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Shawn Bearden (ShawnB) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale SE Idaho
About Me Professor of physiology, exercise physiologist, research expertise in microcirculation. Backpacking with my wife as much as we can.

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Love my Katabatic Sawatch. Regular width. I flounce a lot. System works very well.

In GEAR » Katabatic Gear Quilt advice
April 11, 5:39pm

SMD Fusion 50 fit rant
My Fusion 50 arrived today, the 'regular' size. My torso length is 19" and the pack is supposed to fit beyond that. But, the frame height from where the hip belt fits on my iliac crest...

In GEAR » SMD Fusion 50 fit rant
April 09, 8:09pm

Poncho users: kilt or chaps
Eric, I'm surprised you haven't gotten any public feedback on your post. I too wonder about the kilt vs chaps question for those who use a poncho and want leg coverage for off/on heavy rain...

In GEAR » Rain Chaps vs. Kilt
April 08, 1:44pm

Load transfer
How does the load transfer to the hip belt compare, structurally and functionally, to the pack I just ordered, the SMD Fusion 50?

In Editor's Roundtable » Guide's Gear Award No. 1: Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack
April 08, 11:58am

Chaps enough
I wouldn't go without leg coverage. I'm wondering if chaps would be enough. Chaps (cuben) are good for rain while keeping ventilated under poncho, not as good as wind pants for wind only...

In GEAR » Rain Pants Colorado Trail
April 07, 6:36am

Poncho plus ?
I am seriously considering a shift in my rain clothing system to a ZPacks poncho for total pack coverage (straps,belt), avoiding wet-through of WP/B, and the ventilation (I steam in jackets). If s...

In GEAR » Rain Pants Colorado Trail
April 06, 11:47am

FS: GoLite Pinnacle backpack small
SOLD** GoLite Pinnacle backpack small ca. 2007-ish. Used 4-5 times first year or two and in closet ever since. Straps have been trimmed a couple of inches each just to get rid of the excess bu...

In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite Pinnacle backpack small
April 05, 8:39am

Too much top
Thanks. I appreciate the vote in favor of a light fleece top (or similar). That leaves me unhappy with so many tops: hiking shirt, fleece, hooded wind shirt, ExLite, rain jacket = 5! Thoughts?

In Gear Lists » Another July Colorady Trail; complete gear list
April 02, 7:56pm

Another July Colorado Trail; complete gear list
[Ha! Fixed Colorady to Colorado in heading but it doesn't change the main post heading] I'll be doing the CT at the end of July (and first days of August). Seems there will be a few of us ...

In Gear Lists » Another July Colorady Trail; complete gear list
April 02, 3:42pm

FS: GoLite and SMD packs
I have 3 excellent packs for sale. SOLD** 1. GoLite Jam 50 size M (2014). Some minor scuffs and stains (see photos), have removed compression side straps, haul loop, interior bladder mesh, clams...

In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite and SMD packs
March 29, 10:13am

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