Nov 7, 2010 at 8:29 pm #1265240
Michael FogartyBPL Member
Gear you wish you had or plan to get list:
Me, honestly I can't think of any items. OK maybe one, a Hilleberg Soulo tent? or maybe some eVent rainwear?Nov 7, 2010 at 8:38 pm #1662054
Josh NewkirkBPL Member
event rain jacket could be cool to get
I have recently pretty much emptied my wish list and so want to test out the gear I have more then anythingNov 7, 2010 at 8:45 pm #1662056
Michael FogartyBPL Member
Yeah, that's what I always think, but then……….. Just though of something else, a pair of X-C skate skis. My #1 wish would be to have more time to get out and get away. I'd like to one day be able to do one long trip, where I'd be out for a month or more. The Colorado trail is on my Bucket List!Nov 7, 2010 at 8:58 pm #1662064
Josh NewkirkBPL Member
yeah i know what you mean
I just bought a pair of snowshoes and have the month of december off so hoping to do as much as possible and test out my new gearNov 7, 2010 at 9:21 pm #1662076
I'm intrigued by the nanoshield BD firstlight as a winter tent I could actually afford. I'm also thinking of getting my first bivy, something I can use without a tarp, is lightweight, and less than $200.
MLD burn and Arcteryx gamma lt pants (if find a sale) on my upcoming purchase list.Nov 7, 2010 at 10:04 pm #1662089
eric chanBPL Member
rocket tent … im debating on one …
sigh …Nov 7, 2010 at 10:17 pm #1662095
@ryanLocale: Rocky Mountains
I'm with Michael: more time to enjoy getting out there. The gear is always secondary.
But not always out of mind ;)
3. A Thorofare Shirt with a sewn in microfleece lining ;)
2. A decent ballcap that weighs less than an ounce.
1. Bring back eVENT tents.Nov 7, 2010 at 11:30 pm #1662100
drowning in spamMember
I guess a lighter pack would be nice for short hikes. The ULA Catalyst is good for thru hiking, but I don't need half the weight capacity of that pack for hikes that are only a few days and don't require bear canisters.
On the dream list…Inov-8 Roclite 370's in wide sizes.Nov 8, 2010 at 4:28 am #1662113
Brian SenezBPL Member
Cuben / Down clothing
A fully baffled hooded down jacket with a .51 cuben shell and liner (think cuben skaha)around 7oz.
Sewn thru cuben down pants with 3oz of down weighing around 5oz.
Those two items are on my wish list :)
They would be cocoon killers for both weight and warmth. Also providing a vbl effect.Nov 8, 2010 at 6:11 am #1662126
Erik DanielsenBPL Member
@er1kksenLocale: The Western Door
A car to get to the trailhead with, perhaps, much as I generally despise the dang things. There is a NCT spur trail that goes through my little town, so I suppose I could use that to tap the national network, but sometimes I just want to buzz up to the adirondacks and hit the trail for a weekend, you know?
More practically, rain chaps and my "ideal pack" (which will have to be MYOG) are definitely on the list. And maybe some inov-8 x-talon 240s. I love my 370s but I want the sticky rubber.Nov 8, 2010 at 4:01 pm #1662299
@areichowLocale: Northern Minnesota
As someone on a budget, there is a lot on my wish list I'll never get- but we can dream, eh?
– Nunatak Arc Specialist
– Montbell UL Super Spiral or Stretch #1
– Cuben 1-2P mid of some kind from Bear Paw Tents, Locus Gear, Oware, or MLD
– Locus Gear Apollo and Apollo Nest
– Gossamer Gear Lightrek Trekking Poles
– $200 to spend on comprehensive merino baselayer setup, different weights, etc
I'd give any of it for more time off of work to get out and hike!Nov 8, 2010 at 6:34 pm #1662344
Tom KirchnerBPL Member
@ouzelLocale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
"The ULA Catalyst is good for thru hiking, but I don't need half the weight capacity of that pack for hikes that are only a few days and don't require bear canisters."
Check out the Ohm, Eugene. It'll easily carry a base weight up to 12# plus enough consumables for a week, or more, depending on your gear/packing skills/food requirements. All for 24 oz.Nov 9, 2010 at 10:30 am #1662520
Ted EBPL Member
@mtn_nutLocale: Morrison, CO
i've got some winter gear on the list, although the only trips i have planned are desert trips till next spring.
the big ones are a thermarest solar pad and a western mountaineering VBLNov 9, 2010 at 12:06 pm #1662546
John McBPL Member
I want this tent to be my new winter tent up here in the PNW. I need it's semi-freestanding when on the snow.Nov 9, 2010 at 2:07 pm #1662587
Mary DBPL Member
@hikinggrannyLocale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
While cuben is far too pricey for my budget, if I won the lottery I would probably buy a ZPacks Hexamid to try out. Unfortunately, once I put my dog in it (even right after thorough grooming), it would be unreturnable, although I might be able to sell the tent by advertising the extra R-value! I doubt it would be possible to remove dog hair from the netting completely!
I put a couple of things on my Christmas list, like a pair of Smartwool glove liners and a lightweight knife suitable for cleaning/fileting fish, but if I don't get them as a present, I probably won't go out and buy them.
I am thinking of switching to a tarp if I can get tarp/bugnet/ground sheet combination for my dog and me that weighs significantly less than my current 26 oz. tent. Before I get anything, though, I want to try this out with a cheap tarp.
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