The Gear Closet Archetypes

January 28, 2013 0 By nikwax

If you are a lover of the outdoors and the activities associated, it goes without saying that you have an assortment of gear. How people store their gear, however, widely varies. Which type are you?

The Gear Decorator:

Your friends may not understand it, but you believe there’s no better way to store your gear than to artfully arrange it, on your living room wall. “I think the ice axe looks lovely hanging over the television; it really ties the room together.”

The OCD:

You have a place for everything and everything IS in its place. Or else. “Can’t you SEE the outlines for each item I’ve neatly drawn on the wall?”

The Mobile:

“Yeah, I’m just gonna leave it in the car.”

The Old School:

Your gear is all at least 20 years old, but it is meticulously maintained, and loved. You always put it away clean. “You can have my external frame backpack when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.”

The Gear Shed/Garage/House:

You have a dedicated storage facility/fortress for your massive gear collection. “What? You don’t keep all your gear in a climate-controlled, highly secured environment? Me? Oh, I sleep in my car.”

The Chaos:

“Where’s the tent? Where’s the @$&! tent?!?”