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General Gear Discussion The General Gear Discussion forum is for the discussion of traditional and lightweight (ultralight) backpacking gear that is not covered in other Practical Backpacking™ forums. [Please post about Backpacks, Shelters, Sleeping Gear, Backcountry Kitchen (Food, Stoves) in those respective forum areas.]


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 06-28-2013, 12:36 AM
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:02 AM
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Backpack: Mountainsmith Circuit 3.0
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Function and price are more important to me than color, but sometimes the color is part of the funct NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:24 PM
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Backpack: Gregory Shasta, Deuter ACT Lite 65+10
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I've already weighed in with the opinion "natural" color is best, and "bright" i NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:06 PM
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I used to be picky - wanting earth tones mostly. It seems color choices are less available now, wit NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:35 PM
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With so many good comments I may be repeating since I haven't read all, sorry if so. Color is a matt NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Matter, No, but I do have a preference

I like natural greens/browns which blend in. I do not like simulating a neon sign when in the woods. NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 12-20-2014, 11:05 AM
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Here are my reasons for preferring camo gear or at least gear whose colors blend in with the landsca NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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