Nov 1, 2010 at 8:28 am #1265008
@jacobdLocale: North Bay
The HMG Echo is at the top of my list. I'm also anxiously awaiting Gossamer Gear's new ruck sack (Ricksack?).
What new gear (or gadgets, clothing, etc…) are the rest of you looking forward to taking into the wilderness? Doesn't necessarily have to be something new to the market, how about something new to you? This will be a good thread to later refer your better half to when hinting around for your Christmas list wants :)Nov 1, 2010 at 8:32 am #1659993
@mocs123Locale: Southeast Tennessee
The Riksak is out and on GG's websiteNov 1, 2010 at 8:34 am #1659994
@jacobdLocale: North Bay
Sweetness! Looks like I will be placing an order.
I see they updated their site design recently.Nov 1, 2010 at 8:53 am #1660000
i"ve never tried event and am looking for a little more durability than my frogg toggs. i would like to try an event rain jacket that is less than 10oz.Nov 1, 2010 at 9:01 am #1660004
@holdfastLocale: Bergen, Norway
Try the OMM Cypher – http://www.theomm.com/products/garments/cypher-smock.html
or the Rab Demand – http://www.rab.uk.com/clothing/shell/demand_pull-on—261/Nov 1, 2010 at 9:22 am #1660011
@bigjackbrassLocale: Northwest England
Thanks to a clearance sale via eBay there's a new Paramo 3rd Element jacket on its way to me. I've used Paramo kit for more than a decade now so don't expect any problems with it, but I am interested to see how the removable sleeve/hood works in practice.
Also en route is the Titanium Goat version of the Jacks 'R' Better Sierra Sniveller quilt. Three ounces lighter due to a different shell and loftier down, it looks worth the extra $20 over the regular version to me. Haven't seen much chatter about it on the boards, oddly. In poncho mode I think it should combine well with the sleeve/hood section from the 3rd Element, adding a bit of insulation to my arms and a comfy hood without needing to wear my complete raingear underneath. Looking forward to trying that combination out, regardless of how it looks!Nov 1, 2010 at 9:26 am #1660012
I just got (well the bank did for 3 years) a 2005 Mazda Tribute. I can't wait to load all of my stuff in it and drive up to the mountains to go backpacking. I listed it because now I can't buy that Marmot helium bag and carbon fiber poles for a while.Nov 1, 2010 at 9:40 am #1660017
@daveheissLocale: Pacific Northwest
I'm looking forward to trying the Exped Synmat UL pad, which an Exped rep said will be introduced in March.
Oh – and the Riksak? I got mine about 2 weeks ago and it's going to be a nice, well made, multi-purpose piece of gear.Nov 1, 2010 at 10:36 am #1660033
Osprey Hornet. Really like my Talon 44 but hoping the Hornet does the same with less weight.Nov 1, 2010 at 11:35 am #1660043
@zalmen_mlotekLocale: Northwest CT
-ID all event overbag. Just got it in the mail last week.
-MLD Duomid. I have a couple weeks before it arrives. Trying to be patient.Nov 1, 2010 at 11:55 am #1660047
also waiting on the Hornet, loved my Exos, but have dropped my base weight enough to justify a lighter pack
also have a brand new shiny Duomid (and inner) that I'm really looking forward to trying :)Nov 1, 2010 at 12:06 pm #1660051
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These definitely aren't lightweight, but I can't wait to see how they compare to full mittens.Nov 1, 2010 at 12:32 pm #1660055
ID micro bivy … not as light as the MLD alpine bivy … but at 135$ new i cant resist
petzl sum'tec ice axe … steep ice alpine ice axe that can go leashless
eugene … the BD mercurys operate the same way and they work great, theyre the standard for mountaineering mitts …Nov 1, 2010 at 12:33 pm #1660056
As far as new to me- I'm bout to order a Kooka Bay doublewide (I'm form Mississippi originally- what can I say?;))
Next up Scarp2, and a Oware 10×10.
Hopefully all this will be gotten by end of Jan.
:)x (emoticon of fingers crossed)Nov 1, 2010 at 12:58 pm #1660067
I heard from Tim that he's planning to make my new bag this week…it should be mailed out mid-week. Can't wait!
Judy at Lightheart will be making me one of her Cuben Fiber Solo tents at around 16 oz….Can't wait!Nov 1, 2010 at 1:05 pm #1660070
@richard295Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
The OR Mutant Mitt's shell is not taped and WPB, just the inner mitten.Nov 1, 2010 at 1:48 pm #1660082
New to me:
* Rab Drillium
* Mariposa plus
* Grivel Air Tech racing ice axe
* Black Diamond guide gloves
I also will be using a borrowed set of ice tools and crampon's for ice climbing this winter. Can't wait to try them out.
On my to buy list for next year's use:
* MLD burn or similar 2011 offering
* Pack for PCT thru-hike if something new looks interesting enough to consider using instead of the mariposa plus.Nov 1, 2010 at 2:06 pm #1660088
@areichowLocale: Northern Minnesota
Kooka Bay 60x24x2.5" (16 oz) insulated mummy pad (R=4) and a big 16x10x5" (2 oz!) side sleeper pillow – Sending Bender the money today, no clue what the turn around is… But I'm pumped!Nov 1, 2010 at 3:52 pm #1660120
@jameslantzLocale: North Georgia
I'm looking forward to using my new Backpacking Light 240 quilt this weekend on the AT near Erwin TN.Nov 1, 2010 at 4:28 pm #1660135
@camsLocale: Brisbane, Australia
New to me:
Alpinlite Terraform. Have had it for a month now and haven't had a chance to do more than a test set up.Nov 1, 2010 at 4:36 pm #1660144
After getting caught in a bad hail storm the other weekend, I decided I needed a true WP/B jacket for winter. Found a steal on a new Arc'Teryx Alpha LT that I can't wait to get wet.Nov 1, 2010 at 5:14 pm #1660167
I'm learning to sew (thanks to my dear sweet mother) and I'm looking forward to all the custom gear I'm going to make!
Currently on my list:
Thru-Hiker wind pants
Synthetic 3/4 summer/inner quilt
converting my mummy bag to a quilt
Uberlight poncho monk tarp
Within the cottage industry i would love to get my hands on a Laufbursche HuckePACK
and my girlfriend is waiting on the Absaroka
just thinking about it all makes me giddy :)Nov 1, 2010 at 7:51 pm #1660214
– Zebralight H51 – 1.2oz + batt, 200 lumens
– ZPacks Zero w a few options = 4.3oz pack for SUL tripsNov 1, 2010 at 8:15 pm #1660221
have a 3 season 900 fill crowsnest underquilt on the way. my 1st UQ is the best there is… stokedNov 1, 2010 at 8:36 pm #1660227
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Eric, I like those BD glove/mittens.
Richard, I was mistaken, I don't have the Mutant, I have the Mutant Modular. It does have goretex, and it feels like it's taped. The liner is just some type of fleece. I'll try a dunk test later, but I don't really need it to be 100% waterproof.
Oh yeah, at some point I'd like to pick up a Kookabay pad or two. I want a down pad for the winter and a superlight uninsulated pad for the rest of the year. An air pad would be a nice way of reducing the external size of my pack.
I also thought about picking up a Zebralight H51, but its performance seems to depend heavily on the battery type. Now I'm highly interested in a Spark ST6-360. It weighs somewhere between my Fenix HP10 and a Zebralight H51, except is much brighter at 360 lumens. I almost ordered one when my HP10 was sent in for servicing, but I ended up ordering a second HP10.
I'd also like to build a vest to use this winter. I want to see if that will be good enough for me to leave my down jacket at home. I almost never use the down jacket.
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