- Dec 20, 2005 at 9:09 pm #1217395
@ryanLocale: Northern Rocky Mountains
Companion forum thread to:Dec 20, 2005 at 9:48 pm #1347299
@kdesignLocale: Mythical State of Jefferson
The “do it yourself” editor doesn’t post some homemade stuff among his favorites?
My favorites for 2005
1) MLD Prophet 25 ultralight pack—state of the art for it’s niche. It’s additions (sternum strap, self draining pocket) make it more versatile than it’s competition.
2) Nunatak Arc anything—the best quilt/topbags
available, can be made virtually any way you want it for any size individual—the beauty of bespoke sleeping bags.
3)Montrail CTC—think of a Masai w/ sticky rubber. A great off-trail trailrunner. Dance over those talus blocks, skate over that scree. Jam your way up that 5.3 exit crack.Dec 21, 2005 at 8:23 pm #1347365
@mlarsonLocale: Southeast USA
-GoLite Jam pack. Made my list for 2004, and stayed up there this year, whittled down to a pound and change. Can’t imagine not having it around.
-Inov8 Flyroc 310 shoes. It took a while to get used to, but I’ve really grown to like the flexibility and aggressive sole. Keeps me footloose and fancy-free, very fun to wear.
-Gossamer Gear Lightrek Plus poles. Slim, light, and respectably durable.
-MarkDec 22, 2005 at 5:12 am #1347377
@mataharihikerLocale: NW Wisconsin
How could you guys miss this!
http://www.actionoutdoors.co.uk/orikaso_dish_use.htmFeb 20, 2006 at 7:30 am #1350834
– RAB VR Trail Smock ; hiked in it, climbed in it, slept in it..just love it. One of those rare pieces of gear that always works great. Best hood ever.
– Cassin Ghost, alum. ice axe ; light and right..saved my trip (and my life) on early season Haute Route snow slope crossings.
-GoLite Jam ; my lightweight do it all pack
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