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So What's Tempting You? C'mon, Spit It Out!
I have everything I need for the next several years' worth of hikes. Nevertheless, these items have caught my attention:Shelter: Zpacks Hexamid Solo+ TarptentPack: MLD Exodus FSPad: Thermarest NeoAir X-liteShell: Zpacks Cuben wp/b rain jacketMust resist the "Buy" button!! So, what's been tempting you lately?
Edited by ben2world on 02/23/2012 17:29:20 MST.
MLD Cuben Poncho...I want it. Looks like a sweet piece of distance/adventure running emergency gear to have in the pack...though I'll likely resist because I just can't justify spending $150 on an item that will really only be carried "just in case".Mountain Hardware Direkt 2 tent. Ouch, $500 (Though I'd probably settle for a Black Diamond Firstlight for half the price). I've got some mountaineering goals in the works (want to do Casaval Ridge on Shasta soon) and need (want?) a light, freestanding winter tent.
I've been eyeing the Tenkara Amago rod. I'm thinking it would add quite a bit of fun to my backpacking trips and allow me to unwind at the end of a long day. Not to mention get my girlfriend to come with me more often!
Edited by tekhna on 02/23/2012 18:03:00 MST.
SMD Skyscape X Cuben solo tent (current tent, TT Moment)Lightweight eVent rain pants (current rain pants Cabela's GTX PacLite)Keene eVent boots (current boots Merrill GTX Mid)Osprey Exos 58 pack (current pack REI Cruise UL 60)You can see by my current gear that I'm only asking for icing on the cake. What I have is very satisfactory. ...but there's that "gear itch" I gotta scratch.
I'm wanting a new camera, probably a micro 4/3 system. And a thermarest Xtherm NeoAir pad.And some free time to take these toys (and my current kit) on some trips!
Granite Gear Crown 60 pack. Looks pretty sweet, might be a thru-hikers best friend. Just waiting for a solid review.edit: just seen the thread with a link for the sectionhiker review. Yep, may be purchasing this pack.
Edited by aarrebea on 02/23/2012 18:41:47 MST.
Need a pair of ski/snowshoe hybrid that can help me pull a winter sled while wearing my mukluks.Still searching.Dave
Three or four profiles on Match.com at the moment....
Yes. Your priorities are right. " The Most Elusive Butterfly".But do you want one or all of them?
Edited by Meander on 02/23/2012 18:55:45 MST.
I like the weight of the ZPack packs and shelters for summer use. Gotta get my bulk down a little more. Saving for a newer pickup, 4X4. I live in the mountains and my flatlander friends have 4X4's, mine is in a non-op state.Duane
doumid, supermid, shangri-la 3, etc. I am seeing these as cool do-it-all type shelters. but eh...i probably won't buy one. What i'm really longing for is some MOUNTAINS, the flat lands of missouri are, well....flat
Snow Peak is supposed to come out with a new little wedge tent in June called, I think, the 'Lago'. Freestanding, and around 2.2 lbs. With sturdy carbon pole replacements ...?I think it was David Ure who posted the first link. The photo looks like a trekking pole is somehow incorporated in the frame.No idea what the price will be.Yes, skinny wedges can blow over; but a couple guylines can help a lot. It is designed for winter use - don't know if it will function also in warm weather.
New socks. I do actually need socks for once. Darn Tough or Defeets preferably. Jetboil Sol Ti. The unmatched simplicity and speed of the that pocket flame thrower is tempting. Registering for the Mogollon Monster 100.
A bigger, longer G.G.G., with more cottage manufacturers, closer to home....and a McHale
Edited by kthompson on 02/23/2012 19:16:33 MST.
Climbing tripsI walked around mec today before climbing with a gift card intent on buying some of the new mec gear that came outThen i realized that there was nothing i needed except to use my current gear moreIts all useless to me if i dont use itI also stopped by the dead bird outlet ... Saw a squamish windshirt for half price ... Wasnt even tempted this time
Dude, I need new socks too. New running shorts also...I'm down to 1.5 pairs of shorts (one in decent shape, one with a rotted out/torn crotch). The decent ones smell like hell because I have to wear them ~4 days/week, mostly without wash. All my Injinjis are full of holes.My wife won't approach me after runs and I'm beginning to frighten my children.Having had poison oak or a rash from poodle-dog bush (turicula) somewhere on me for three months straight hasn't helped either.But spending money on socks and shorts isn't fun...I usually hold out as long as I can.
What's tempting me?I hear Cuban is all the rage:
Wow, great responses -- although sadly, some love-challenged males among us are taking this thread for a wrong turn!
Tempted!!!BD Firstlight, Kotatat GMRE & Kotatat Ronin Pro are all tempting me!
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