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So What's Tempting You? C'mon, Spit It Out!
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Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
So What's Tempting You? C'mon, Spit It Out! on 02/23/2012 17:26:06 MST Print View

I have everything I need for the next several years' worth of hikes. Nevertheless, these items have caught my attention:

Shelter: Zpacks Hexamid Solo+ Tarptent

Pack: MLD Exodus FS

Pad: Thermarest NeoAir X-lite

Shell: Zpacks Cuben wp/b rain jacket

Must resist the "Buy" button!! So, what's been tempting you lately?

Edited by ben2world on 02/23/2012 17:29:20 MST.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
So What's Tempting You? C'mon, Spit It Out! on 02/23/2012 17:53:03 MST Print View

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.

Aaron Croft
(aaronufl) - M

Locale: Oregon
Tenkara on 02/23/2012 17:57:46 MST Print View

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!

Ben F
(tekhna) - F
Re: So What's Tempting You? C'mon, Spit It Out! on 02/23/2012 18:02:29 MST Print View


Edited by tekhna on 02/23/2012 18:03:00 MST.

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
"Gear Itch" on 02/23/2012 18:02:41 MST Print View

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.

Nico .
(NickB) - MLife

Locale: Los Padres National Forest
so tempting... on 02/23/2012 18:07:46 MST Print View

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!

Arn Aarreberg
(aarrebea) - M

Locale: Northern Bay Area, CA
GG crown 60 on 02/23/2012 18:35:14 MST Print View

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.

David Goodyear
(dmgoody) - MLife

Locale: mid-west
winter ski/snowshoe hybrid on 02/23/2012 18:41:36 MST Print View

Need a pair of ski/snowshoe hybrid that can help me pull a winter sled while wearing my mukluks.

Still searching.


Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: So What's Tempting You? C'mon, Spit It Out! on 02/23/2012 18:52:52 MST Print View

Three or four profiles on at the moment....

John Nausieda
(Meander) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: So What's Tempting You? C'mon, Spit It Out! on 02/23/2012 18:54:52 MST Print View

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.

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Wear our what I have on 02/23/2012 18:56:50 MST Print View

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.

ben wood

Locale: flatlands of MO
hmmmm on 02/23/2012 19:05:56 MST Print View

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

Sam Farrington
(scfhome) - M

Locale: Chocorua NH, USA
temptation on 02/23/2012 19:08:38 MST Print View

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.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"So What's Tempting You? C'mon, Spit It Out!" on 02/23/2012 19:11:36 MST Print View

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.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: "So What's Tempting You? C'mon, Spit It Out!" on 02/23/2012 19:15:25 MST Print View

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.

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
Trips on 02/23/2012 19:18:00 MST Print View

Climbing trips

I walked around mec today before climbing with a gift card intent on buying some of the new mec gear that came out

Then i realized that there was nothing i needed except to use my current gear more

Its all useless to me if i dont use it

I also stopped by the dead bird outlet ... Saw a squamish windshirt for half price ... Wasnt even tempted this time

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
"So What's Tempting You? C'mon, Spit It Out!" on 02/23/2012 19:20:50 MST Print View

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.

Matthew Perry
(bigfoot2) - F

Locale: Oregon
So What's Tempting You? C'mon, Spit It Out! on 02/23/2012 19:22:45 MST Print View

What's tempting me?
I hear Cuban is all the rage:

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: So What's Tempting You? C'mon, Spit It Out! on 02/23/2012 19:32:53 MST Print View

Wow, great responses -- although sadly, some love-challenged males among us are taking this thread for a wrong turn!

nanook ofthenorth
(nanookofthenorth) - MLife
.... on 02/23/2012 19:41:45 MST Print View


BD Firstlight, Kotatat GMRE & Kotatat Ronin Pro are all tempting me!