Feathered Friends 300x250
Superior Down Sleeping Bags & Clothing

Ultralight Adventure Equipment (ULA)    

   
 
 
Lite Gear Talk

Backcountry Gear Clearance and Sale

Amazon.com
Backpacking Forums
BackcountryGear.com
backcountry gear

---- Our Gear Store ----
The Lightweight Gear Store
 
 ULTRA-LIGHT 

Ultralight Backpacks
Ultralight Bivy Sacks
Ultralight Shelters
Ultralight Tarps
Ultralight Tents
Ultralight Raingear
Ultralight Stoves & Cookware
Ultralight Down Sleeping Bags
Ultralight Synthetic Sleep Bags
Ultralight Apparel


the Titanium Page
WM Extremelite Sleeping Bags

 CAMPING & HIKING 

Backpacks
Tents
Sleeping Bags
Hydration
Kitchen
Accessories

 CLIMBING 

Ropes & Cordage
Protection & Hardware
Carabiners & Quickdraws
Climbing Packs & Bags
Big Wall
Rescue & Industrial

 MEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 WOMEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 FOOTWEAR 

Men's Footwear
Women's Footwear

 CLEARANCE 

Backpacks
Mens Apparel
Womens Apparel
Climbing
Footwear
Accessories

 BRANDS 

Black Diamond
Granite Gear
La Sportiva
Osprey
Smartwool

 WAYS TO SHOP 

Sale
Clearance
Top Brands
All Brands

 Backpacking Equipment 

Shelters
BackPacks
Sleeping Bags
Water Treatment
Kitchen
Hydration
Climbing


 Backcountry Gear Clearance


 WINTER CAMPING 

Shelters
Bivy Bags
Sleeping Bags
Sleeping Pads
Snow Sports
Winter Kitchen

 SNOWSPORTS 

Snowshoes
Avalanche Gear
Skins
Hats, Gloves, & Gaiters
Accessories

Stay Healthy--Eat Well

MARY JANES FARM ORGANIC MEALS

Mary Janes Farm Organic Backcountry Meals

NATURAL HIGH GOURMET MEALS

Natural High

 

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#147895 - 03/16/11 08:37 PM o2 Gear shop?
Yippeekiay Offline
newbie

Registered: 03/09/11
Posts: 1
Hi All,
New here and have been looking for a lite weight sleeping bag. Found a Marmot Helium second hand (but like new) so I googled and found this:
http://www.o2gearshop.com/catalog/produc...&zmap=21793
This is around $100 cheaper than anywhere else. Question is has anyone dealt with these guys and are they on the up&up?
Any input is appreciated.
Thanks!
Paul

Top
#148068 - 03/20/11 03:48 PM Re: o2 Gear shop? [Re: Yippeekiay]
AndyPandy Offline
newbie

Registered: 02/08/11
Posts: 1
Loc: Vancouver WA
Horrible.
I got a tn hardware bag from them and it took them about 2 weeks to ship it. The box was all torn up when it arrived as well. The free water bottle that they use for incentive took a month to arrive.

Decided to give them another shot when ordering my wife's backpack. This time it took over a month to arrive and the water bottle never did.

The prices are great, but the vendor is completely useless. I would hate to think what their attempt at a return policy is.

Top
#149027 - 04/08/11 12:29 PM Re: o2 Gear shop? [Re: Yippeekiay]
JackPine Offline
member

Registered: 01/04/02
Posts: 94
Loc: St. Paul MN
My experience was very similar. Found them through Google because they had the lowest price on an MSR Pocket Rocket stove. After two weeks went by and I hadn't received even a shipping notice, I contacted them they said they were waiting on more stock from the manufacturer and that there was no way to be sure when I would receive the item. I think I ended up receiving it after about 4 weeks.
If you aren't in a hurry, the savings might be worth it. Just don't expect competent customer service or prompt shipping.

Top
#150244 - 05/13/11 09:14 AM Re: o2 Gear shop? [Re: JackPine]
lv2fsh Offline
member

Registered: 04/27/08
Posts: 111
Loc: socal
I did research on reviews on other sites and review locations. They all sounded about the same. Everyone got their items but it was slow or took a while. I wasn't in a big hurry so I ordered a Marmot helium reg. I ordered it on 4/23/11. The website said it would ship in 5-7 "working" days. It shipped on 5/3/11( 7 working days). I recieved it on 5/9/11 in perfect shape. I bought it for $287 shipped. They had two prices for it and when I sent them a question about it, they responded quickly and told me that it was cheaper because it was a last years model. I sent them another email and asked if it was different and again they replied fast and said there was basically no change. On a side note at 6ft 200 lbs.I fit in it with plenty of room. Can't wait to use it. 2 lb 2oz. whoo hoo.


Edited by lv2fsh (05/13/11 09:19 AM)

Top

Shout Box

Highest Quality Lightweight Down Sleeping Bags
 
Western Mountaineering Sleeping Bags
 
Lite Gear Talk - Featured Topics
Bivvy Sack combo Arrangement
by Jim M
10/18/17 01:58 AM
what is the lightest framed backpack around 40L
by toddfw2003
10/16/17 07:23 PM
a worthy challenger to the msr pocket rocket2
by the-gr8t-waldo
10/16/17 01:28 PM
Backcountry Discussion - Featured Topics
Backpacking/Camping Near Savannah, GA
by Sean&Brit
Yesterday at 08:27 PM
Napa Fires
by balzaccom
10/11/17 07:43 PM
Backpacking the Ouachita Trail thanksgiving
by toddfw2003
10/05/17 11:54 PM
Make Your Own Gear - Featured Topics
lightest grommets to use
by toddfw2003
Yesterday at 06:13 PM
alcohol stove comparisons
by Bike_packer
10/03/17 08:56 PM
Can footprint plasticizer harm tent ground-sheet?
by Weston1000
09/10/17 02:24 AM
Featured Photos
Breakneck Ridge, New York
May 2012 Eclipse, Lassen Park
New Years Eve 2011
Trip Report with Photos
Seven Devils, Idaho
Oat Hill Mine Trail 2012
Dark Canyon - Utah
Who's Online
0 registered (), 37 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Sean&Brit, Blackbuzzard, LivelyLiz, Weve, Tones21
12425 Registered Users
Forum Links
Disclaimer
Policies
Site Links
HOME
Backpacking.net
Family Hiking
Lightweight Gear Store
Backpacking Book Store
Lightweight Zone
Hiking Essentials

Outdoor Gear Daily Deals
Outlets, Sales, Bargains

Our long-time Sponsor, BackcountryGear.com - The leading source for ultralite/lightweight outdoor gear:

Backcountry Forum
 
 

Since 1996 - the Original Backcountry Forum
Copyright © The Lightweight Backpacker & BackcountryForum.com