That’s some pretty drool worthy stuff there. Have a wonderful time in Japan. Cheers.My Two Cents on Kai & Cat:
I just got my shipment from Kai & Cat and it was a quick shipment to Japan. Over the summer, my dad loved my SP gear and I gave him my 4U IGT table, burner stove, legs and windscreen. Since I was moving to Japan, it was easy to do and I have been on the hunt to get the ever elusive windscreen ever since I moved here in August. So.... buoyed on the initial positive reviews in here, I took a chance on K&C and purchased two 4U windscreens, two IGT hanging racks, and IGT dish stand. Overall, very good quality and workmanship on everything.
IGT Dish Stand
The IGT dish stand was marked down because of some scratches but these were pretty minor and its going to get scratched up anyway. Now, I wasn't quite sure what its purpose is for since the translation was confusing. For the marked down version, it says dish stand but on the full priced version, it is "cooking rack". Maybe somebody here can explain this. If it is for storing dishes, the depth of the bottom part has me concerned if it is deep enough to hold dishes upright. I haven't seen any pictures of one actually in use. Unfortunately, my SP dishes are back in the USA in storage to try it out. Regardless if it is or not for dishes, I plan to used it for storing spices, condiments, etc. Their spice rack looks nice but I don't want to be limited to round bottles in my use cases.
IGT 4U Windscreen
On their windscreens, I like the half-circle notches, which appears that they are for hanging the pot lids which is a nice touch. It's not a huge deal, but I don't like their logo which is etched on the back of the screens. LOL! I didn't bother posting the windscreens since there is already a photo of them posted above.
IGT Hanging Rack
On the IGT hanging rack, love the fact they included two adapters to allow it to attach with the windscreen mounted on the long side of the SP table.
I've got two lounge slides on order from Amazon Japan and will be getting those next week. Not taking a chance on missing out on these and find out later SP has decided to stop making them for some odd reason. I'm debating when to get the replacement 4U IGT table or if I just get the Garden Table for now and use it while I live in Tokyo for the next few years. It's a matter of having adequate space on our balcony, weather/storage logistics. Since I'm right here in Japan, if you have any questions about their products that you can't find answers to, let me know. It's quite easy for me to run down the nearest L'Breath or Snow Peak store and get whatever info (dimensions, product questions, photos, etc.).
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Somewhere on these 200 pages are some closeups of the windscreen.Can someone take a close up pic of how the windscreen attaches to the IGT? I would like one, but may try to fab something up. Doesn't look like you can attach the slide table with the wind screen attached.
Interesting on the LandRover. I have a Defender 90 and was planning on doing the same. One of the mods I am toying with is to use the bottom of the Frontrunner outfitters SlimLine 2 roof rack to mount slides for the IGT frames and possibly the legs. This would keep the top free for my roof top tent.I took advantage of the moosjaw and campsaver sales last month to start my addiction. As mentioned, I plan to build out the back of the 110 defender to house everything. I ordered a standing height IGT4 with corner table, side table, baja burner, oven, large hozuki with rechargeable battery, adjustable legs and some other stuff. Even though campsaver had items to purchase more than half was not in stock. It has been trickling in and I need to recheck and be certain I got the discounted prices. I will be purchasing a double bbq box for the oven soon. The new flat single burner is intriguing as well.
Wow, great pics, thanks for sharing. That's hilarious about the windscreen, lolOk, I did go full cheerleader and headed off to the “Snow Peak HQ Lounge” in Seoul last week. It was a 3 story showroom, albeit not that large on each floor, (maybe the size of an average American house floor). But this van was outside and clearly they were just packing for an outdoor trip. I wanted to steal that van!
I ended up buying the whole setup using Amazon, Amazon.jp and Buyee.com. Buyee.com is probably the easiest, although expensive. It supports Yahoo Auction and I ended up winning two of the tents which when they get here, I will be selling one of them. You can also use buyee to buy from Amazon.jp those items that don't ship internationally. Yes, I know I over paid... But wanted this setup to use with my 19 foot airstream to setup a eating/lounge/BBQ area when traveling.Which Lounge items will ship to US on Amazon JP?