Dec 21, 2005 at 2:54 pm #1217397
I would like a G6 made of sturdier materials. Maybe something that comes in at 7.5 oz. give or take a little? This might actually bring it in at a lower price point too.
What is on your list?Dec 21, 2005 at 3:01 pm #1347337
Let’s see. I also want a Snow Peak 600 Single Wall w/ no handles.Dec 21, 2005 at 3:30 pm #1347338
I would like to see BMW re make their old Arc X bag and also come out with a cocoon version.Dec 21, 2005 at 3:53 pm #1347340
Earth toned Granite Gear Wisp in a 3000ci form factor and with side pockets.Dec 21, 2005 at 5:20 pm #1347348
How about an all titanium MSR windpro and some revised tech to make the canisters lighter but still affordable.
an all titanium extreme stove that is much “slimmer”.Dec 21, 2005 at 5:49 pm #1347351
Drop Stoppers Micropore Rainsuit in 2XL …Dec 21, 2005 at 6:02 pm #1347354
“How about an all titanium MSR windpro and some revised tech to make the canisters lighter but still affordable. Or an all titanium extreme stove that is much “slimmer”.
How much lighter a WindPro would make you happy and I think you are asking the same for the Xtreme? One thing you have to “suck up” the weight of on the Xtreme is an extra ounce or 2 for the that Mag Casting/Canister Connector for the PowerMax on the Xtreme.Dec 21, 2005 at 6:41 pm #1347358
Hi Bill. Just doing a little dreaming and helping the UL Gear Manufacturers with there market reasearch with what a few of us (fanatic is such a harsh term. :) LOL) desire from them.
I’m sure changing the castings on the exteme would be more economical than machining comparable parts from Ti. Could they use a really cool plastic and make it less susceptable to temps? Probably wouldn’t matter and their lawyers would never allow it.Dec 21, 2005 at 6:55 pm #1347359
@verberLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
How about ultralight poles (stix or lighttrek plus) which break into two or three pieces for travel. Yes, the user hacks for the lighttrek suggest how to do this, but it would be nice if they came with a proffesional finish.
–markDec 21, 2005 at 7:06 pm #1347361
I have milled the Mag?? casting down to where it is under 1oz. That is light but I also thought about making a new casting that would only be “just” what is absolutely necessary. I just don’t see a practical reason to go to all that work to maybe save another 1/2 ounce.
I can save more weigh in another area of my gear list much easier. I have reduced the stock weight of the Xtreme by over 50% as it now burns. I ordered some Titanium rod for legs but the Ti turned out to weigh a little more than the Aluminum prototype.
I am working on another design for the legs.
Primus of Japan?? has a lot of interesting looking stoves. Does anyone know where you can buy them “on-line”?Dec 21, 2005 at 7:10 pm #1347362
I would like to buy a couple different Primus stoves but can’t find a web site that will sell and ship to the US. I haven’t had any luck finding a place here that sells what I am looking for.
Anyone one have any ideas??Dec 21, 2005 at 8:10 pm #1347364
@mlarsonLocale: Southeast USA
Mark Verber: Titanium Goat recently redesigned their Goat Poles. An internal ferrule makes it possible to split into 2 pieces. At 6oz and $130, they’re worth a look.
My wishlist isn’t too complicated:
-A generous-length raincoat at 8oz or less.
-A Quantum windshirt with a 2-layer hood and a legitimate 1/2-length zip.
-A running-worthy pack, about 1500ci and less than 12oz, with everything I need and nothing I don’t. I’ll spare you the details :)
-MarkDec 22, 2005 at 1:46 am #1347372Dec 22, 2005 at 1:49 am #1347373Dec 22, 2005 at 3:44 am #1347376
@davidlewisLocale: Nova Scotia, Canada
A helium filled backpack :PDec 22, 2005 at 6:09 am #1347379
I cant beleive I forgot, I want to see a NANO poncho tarp and pack.Dec 22, 2005 at 8:43 am #1347384
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@ben2worldLocale: So Cal
This will add hardly any weight to your sack… I wish for a titanium lid for my Snow Peak 600 cup.
And I promise to be nice to EVERYONE on this (and other) backpacking forums! Thanks in advance!Dec 22, 2005 at 11:20 am #1347391
@kdesignLocale: Mythical State of Jefferson
An Epic (or eVENT clone) version of the new Tarptent Rainbow that still comes in at under 2 lbs.
New surprises from Ron Bell at Mountain Laurel Designs in the shelter and pack depts.
An RBD VB suit that comes in at under 6 oz.
A Randonee ski set-up (skis, bindings, boots) that weighs less than 10 lbs.
A stripped down MSR Windpro ( sure, bring it out in Ti) adapted to take Powermax fuel canisters
Coleman Powermax canisters in a smaller than 170g size. for aboveDec 22, 2005 at 12:53 pm #1347392
kevin I doubt MSR is going to make their prouducts compatible witht coleman canisters, but mabey they could make their own canister with a similar technology as the Xtreme…Dec 22, 2005 at 2:14 pm #1347400
The rebirth of GoLite’s Day pack.Dec 22, 2005 at 2:56 pm #1347403
@pyeyoLocale: pacific northwest
The legs, lungs, and knees I had when I carried food drops for groups on the JMT in the late 60’s.Dec 24, 2005 at 3:12 pm #1347447
I would like to see BMW re make their old Arc X bag and also come out with a cocoon version.
I’m not sure why — you can get the same bag done by Nunatak (and cheaper). Nunatak will make the Arc X variant (they call it something else, I think). The main differences between that and the standard are the height of the baffles (2.0″ in the Arc X rather than 2.5″) and the amount of fill (Nunatak usually adds more fill, but did the Arc X to Ryan’s specs).
There’s always the Fanatic Fringe quilt done in Delta, which should be close enough to whatever Cocoon is coming from BMW…Dec 24, 2005 at 3:14 pm #1347448
From Ben Lyon:
The rebirth of GoLite’s Day pack.
But at the published 10 oz of weight rather than the 13 or 13.5 ounces that actually shipped.Dec 24, 2005 at 6:55 pm #1347455
I’d like a cure for this lightweight fever I’ve contracted.Dec 24, 2005 at 9:09 pm #1347456
@pyeyoLocale: pacific northwest
Partner, when they start a twelve step program for this I’m sure my wife will do an “intervention” on me. Just be glad you don’t have the lightweight bicycle disease too.
There’s a pair of wheels I’ve been eyeing but I’m about five grand short…
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