What's your gear addiction?

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Re: What's your gear addiction?

Postby SnowAlien » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:58 pm

Baselayers for me too. I was going on almost a week-long trip and decided I needed a few more of these. Do you know what it feels like walking into REI store a few hours before departure and finding a midweight Smartwool bottom layer in my size on clearance rack for $20? It turns out I snatched the last one in that SKU for the whole company! Boy, that felt like winning the lottery.:)
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Re: What's your gear addiction?

Postby USAKeller » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:30 am

I've got problems with backpacks, skis, running shoes, and jackets.
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Re: What's your gear addiction?

Postby Bean » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:36 am

BenfromtheEast wrote:
Bean wrote:Skis and running shoes. Lucky for me, I'm pretty good at selling off "old" pairs of skis...

Mister Bean, I'm trying real hard not to buy an AT setup...but if you don't mind it on your conscience then feel free to enable.

I have no skis for sale at the moment. There's a new mountaineering ski I'd avalanche a hobo for but it simply isn't available yet. I'm actually quite happy with the rest of my quiver at the moment.
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Re: What's your gear addiction?

Postby EatinHardtack » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:12 am

Bean wrote:
BenfromtheEast wrote:
Bean wrote:Skis and running shoes. Lucky for me, I'm pretty good at selling off "old" pairs of skis...

Mister Bean, I'm trying real hard not to buy an AT setup...but if you don't mind it on your conscience then feel free to enable.

I have no skis for sale at the moment. There's a new mountaineering ski I'd avalanche a hobo for but it simply isn't available yet. I'm actually quite happy with the rest of my quiver at the moment.


Bean, And what ski is that?

BenfromtheEast, I have an entire AT setup I'd like to part with. Skis, Bindings, Boots, Skins......just saying.
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Re: What's your gear addiction?

Postby Bean » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:28 am

EatinHardtack wrote:
Bean wrote:There's a new mountaineering ski I'd avalanche a hobo for but it simply isn't available yet.


Bean, And what ski is that?

2013-14 Black Diamond Revert. The 2012-13 model is a noodle but the new version is perfect.
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Re: What's your gear addiction?

Postby mtnfiend » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:21 am

Bean wrote:
EatinHardtack wrote:
Bean wrote:There's a new mountaineering ski I'd avalanche a hobo for but it simply isn't available yet.


Bean, And what ski is that?

2013-14 Black Diamond Revert. The 2012-13 model is a noodle but the new version is perfect.


The revert did ski quite well, but I still want to give the BD convert a try cause the Revert is on the skinny end of the perfect waist dimensions.....

As for addictions, I don't think I have a specific addiction. Perhaps I'm still in denial?
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Re: What's your gear addiction?

Postby Guitarzan » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:23 am

mainly packs..........but really anything camping or survival related. I'm preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse.
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Re: What's your gear addiction?

Postby mattpayne11 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:30 am

For me it is camera equipment, which unfortunately is quite heavy.
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Re: What's your gear addiction?

Postby lordhelmut » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:34 am

4-packs of 16oz pack beer (Deviant, Gordon, Renegade Elevation, Dank, Crank Yanker, etc)
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Re: What's your gear addiction?

Postby FCSquid » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:38 am

Ski tuning equipment.

The fact that I tuned my kids' rental gear with P-Tex, diamond stones, gummy stones, etc, is surely indicative of a problem ... :roll:
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Re: What's your gear addiction?

Postby EatinHardtack » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:46 am

Bean wrote:
EatinHardtack wrote:
Bean wrote:There's a new mountaineering ski I'd avalanche a hobo for but it simply isn't available yet.


Bean, And what ski is that?

2013-14 Black Diamond Revert. The 2012-13 model is a noodle but the new version is perfect.


Hmmm…Interesting.

I just picked up a pair of 12/13 Reverts. I know they are a softer ski, I prefer a little stiffer, but I’m looking forward to using them as a go to ski mountaineering ski. I got them off Backcountry so I can always return. Slapped a pair of Dynafits on them. Overall they seem perfect for ski mountaineering, we'll see how they ski for me though.
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Re: What's your gear addiction?

Postby Duffus Kentucky Climber » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:52 am

nkan02 wrote:Baselayers for me too. I was going on almost a week-long trip and decided I needed a few more of these. Do you know what it feels like walking into REI store a few hours before departure and finding a midweight Smartwool bottom layer in my size on clearance rack for $20? It turns out I snatched the last one in that SKU for the whole company! Boy, that felt like winning the lottery.:)


A factory in my town makes Underarmor and military underwear and cold weather gear. I have supplied everyone I know with fleece zip necks and trou and long sleeve crews from their outlet shop. Three bucks for a grid fleece top that Patagonia sells for millions of dollars. Nine dollars and a shell layer and hit the slopes. Olive drab is the new fashion statement.
It looks like the ridge is just right up there!

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