View Full Version : "What's In Your Wallet?" . . . er uh Christmas Stocking?

11-05-2007, 12:37
After finishing my 67 mile fall hike with a zeal, and reading some of the gear threads here, I've successfully convinced Santa to bring me for Christmas:

Komperdell C3 Carbon Trekking Poles

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad 20x72x2.5 (rectangular)

New Balance Trail Runners

What's in your wallet, er uh, stocking for Christmas? (backpacking related)


11-05-2007, 13:13
Just purchased a Big Agnes Insulated Air Cord Pad 20x12x2.5 (rectangular) It is great to sleep on. Two (minor) complaints---it takes 35 big gulps of air to blow it up and it is hard to get all the air out when deflating the pad. The air comes out slow. I am still working on how to get the air out better. It would probably wake up anyone around with the constant hissing of trying to squeeze out the air.

11-05-2007, 13:15
Purchased NB trail runners 810s. Love them. Have done three 11 mile hikes up and down hills with full pack. No blisters, no pain. Great

Auntie Mame
11-05-2007, 22:25
I can't imagine wrestling my BA pad into the sleeping bag sleeve in a crowded shelter! It was a major challenge in a tent on a rainy night. But man, is that thing comfortable to sleep on. I actually woke up rested for the first time in years on a trip, the couple of times I've used it.