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Joseph R (Dianoda) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Chicago, IL
About Me After lugging around 45lbs+ through a Nat'l Park or two, I decided UL was the way to go and haven't looked back. URL is to my Geargrams list for most of my 3-season trips. My other hobby is photography, if the destination is worth it, then add 1 to 7lbs to my base weight for camera gear. In case you were curious, my profile avatar image is Buck (aka 9 mile) Creek of the High Sierra Trail in Seki NP.
CityChicago
StateIllinois
CountryUnited States
My Website URLhttp://www.geargrams.com/list?id=3859

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All Forum Posts by Joseph R

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Re: Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 2B: Selecting the Lightest, Most Functional Gear - Rainwear, Insulation, Headwear, Handwear, and Footwear
Some other gear worth considering (that I happen to own and use): Rainwear - Rab Pulse/Kinetic WPB Jackets (the pulse is also available in a pullover) - similar weight to the other options refer...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 2B: Selecting the Lightest, Most Functional Gear - Rainwear, Insulation, Headwear, Handwear, and Footwear
May 22, 11:45am

Thanks
Thanks, ordered one - it's about time I start dehydrating my own meals.

In Gear Deals » Nesco FD-75A 700-Watt Food Dehydrator
April 16, 9:19am

Re: Helium II Hood
I suspect that it isn't so much that the helium II hood is poor, just that Rab really nailed the hood on the pulse/kinetic. As an owner of a kinetic, my thoughts/experiences on the hood: gre...

In Gear Deals » Several Rab Jackets on sale including 20% off
April 12, 11:23am

Nice
Code works on everything currently on sale from what I can see. Some finds: http://www.campsaver.com/latok-ultra-bivi - $284 http://www.campsaver.com/boreas-pull-on-men-s - $48 http://www...

In Gear Deals » Several Rab Jackets on sale including 20% off
April 12, 8:42am

Re: Weight
Some info: the Pulse was new to the market last year, and it's only ever been offered with the Pertex Shield+ fabric - the clearance selection currently on sale is almost certainly from the sam...

In Gear Deals » Rab Pulse Jacket (7oz/200g) - Men's M/L, Apple color only - $97.98 w/ free shipping in the CONUS @ campsaver.com
April 09, 9:17am

Rab Pulse Jacket (7oz/200g) - Men's M/L, Apple color only - $97.98 w/ free shipping in the CONUS @ campsaver.com
http://www.campsaver.com/outlet/pulse-jacket-men-s Use code OUTLET-20 for an extra 20% off, shipping is free in the CONUS. For less than $100, I suspect the Pulse is probably the most reasona...

In Gear Deals » Rab Pulse Jacket (7oz/200g) - Men's M/L, Apple color only - $97.98 w/ free shipping in the CONUS @ campsaver.com
April 08, 10:25am

Re: I don't know if this is one time use, but here you go!
MWX4376Z My code is the same as 40% off as Oliver's, except no $0.99 shipping (but you do get the $15 egift card for orders > $100). Code is good for up to 3 uses, and expires today at 1...

In Gear Deals » Inov-8 Flyroc 310s @ STP
April 05, 6:34pm

Re: women's version
I'm still seeing $108-$120 for the men's version in yellow for the 25" and 30" sizes, only the 22" size is close to MSRP.

In Gear Deals » MSR Lightning Ascent Snow Shoes - All Sizes 60% Off - $108-$120
April 02, 9:34am

Thanks!
Looking forward to using these next season.

In Gear Deals » MSR Lightning Ascent Snow Shoes - All Sizes 60% Off - $108-$120
April 02, 7:50am

Re: Cloudraker mitts order one size down; Seam sealing? T2 temp range
EJ: The mitts already have taped seams, so seam sealing should not be necessary.

In Gear Deals » MEC T2 Hoodie Group Buy - ROUND 2
February 15, 12:39am

All Reader Reviews by Joseph R

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Rab Xenon Jacket
The Rab Xenon (Spring '11) is a lightweight, well-featured synthetic insulation puffy jacket - my men's medium comes in at just under 10.4oz (294.3g - this is unmodified weight less retail tag...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
September 29, 2:55pm

Western Mountaineering Ultralight Super
Love it. I use a silk liner and wear a 200 weight merino beanie to sleep almost regardless of temperature to help keep the bag clean. Additionally, with said liner and beanie plus lightweight basela...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
May 16, 1:07am

Rab Infinity Down Jacket
Update 3/15/2012: I found a great deal on this jacket and took the plunge once again, this time for keeps, and have also revised my score from a 4 to 5. Why the change of heart? Well, a lot can ch...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
March 28, 4:31pm