As Tucas is a new specialist lightweight gear manufacturer started by Marco Sánchez in Spain. Amongst Marco’s initial product line-up is some cuben stuff sacks. As an obsessive stuff sack user 😉 I thought I’d get some. I ordered them on Monday, they were shipped on Tuesday and they arrived today. Impressive service, considering P&P was free from Spain.
I ordered two Large and one XXL bags. The Large weighs 9g (as advertised) and the XXL 14g (1g lighter than advertised!). As you can see, they are a rather nice green colour. They are very neatly made, very much on a par with MLD and OookWorks. One nice little touch is that Marco included a small self adhesive strip of cuben in case of repair.
Cuben is not cheap (understatement of the decade). The Large is €18, and XXL €25, which is on a par with similar sacks from a well known competitor. VAT makes European products considerably more expensive than US equivalents, even allowing for other factors. I might get Marco to make a pack liner for my Mariposa as well.
It’s difficult to pretend that cuben stuff sacks are in any way either essential or value for money, but if you use a lot of stuff sacks like me, the weight soon adds up. With a bit of care, they should last a long time.
As Tucas makes a number of other lightweight products so pop over to Marco’s web site and have a look. It’s great to have a new niche lightweight outdoors gear manufacturer in Europe. It’s a tough business, so best wishes to Marco in his endeavours.
Disclaimer: I bought these products with my own money and have no relationship, financial or otherwise with As Tucas.