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Who bought what?

Postby markskor » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:16 am

Equipment/gear-check time -
At the end of last season, I assessed all my gear, had a little backpack stitching done, replaced a tent zipper, and thankfully concluded that I really needed nothing this season – I had it all.
However…So far I am waiting on a raft, a new ¼ zip fleece, some Crocs, new socks, and today an order to Wyld Edge – lures.
Still to buy – boots, maybe a paddle, 3 re-spools …argh!

Who else has ordered, is planning, or has received some new, really cool stuff?

(BTW, anybody have a good light waterproof hooded shell – XL?)
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Re: Who bought what?

Postby RoguePhotonic » Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:42 pm

Hmmmm. Well I bought a new:

ULA Catalyst backpack
Katadyn Hiker filter
Therm-A-Rest Prolite
Vibram Fivefinger Seeya shoes
2 pairs of Railrider Eco mesh pants
3 pairs of Merrell Courant Solid socks
2 Marmot lightweight crew LS shirts
1 Marmot Stride LS
2 underarmor Oseries 3 inch underwear
gear repair kit
first aid kit
Westeern Mountaineering Flight Jacket
got Zpacks cuben fiber sacks for my wallet, flight jacket and cooking pot.
MSR Alpine Cork Trekking Poles
New tent stakes
got more SD cards
1 new camera battery
a wall charger for my Sanyo Eneloop batteries

I think that covers what I have bought for this year. Last year I replaced almost every piece of gear I had.

I still need to buy a new pair of Zamberlan Vioz GT boots. Depending on how my cash outlook is I might just buy a whole new Zpacks Hexamid Solo Plus.
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Re: Who bought what?

Postby fishmonger » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:57 pm

hmm, not sure I really want to account for everything I bought over the last few months.

In the hiking gear area, I recall these additions over the last couple of months:

Exped UL 7 down insulated ground pad - was fine in October, going into the Sierra in April
Marmot Couloir 0F down bag (steepandcheap... fills the hole between my -20 and +25F bags)
Stoic Merino 200 longjohns (LOVE them, but I guess I live in a cold place :D )
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Re: Who bought what?

Postby Tollermom » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:26 pm

Waterproof breathable windbreaker
Columbia Bugaboots that hurt my ankle bones
Long sleeve base layer shirts in neon colors
Magellan Explorist 610..hate it. Has a software bug that doesn't track or accumulate mileage in the suspend mode
Deposit on a Half Dome cables permit
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Re: Who bought what?

Postby flyfisher70 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:23 pm

So far I have bought a
Bearikade Weekender
Snow Peak GigaPower Lite Max
Big Agnes Pomer Hoit SL sleeping bag

On the want list
A sub 3lb tent I have been looking at Big Agnes, Mountain Hardware, Sierra Design, but still undecided on which tent to pick.(Any other sugestions would be welcomed)
Merino Wool Base layers tops and bottom
Thinny thin running sock and warm wool sleeping socks
Maybe a nice light headlamp (any suggestions are welcomed)
I think that's about it for now.
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Re: Who bought what?

Postby Rockchucker » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:27 am

Mld duo mid
GG Kumo pack
Enlighten equipment quilt, for me and one for my son
Marmot scree pants
WM flight jacket
Steri pen
That's the main stuff.
I'm no suture for my future.
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Re: Who bought what?

Postby austex » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:16 am

New to me 60l pack (free is good) Replaces a 70's Kelty D-4
Diamond headlamp
Merino base layers
Merino beanies x2
Smartwool hiking socks x2
Down hooded sweater
WP shell
Mountainsmith tent
New Danner boots (replaces 30 yr old Danners; still doing)
An order to High Country Flies
And a big dose of hope for 3 trips this yr to CA.

Still needed:
Bear can
Groundhog stakes
poncho
Oh yeah plane tickets (coming from out of state)
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Re: Who bought what?

Postby bluefish » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:10 pm

My wife and I did a major gear overhaul in '11 , so nothing really needed, but I got an Orvis 1 wt. Superfine Touch that's waiting for some action!


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Re: Who bought what?

Postby DriveFly44 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:20 pm

ULA Catalyst backpack
Quilt kit from thru hiker to make my own
Exped UL Synmat
Bearikade Expedition
Montbell down jacket
Marmot Super Mica jacket
MSR micro rocket


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Re: Who bought what?

Postby ERIC » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:52 pm

fishmonger wrote:hmm, not sure I really want to account for everything I bought over the last few months.


Me too. For me, a bit embarrassed by my compulsion to buy gear that I don't use as much as it should be. My wife jokes that I should run a gear rental business. Funny. But only sort of.. :(

EDIT: FWIW, my greatest purchases this year were a new Osprey backpack, some down gear, and a TON of stuff from the various freeze dried and packet vendors to work out some good recopies.
But large REI dividend to come...yes!
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Re: Who bought what?

Postby Carne_DelMuerto » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:23 pm

Traded in my Osprey Atmos 65 (just did not fit unfortunately) for a Gregory Baltoro 65. Gained two pounds in the trade, but better than blisters on my hips.

Ordering a Fly Creek Platinum in about 10 days.
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Re: Who bought what?

Postby Rockchucker » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:29 pm

ERIC wrote:
fishmonger wrote:hmm, not sure I really want to account for everything I bought over the last few months.


Me too. For me, a bit embarrassed by my compulsion to buy gear that I don't use as much as it should be. My wife jokes that I should run a gear rental business. Funny. But only sort of.. :(

EDIT: FWIW, my greatest purchases this year were a new Osprey backpack, some down gear, and a TON of stuff from the various freeze dried and packet vendors to work out some good recopies.
But large REI dividend to come...yes!

Which osprey pack did you get?
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