As Christmas approaches, it's perfect time to give a few goodies that will help out on the trail. A nice new lightweight sleeping bag? Ultralight pack?
One of the challenges of giving gifts to serious backpackers is that we know exactly what we want, and we also have a very good idea of what we DON'T want. No heavy stuff. No cotton. Nothing that we don't already own, because if we wanted/needed it, we would have bought it.
But a better quality and lighter weight version of something we already have? That's a good idea.
Of course, it's a little late for us to make suggestions now--we're pretty sure our gifts have already been purchased. But for those of you who are shopping for a friend...
It's never too late for good equipment!