Discontinued, MYOG, or Repair gear you wish still existed?
Apr 21, 2021 at 5:38 am #3709727Geoff CaplanBPL Member
@geoffcaplanLocale: Lake District, Cumbria
I’ve been hiking and climbing for over half a century and sometimes get nostalgic for the old gear – but only for the good memories it evokes, and for more innocent times before glitzy outdoor brands and superstores.
Looked at objectively my current gear is unambiguously the best I’ve ever had – in every category, from footwear to backpacks to stoves to sleeping pads to shelters to tent pegs … There’s nothing I’ve used in the past that I’d swap for any of it.
The modern materials and design are simply superior – more comfortable, more functional and very much lighter. And when you have a specific need that the market doesn’t meet, you can buy first-rate materials to make your own from suppliers like RSBTR – in the past the DIY market was very limited.
So I’ve nothing to add to the list…
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