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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 02-05-2007, 06:31 PM
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I read somewhere (I'll try to post a link when I find it) that bears and some other predators are mo 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, 07:02 PM
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:08 PM
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For me, color is everything! I like softer colors, though I can get crazy. I have this big thing abo 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, 09:15 PM
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I voted that color matters. I'm not a huge stickler for color, but some colors and combinations wil 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, 09:51 PM
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I voted that color matters. I don't think I could bring myself to buy something that was neon/flour 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, 10:22 PM
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I like subdued colors that blend into the landscape. As a solo female hiker, I don't particularly w NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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I voted not at all. Given a choice I will pick neutral/natural colors, but fuction is first and fore NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:57 AM
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I'm a somewhat guy. Most of the gear I buy is because of function but mostly bought on the cheap. I NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:45 PM
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Old 02-06-2007, 09:17 PM
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I said somewhat, beacuse if there is a product that fits all my needs (and I can be particularNOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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