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Your Gear Of The Year 2020

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Untele-whippet, Dec 31, 2020.

  1. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    What was the one bit of new kit that was your best for 2020?
    Mine was a Mont Bell Thermawrap Guide Jacket, waterproof and breathable, synthetic fill, great cut, good features and excellent hood.
    It’s been used heaps, even this evening in the cool mizzle on the last day of the year.
    https://montbelloutdoor.com.au/products/us-thermawrap-guide-mens

     
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  2. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Tecnica Zero G Tour Pro. Such win.

    Put them on one morning in Chamonix, heat moulded but no break in, straight in to a reasonable size tour, jokes that I might last 20 minutes, ended up doing the full 700m hike no issues and skied the best line I’ve skied in about 5 years.

     
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  3. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    They were my 2019 favorites.
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Honourable mention to Patagonia Nano Air pants. They’re on another planet.
     
  5. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Both of these on my ‘to get’ list LOL
     
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  6. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    I am a big fan of my PAS by Metolius. Am also enamoured of the ‘panic draw’ by Kong, which I have on order. Thanks to @Untele-whippet for the heads up on both of these :)

    PAS

    Panic
     
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  7. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    My Montbell down pantaloons are soo good. Not only do they function brilliantly but they're perfect for swanning around in.
     
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    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh, and clear goggle lenses for night skiing.
     
  9. Moondog55

    Moondog55 One of Us

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    Was it this year or last??
    Macpac Pisa top, even if it was last years I'd buy it again. 2020 has been a bit of a blur
    This year tho the S2S Traveller 2 in the Large size
     
  10. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’d love a pair of down pants cut to 3/4 length. I really should get some and get it doen.
     
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  11. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Do they do them in Oz or just from US/Japan?
     
  12. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think just Japan. The sizing is true to the size chart. Either that or just go up a size.
     
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    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Black Crow Camox Freebird
     
  14. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Voile Ultravector (his and hers)..... so much quicker than skins on, skins off over rolling ground.

     
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    Fozzie Bear A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Montbell do some really nice stuff and now have a reasonable shop in Kent Street, Sydney. +0.95 (Mk III) picked up a great lightweight down parka (Plasma Down 1000 Down Jacket) that she wears under her shell on colder days (was perfect in Zermatt).
     
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    Fozzie Bear A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    For 2021 :thumbs:
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Currently sitting on the couch in head to toe Nano. Perfect for a wet, stormy day.
     
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    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Feathered Friends Flicker UL 20 Hybrid Quilt sleeping bag
    A versatile piece of kit. I think the 20 Fahrenheit is conservative. Had one very misty night with no breeze that resulted in lots of tent condensation. The bag kept pushing the sides and getting wet ( flatter spot would have helped) but no penetration ( keep your innuendos to yourselves ). Love the centre zip that never gets stuck.. Works well as a quilt option for 2 people when its not really cold. Outer layer is Pertex Endurance fabric 20 by 20 Denier 10K Hydro. 715 grams .
     
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    elSpike I am a Meat Popsicle Ski Pass: Gold

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    YES! I got mine for Christmas 2019 (so only used them in 2020, Im counting them!) So good!
     
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    Spiersy One of Us

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    Yes, they make nice gear. I like how long the sleeves are

    My personal fav bit of gear is currently the Black alien. Usually it's just a pschological prop for ground-up fun!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Spiersy One of Us

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    Great catalogue-worthy shot there UTW. I'd be ripping into the scotch if I was in that situation.
     
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  22. Wally

    Wally One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Terra Rosa 3x3 Tarp:emoji_blue_heart::emoji_blue_heart:
     
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  23. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    I bought a pretty sweet spork which i subsequently left at home so i used a plastic cafe fork and spoon.
    My disappointment was immense.
     
  24. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Please.explain the panic
     
  25. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    It’s a really stiff dogbone with a ‘biner that you can ‘click’ the gate open on. So you can lock open the gate, swing the stiff dogbone, and clip that reachy ringbolt. When you weight the draw the gate shuts.
     
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    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Better explained:

     
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    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks good. Weight and $$?
     
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  28. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ahhh
    Neat
    Ta
     
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  29. Wally

    Wally One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    430ish grams, $360ish Check out terrarosagear.com

    And I got a 3 season quilt and a Tyvek Sleeping cover.
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Have not used in anger yet, but happy with some testing, bike bags.