What gear do you wish existed?

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arlohike
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What gear do you wish existed?

Post by arlohike » January 21st, 2018, 9:21 pm

My car beeps if I start driving without the hatchback fully latched. I was thinking today that I'd like a backpack with a similar warning beep, for when I pick it up and start walking while the main zipper is still open. :D

Have you ever imagined some new hiking gear or gadget that you wish existed?
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retired jerry
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Re: What gear do you wish existed?

Post by retired jerry » January 22nd, 2018, 6:11 am

It someone leaves their plastic bag with dog poop in it, on top of their car, as they start to drive away it should beep at them, before it falls off and lands on the ground :)

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Re: What gear do you wish existed?

Post by Chazz » January 22nd, 2018, 11:12 am

A rain jacket that repels moisture reliably and for long periods of time but also can be inflated slightly if you need extra insulation. And it should be incredibly durable but lightweight...

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Don Nelsen
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Re: What gear do you wish existed?

Post by Don Nelsen » January 22nd, 2018, 11:43 am

Anything that is breathable and truly waterproof.
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Re: What gear do you wish existed?

Post by adamschneider » January 22nd, 2018, 2:09 pm

retired jerry wrote:It someone leaves their plastic bag with dog poop in it, on top of their car, as they start to drive away it should beep at them, before it falls off and lands on the ground :)
I'd like to see plastic dog poop bags that EXPLODE when set down on the side of the trail, creating a literal shitstorm for their litterbug owners.

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Water
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Re: What gear do you wish existed?

Post by Water » January 22nd, 2018, 3:08 pm

anti-gravity pods. sell them in 5lb increments. they can take up as much volume as a nalagene bottle, but smaller would be better.

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Re: What gear do you wish existed?

Post by Limey » January 22nd, 2018, 6:41 pm

Adamschneider, you beat me to it. I just logged on to say exactly the same thing.

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arlohike
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Re: What gear do you wish existed?

Post by arlohike » January 23rd, 2018, 8:34 am

Water wrote:anti-gravity pods. sell them in 5lb increments. they can take up as much volume as a nalagene bottle, but smaller would be better.
I love it. You could keep adding them until your backpack has a negative weight!
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Re: What gear do you wish existed?

Post by texasbb » January 23rd, 2018, 5:36 pm

Good as the exploding poop bags sound, if I had only one wish I'd be with Don, begging for WPBness.

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Re: What gear do you wish existed?

Post by adamschneider » January 23rd, 2018, 8:46 pm

Waterproof AND breathable:
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