IÔÇÖm calling it ÔÇÿgear envy.ÔÇÖ HereÔÇÖs the problem: No matter how cool I think something is when I buy it, or how well researched the purchase is, on how much on sale it is, I ALWAYS meet someone with one that is cooler, or more functional, or was a better bargain.

For example, I just bought a pair a summer riding pants. They work great and I shopped around to get exactly what I wanted. I loved them until I saw someone with a pair that had more vents and thought Maybe I should have bought those. Also, I bought a great tent, at a great price, but now I think that I should have bought one with a bigger vestibule.

I thought that I was the only one afflicted until a friend told me that my camping gear made him jealous. So maybe itÔÇÖs not just me! Is this just the nature of gear purchases? Maybe just specific kinds of gear? Fellow sufferers, do tell.