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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 02-05-2007, 02:39 PM
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Does Gear Color Matter?

I find that since I am a female who hikes solo most times, I prefer to be "stealthy" while hiking and in camp.

I prefer my gear colors to be more muted and able to blend in with surroundings.

I stop to consider that it is not only easier to spot a "pink" pack, but it could also cause a hiker to be identified as female.

Does gear color matter to you, and if so, why?
What are you thoughts on this issue?

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Old 02-05-2007, 03:07 PM
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It does for me but not in the same way. A few years ago I noticed that most of my gear was yellow, n NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-05-2007, 03:16 PM
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I voted 'somewhat.' Color isn't the first thing I look for, but I may be influenced if the pack is s NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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If I have a choice, I'll go for natural colors that will blend in. I avoid most bright colors if po NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-05-2007, 03:34 PM
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Perkolady,

i'm with you... i choose the colors of my gear so they blend in... my pack NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-05-2007, 03:35 PM
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Color usually comes after function and price for me. When I can choose the color I do ( matching doe NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-05-2007, 04:14 PM
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Short answer: Yes!

Long answer:

There are various reasons why I feel that NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:51 PM
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I do look at the color of the stuff i buy. I like to have some bright colors such as my granite gear NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:02 PM
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I voted for "yes".

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Old 02-05-2007, 06:23 PM
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For me the answer is sometimes.

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