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Postby CClaude » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:10 pm

Black Diamond C3's and C4 camalots: Its the only cams I ever use anymore

La Sportiva Barracuda's: For traditional routes that are all day or single pitch, if its a 5.12 or harder, this is my only go to shoe (unfortunately its not made anymore but I bought 4 pairs :P )

5.10 Moccasyms For traditional routes that are easier then 5.12 no matter how long, these aree my go to shoes

La Sportiva Trango Ice boots: The reason I quit wearing plastics unless its above 18K (ft)

Mammut Serenity 8.9mm single rope and Revelation 9.2mm single rope along with Mammut 8mm doubles (all 70m)
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Postby dskoon » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:43 pm

Smartwool anything.

Marmot driclime windshirt/jacket. Been metioned a few times now, but, one of my go-to pieces for everything. And its going on a few years now.

Marmot Pinnacle 15 deg. sleeping bag. Lots of down in this one, roomy, incredibly comfy.

Rei Mistral pants. Great, versatile pant. Also a few years old and still going strong.

Whisperlite. Approx. 20 or more years old, and still going. Says it all.

Patagucc down sweater/jacket. It's mostly been my around town/apt. warm layer, but very nice. Warm and light.

Patagucc expedition weight fleece top. Original, circa early '90's. Bought it in Seattle right before heading to New England for a bicycle trip. Great piece. Less warm now, bit beat-up, but still a fave.
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Postby colint » Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:18 pm

asolo hiking boots
acopa JB rock shoes
OR windstopper gloves
blue-yellow aliens
marmot down jacket
northface mountain 25 4 season tent
camping gaz stove
granite gear backpack
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Postby welle » Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:33 pm

CClaude wrote:Black Diamond C3's and C4 camalots: Its the only cams I ever use anymore


+1 especially C3s

My list of things I would and/or have paid retail:
Patagonia Rock Guide Pants
Patagonia DAS parka
SIGG Thermal Bottle
La Sportiva Mythos
Asolo TPS boots (I don't backpack as much anymore but these provide the most support/comfort on long days with a heavy pack plus are bombproof, I'm still hanging on to my pair from 7 years ago, although I got a new replacement)
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Postby Curt » Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:06 pm

Metolius Curve Nuts
Acopa Aztec shoes
MSR DromLite Reservoir w/hydration kit
BD Sabretooth crampons
Petzl Reverso3
Sterling ropes (various)
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Postby dskoon » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:34 pm

FortMental wrote:
Hotoven wrote:Image

Enough said!


I find that the above kinda suck. Much prefer recycling these:

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They're free. They're recyclable. They never impart weird odors. They weigh nearly nothing. They're collapsible. Never need to be cleaned (just get a new one). Fairly bulletproof. They are, in other words, also an indispensable piece of gear that I go back to time and time again.


Yeah, but all that high fructose corn syrup? No thanks.
Collapsible?
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Postby John Duffield » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:41 pm

FortMental wrote:
Hotoven wrote:Image

Enough said!


I find that the above kinda suck. Much prefer recycling these:

Image

They're free. They're recyclable. They never impart weird odors. They weigh nearly nothing. They're collapsible. Never need to be cleaned (just get a new one). Fairly bulletproof. They are, in other words, also an indispensable piece of gear that I go back to time and time again.


Are we talking water bottle or pee bottle? For pee bottle, I prefer the Nalgene.
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Postby Mark Straub » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:33 pm

Kayland MXT boots, BD Raven ice axe, and Camalot C4s.
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Postby Wisdom » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:11 am

1) Marmot Original Windshirt - got it a few years back at REI/Austin for $59. Should have bought two.

2) MSR Whisperlight

3) Feathered Friends Swallow - bought in 1992 with Goretex shell and removeable collar. Still my primary bag, but the Goretex is delaminating.

4) Gerber LST knife. 1 oz, small, lasts forever.

5) Petzl 4 led Tekka(?) headlamp

6) Merrel Guide Boots - full grain leather, 3/4 shank, vibram sole. In use since 92. Will need to replace soon.
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Postby colint » Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:09 am

FortMental wrote:
Hotoven wrote:Image

Enough said!


I find that the above kinda suck. Much prefer recycling these:

Image

They're free. They're recyclable. They never impart weird odors. They weigh nearly nothing. They're collapsible. Never need to be cleaned (just get a new one). Fairly bulletproof. They are, in other words, also an indispensable piece of gear that I go back to time and time again.


I worked in a recycling plant where we would get tons of nalgene bottles coming through. One day i decided to test their toughness by dropping nalgenes full of water and soda bottles full of water on our hardened concrete floors. nalgenes broke, soda bottles did not. Why waste money on an inferior product?
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Postby Smoove910 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:16 am

For water bottles, I prefer the long, skinny 'Smart Water' bottles for $1.00 at Walmart. They are tough as hell, and the shape allows it to fit in my mesh pockets easier than a Nalgene.

Other gear:

Merrell Chameleons
Marmot Dri Clime Jacket
Leki Makalu Trekking Poles

Important Gear:

White Sierra Convertable pants. Lots of room and repels water well
Spandex 'bicycle' shorts to eliminate 'angry ass' and chafing

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