I just received my wireless wind sensor, and quite quickly I might add. I just wanted to let you know that your company has the best online service and attention to detail of anyone I have ever dealt with. I like the fact that you provide tracking info right away, and the rainproof notebook was an added bonus. Keep up the good work. We will do business again!
Hi I have just reviewed your page of information concerning charging a laptop from a solar panel. Thank you so much for providing such clear and complete information, this is the first that I have found that really spells it out in plain English! I have wanted to be able to set up a charging system with my 50watt panel, and now I know I can do it, one way- or another. We are building a 100% sustainable home on the island of Leros, Greece, where with the constant summer sunshine, there are endless possibilities and I will be back to Modern Outpost to look for gear that we can use on our boat and in our home building project. Your site is great, I have book marked it for the future and will pass it on to friends especially in North America. Gratefully yours, Christy ... more
I discovered Modern Outpost when I was searching online for a particular item which was impossible to order from the U.S. So happy I found this Company. I received what I needed within a very short time - the customer service was exceptional. Graham added that "personal" touch and caring that is so hard to find today. I would highly recommend this Company and hope to have the opportunity to order from them... more
I've bought some great items from Modern Outpost and they have always been as advertised and superb values.
Wonder full store, Bought the knife of my dreams and it was so quick to arrive. originally found site after countless, helpless searches thru E-bay and Local shop. I loved the convenience of proximity and pay pal service. I'm sure I'll find much more the next time I visit.
Very quick and friendly service. Would recommend!
Don't usually like buying anything online but your unique products and (hopefully) intentention for 100% customer satisfaction swayed me! Still don't like having to potentially pay for return postage!
I purchased a product on-line; excellent customer support; they made an alternative method of delivery for me, which was exactly what I needed. I still use the product frequently years later without any problems.
I bought a home weather station from Modern Outpost and am extremely satisfied. The website was well organized with plenty of information. And the price was right. I still visit the site regularly because they always seem to have unique items (PETT system).
The items were received promptly and work great Lots of items to look for and choose from.
I purchaed a Samlex 300 Watt Pure Sine Inverter from Modern Outpost to use on a camping trip last summer which I connected to a 240 Ah deep cycle battery. The unit was backordered at the time, but Modern Outpost managed to get there hands on one and sent it to me in time for my trip! Everything worked 100% and I would say to any Canadian that it was faster and cheaper to oerder from Modern Outpost than to order from the US. ... more
I have ordered a few things from ModernOutpost in the past, mainly solar-hybrid chargers and always found that they had the best selection on the Web. I spend long periods canoeing/hiking in the bush and always need power for my gadgets and MO has become my go to place for power. The only other place that has cool power gadgets seems to be in China and getting those shipping to North America is difficult. After having several batteries and solar chargers I wanted something that could provide emergency power in a pinch, especially when there was no sun or wind. My searches brought me to a Chinese website that had a dynamo charger with a cigarette lighter end on it. The shipping was expensive and the website was dodget at best. So for fun, I contacted MO and asked if they had something similar after not finding it on their site. They didn't have it listed on their site but they contacted me within hours and told me they were getting in a new product called Freecharge 12V and it was exactly what I was looking for. I told them to give me a price and ship me one right away and that they did. Very friendly from beginning to end, the only thing they asked was to give my opinion of the device as they were considering listing it on their site soon. I received it, tested it all over my home stomping grounds of Northern Ontario and having coupled it with a cigarette lighter-USB plug it easily charged pretty much everything I owned. It does take some cranking to get power to the devices, but even a couple minutes was long enough to make a call on a cell phone or use my GPS for a quick fix and location. I always pack it now, highly recommend it, because it is power, for anywhere, anytime when nothing else works. Thanks Modern... more
I was very pleased with my experience at Modern Outpost. I ordered a Primus EtaPower MF stove. The price was excellent and it shipped out quickly. Unfortunately the stove was quite a bit larger than what I needed so I had to return it. The return went quickly and easily as well. I will definitely use Modern Outpost again.
I like your stylish leather jackets very much. I will surely order from you again.
Good product, will shop again....THANK YOU.
Good product (LaCrosse weather station), good and rapid communication, and good price. Moreover, they are in Canada! What else can you ask for?
Modern outpost was wonderful to deal with over Christmas - they had the products I wanted, and delivered them to my door in a timely manner. They also stayed in contact with me at every step so that I knew the status of my order. I would definitely order from them again.
Good selection of high quaility La Crosse Technology weather stations...I have a La Crosse weather station for 5 years and no problems with extreme conditions in Alberta...good service to Alberta
best place to buy outdoor stuff... service was great. will be buying more stuff soon :)
Modern outpost was an easy online store to deal with, contact via email was quick and helpful, the product was delivered quickly and packaged well. The best thing of all was that the product I wanted was right here local, and I didn't have to order it from across the line.
My wife is handicapped and has a pottie chair beside the bed for night time use. I use wag bag waste kit to facilitate cleaning and by George, it works very well. Rene
I ordered some Sigg water bottles several years ago. They were the lowest priced ones I could find locally and online. The transaction was flawless and preparation/shipping was fast.
I was searching for a portable toilet and found and purchased the PETT Portable Toilet Unit a couple of years ago from Modern Outpost and LOVE it. It is environmentally friendly and so easy to set up and use. This is one product I would recommend to everyone! Graham Morfitt the owner is awesome and so helpful.... I live in the Fraser Valley and he was so helpful on the phone to help me obtain the type of product I needed and wanted for my outdoor camping adventures. Thank you Graham and when are you bringing a Modern Outpost to the Mainland???... more
I purchased a solar panel from Modern Outpost after finding about about the company on the internet. Communication and service was excellent and the product served me well by recharging batteries for a satellite phone, Ipods, and headlamps on a Himalayan expedition. All in all I recived great service and would shop here again.
Modern Outpost! Wow I am so happy I stumbled upon this site. I am a bargain hunter when it comes to the internet, i'll spend days and days researching prices and customer reviews then narrow it down to store that ship to canada. I was shocked to find that Modern Outpost not only had the best prices and shipped to canada but it was located in canada! I was initially looking for means to power my camcorder on long expeditions. I soon found that Modern Outpost had even more to offer! Not just the products i needed but also guides on how to set up a solar system and helpful photos and videos of the products i was interested in. that information is priceless! Now when I'm looking for backcountry gear Modern Outpost is my first choice. If they have what i need i don't have to spend days looking anywhere else! -one happy... more
The wireless La Crosse thermometers I purchased from you are working perfectly and are far superior to the Oregon Scientific ones. I had nothing but problems with the transmitting and receiving signals of those products.
I purchased a weather station from Modern Outpost for my father in law, I did not want to deal with customs and duty charges so was very happy to find a LaCrosse dealer in Canada with fair pricing and the ability to use PayPal as a payment method. I was pleased with the speedy order processing time and the fact that I could have the device shipped to my father in law. The product and service at Modern Outpost was the... more
I purchased the Ansmann universal battery charger because I needed it for cell phone and digital camera batteries. It works perfectly and is small enough so that I can carry it in my camera bag. In addition, Modern Outpost shipped the product right away and it arrived when they said it would.
I ordered a replacement transmitter for our weather station - Modern Outpost was the only dealer I could find in Canada who had them in stock. Prices were reasonable and delivery prompt. I have no complaints! :)
I ordered a weather station setup for our apartment, and we love it. Ordering was easy, communication with the store a breeze, and it arrived safe and sound. I'd do business with Modern Outpost again!
Looking for a decent price on the Pocket Chainsaw, I found Modern Outpost(MO) via a search. Always leery of stores I'm not familiar with, I was not entirely comfortable ordering from MO. But the saws arrived as promised, and I'd definitely order from you again. I also prefer to use 'Mom & Pop' stores rather than the big chains, and they are usually more appreciative of my business. MO proved that with an email from G Morfitt asking for feedback, some months after I'd ordered. That personal touch is... more
I'm afraid that the solar recharger I purchased in 2007 was a complete waste of money. It never worked - I got zero benefit from having it....do you want it back?
I received my solar energy and camping supply items exactly as they were advertised and in perfect packaging. The communications were easy and prompt.
Graham, We have used your privacy pop-up tent for two years now as our shower enclosure, particularly when we dry camp, using solar showers for the water. When we first set it up (in about 2 minutes) and put in the rubber mat for the floor, our camping family and friends laughed with great hilarity. Until we actually used it – and then we found that we had to book our shower times well in advance since they ALL then wanted to use it. I have had to invent a shower holder that fits on the rear ladder of our trailer to hold the shower bag above the enclosure. Works like a charm!! Putting it away is just as fast – throw the mat in the truck, fold it up and stow it in about 3 minutes. The extra time is to remember how it goes in the bag!! At our age, it is SO nice to have a clean private shower daily when camping. The tent is a wonderful addition to our gear. I believe you have had several sales of the tent as a result of our early uses, and I’m sure you’ll have more, since campers in every campground are always asking where we got it and how we use it!! Great product, and not problems with materials or struts. Hall Broadhurst Parksville... more
I recently purchased some equipment from the modern outpost. service was outstanding. communication was quick and over all excellent. my packages arrived in a well packed box with plenty of packing inside to prevent damage. The owner, Graham Morfitt is an excellent and very friendly person to deal with. For those of you who are canadian and want to take advantage of buying canadian (thus avoiding taxes, fees and customs) please make sure to visit the modern outpost as it is an excellent place to shop from. www.modernoutpost.com for you americans wanting to take advantage of the US dollar over the CAD one. you should also consider shopping here as well. ... more
Start typing your happy testimonial for Modern Outpost here...I work at a place where we do a lot of outdoor activities including canoeing. Safety is always the first thing for both our staff and visitors. We take radios out on the canoe with us and we found ourselves short of Aqua Pac Radio bags. I put my order in with Modern Outpost and was very happy with the speed in which we received our order. Not only this, but great people to deal with that took the time to follow up after the sale. This is a company that I will send my business to in the future. I would too if I were you! Thanks... more
Excellent site, great info. Really like my unbelievable saw, sure helped out on our canoe trip.
The next time I need kit and want a hassle free experience. I know where I'm going, Modern Outpost.
Start typing your happy testimonial for Modern Outpost here...I received my weather station very quickly and it has performed beyond my expectations, and I love comparing my 'at home' data with the weather channel's local airport stats.
I ordered a weather station from Modern Outpost on Tuesday morning at around 9am Eastern time and via the Web. The original e-mail confirmation said that it could take 24 hours to process the order and the shipping method indicated 3-5 days for delivery. Imagine my shock when I recieved the package on Thursday afternoon - only about 55 hours after placing the order. Now I just need this snow storm to end so I can set about installing it. Way to go, Modern Outpost - you are in my Favorites file for good... more
I was searching all over the internet for an underwater case for my 2 cameras. I probably spent a good 2 hrs searching and I only came across 3 places in Canada that sold what I wanted. 1 place was charging $45 shipping and another place had the item but more expensive than what MO was charging. I'm from east Canada (toronto area) and I was leaving down south in a few days so I had to get it ASAP and was a bit worried it wasn't going to make it in time since they are located out West. I got my item in 2 days with a shipping cost of $10!!! Other places were charging ridiculous shipping prices. Pros: FAST shipping great support (they have a 800 # to call) LOWEST prices (better than ebay) for my items No PST since I'm in Ontario Emails answered PROMPTLY 3 choices for shipping to suit your needs and low fair costs Cons: NONE I wish all online businesses were like this, I can't speak highly enough of this great company. I will be recommending this place for my outdoorzy friends/family. My best and kindest regards,... more
I purchased a Freeplay Lantern for my husband for Christmas -- I had almost given up on finding a quality handcrank lantern online...my last google search found your website. I love your website and service. I received the lantern the day after I ordered it! Amazing! The fact that you are a local Canadian business is a bonus in my book. I will be back again and again!
Hello, I purchased a solar panel for my trip to Burning Man this year and was amazed by the lengths that Modern Outpost went to get it to me. It was a last minute purchase and we arranged to send it on the ferry so I could pick it up in Horseshoe bay before I left. No other store has provided me with so much dedicated customer service -- Thank you very much Graham. Oh, and the PowerFilm solar panel worked very well in the desert environment. I also use it in my treehouse and find it to be a perfect fit for extended periods of remote living. (See some images of my treehouse at: http://www.treehousebydesign.com )... more
re: sierra zip stove it's awesome! works as well as any gas stove i've ever had/tried...for real. we took the sierra zip stove camping (party of 3) near uculet and used it almost exclusively for the whole trip (about 4 days). the stove lights in no time & boiled enough water for 3 cups of coffee in 3-4min :) a lot of people at the campground asked us about the stove..i think they were pretty impressed that a wood burner gave so much heat. it's a near perfect environmentally-friendly alternative in that regard...you don't have to give up much vs a simple gas burner if anything. is there a danger that we (campers with zip stoves) could use up all the pre-humus and damage the forest? otherwise this should be standard scout issue equipment. thanks sierra and thanks modern outpost for shipping this to us so quickly! your service was great. peas. jeff & linda ps - when not in camping...we use the zip stove to make smores in our front... more
Thanks for the camping shower. An easy, environmentally friendly way to heat up water using the sun. I use it to warm water for bathing my horse since we have no hot water at the barn. Easier and safer than using a kettle. Thanks Again!
I recently placed an order with The Modern Outpost. The product received was not fully functioning. The Modern Outpost responded quickly to my customer service request and contacted the manufacturer to send replacement product. I was treated courteously and my service request was completely fulfilled. I will be sure to use the Modern Outpost for future purchases. Thank you!
I found Modern Outpost while looking for a Canadian company to purchase some equipment for a number of back country hikes. The service was exceptional! I first looked at the web, then called to get more information. In my opinion the service rep. went "the extra mile" - finalizing my decision to order from this company. I received my order extremely quickly - within a few days. The company seems to do their research to ensure they are selling quality items. Every item I received was of good quality and the prices very good compared to other companies I had looked at! I would definately order from Modern Outpost again! ... more
I just love your store... great products and great service... You guys have an amazing site... keep it up.
Great Service, Great shake light. Thanks Bill Fowkes Quesnel, B.C.
We wish we'd known about the Airplus Ecofan many years ago. Our main source of heat is our wood stove, and when the power goes out, we often worried about the heat circulating. Now, the warm air moves around nicely without needing electricity. We've recommend that those who utilize wood stoves get an Ecofan. They won't be sorry. We sure aren't.
I am very pleased with the products that I bought and with the prompt execution of my order. Modern Outpost is a real pleasure to do business with and I look forward to more transactions in the future.
I have been buying from Modern Outpost for a while now..I bought quite a lot of stuff...Camping stuff, emergengy food for hicking, headlamp, camping saw & combo pick showel, windup emergency lantern/radio and more...And everytime I received my order I am always greatly satisfied with the products I received. I still use my emergency wind-up flashlight everytime I can...I love it and I have bought it 2 year ago in discount. Anyway I love their material and I will buy again from them.I even contacted them on a few occasions requesting an items they did not have.They were great and the answer was fast. Great seller and great items. I willdefinitely buy from them... more
The EcoFan arrived today!! And it looks like it will work very well. Thank you so very much for your attention to this. Happy holidays.
Quality products, competitive prices and great service. A pleasure to do business with.
I contacted Modern Outpost to purchase an Aquapac for my digital camera. They were very helpful both by email and on the phone. My order was shipped quickly and was received with no problems. I have no problem reccommending Modern Outpost for Canadian buyers looking for specialty items.
I found Modern Outpost by searching on the net. I had questions about the product I was wanting to buy and to my surprise a live person answered the phone! Graham was so helpful, courteous, and knowledgeable. He was patient, answered all my questions and helped me to make a final decision that was the best for everyone concerned involving my purchase. I have referred other folks to Modern Outpost because of the quality of their merchandise, the wonderful service and personal attention that they give and the prices. I will continue to shop at Modern Outpost because I am a very happy customer! MaryEllen Wooten Charlottesville, VA... more
This age of big box stores and minimum wage sales associates can leave a lot to be desired. If you want service and sales beyond this I reccomend Modern Outpost for your outdoor & emergency equipment needs. In this case there is no hesitation to do so.
I found Modern Outpost's site to be easy to navigate, with a very simple, straightforward checkout system. When I called for information on product availability, the person I talked to had the information I needed. Tracking orders by customer name was a nice touch! My order was shipped when they said it would be, which was the following day. Although I chose the postal option, the parcel arrived in only a few days. I have no problem recommending Modern... more
I received the Compass with Thermometer. Thank you for the smooth well informed transaction. Thanks for the catalog as well.
I received the merchandise in good order just in time as I’m packing my gear for paddle-in camping and canoeing at the Algonquin interior. I like to thank you for your thoughtfulness and professionalism. Have a great summer!