Submitted by Vic Hasler, Rental Equipment Coordinator
In continuing to replace older equipment, the well-worn Ridgerest pad which did not roll up tightly is now a folding Z-Lite pad. It is like HP-3 and HP-6 pads – although yet another color scheme of “coyote/grey.” The same old storage bag continues to be used, but skip taking it on the trip to save a few ounces. (Just return the pad to Bldg 310 in the bag.) It can be purchased for $40 from Mahoney’s using the 10% discount for club members (show your Recreation card).
And to be consistent, the rental rate for HP-3 was cut to $2/weekend. As these pads are used 3-6 times per year, the cost of replacement will be covered after five years.