2018 Gear Wishlist

What better way to cope with a money-stress-meltdown than by compiling a list of all the things you want to spend money on?

Actually, I’m not coveting much at all this year. After a decade of stockpiling tools and toys, our household is pretty saturated with gear and have entered the ‘maintenance’ phase of ownership. We have it all, just need to keep it functional.

So as I reflect on my wishlist, it’s actually just two (2) pieces I need to add/update my closet with.

  1. Patagonia Nine Trails Backpack, 26L. I gave up a shoddy daypack a few years ago and haven’t replaced it yet. It’s been on my radar, but I’ve made due with too-small or too-big packs. Well, Outside Online reviewed Patagonia‘s new Nine Trails pack and raved about them. That’s good enough for me! Not actually – I’m going to try them on, and make sure it’s a good fit. But I love Patagonia and that turquoise pack is sharp! First order of business with my new pack: hammock backpack.
  2. New Running Shoes, brand TBD. New Year, new races, new shoes. If you run at all – you know the routine. And since Mayor’s Marathon is on the docket again for 2018… Homegirl needs new kicks. My first choice is to replace my shoes with the 2018 model, which would be these sweet Asics Gel Nimbus 20s. That yellow – meow!

Things I don’t need: socks, leggings, sports bras, t-shirts, pullovers, skirts, sandals, water bottles, buffs, hats, gloves, mittens, and more…

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