Jul 24, 2013 at 6:57 pm #1305785
I've seen a few threads that are close to this but nothing that was right in this area. If you spurged on an item or thought about it then what would it be?Jul 24, 2013 at 7:18 pm #2009193
A first generation Suunto altimeter watch back in 1999. Still ticking. Gotten lots of use out of it.Jul 24, 2013 at 7:25 pm #2009195
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@speltLocale: SW/C PA
Packraft. Most I've spent on a single piece of gear and hands down the awesomest.Jul 24, 2013 at 7:53 pm #2009204
Calfee bamboo road bike. Absolutely gorgeous. Moderately expensive.Jul 24, 2013 at 7:59 pm #2009207
@awsorensenLocale: South of Forester Pass
900 down fill.
The price just keeps going up.Jul 24, 2013 at 8:00 pm #2009208
does my GF count as an "unusual" item because she's certainly expensive :-PJul 24, 2013 at 8:01 pm #2009210
@kat_pLocale: Pacific Coast
Another one for the Bearikade weekender.Jul 24, 2013 at 8:28 pm #2009223
@m-lLocale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
Carbon lid for my cook pot. Ruta loctura.Jul 24, 2013 at 8:34 pm #2009226
@alaskaonedayLocale: Northern CA
HMG UltaMid 2
Bearikade (Expedition and Weekender)
and my Bike (Nice bike Doug)Jul 24, 2013 at 8:39 pm #2009230
Sweet Velomobile. Pretty rare bird.
My Hilleberg Unna. I wanted an easy to set up and live out of bomber shelter. No regrets.
My first piece of real quality gear bought back in 99. My Western Mountaineering Hooded Aspen with a Pertex shell. Still using it.Jul 24, 2013 at 8:55 pm #2009235
That's not a bike.. that's a batmobile with pedals :PJul 24, 2013 at 9:06 pm #2009241
I'd rather have this bike…
Photo/Artist: Kevin Cyr
http://www.kevincyr.net/index.php?/project/camper-bike/Jul 24, 2013 at 9:22 pm #2009247
@m-lLocale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
This thread took a turn in an unusual direction :)Jul 24, 2013 at 9:29 pm #2009250
Backpacking gear is boring.Jul 24, 2013 at 9:29 pm #2009251
@sgiachettiLocale: Boulder, CO
petzl nao headlamp. I spend an unusual amount of time hiking/running/skiing in the dark, which makes this light worth its weight & price.Jul 24, 2013 at 9:41 pm #2009254
@creachenLocale: East Bay
A Large "All Seasons" sleeping pad: 77 x 25 x 2.5 inches at 26oz. A good nights sleep is well worth the cost! Very durable and comfortable.Jul 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm #2009256
@pitsyLocale: Central TexasJul 24, 2013 at 10:15 pm #2009261
Expensive? Relatively so I guess. It stung when I swiped the card for the Hexamid twin but when I compare it to commercial shelters, I feel I've ended up with a superior product for the same or less money.
Unusual? Hmmm…. I've got nothing. Time to google "Carbon Fiber Viking Helmets" to round out my kit.Jul 24, 2013 at 10:27 pm #2009263
Not carbon fiber but It'll work!
Kat… any chance we'll find this on your website?Jul 25, 2013 at 10:43 am #2009367
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
My modded Scarp 2 rates the "unusual" label B/C I'm the only one with those mods – so far.
'Spensive? not so much when compared with Hilleberg tents.
My Olympus TG 1 camera was $400. so that's 'spensive and unusual for its 40 ft. depth waterproofness and very fast settings.Jul 25, 2013 at 11:19 am #2009386
@ewolinLocale: Hampton Roads, Virginia
Maybe not so unusual, but my new Sony RX-100 was expensive. Also 1/4 pound lighter and a better lens than my previous camera (Canon G5). I have no interest in bringing a real expensive SLR (I don't own one), so the RX-100 is the next best thing. I don't like the cheaper but lighter cameras with smaller lenses and limited flexibility.Jul 25, 2013 at 12:49 pm #2009415
A flask or two of very nice single malt scotch. Heavy at first, but worth its weight in gold.Jul 25, 2013 at 3:02 pm #2009450
@richardcullipLocale: San Diego County
I hike to fish so my 8ft Winston BIIt 3wt fly rod goes with me on every trip. I've got much less costly fly rods but this one casts a dry fly so well it's the one I take. It may not be so unusual but it's by far the most expensive item in my pack.Jul 26, 2013 at 7:49 am #2009685
I second the camera. Mine's like, what, $1,900?
I just picked up a Grand Trunk Nano 7. That's a luxury for now, it may become my permanent shelter…Jul 26, 2013 at 8:28 am #2009693
@millonasLocale: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
+1 on Bearikade Weekender. Used my old Garcia for a decade and figured I deserved the upgrade.
But I suppose it depends on your point of view. When I go out with casual or HW backpackers they pretty much consider most of the items in my pack (and probably the pack itself) as highly unusual and expensive luxuries. LOL
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