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    Big Rap for Macpac

    Last year I was in Fiordland for the Bugle. Half way thru the trip my Macpac sleeping bag zip kept opening. So instead of freezing to death I cut my zip sliders off my Macpac down jacket and bodgied it up and it worked fine for the remainder of the trip.
    Back in Oz I took the bag and jacket to the Macpac store in Brisbane where I dealt with Tim. Tim is a legend, he sent both items to Melbourne for repair, the bag got a new zip but the jacket repair would be expensive so he shouted me a new down jacket instead.
    So Macpac have stood by their product which is why I have bought a lot of Macpac gear over the years because of the quality and the belief they would guarantee their stuff.
    So a big thumbs up to Macpac and to the service that Tim from Fortitude Valley Macpac provided.

    Cheers
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    Great job, Macpac.

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    yea i have to give them the thumbs up too i had a pair of there fast eddy shorts for 5 or 6 years that were well worn that i blew the crouch out of last week, well i sent them off and they sent me a new pair.

    Thanks Macpac
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    I e-mailed Macpac last night to see if they wanted to support the forum...... time will tell
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    Ive loads of macpac gear.

    Good, tough, simple, rugged stuff - sorted!

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    Macpac

    Simple and dependable, great stuff.

    They would make great sponsors crzyman...
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    They wont sponser a hunting forum I would bet, they avoided it previously and market towards travellers and trampers still.

    Wierd considering most NZ hunters would own a macpac pack at least

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    I've got a bit of Macpac gear, Pack,sleeping bags and bivvy bags and find it bloody good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootm View Post
    I've got a bit of Macpac gear, Pack,sleeping bags and bivvy bags and find it bloody good stuff.

    +1

    2x Macpac 75L packs, 1x daypack 22L, Fast & Light Express 600 STD sleeping bag, 1x Nautilus tent, 1x Olympus tent, Macpac Nomad jacket, 6s Sabre Softshell, merino thermals and have been looking at getting one of their Hollyford jackets.

    Quality gear and bloody good service (at least in my local Macpac store).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve338 View Post
    They wont sponser a hunting forum I would bet, they avoided it previously and market towards travellers and trampers still.

    Wierd considering most NZ hunters would own a macpac pack at least
    It does sound unusual they won't support a hunting forum hopefully they will step up

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    I spent about 3k at macpac in the last 2 years.

    Super gutted with everything but the sleeping bag I got for a mate, which has been used for 3 nights. Just getting rid of the last of my stuff now, I don't know wether to keep the resolution jacket and try it again or sell it, but i have worn it in all types of rain, up, down, light, heavy, mist, and never once have remained dry, its f@#@ing terrible, horrible, you get the idea.

    Their service is great, but I think the product is crap quite honestly, and I don't know anyone personally who rates any of their new product. The old stuff was no doubt great, but yeah, so was the 70s.


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    Got a Macpac Cascade pack. I've pounded the crap out of it carrying meat with no problems. One glorified baggage handler (dick head helicopter pilot) tries throwing it around by the shoulder straps instead of the carry handle and stuffs a strap. Macpac fixed it free of charge. Even paid the freight.
    Macpac stand by their gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    Got a Macpac Cascade pack. I've pounded the crap out of it carrying meat with no problems. One glorified baggage handler (dick head helicopter pilot) tries throwing it around by the shoulder straps instead of the carry handle and stuffs a strap. Macpac fixed it free of charge. Even paid the freight.
    Macpac stand by their gear.
    Havnt heard that one before? Glorified taxi driver yes, but never a baggage handler. I spose you are a space shuttle pilot or equally qualified? I assume you flew with the "dickhead?"..............
    Last edited by R93; 09-04-2012 at 02:38 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skinny View Post
    Last year I was in Fiordland for the Bugle. Half way thru the trip my Macpac sleeping bag zip kept opening. So instead of freezing to death I cut my zip sliders off my Macpac down jacket and bodgied it up and it worked fine for the remainder of the trip.
    Back in Oz I took the bag and jacket to the Macpac store in Brisbane where I dealt with Tim. Tim is a legend, he sent both items to Melbourne for repair, the bag got a new zip but the jacket repair would be expensive so he shouted me a new down jacket instead.
    So Macpac have stood by their product which is why I have bought a lot of Macpac gear over the years because of the quality and the belief they would guarantee their stuff.
    So a big thumbs up to Macpac and to the service that Tim from Fortitude Valley Macpac provided.

    Cheers
    I have a Solstice that has a buggered zip and a few holes that are covered with 1000 mile an hour tape. I will send it to the same place. Cheers for the info mate. It will be quicker from Caloundra as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Havnt heard that one before? Glorified taxi driver yes, but never a baggage handler. I spose you are a space shuttle pilot or equally qualified? I assume you flew with the "dickhead?"..............
    Bitchy, but a very funny comeback

 

 

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