Hendrik is one of the few gear testers I follow.
But inspired by Craig Wisner in 2012, Hendrik is going to try to do 2016 without buying anything new.
Just the other day I was in REI, swearing not to make any purchases. Yet left with new ultra light Powerflyte Gloves. (They were HALF PRICE! 🙂 )
What’s the upside of taking a year off shopping?
… Next year, in 2017, you can purge on the latest and greatest outdoor gear, which will most certainly be better than in 2016!
In 2016 you can actually test and use all the gear you have already!
You can go on more trips, because you’ll save hundreds of €£$ on not buying new equipment …
Hiking in Finland – No Gear Year
Good luck, Hendrik.