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It's like Christmas came early this year
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Angelo Radano

Locale: New England
It's like Christmas came early this year on 11/17/2010 12:45:24 MST Print View

Yesterday I received my MLD Duomid and Wild Things hooded windshirt. Time to hit the trail.

Anyone else get new toys recently?

Sid Riddle
(shiree) - F

Locale: Southeastern US
Early christmas on 11/17/2010 17:19:53 MST Print View

Haha yeah,

I bought a SMD gatewood cape recently that I will get to use for the first time this weekend on the Pinhoti Trail. (I bet not many of you know about that little trail : )


George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Re: Early christmas on 11/17/2010 17:23:49 MST Print View

I got wool socks!

Jeffrey McConnell
nice! on 11/17/2010 17:59:53 MST Print View

I'll be receiving a duomid...or a trailstar once I can decide which one I want. :)

Randy Nelson
(rlnunix) - F - M

Locale: Rockies
Christmas on 11/17/2010 18:34:50 MST Print View

Forty Below LE overboots. Can't wait to try them out. We keep getting piddly little storms. Come on and snow already!

patrick walsh
(apbt1976) - F
to much $$$$$ on 11/17/2010 19:01:32 MST Print View

Arcteryx Alpha sv bib

MH Transition Wind jacket.

OR Alti Mitts

MH light weight and med weight fleece

La Sportiva Nepal Evo's

Silk socks

Wool Socks

Come on nasty weather and snow!!!!!

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
Re: to much $$$$$ on 11/17/2010 19:12:22 MST Print View

Pat, between the alti mitts and the SV bib, it looks like you have a summit bid on everest :) I was eyeballing the altis once at REI's used gear sale. Something like 50 bucks...but I didn't pull the trigger because I could never imagine a situation where I would need something that warm. They are crazy warm/bulky

Edited by Konrad1013 on 11/17/2010 19:12:53 MST.

Kevin Clark
(rifleman3353) - F
Way too much $$$$$$$ on 11/17/2010 19:19:24 MST Print View

I just got 2 Gossamer Gear backpacks a gorilla and a minipoza and a the one tent

patrick walsh
(apbt1976) - F
Sale items on 11/17/2010 19:29:23 MST Print View

I got them for $159.99 so i just could not say no. Being new to extensive outdoor trips in the winter i figure i had better be over prepared as apposed to under. I would like to do a multi day presidential traverse amongst other trips in the whites this winter and i dont wanna have to stay home cuz it is to cold or the weather is crap. I may not be climbing Everest anytime soon as i dont quite have 50 g's to pay so i can play! I however will do stuff like mckinley, Aconcagua, Rainier and stuff of that sort. Figure the whites is a good place to get my feet wet first. Plus i run cold like real cold.

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Early christmas on 11/18/2010 13:50:46 MST Print View

I got a SteriPEN adventure Opti. Won't get to use it for a few months yet.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: It's like Christmas came early this year on 11/18/2010 15:55:13 MST Print View

I just ordered a dixon double bivy from Oware. Woohoo!

Robert Carver
(Rcarver) - MLife

Locale: Southeast TN
Re: It's like Christmas came early this year on 11/18/2010 16:19:23 MST Print View

Just received my MLD cuben solomid and net inner today. Looking forward to getting it out on the trail.

Chris S
(csteutterman) - F

Locale: Tahoe
Re: It's like Christmas came early this year on 11/18/2010 17:14:00 MST Print View

Just bought a GG SpinnTwinn and MLD Bug Bivy from the Gear Swap forum this week. And I got a GG Gorilla the day before they went on sale. Can't wait to use them.

te - wa
(mikeinfhaz) - F

Locale: Phoenix
Re: It's like Christmas came early this year on 11/18/2010 18:18:47 MST Print View

i got a grip of toys this month!
Lumix G1 plus 45-200 lens
Zpacks cuben hammock tarp
Katabatic gear balaclava
Ti Goat adjustable poles
MLD Burn pack
WB Traveler
goosefeet overbooties

im ready

Aaron Reichow

Locale: Northern Minnesota
bpt on 11/18/2010 20:15:22 MST Print View

Got my new Bear Paw Tents Pyra Tent and Pyra Net 1 last Friday!

Aaron Rosenberg
(icculus81) - F
down jacket on 11/18/2010 20:39:42 MST Print View

have a Mont-bell Alpine Light Down Jacket coming in the mail soon.

stefan hoffman
(puckem) - F

Locale: between trees
Early Christmas on 11/18/2010 20:41:16 MST Print View

You guys make me feel poor. :(
I did however just splurge on some Salomon Deemax 2 Dry winter hiking boots. Still in the box, Can't wait to hoof it up to 13k in the snow with warm dry toes.
I also got got a Princeton Tec Byte, and I couldn't be happier with it. Only 20 dollas! think I'll write a gear review actually.
Oh and socks, new socks, mmmmmm, better than.....……

Tyler Barcelli

Locale: Southeast
Christmas on 11/18/2010 21:28:01 MST Print View

Well today Santa (UPS) dropped off my new Cloudveil Enclosure jacket so I will be testing that out. Not the lightest jacket out there but I needed a synthetic piece. Also went and got a Black Diamond Cosmo and I love it already. Can't beat a headlamp with a dimming feature

Edited by youngster on 11/18/2010 21:28:53 MST.

Ryan C
(radio_guy) - MLife

Locale: Alaska
Re: It's like Christmas came early this year on 11/18/2010 22:17:25 MST Print View

I just recently ordered at 15*F Marmot Helium for a great price, also have a M.B. Alpine Light Parka on the way. Things are cool because I buy my own Christmas presents and get cash back for them!

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
better than Christmas on 11/18/2010 22:18:08 MST Print View

Several feet of snow have fallen in the mountains in the last 72 hours.

Andrew F
(andrew.f) - F - M

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: It's like Christmas came early this year on 11/18/2010 22:54:51 MST Print View

Just splurged and got a Western Mountaineering SummerLite. I tried it out this weekend and it was great!

Aaron Reichow

Locale: Northern Minnesota
Re: better than Christmas on 11/19/2010 11:22:57 MST Print View

David - We got a bunch of snow last weekend. Not in the mountains, but 8-12" all the same. Looks like Christmas around here! :D

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
Christmas on 11/19/2010 13:34:39 MST Print View

custom black SoloMid

Here is a picture of my new custom black 1.5 cuben SoloMid.

This is to be my designated winter shelter; beautiful, bomber and light.

Thank you Ron.

Samuel Kau
(Skau) - M

Locale: Southern California
Christmas on 11/19/2010 13:37:19 MST Print View

I just bought my hexamid solo tent, so im pretty excited also!

Dave -
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Up there
It's like Christmas came early this year on 11/19/2010 13:49:14 MST Print View

Wow Thom, that looks "stealthy." Awesome.

Vince Contreras
(pillowthread) - F

Locale: like, in my head???
not cuben but... on 11/20/2010 09:28:52 MST Print View

There should be a Hilleberg Allak waiting for me when I get home today. I put my Moss Stargazer/Tentwing up on ebay last week, and it went for a few dollars shy of $1200, so yes, in a few respects Christmas did come early...

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
Re: Christmas on 11/20/2010 11:13:26 MST Print View

Wow Thom, loving the custom black and the 1.5 spec. What't it weigh with the custom cuben?

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
Christmas - Black SoloMid on 11/20/2010 11:48:38 MST Print View

I will confirm the weight but I seem to recall Ron saying it would come in at around 14oz complete with cords and matching stuff sack. I will also post a few additional pictures soon.

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
four of these suckas on 11/20/2010 13:32:42 MST Print View

4 of these for $20 each

290 wt aussie wallaroo merino wool

and new snowscopic ice axe

and westcomb kokanee

and ID microbvi

and OR Helium

Edited by bearbreeder on 11/20/2010 13:33:30 MST.

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
Goosefeet on 11/20/2010 15:55:31 MST Print View

These have been keeping my toes toasty warm. Size medium, 1/2 ounce overfill


Had the dyneema soles added on as I intended to wear these puppies in the apt as well as in my sleeping bag. Only an additional .1 oz penalty for the peace of mind of knowing my booties will have outstanding durability.

2.8 ounces of solid backcountry gold

Edited by Konrad1013 on 11/20/2010 15:58:01 MST.

Josh Newkirk
(Newkirk) - MLife

Locale: Australia
nice booties on 11/20/2010 17:37:15 MST Print View

sweet booties, did you get the covers as well for walking on snow around camp and stuff? Why did you get the extra 1/2 ounce of down? Did you want them to rate to a certain temp?

on a side note, is that mark twain i see in the background of your pic?

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
Re: nice booties on 11/20/2010 20:12:27 MST Print View

Hey Josh, no covers yet. I plan on experimenting with Tyvek booties first, since they are..well..very cheap at a couple bucks a pair. They should be waterproof enough for snow use.

I got the extra 1/2 ounce of down because I simply figured that over-fill will always be better and cheaper than getting a pair that aren't sufficiently warm enough for my personal needs, resulting in me having to sell and re-buy. I have bad circulation in my feet, and my toes get cold easily. I'm glad I got the overfill because when I got the booties, the toe area wasn't that filled. I was able to shift the down from the ankle area back down to the toe area. It's only half an ounce between 2 booties, so each bootie only got .25 ounces more, But just by looking at the photos and comparing with the stock photos on his site, you can tell how much more loft the .25 ounces per bootie results in.

Ah, Mr. Twain indeed! That's my kindle 3 e-reader that you're looking at, but i have no control over what you see. When the kindle goes into sleep mode it randomly generates a picture from an archive of famous writers and images. I don't have any Mark Twain on my reader...maybe it's a ploy to get me to buy some of his books :)

Edited by Konrad1013 on 11/20/2010 20:15:30 MST.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: Christmas - Black SoloMid on 11/20/2010 21:45:17 MST Print View

Black Cuben fiber. That's going to be a problem:-) Looks great!

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"It's like Christmas came early this year" on 11/20/2010 21:54:29 MST Print View

@ Eric,

X4 Sugoi wallaroos @ $20!? Score. What size? ;-)

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
eugene on 11/20/2010 23:16:30 MST Print View

i bought 3 med and 1 small ... they have everything from small to XXL

retail is $160 each ...