mrchad9 wrote:It seems you consider your purchases in a similar manner.
Not one bit cus the stuff you utilize wouldn't last one outting fo me. Fact. I'd tear it to shreds.
That is the main ingredient I look for when purchasing any gear. You'll certainly understand when you start to actually climb one day and maybe get into Big Walls, putting up routes, doing Rebolt Projects etc where tough materials are needed to endure the constant hauling required on many of those outtings. Not once month weekend over nighter hike throughs where one can get by with just 10lbs of "ULTR-LIGHT" paper thin hiking/peak bagging goodies.
Even Ray Jardine speaks of that exact same thing in his books, website and throughout his "ultra-light" design history.
Again, it is critical that one gets the right gear for the challenges that they plan on doing the most.
BTW, Stop "seeming". Life will be that much better for ya kid.