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Anything revolutionary or exciting with gear?

... something other than thread count of socks.
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Anything revolutionary or exciting with gear?

What's your frame of reference? In the last 30 days, this year, the past decade? Depending when you last were "up to date" the answers could vary widely...

Have you checked out Backpacker's 2012 "editors choice" winners? That's a good place to start unless you want to know what is truly brand-spankin' new.


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Sierra Designs is pushing the Mojo UFO tent, that's made of cubin fiber. It's really the only large leap I've found lately.
Dry down is a pretty popular topic lately. Sleeping bags and jackets that stay dry longer, and retain more loft.
There is that aerogel stuff that's trying to work its way into the market also as insulation.
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Hmmm, dry down sounds interesting.
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They have a giant show in Utah every six months that has lots of new stuff. But mostly higher thread counts in socks...

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Why is the Mojo UFO tent a large leap?  It seems like a gimic to produce press.  Other manufacturers have made cuben fiber tents for years (Brooks Range, Hyperlite Mountain Gear, Zpacks).
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Why is the Mojo UFO tent a large leap?  It seems like a gimic to produce press.  Other manufacturers have made cuben fiber tents for years (Brooks Range, Hyperlite Mountain Gear, Zpacks).

Large leap in price.   :laugh:
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Well, it's under 2 pounds, and made of a high grade cubin fiber that is both lighter and stronger than any nylon I've ever come across.
Overpriced? Well, yes. But still pretty cool.
And it's a full fledged freestanding tent. Other designs I've saw haven't been as nice.
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Well, it's under 2 pounds, and made of a high grade cubin fiber that is both lighter and stronger than any nylon I've ever come across.
Overpriced? Well, yes. But still pretty cool.
And it's a full fledged freestanding tent. Other designs I've saw haven't been as nice.

Nope.  Not freestanding.  You still have to peg out the rear, sides, and vestibule.

FWIW, this tent is no larger or lighter than say, a BA Fly Creek Platinum which cost less than a third of the price.

The Mojo is actually a pretty poor design to begin with.


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I saw the UFO at the OR Show. They had it set up and used a blower under it to make it float up and down. It was pretty cool looking, like, whoa, anti-gravity.

The design is a cross between the SD Vapor Light (w/Spider Hub) and a BA Fly Creek. It is quite ridiculous to pay $1300.00  more than a Fly Creek Platinum just to save 2 ounces.

To its credit the UFO has a little more head-room and a much faster set-up with its all-in-one pitching design. (The inner hangs from the rain-fly like a Big Sky Revolution.)


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