but I'm a cheap sob with a pass
This season I indulged in a new GoreTex shell (Patagonia) but got all my other stuff 50% to 70% off during summer sales in the past 3 years. I paid the A-Frame $158 ( $600 new). The Hovercraft $250 here on the forum and the CINCH CTXs $150 as well The only thing I'm always buying early is my Kirkwood pass, and new AS tires every 2 seasons.
2015/16 -3- Kirkwood days
Arbor A-Frame 158 2009-10
Jeremy Jones Hovercraft 156, 2011/12
Subaru WRX 06