I could get the new stuff now, but then it's no money for the trip. Priority is hiking, gear secondary! So hike now, gear later!!
This is a bit of wisdom that I need to keep in mind. I can very easily get too caught up in trying to get the "right" gear, when it's not the gear that's important. What I have right now has been working for years, it won't stop working just because I've discovered something new (and lighter).