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Christmas Gear!
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Bradford Rogers
(Mocs123) - MLife

Locale: Southeast Tennessee
Christmas on 12/25/2008 22:37:43 MST Print View

Very good Christmas for me - Just in time for some winter trips:

Mont-Bell Alpine Down Jacket
OR PL400 mitts
MLD eVent Mitts
OR Sonic Balaclava
Sea to Summit Pack Liner

Matt Lutz
(citystuckhiker) - F

Locale: Midwest
Re: Christmas on 12/25/2008 22:56:18 MST Print View

I love my OR Sonic balaclava. I cut out the mesh and the gross grain ribbon that was on top of the mesh, though.

Tim Hollingworth
(TimH.) - F

Locale: Northwest Georgia
Christmas Gear!" on 12/25/2008 23:05:53 MST Print View

Granite Gear Vapor Trail

Marmot "Original DriClime" windhsirt

Smartwool microweight SS and LS

Lenco stage two clutch and a set of four Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 tires (big-grin)

Shane Beers
(shanebeers) - F
Not ultralight but... on 12/25/2008 23:28:54 MST Print View

My GF got me the Jetboil I wanted, which came with the coffee press (which was far lighter than listed weight) and the stabilizer stand + pot stand. Total weight without pot stand (which I don't need) of the entire thing is less than a lb.

With the 40% off sale I got the few things in stock that I needed, 6 titanium stakes and the 5 mini squeeze bottles.

Nick Chen
(fleetparadox) - F

Locale: Socal
Christmas Gear! on 12/25/2008 23:54:24 MST Print View

GF got me REI Peak UL.

Got myself Marmot Ion Windshirt.

Jay Trent
(jay590) - F

Locale: blue mountains, Australia
Re: Christmas Gear! on 12/26/2008 01:52:12 MST Print View

Epirb and acsenders. But for my birthday today i got a GPS and rain jacket. It'll give my mum a piece of mind so she doesn't have to worry about me when i go out walking.

Yay! going walking for a week on the 4th of jan

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Gear on 12/26/2008 10:52:19 MST Print View

You know what they say about mum (in my house anyway)......if momma ain't happy, nobody's happy!

Edited by skinewmexico on 12/26/2008 10:54:53 MST.

Mike W
(skopeo) - F

Locale: British Columbia
Gear... on 12/26/2008 11:28:08 MST Print View


Edited by skopeo on 01/22/2013 00:36:13 MST.

Nate Meinzer
(Rezniem) - F

Locale: San Francisco
REI's bait-and-switch on 12/26/2008 12:25:26 MST Print View

Is it just me or did REI put everything back to full price after Christmas.....hrmmm....seems like they want full-price for items bought with the gift cards, now that gift-buying is over.

Kind of irritating because after I saw how low they were willing to go, it's hard to pay full-price for anything.

Joe Geib
(joegeib) - F

Locale: Delaware & Lehigh Valleys
new for me on 12/26/2008 12:38:21 MST Print View

Kahtoola Microspikes. My Yaktrax broke in the ice storm last weekend.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Re: Christmas Gear! on 12/26/2008 13:22:32 MST Print View

Hi jay

> give my mum a piece of mind
Ahhh... a piece of whose mind?

Oh - did you mean peace of mind? :-)


Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Christmas Gear! on 12/26/2008 14:05:43 MST Print View

Santa brought me a BPL SUL Ti short handled spoon. 4.75" long and 0.25 ounces. Just right for my Firelite SUL550.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
REI's bait-and-switch on 12/26/2008 14:12:33 MST Print View

Luckily, REI carries almost no UL stuff -- so no temptation there...

Edited by ben2world on 12/26/2008 14:15:38 MST.

Brian OKelly
(losthillsguy) - F
Re: REI's bait-and-switch on 12/26/2008 14:36:17 MST Print View

If you need to buy something, anything at all, wait till late Feb or March. My prediction is that by that time many retailers (including REI) will be selling lots of stuff for less than cost.

Ali e
(barefootnavigator) - F

Locale: Outside
"Christmas Gear!" on 12/26/2008 16:11:38 MST Print View

Umm, what happens then? should I be stocking up on Ramen? Alai

Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
REI? how about 1.8 oz. Sawyer Inline Water Filter on 12/26/2008 19:18:32 MST Print View


Simon Wurster
(Einstein) - F

Locale: Big Apple
Re: Christmas Gear! on 12/26/2008 20:49:54 MST Print View

I was a good boy:

Zebralight H30 w/2 RCR123A Batteries and Charger
Perhaps the perfect headlamp for backpacking? Haven't tried it for that yet, but for reading up-close thru on-trail navigation, the H30 really "shines."

Kershaw Two-Can
OK, I was looking for a tiny one-handed open/close knife, and decided to go with the Two-Can, a clever hybrid scissor/knife. Not a one-handed knife, alas, but still a keeper.

Leatherman Serac S2
Like Swiss Army and Gerber, Leatherman has jumped on the LED flashlight scene, and they've really done their homework. The single AAA light has a Cree XR-E 7090 LED, two brightness levels (5 and 35 lumens) and always turns on at 5 lumnes, and--get this--sports a clicky switch, so you can operate it comfortably with one hand.

ID Bugaboo Bivy, eVent (in Green!)
Oooooo, la la! Been drooling over this for months, and these never go on sale (and if they do, it's the yellow one). Really can't wait to try this baby out.

Ryan Jordan
(ryan) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Greater Yellowstone
Re: Christmas Gear! on 12/26/2008 21:51:06 MST Print View

I got an AXE for Christmas. No kidding! I wanted a hatchet for backpacking as a companion to my ultralight wilderness ski hut setup, which I featured as one of my staff picks this year (the Ti Goat Vertex 8+ and Ti Stove). It's the little Gerber Backpacker's Axe, 13.5 oz, which means I can chop wood from my sleeping bag :)

Mike Whitesell
(madgoat) - F

Locale: Ohio
montbell on 12/26/2008 22:05:49 MST Print View

montbell thermawrap jacket

XXL 10.2oz and joy of joys, the sleeves are longer than my arms. Thats new.

Dana S
(Naman919) - F

Locale: Richmond, Virginia
tarp bound on 12/26/2008 22:38:50 MST Print View

GG Spinntwinn and lightrek 4 poles


and a Petzl eLite

Hurray!!!! :)