The tool need not be new, nor heirloom, nor name-brand. It need only be right for the job.
And the job must be a real one. Not an excuse to use the tool.
Legs burning, steam pumping, heart working at a healthy-feeling pace beneath layers of merino wool and fleece. Layers that are constantly revised to avoid sweat or chill. Zippers open or closed, orange hat ear flaps turned up or pulled down.