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Andy Goodell (geekguyandy) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale New York State
About Me I'm fairly new to UL packing. I'm down to a base weight of 11 pounds now and bring some items that I can't seem to give up since they are so comfortable. I'm hoping to hike more in the Catskills and maybe some ADKs this year.

Main items in my pack:
Lowe Alpine Vision 40
Tarptent Double Rainbow
Montbell #3
Thermarest Prolite 3S
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All Forum Posts by Andy Goodell

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Carosel had no info
Greg, that's where I first saw the idea. I wanted to not have the weight of racks, and be able to just un-velcro a bag and walk away. Unfortunately Carosel doesn't seem to have ANY info or ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fabric types for rugged bike bags
February 28, 7:34pm

Fabric types for rugged bike bags
I'm looking to make extended seat bags for my bike (like 20L), but I'm not familiar with all the fabric types and looking for some advice. Most bike bags are bombproof stuff, almost canvas,...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fabric types for rugged bike bags
February 27, 8:21pm

montbell jacket
SALE PENDING on the jacket tent and pad still available

In Gear Swap » montbell half sleeve ultralight jacket, and more
October 04, 4:54pm

montbell half sleeve ultralight jacket, and more
montbell half sleeve ultralight down jacket brand new, unused, still has tags, listed as 6oz gunmetal black color (grayish) size medium $80 shipped paypal preferred send email to goodella a...

In Gear Swap » montbell half sleeve ultralight jacket, and more
September 25, 4:45pm

fleece = down?
I've used the fleece shirt and the gamut in cold conditions before, but I'm hoping to use either the down and the gamut to be warmer, or even all three together to be really warm. I'm a...

In GEAR » Insulating options
September 10, 9:03pm

Insulating options
I'm looking for an insulating layer and trying to find some good options. I already have a fleece shirt that I use all the time for a little insulation, and a GoLite Gamut as a waterproof sh...

In GEAR » Insulating options
September 10, 12:38pm

GoLite's Trinity Fabric
Richard, just curious, where did those numbers come from? Obviously 10,000 is not a measured number but rounded off.

In GEAR » GoLite's new Trinity Fabric
April 14, 9:25am

Re: Garmin Geko 301
I've always found Garmins to be cheap, easy and reliable. The Legend (also comes in "C" with color and "x" can hold more memory). It's a great GPS with mapping, and in m...

In GEAR » GPS and Trailwork
April 11, 8:49pm

Re: GoLite's new Trinity Fabric
I recently bought a GoLite Gamut jacket which is their cheapest model with Trinity fabric. I'm extremely pleased with it. It's soft, a bit quieter than most fabrics, a tiny bit strechy, and...

In GEAR » GoLite's new Trinity Fabric
April 11, 8:43pm

Re: Re: Off weights
Thanks! I tried it with quarters and the weight of 100 quarters came to 567.1 grams, so I guess my scale is pretty accurate. Ian, same happened with my pack. It was 4 ounces over the listed weig...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Off weights
April 05, 8:01pm

All Reader Reviews by Andy Goodell

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Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
I bought this as the next step after owning an original Thermarest. The material is lighter and still just as good. The short version I have is 14.5oz with my homemade stuff sack. It may be heavier th...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 15, 5:30pm

TarpTent Double Rainbow
I recently bought this tent for a trip through New Zealand. I also purchased the inside liner and it was $250 total. I do not use trekking poles, so I've been setting it up with stakes, but I have...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
March 12, 12:47pm

The North Face Tadpole 23
I have the 2005 version of this tent. I am extremely happy with this tent. It is sometimes listed as ultralight and I bought it as the lightest double wall tub-bottom tent that I could find at the tim...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
December 09, 3:59pm

GoLite Ether Wind Shirt (Wisp HP)
Thankfully I bought this on a good deal. I used it for my rain gear in Madagascar, and after about 3 weeks there was no protection left at all. I tested it by wearing a cotton shirt underneath and ste...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
December 06, 10:19am

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
I've had this since it first came available, and love that everything packs together nicely. The bonus of a cup with a lid is great also. However, this stove stands so tall on one minicanister with...

In Stoves - Canister
December 06, 8:56am

GoLite Dawn
This pack is very light at 16.1oz by my scales, and holds around 2300ci. If you were to fill this pack, it would hurt even at 15 pounds (its recommended max is 20). I wore it for 8 hours straight with...

In Backpacks - Frameless
December 05, 3:20pm

REI UL Flash
This is the best daypack I have ever seen or used. It's cheap at $25, about 1050ci, and listed as 10.0oz, but mine is currently 7.9 ounces WITH a foam sit-pad in the pocket (7.3 w/o). I've used it ext...

In Backpacks - Frameless
December 05, 3:11pm