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Re: Favorite Purchase

Postby cvr » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:07 am

Montbell "Alpine Light" down jacket. Simply awesome in every way. Light, warm, wind proof, compresses down to teh size of a 32oz Nalgene or even smaller. It feels like a "hug"!

Some of my hiking buddies laughed at me the first time a broke it out a few years back (although it might have been because of the "thyme" = funky light green color; on sale!), but they have since all purchased one or something similar.

It reminds me of the first time I broke out an LED headlamp a decade +/- ago. Again, I got some looks, but these are obviously standard issue these days.

The only new peice of gear I bought this season is a Snow Peak LiteMax stove; part titanium and a reported 1.9oz. It folds up amazingly small. It just finished its maiden voyage last weekend, performing quite well. It even did a great job sautéing fish in a 7 " pan despite the small burner size.

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Re: Favorite Purchase

Postby Jimr » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:05 pm

Sierra cup, all 7 of them.
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Re: Favorite Purchase

Postby Silverfox » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:14 pm

As I mature, sleep is a premium, my insulated Q-core air mattress is a godsend, slept like a teenager, well almost. Also, picked up a 2P Marmot Limelight Tent at REI Used Gear sale, looks brand new for $65.


P.S. Agree with others not to fill air mattress all the way, conforms to body better.
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