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Richard DeLong (Legkohod) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Eastern Europe / Caucasus
About Me Citizen of the world. UL backpacker and mountain lover among other things. Did the PCT in 2009 ("Buckwheat"), blogged about it at Hiked for 3.5 months through the mountains of Europe in 2011. More to come.
CityKiev / Tbilisi
CountryUkraine / Georgia / USA
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All Forum Posts by Richard DeLong

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What about ponchos?
No mention of ponchos in this article. I have tried different raingear system and am a convert to the 200g mountain poncho described on this site. I had it sewn to cover the groin area. This is per...

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 23, 2:27am

Great article. I was hoping there would be recommendations for bike-campers: how best to carry your gear, what shelters are good for protecting your bike, etc. Will there be a separate article on t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Bikepacking: An Introduction
May 16, 8:18am

Solio + camera
Melinda, yes, I bought the Olympus VR 310. For 100 days in the Alps, Pyrenees, and Scottish Highlands last summer, I used the following: Solio Charger Olympus VR 310 iPod Touch Apple bluetoot...

In Photography » USB-charging UL camera?
February 11, 12:49am

Can be lightened further...
Those are heavy pants, and not particularly warm. Are they for bushwhacking? My combo of Marmot PowerDry leggings (150 g) and sturdy windpants (90 g) is more versatile, warmer, and weighs less (240...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): 3-Season, 3-Day
October 14, 4:39am

Chris, I'm actually not carrying a cell phone. I'll have an iPod only. Thanks for the maps. I recognized their fairly good accuracy by comparing them to the Joostens guide. If you would lik...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » HRP (Pyrenees) July 2011
May 11, 2:35am

no cell
(repeat post)

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » HRP (Pyrenees) July 2011
May 11, 2:35am

HRP maps
Chris, I'll see you in mid-July then. By the way, what is the source of the Google map with the HRP route on your blog page?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » HRP (Pyrenees) July 2011
May 10, 10:32am

My question has been answered, thanks! (I was writing to reserve it for a friend, but he turned it down)

In Gear Swap » FS: Katabatic Gear Sawatch
May 03, 3:24am

pictures of the shoes
Sorry it took so long to reply to requests for more information about these shoes. I am currently living in Ukraine, where there are a lot of street markets selling cheap goods from China, Turkey a...

In GEAR » Minimalist Footwear Recommendations for Hiking
May 03, 2:07am

PM sent.

In Gear Swap » FS: Katabatic Gear Sawatch
May 02, 4:03pm

All Reader Reviews by Richard DeLong

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Klymit Inertia X Frame
This is a preliminary review that will be updated later this spring/summer when I get more experience with the sleeping pad outdoors. I will post what I know so far in order to help answer people'...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 29, 10:32am

Katabatic Gear Palisade Quilt
This is a preliminary review based on testing the Palisade on my balcony. I'll be using it all summer in the mountains of Europe and will update the review later this summer. The quilt is beaut...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
March 29, 10:30am

Gossamer Gear Nightlight Torso
I have seen no other pad that is as comfortable for the weight. True, for most people the Nightlight is not thick enough, but then use two! I doubt you will find a softer, more comfortable pad for the...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
February 01, 10:16am

Bozeman Mountain Works Torsolite Pad
I liked this pad while it lasted. After maybe 10 or 20 nights it developed a leak that I could not detect even under water. I think I have had it with inflatable pads...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
January 27, 5:06am

BMW pro 90 balaclava
Like the previous reviewer, I did a modification of the Pro-90 hood. I cut the front piece all the way down and sewed on omnitape velcro (doesn't catch on clothes). I also modified the elastic cor...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 07, 10:29am

PossumDown Gloves (BPL Gear Shop)
I have been wearing these for two years. They are very warm and comfortable for their weight and do not stink up. Before them I'd tried several different kinds of gloves, such as polipropilene and...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
October 22, 8:23am

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
DISCLAIMER: this is a pack that came out in 2007-2008 and was seen as a sturdy and robust pack for the SUL spirit of the times. This model has sinced been replaced by more robust packs that probably c...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 28, 7:09am

I recently tried to make an order on and sent a couple of messages to Oware regarding my order. I have not received any replies regarding my issue and am not sure that the order followed ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 04, 7:00am

MLD Trailstar
My Trailstar weighs 468 grams, not 650 g as the previous poster stated. That's with the included linelocks and seam-sealing, but without the included rope for tie-outs. You could cut off the 10 li...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 07, 8:10am

Titanuium Goat Ptarmigan Bivy
I have used the bivy sack extensively, especially while thru-hiking the PCT. It works. The long length is great for 6'3'', and the width is great. I have the full netting option and used i...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
October 03, 4:20am