Are you with the boomers or zoomers what comes to hiking gear?

Are you with the boomers or zoomers what comes to hiking gear?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not a weight weenie but I don't take anything I won't use, don't REALLY need.
    Zoomer in regards that everyday sneakers and trail runners are superior to hiking boots, except when I need waterproofing and bushwhacking wayy offtrail.
    Modern stoves are great
    Big fan of Stanleys stainless steel pot. 24 oz and weighs like 7ounces
    Internal backpacks that weigh ~2lbs are great
    Baggy basketball shorts are top tier shorts
    Fuck prana kulh patagonia arcteryx cotopaxi

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think that neither is optimized

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    False dichotomy.
    Items that touch the ground I prefer to be as durable and long lasting as I can get. Consumables, clothing and food can be light faggy shit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      on this note, you should minimize the amount of items that touch the ground, or keep them as cheap as possible. i use a polycryo ground cloth which fortunately is cheap AND durable. i use a DCF fly which is expensive as hell and fragile, but it never touches the ground and, since it's a flat tarp, i can always pitch it to minimize bias stretch so it'll last much longer.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Oh yeah and trekking poles are amazing. Done >3000' climbs across 10 miles with 15% of my body weight on back, and zero foot pain, zero leg fatigue.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So in other words, you're with the boomers when it comes to hiking gear. Over and out.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >mogs your legs
        >mega your hikes
        >does both with trekking poles
        How will you ever cope?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Every fat fuck I see on the trails has supportsticks. Most serious hikers are powered by leg strength and don't need aids. The guy in your pic doesn't look like he needs fagpoles and probably just poses with them to advertise on his website for affiliate revenue. To sell to retarded heroworshipers like you.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >cope
            Most serious hikers use trekking poles.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah buddy, look at that poser. Not sure if he is a serious hiker given the fagpoles.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Who?
              Are there actual celebrities of walking?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >He cannot recognize STEVE CLIMBER, the outdoor's ultimate enthusiast

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                All celebrities in any field are paid shills anyway so you can't trust them. If it's possible to film or photograph them using a gadget they will hold the gadget in the hand while climbing/skiing/doing other things better than you ever will.
                Not saying that trekking poles are bad or whatever, I just think the opinions of these celebrities/influencers should be disregarded because they're all paid shills. They are literal living billboards, that's their job.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Can you provide any photographic evidence that you go outside?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          My pleasure

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You are either Over, or you are Out. You can't be both

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't undersrand what trekking poles are for. Are they just like a fancy walking stick? Are you supposed to lean on them? Balance?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Idk for sure, but I'm guessing it's kind of like walking on all 4s. I reckon they'd be useful for fast flowing water crossings where the rocks are really slippery as it would allow you to brace your weight into the current to stop getting pushed over and getting all your shit wet.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >they'd be useful for fast flowing water crossings where the rocks are really slippery
          Yeah mate, 100%.
          We can't go anywhere here without numerous crossings, and they're AWESOME for that.
          Also when it gets ridiculously muddy on steep slopes.
          In almost every other situation, it's just carrying extra shit. (Not a weight thing, it's just more STUFF if you know what I mean.)
          I thought they were ridiculous until I was given a couple and decided to try one. Unsure why I'd ever want two though. Maybe when I'm a bit older and less steady.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        they transfer weight from your legs, which can make a huge difference with full pack over big mileage. they give extra contact points if you're unfomfortble with footing. I don't use them, but the utility is obvious.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        turns hiking from a 100% lower body workout to more like 60% lower 40% upper with proper technique.
        makes bombing up & down mountains faster by letting you safety take a faster pace. especially downhill.
        and then backpackers will use them as a structural part of their shelter. a nice thing about them is they telescope, so you can tension your tarp/tent from inside nice and toasty dry when the material sags during long storms.

        Idk for sure, but I'm guessing it's kind of like walking on all 4s. I reckon they'd be useful for fast flowing water crossings where the rocks are really slippery as it would allow you to brace your weight into the current to stop getting pushed over and getting all your shit wet.

        yeah they're insanely useful for river crossings. mountain declines too. they act as 'brakes' instead of your knee joints doing so.

        It’s hiking. The point is getting out there and doing it. Obsessing over gear vs what you’re doing with it is what I was taking issue with.

        An experienced hiker knows these things and doesn’t need to ask out’s opinion about it. It’s a bit like the weekend golfer jelqing to $5k titanium clubs and $100 slazenger hopium filled balls. It’s silly dick measuring.

        Like, just go hiking. Too heavy? Drop weight. Whatever, it’s a hobby. obsessing over the minutiae is so retarded.

        depends where you're hiking and live though. my backyard is a treacherous mountain range full of alpine lakes, you kind of do have to put conscious thought into gear if you're hiking outside of a couple months out of the year.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        just use them and try to push with your triceps as you step forward in your stride and you'll figure it out. also use them while going downhill to decrease the impact. they are amazing and i bring 0-2 depending on conditions and the weight I'm packing (more weight and worse conditions means more poles)

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mid weight but with ultra light gear is comfy

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm a millennial, the sensible middle ground.
      Carrying over 25% of your bodyweight means your knees will give out in 20 years. My father in law was ex military and he basically lost 2 years of his life to knee surgeries making him immobile, and now can barely walk a mile.

      Pretty much this. my packs base weight is 25 pounds, which has a full tent/sleeping bag/mattress, a cook set, a few tools and gadgets and my hygiene crap.

      Minimalist boomer gear. Ultralight is a meme for pencil necks to cope with being weak, but boomers sometimes carry the dumbest shit. I'll take a good hatchet and solid gear that's stood the test of time over spending my money on plastic shit just because it's 4oz lighter for the bow-legged Hispanics that pollute my trail. Worst case scenario, I get a good work out. Just my personal choice, no I'm not going to read the low T seething in my (you)s.

      >Ultralight is a meme for pencil necks to cope with being weak
      Amen to that. Build some damn upper body strength if you're too much of a weak scrawny gay to haul a heavier pack on your hiking and backpacking trips.

      >hurr durr you're a weak gay
      You're morons that can't plan for the future.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I dunno I just go PrepHole

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how the fuck do you fit a tent in that tiny pack
    it's impossible
    ultralight doesn't exist, it's all fake like youtubers are fake. ultralighters just book a room in the secret ultralighter hotel in the ultralight forests. the backpacks are empty

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it is a fake pic notice how neither of their backpacks are the right size and its a stock photo
      but for your first question the ultralighter's tent is like 1/4 the size of yours compressed and if it wasn't a stock photo it would probably be strapped below or above the pack or something.
      or he could be a hammock user, they pack into smaller pieces.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Minimalist boomer gear. Ultralight is a meme for pencil necks to cope with being weak, but boomers sometimes carry the dumbest shit. I'll take a good hatchet and solid gear that's stood the test of time over spending my money on plastic shit just because it's 4oz lighter for the bow-legged Hispanics that pollute my trail. Worst case scenario, I get a good work out. Just my personal choice, no I'm not going to read the low T seething in my (you)s.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Ultralight is a meme for pencil necks to cope with being weak
      Amen to that. Build some damn upper body strength if you're too much of a weak scrawny gay to haul a heavier pack on your hiking and backpacking trips.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >upper body
        post yours

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what do you do with your free hands while you hike? do you just point at the shit you see? if you're against trekking poles would you also be against a cool gandalf staff that makes you look like a wandering wizard?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I practice karate moves.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Based. I've been living wrong all these years.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    External frame uber alles. I don't backpack long distances though. Just a few miles innamountains with more booze and ammo than an ultralighter's entire base weight. Don't litter, kids.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You leave behind empty booze bottles and empty casings.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nope.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Never bothered to think about it and I really don't care. I use what I like.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Boomer because zoomers never actually go PrepHole so the gear they buy never goes through any real world use.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is correct. Picrel is how zoomers go outside. This generation is fucked when it comes to survival and conservation.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        OP got btfo

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hate geargayry but love actually great gear.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I hate geargayry but love actually great gear.
      I hike and fly fish, so I live and breathe this, but squared.

      If there is one outdoor activity that accessories to excess more than hiking, it's definitely got to be fly fishing. There is a gadget for everything, a retractor for every gadget, rods and reels to catch everything from minnows to tarpon, and a fly for every species, size, and season.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >go hiking
    >bring what you want
    >using what you have

    anything beyond this is preening like a woman.
    are you a woman anon?
    stop acting like one.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      idk about that one bro sounds like a weekend warrior summerfag thing to say. if u ever talk to ppl who backpack almost 100% of them have made a lighterpack or done the same thing on a napkin before. its mostly just 15-25 year old teenagers with this mentality where weight doesn't matter because you're born into a post-onions 911 world with zero natural outlets for masculinity left socially acceptable unless you're a moron. even boomers will drop weight if you tell them about that new fangled titanium version of the thing they're using. they see the value they're just set in their ways and do what worked for them 20 years ago.

      https://i.imgur.com/9TqQXWh.jpg

      Boomer because zoomers never actually go PrepHole so the gear they buy never goes through any real world use.

      nah you have it all wrong
      zoomers are all trad larper retvrn to tradition
      millenials and xers are ultralight morons
      boomers are recreational backpackers

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It’s hiking. The point is getting out there and doing it. Obsessing over gear vs what you’re doing with it is what I was taking issue with.

        An experienced hiker knows these things and doesn’t need to ask out’s opinion about it. It’s a bit like the weekend golfer jelqing to $5k titanium clubs and $100 slazenger hopium filled balls. It’s silly dick measuring.

        Like, just go hiking. Too heavy? Drop weight. Whatever, it’s a hobby. obsessing over the minutiae is so retarded.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Obsessing over gear vs what you’re doing with it is what I was taking issue with.
          i'm just saying everyone who hikes a lot is p obsessive with their gear and has probably put thought into what they bring in fact this is the only community for PrepHole on the internet where most of the users don't post their gear lists + what they're hiking and let other ppl roast it. those are some of the most active threads on all the forums ppl actually go outside on.
          but yeah i agree with the sentiment esp when the audience is PrepHolemorons who just need to go outside and they'll figure out the rest.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >those are some of the most active threads on all the forums ppl actually go outside on.
            Confirmed for never posting on any forums outside of this shithole. Most people on real hiking forums are actually talking about their OUTINGS (you know, actually going outside and doing shit) instead of circlejerking over their gear like you gays constantly do.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Not to mention
              >calling people larpers ("Nuh uh, you!")
              >feeling superior to others over doing some basic bitch shit like going camping, wearing trendy outdoor clothing, or being huwhite
              Lmao this is the worst outdoors related community on the internet ainec

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              outings and shakedowns make up most of the day to day posting along with misc. gearfagging.

              Every fat fuck I see on the trails has supportsticks. Most serious hikers are powered by leg strength and don't need aids. The guy in your pic doesn't look like he needs fagpoles and probably just poses with them to advertise on his website for affiliate revenue. To sell to retarded heroworshipers like you.

              idk whats supposed to be chad about not getting an upper body workout when you hike. i like running down mountains fast and i like having knees when i turn 40 so trekking poles are a must. its annoying not to bring them, you have to pace yourself and go slow on declines. if i lived in a different state with less mountains i probably would not bring them all the time though. i always hiked in the cascades & rockies so everyone has poles usually or they're mountain hillbillies.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >you have to pace yourself and go slow on declines

                That's where you're wrong, on declines with a heavy pack it's way easier if you walk fast/run down.
                Speaking out of experience.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                With no poles is what I mean. Forgot to say.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >those are some of the most active threads on all the forums ppl actually go outside on.
            Confirmed for never posting on any forums outside of this shithole. Most people on real hiking forums are actually talking about their OUTINGS (you know, actually going outside and doing shit) instead of circlejerking over their gear like you gays constantly do.

            You’re both right. People who go out ofte and post on other forums mostly talk about their adventures, but they also obsess over their gear and post gear lists. I do t blame people for not doing so here. There’s a pervasive board culture of being an asshole because it’s anonymous and there’s extremely lax moderation. Plus the Covid tourists would immediately derail any gear critique with retard-tier suggestions.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          yeah i dunno. i do a lot of back country trips, and I like to read an opinion or two before committing to an expensive gear purchase or pack strategy. I do agree that obsess too much over this stuff, but I think your extreme stance is pretty silly

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm a millennial and I'm a massive LARPer with a military ruck

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    neither of their backpacks fit right

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah I pointed this out a few weeks ago when the picture was posted.

      The pack on the left has a visible gap behind the guys shoulder. The load is pulling away from his center of gravity at an awkward angle. It looks like it’s not cinched down. He’s not using a sternum strap.

      The hip belt on the right pack is even with the guys ass rather than his hips. It’s unbuckled (and he’s wearing jeans, lol).

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a millennial anon, I neither boom nor zoom

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm Gen X, I also neither boom nor zoom.

      As a bikepacker my set up was put together with that in mind, weight and volume matter but I'm no weight weenie. I tend to favour reliability and durability over ultralightness when it comes to anything that relates keeping my bike rolling, bare minimum but good quality tools, the bikes components etc, but where I can save weight elsewhere I do.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    guy on left is daytripping, or like 1 night max. Guy on right is going on a weeklong

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >zoomer hiking gear
    What's that, an iPhone with tiktok?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The very first “selfie sticks” were simple plastic attachments that could slide onto the end of a tracking pole and had a 1/4-20 screw for mounting an actual camera. This was before everybody and their grandma had a smartphone.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    DAMN, that boomer has the same folding saw that I do,

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like my creature comforts.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People that spend $500+ on a 2 man tent that they will not be using in negative temperatures above the tree line are silly.

    Gear fags are the worst. For all we know the guy on the left could have $5,000 in gear and the guy on the right maybe $700, and I bet the guy on the right has more fun, and sets up a more comfortable camp.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Buying a winter tent for summer camping is equally silly.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well I’m not so fat I can fasten my waist belt so I guess Zoomers?

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Zoomers dont go PrepHole

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Forced ruck marches and field ops in the army forever ruined the idea of carrying heavy loads any sort of distsnce. While chasing superUL/trailrunning weights is just as retarded as the kitchen-sink-plus-platoon-crossloaded-gear 90+lb ruck, I try to pack as light as I can these days.

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