I like packs. Always have. Yes they’re perhaps more deserving of care and obsession than other items of outdoor gear, but my appreciation and interest goes far beyond the strictly practical.
I bought this pack last week. A Black Diamond Bbee. While I was (until last week!) lacking in a nice perfect little pack (save the ’03 BD Bullet which M “officially” stole/adopted years ago), I was fairly swimming in packs only slightly larger. But I saw it in Rocky Mountain Outfitter last Monday, got a good urge, found it deeply discounted (I was looking, of course, this was not a coincidence), and got it. And am happy.
No doubt I’ll continue to buy more packs, sell more packs, and make more packs. All in the name on enhancing my pack appreciation. And persnickettty-ness.
I’m also not a big fan of lots of stuff, so in the name of keeping the basement only very and not extremely cluttered, I’ve got some stuff to move…
Also, feel free to share your particular gear weakness. The more idiosyncratic the better. (I also like shells (the Boreas in the above picture is really great), and trail shoes.)