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Topic - The winter gear weight saving thread

wilkie14c - on 08 Oct 2012
It's that time of year where the anal ones amongst us look at kit and start thinking about shaving a few grammes here and there. I'll be like an ibex this year:

Old kit
Saloman mountain experts - 1 ton per boot <about a kilo each anyway>
Dueter guide 35 sack - 1690g
G14 cramps - 1200g
DMM Flys - 1300g
DMM Renegade harness - 480g

New kit
La Sportiva trango extremes - 850g, 1700 pair <300g saved>
Mammut Trion Element sack - 1310g <380g saved>
G20 cramps - 800g <400g saved>
BD vipers - 1400g <slightly heavier but I had trigrests on the flys so about the same>
DMM Super couloir harness - 385g <95g saved!>

Thats a hell of a lot of money for just over a kilo saving and I already use dyneema slings, Serenity rope and helium QDs so apart from having a really big poo before leaving the car I can't see where to save any more weight. Please tell me I'm not the only one who worries about weight?! Any extreme weight saving stories to share? Sawn off toothbrushes and labels cut from clothing stores especially welcome.
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