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View Poll Results: Does Gear Color Matter?
Yes, it matters 106 42.06%
Somewhat 128 50.79%
No, not at all 18 7.14%
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Old 02-06-2007, 09:19 PM
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Color definitely matters to me. Unlike some other, I consider the color of my gear to be a part of NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-07-2007, 10:08 AM
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Yep. Color matters to me. There are some colors I just won't wear or use, so it'll turn me off of NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:07 PM
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I, too, said yes, and agree with many who have said that natural/earth tones are best for MOST of my NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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It does for me to an extent. There are some colors that I hate. I like subdued or Earth-tone color NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-08-2007, 02:47 AM
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And now for something different

A serious comment for a change . Sorry about this.
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Old 02-08-2007, 07:03 AM
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If you ever see me hiking you will realize that color is not a determining factor in making a purcha NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Somewhat.

For someone that began their camping "career" in white or bright NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-08-2007, 06:34 PM
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Natural Colors "best"

Wear the colors you like. Nature's colors are full spectrum so that's a wide choice. (It does not in NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-09-2007, 04:42 AM
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Form, Fit, Function, then Fashion.
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Old 02-10-2007, 09:05 PM
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Earthtones: Outta sight outta mind

When I go backpacking it is often for the solitude. When I spot other hikers from a distance I may h NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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