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Will Rietveld (WilliWabbit) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southwest Colorado
About Me Will Rietveld Ph.D, Senior Editor for Gear and Apparel, joined the BPL staff in April 2004. In his former career, Will was a research scientist, project manager, and R&D program administrator. Now retired, he lives in southern Colorado where he takes up a new career of backpacking year-round in the mountains and canyon country of the Southwest. During the summer months Will and his wife Janet are volunteer wilderness rangers in the Weminuche Wilderness. He has been a lightweight backpacker for 52 years and an ultralight backpacker for 13 years.
CityDurango
StateColorado
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://home.bresnan.net/~swultralight/

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All Forum Posts by Will Rietveld

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FS: Crescent Moon Neoprene Booties, one-size
These booties are designed to be worn over your boots for extra warmth while snowshoeing. They can also be worn over your boots and then overboots over that for a really warm snow camping combo. ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Crescent Moon Neoprene Booties, Size M
January 06, 10:00am

Re: FS: RBH Designs Vapr Thrm Liner Socks and Insulated Socks (vapor barrier socks), Size 12
Both items are sold.

In Gear Swap » FS: RBH Designs Vapr Thrm Liner Socks and Insulated Socks (vapor barrier socks), Size 12
January 06, 9:32am

FS: RBH Designs Vapr Thrm Liner Socks and Insulated Socks (vapor barrier socks), Size 12--SOLD!!
These vapor barrier socks are considered by many to be the nicest ones available and best fitting, but alas they are no longer made. They are designed to be worn next to skin, with your socks over ...

In Gear Swap » FS: RBH Designs Vapr Thrm Liner Socks and Insulated Socks (vapor barrier socks), Size 12
January 06, 8:57am

FS: Neos Trekker Overboots, XL - SOLD
These are knee-high waterproof overboots to keep your feet dry and warm while snowshoeing or snow camping. Size XL fits over boots up to a men's size 12. My size 12 lightly insulated boots are ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Neos Trekker Overboots, XL
January 06, 8:09am

FS: Forty Below Light Energy Overboots knee high and shorty
I have a couple Forty Below footwear items for sale, like-new condition. Send zip code to calculate shipping. No PMs please, email me direct at willi_wabbit at bresnan dot net and put the item you...

In Gear Swap » FS: Forty Below Light Energy TR Overboots, Size XL
January 04, 5:17pm

Re: Warmth of Montbell UL Thermawrap compared to Berghaus Hypertherm
Good question. I have not tested the Montbell UL Thermawrap jacket but I have tested the pants. The jacket at 8.4 ounces is a good comparison for the Berghaus Hypertherm. From the specs, I would sa...

In Editor's Roundtable » Berghaus Vapourlight Hypertherm FZ Jacket Review
December 14, 2:02pm

Re: FS: Terra-Nova Laser Ultra 1 Double Wall Cuben Fiber Tent, 20 oz
Reduced to $500 plus shipping

In Gear Swap » FS: Terra-Nova Laser Ultra 1 Double Wall Cuben Fiber Tent, 20 oz
December 04, 10:45am

REI Dash 2 tent still availalable
Tent is still for sale. Great value for a LW 2-person DW tent.

In Gear Swap » FS: REI Dash 2 (2-person, double-wall, two doors)
December 04, 10:18am

FS: Equinox ARAS Eagle Pack, 3200 ci, 21 ounces, Medium
Pack is lightly used, looks like new. Color is red. MSRP is $138; sell for $90 plus shipping. Email me direct at willi_wabbit at bresnan dot com. No PMs. Note that it fits 17-19' torso, so s...

In Gear Swap » FS: Equinox ARAS Eagle Pack, 3200 ci, 21 ounces, Medium
December 04, 10:08am

FS: Montbell Down Hugger 900 #2 Long Sleeping Bag--SOLD!
Bag has been used only a couple of times and is in like-new condition. Comes with stuff sack and storage bag. 900 fill power down, 26.7 ounces, 25F. Size Long fits to 6'6". Cost new is ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell Down Hugger 900 #2 Long Sleeping Bag
September 04, 12:21pm

All Reader Reviews by Will Rietveld

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Integral Designs eVENT Shortie Gaiters
I have used these gaiters a lot and really like them. I don't mind their zipperless/Velcroless design, its lighter and simpler. I have size L. For me, they fit very well over mid or full height boo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 23, 8:09am

Six Moon Designs Comet
The new Comet backpack has removeable aluminum stays which allow it to be used as either a frameless or internal frame pack. Without stays it weighs 22 oz and with stays it weighs 27 oz. The Comet ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 03, 7:50pm

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
I just got this book and its superb! As I paged through the book, I kept saying yes, right on, perfect, exactly! Don presents the UL gospel clearly and concisely, and the illustrations by Mike Clellan...

In Books and Media
August 03, 7:36pm

Gossamer Gear Fire-fly
The Fire-fly is a real lightweight stove made by mo-go-gear and sold by Gossamer Gear. The whole kit weighs 1.5 ounces and includes the burner, pot stand, windscreen, and heat reflector. The open j...

In Stoves - Alcohol
August 03, 7:24pm