-8 weeks, maybe 3 months if I'm lucky. Anyone else have a similiar experience?:-?

09-09-2009, 22:06

And a couple of others. Yeah, I'd say you missed it! But Welcome to WB!!

09-09-2009, 22:16
Post in "General Gear Talk" forum.

09-09-2009, 23:21
Guess that's what I get for not scrolling down far enough! Thanks guys.:datz