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Jonathan Ryan (Jkrew81) - BPL Professional Member

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Re: FS: ULA Epic Lrg
Thursday bump!

In Gear Swap » FS: ULA Epic Lrg
October 27, 12:50pm

FS: ULA Epic Lrg
Hello, wife and I are having a baby in a few weeks and cannot really see any time in the future when I will need this awesome yet specialized pack. Only used it two times and while I love it ther...

In Gear Swap » FS: ULA Epic Lrg
October 26, 8:14am

Re: updated reviews?
"Do you lose level functions (high,low) when using the software to dial in burn times and intensity?" no, when you dial in the burn times you still get hi and low options. Also if yo...

In GEAR » Petzl Core
July 12, 10:45am

Re: Minimalist Shoe Question
Good topic. I wore Inov8 Roclite 315's for 3-4 years, 1 pair of MT101's and I currently have a pair of Peregrines and Trail Gloves. In the end the Peregrines have been my favorite. The t...

In GEAR » Minimalist Shoe Question
July 05, 1:53pm

Re: For backpacking/climbing
Peregrines will be a gradual progression down from your Hardrocks and the Trail Gloves will be drastic. If you decide to go with the Peregrines I would suggest a few super easy walks, dayhikes or ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Merrel Barefoot?
June 09, 10:23am

Re: Re: Saucony Peregrine
hey John, I mostly run in my peregrines but I have used them for a few day hikes and one overnight 25 mile backpacking trip. Honestly they were great. Nothing earth shattering or whatnot, they j...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Merrel Barefoot?
June 08, 9:00am

Re: Merrel Barefoot?
They are a pretty great shoe, but one that takes a fair amount of time to adapt to. I bought a pair to kick around in and I really enjoy them. Recently I took them out on an easy 5 mile day hike ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Merrel Barefoot?
June 08, 6:31am

Re: Ultralight Adventure Equipment (ULA) CDT Backpack Review
I have always been a fan of this pack. My wife has used her conduit for years and never had a complaint. A year back I bought one and while I loved it, I ended up selling it due to the short sizi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Adventure Equipment (ULA) CDT Backpack Review
June 01, 6:13am

Re: Peregrine
Yea in my experience both the Peregrine and the MT101 both taper starting around the pinky toe area. If it was not for that darn seam in the NB I would have better things to say about them. That ...

In GEAR » New Balance 101 for rocky trails?
March 29, 1:40pm

Re: NB Minimus or ?...
1 vote for the Saucony Peregrine over the MT101. 4mm heel to forefoot drop, more cushioning for long miles, burlier tread for wet/technical terrain and no exposed internal seams to slice your pink...

In GEAR » New Balance 101 for rocky trails?
March 29, 12:09pm

All Reader Reviews by Jonathan Ryan

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Princeton Tec EOS
I have been using the EOS-R for alittle under a year now and have been super happy with it. For some odd reason I find night-time winter trail running "fun" and this is the only headlamp I ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
April 01, 7:31pm

ULA Circuit
I purchased this pack alittle over a year ago and simply put, this may be one of the best overall trekking packs for hikers with a well dialed kit. While it is alittle much for a weekend trip it is g...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
March 25, 12:15pm

Six Moon Designs Europa
First off I must say that for the vast majority of my trips I strongly prefer a tarp/bivy combo. But for those times when I need a full tent, the Europa has always worked pretty darn well for me. Wh...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
September 21, 12:53pm

Golite Umbrella
3 Months ago my wife and I were walking the Wilderness trail out to our car on a rainy Sunday morning. As we walked down the trail we were approached by a traditional packer wearing a kilt (yes a mal...

In Miscellaneous Products
September 15, 12:32pm

Therm-A-Rest Ridgerest
While this is def not a highly coveted drool inducing piece of kit, it is one of those items I never realized how much I depend on. Being 6'4" A torso sized pad is just not enough for me. B...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
September 15, 8:02am

Arc FlashLight Arc AAA
I am actually pretty surprised that no one has submitted a review for this little beauty. As far as lighting goes I am pretty sure this is the most versatile light sources I own. I have carried it o...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
April 10, 2:10pm

Vargo Triad
As others have stated, this thing is terrible. It has a great look to it that seems to promise functionality but once you go to use it you will find the opposite. Get a Caldera Cone instead!!!!

In Stoves - Alcohol
March 06, 5:40am

Inov8 Flyroc 310
As a trail shoe I do not think it gets much better than the Flyroc's. With their forefoot space, amazing trail feel and fast drying mesh they are pretty close to perfect for New England hiking. ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 12, 1:47pm

Backpacking Light STIX (2008)
All in all a great trekking pole. It is durable,light and very stiff. I have taken several dives on them and they have held up very well. My only complaint is that the tip and grip area are not repl...

In Trekking Poles
January 05, 2:16pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
As other users have stated this is a great pack. For 90% of my hiking this is my goto pack. From DIAD hikes up to several days out this is a great size pack with loads of utility and great functiona...

In Backpacks - Frameless
December 23, 5:54am