From reader Jeffrey G:
Just returned from a difficult shoot two week shoot in rural France. The weather was cold, wet and windy. Based on your review, I purchased the Western Mountaineering Flash XR down jacket.
Your review couldn't have been more accurate. The Flash XR far exceeded expectations in very difficult conditions. It really helped me to work and remain creative in what would otherwise be stressful weather conditions.
Also purchased the Really Right Stuff TVC-24L tripod which I carried along with my Gitzo 5561 and Arca Swiss C-1 cube. The 24L also far exceeded expectations. Your reviews inspired all of these purchases!
DIGLLOYD: It’s satisfying to know that my recommendations have been useful to others; I am very picky about my gear, and get pretty excited about Good Stuff, so that is a driving motivation in posting such reviews, especially gear from smaller companies dedicated to producing top quality items.