Lawson Outdoor Equipment

Lawson Kline started his own Outdoor Equipment store in late 2008 and took on the name Mountainfitter. Many may recognize that name, whereas others may have known it simply as Lawson Kline’s (or Lawson’s) store. He started by selling other companies gear on his site, then soon after began selling some of his own cuben fiber tarps and drybags, and even some titanium tent stakes. Over time he decided that he wanted to dedicate more of his time, and his shop, to selling his own gear which he is quite passionate about making. So, he let some of the other companies gear sell out in his own store and started focusing more on his own gear, his shop, and the customers. In a nutshell, Lawson has offered great products at great prices, and to boot, he has top-notch customer service.

So, a few weeks back, Lawson decided to make a change. He has officially changed the name of his store to Lawson Outdoor Equipment and is currently working hard to fill his inventory with his own gear which he himself proudly makes right here in the USA. He is currently working on 4 different tarps to add to his inventory, and I must add, they sound to be quite interesting. Check out this quote concerning the awesome new tarps he is working on which came from a blanket email from his store this morning:

“I am working on a tarp line which will feature four tarps.  Two backpacking tarps and two hammock tarps.  All the tarps will use a new reflective material.  The material has a yellowish green (chartreuse) topside and a reflective bottomside.  The material is a CTF3 cuben fiber material that weighs .81oz per square yard.  This material is very similar in strength to the standard .75oz CT2K.08 that other companies use but it has a reflective metalized film on the bottom side.  The reflective nature of the material helps to reflect sunlight so you don’t roast when its hot out and helps to reflect your body heat so you don’t freeze when its cold out.”

Not only this, but Lawson is working on a “floorless shelter” which will be available for purchase sometime mid summer. So, it looks to be an exciting year for Lawson and his store. Here is a photo of his new FastPacker model tarp ( 9′ long, 9′ wide at front, 7′ wide at rear, $275, 7.9oz):

Currently, Lawson also sells his own Ti-Eye stakes as well as a couple of different types of dyneema guy line and cords, and his own cuben fiber bear bag kit. As well, at the moment, he only has a few of the 8×16 cuben fiber dry sacks in stock, so be sure to check those out and pick one up too.

So, if you have, or haven’t, already heard of Lawson Kline, be sure to stop by and visit his newly named store. I don’t think you will be disappointed!


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About Chad “Stick” Poindexter

My blog is essentially a record of my hiking career. Through it, I, and others, can see how I have evolved from a heavy weight backpacker, to a smarter, more efficient, lightweight backpacker. Through the use of video, still photos, and of course writing, one can see my progression, as well as check out some of the places I hike, and not to mention some cool, lightweight gear options. For me, my blog is a journal, but for others, I hope that it is an interactive learning tool to aid them in their own progression towards lightweight backpacking.
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One Response to Lawson Outdoor Equipment

  1. Lynn says:

    Well now I’m just plain excited. Can’t wait to see what new stuff Lawson has coming out!

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