I think it was a little more than 6 months since I purchased it, but my favorite piece of gear purchased in the last six months and possibly my overall favorite is my McHale Popcan pack. Yeah it's not UL (it weighs 4 lbs 3oz), but I'm not truly a UL guy (for total pack weight including food and water I carry 25 - 30 lbs in the summer, and 30 - 35 lbs in the winter). It hands down gives me a far superior fit to my previous general use pack (Osprey A60), and only weighs 7 more ounces than it.
The only thing I have actually bought within the last 6 months is a Double Rainbow, and I love it. Finally a lightweight tent I can sit up comfortably in (I'm 6'-5" tall).