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View Poll Results: Do you carry a watch on your backpacking trips?
Yes, always 46 77.97%
Yes, sometimes 9 15.25%
No, never 4 6.78%
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:25 PM
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Mever Mever is offline
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Suanto watch with barometer, altimeter, thermometer, compass, and oh yeah it tells time.I live in Utah where altitude is an invaluable location indicator and I use it as often or more then the time function. It was maybe $200 a few years ago and worth every cent, altitude is accurate to 50-100 ft. The compass is a redundant back up for me, for the GPS and baseplate compass. The alarm and stopwatch are useful, as is the thermometer. The barometer is as useful to me as the nightly news for weather- best 12-24 hr predictor there is.
Worth its weight by far. Suanto. Check them out.
Marty
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Old 07-07-2014, 04:39 PM
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PolksterThirteen PolksterThirteen is offline
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Backpack: Osprey Exos 46 Large
Sleeping Gear: ENO ProNest Hammock 96 x 54 & Western Mountaineering MityLite
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I use my iPhone as my watch.
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:38 AM
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Grandpa Grandpa is offline
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Backpack: GoLite Pinnacle
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My watch got stripped off by the waves when boogie boarding in Mexico a couple months ago and they no longer make the one I really liked, so... back to comparing specs again!
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Old 02-20-2015, 10:21 PM
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I wear one always in day to day life. so I have it on the trail.
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