Ever lose something and even after many years, still long for it? I guess it’s not that far-fetched. Take my wedding ring for example. No, actually, lets not talk about it. How about something else… some seemingly-trivial piece of gear that was lost, sold or forgotten and never replaced. For me, the two items that come to the top of mind are my long-lost Marmot Driclime Vest and my 50-bikes-ago 2002 Turner RFX.

Oh how I miss my Marmot Driclime Vest

I miss you, Driclime Vest. I miss your lightweight insulation and wind protection. I miss you every time I go for a brisk run or bike ride when a full jacket is too warm and the chill still too biting to leave your core unprotected. The funny thing is I have no idea where this vest went. Somewhere between moves and adventures, it simply disappeared. Come back, please!

2002 Turner RFX… brings a tear to my eye

My first truly high-end, drool-worthy built-from-the-ground-up mountain bike. The RFX is still legendary and carries with it a ton of stoke and hype among those who have ridden or owned one. I miss your smooth and burly performance. I miss your ability to crush anything in sight and still pound out technical climbs. I’m not so sure why I still miss you so much with all your portliness, but I do.

OK, I’ve spilled my guts… now what gear do you still miss?

About Author

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jason quickly developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 -- sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.


  1. Same here! I had a homegrown I sold back in ’97 that was my first real mountain bike. I also wish I had never sold my first pair of skis, can’t ever get either of those back.

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