While a gear whore can be described as someone who has the best, most expensive, coolest gear, and a damn lot of it; it is more commonly used to describe an individual who simply MUST have a shitload of gear, useful or not.
Light & tight is how it should be done, guys.
The ALICE fighting load is good enough for most short-term outings. If you want something to last you upwards of 2-3 days, go for an existence load.
SSgt (name) is such a gear whore. Does he really need 85 pounds of shit for a 12 hour SAR mission?
The next cadet I see with ranger beads, if he can't start rattling off his count within 10 seconds, I'm gonna kick his ass.