As the title implies lets put together a list of gear that has either proven it's metal or been a complete disappointment.
On my latest trip:
Fail = Stoic down sleeping bag. No problems with water or anything but the lack of a draft collar and the baffles being too big to keep the down even made it a cold sleep in temps well above it's rating. I could give it a shake and things would even out but the down would migrate away from things like elbows and knees then the cold would soak through.
WIN= Minus 33 boxer briefs. 3 days of being out and about in complete comfort. I am back home and on day 4 just trying to find the limit before they start walking on their own. Still no funk! That said I am getting weird looks from the wife so I may have to call this test off before much longer...