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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-14-2014, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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i sure this is of negligible interest , but i think golite got too heavy, or theres only a small market for light. niche market stuff
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-15-2014, 01:46 AM
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They had some nice things, but not much to fit fatties like me.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-15-2014, 09:07 AM
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I liked their cooking tent (they stopped making it) and I believe they were not totally bad. Here is one observation of the issue:

http://www.ronstrickland.com/rs/Blog...Lite_Gone.html
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20% off all their remaining stock in a close out sale.
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thanks for the links!
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I like my Golite. Hard market to compete in I guess.

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post #7 of (permalink) Old 02-12-2015, 02:06 PM
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Really too bad but over time, Golite stopped making several pieces of gear that actually got them where they were. Not to mention that their offering were not really all that light compared to many Cottage manufacturers. There was a time when Golite WAS a Cottage Manufacturer. More recently they ignored the market that got them to where they were originally (A 2lb frameless backpack is not ultralight).

Some of their designs will continue to be produced overseas under Eureka, I believe.

Maybe they will make a stunning return. Who knows.
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