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Christmas (list) Season is Here!

Postby MtnHund » Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:18 pm

Sadly, I need to decide now (actually probably last month) what is on my Christmas list before my family finishes shopping.

Right now, I find myself in the market for insulating-layer pants for winter backpacking and ascents. The fleece I have used in the past is simply too bulky and has a tendency to collect snowballs (even under gaiters with shell pants...). I was leaning toward the First Ascent Igniter Pant - but it looks like they no longer offer tall (34" inseam) sizes after the redesign this spring. Anyone have any guidance or recommendations? Our budget is $150. Brand name is not an issue as long as they work and are durable (thus ruling out TNF).

Also, what's on your Christmas list?
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Re: Christmas (list) Season is Here!

Postby Dave B » Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:45 pm

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Re: Christmas (list) Season is Here!

Postby globreal » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:37 pm

Heated floor....WiFi....

Need I say more?
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Re: Christmas (list) Season is Here!

Postby d_baker » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:40 pm

Britt, you get that and I would tent with you again anytime!! :)

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Re: Christmas (list) Season is Here!

Postby rking007 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:52 am

globreal wrote:Heated floor....WiFi....

Need I say more?


I think I would buy that solely based on the fact that it looks like a giant rolly polly... does it roll up into a ball when it rains or if bears come to steal your stuff? :-D
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Re: Christmas (list) Season is Here!

Postby USAKeller » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:37 am

globreal wrote:Heated floor....WiFi....

Need I say more?

^^That tent is LEGIT!!

I'm interested in one of these BioLite Stove and USB Chargers. I need to be able to charge my iPhone wherever I go.
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Re: Christmas (list) Season is Here!

Postby SeracZack » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:16 am

Figured I would revive this since it is getting really close to that time of the year.

On my list: Garmin 450 GPS

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Re: Christmas (list) Season is Here!

Postby Johnson » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:02 pm

Britt just set the bar so dang high that this thread is dead.
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Re: Christmas (list) Season is Here!

Postby wildlobo71 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:14 pm

USAKeller wrote:^^That tent is LEGIT!!


LOL... Love the response!

Serious - that tent - is the bomb... and bombproof. Is that roof retractable?
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Re: Christmas (list) Season is Here!

Postby SurfNTurf » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:37 pm

1. La Sportiva Nepals
2. A couloir season

That's about it.
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Re: Christmas (list) Season is Here!

Postby Floyd » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:56 pm

I want a pair of these to wear while I'm on Vail's new gondola. I don't ski, but I'll look legit while going to the restaurant.
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Re: Christmas (list) Season is Here!

Postby lordhelmut » Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:04 pm

Floyd wrote:I want a pair of these to wear while I'm on Vail's new gondola. I don't ski, but I'll look legit while going to the restaurant.


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