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Steven Hanlon (asciibaron) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mid Atlantic
About Me father of two great boys, electronic musician, and avid cyclist. i also backpack. ;)
CityPhiladelphia
StatePA
My Website URLhttp://asciibaron.hopto.org
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All Forum Posts by Steven Hanlon

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just a thought...
have you checked out the REI Sahara pants? zip off is very handy.

In GEAR » Pants and shirts
May 08, 2:10pm

Mindbenders
I tried on a pair of Mindbenders, they seemed to be a good fit. I think the speed laces have spoiled me, i was confused about having to tie them :)

In GEAR » Replacement for Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2
May 08, 9:42am

crowds
i'm hoping to not run into crowds. i might be changing my trip a little bit, depending on timing and if others go.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Harriman State Park NY weekender
May 07, 2:04pm

Re: rest of life.
" if I had a pair of lightweight nylon hiking pants for 2.5 YEARS, and worn them for a good amount of backpacking, and I had some seams starting to go, I would get some thread, sew them up whi...

In GEAR » Never buying from REI again
May 07, 2:01pm

a decade of BPL
i've been here nearly a decade. some have large incomes, some have small. some are early adopters, some never adopt. no one here has ever told me my gear was substandard or looked down on me...

In GEAR » Gentrified?
May 07, 1:56pm

pure gold
this thread is pure gold. how long should pants last? where is Mr. Owl, he knows.

In GEAR » Never buying from REI again
May 07, 1:33pm

worn
my shoes looked great from the top... the soles were chewed and missing chunks. the sides of the rubber had separated from the foam. inside i had worn holes in the heel cup liner. i had maybe ...

In GEAR » Replacement for Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2
May 05, 2:02pm

Replacement for Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2
I bid farewell to my Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 shoes last week, they fell apart while on a day hike in the Florida Panhandle. Is the current crop of XA Pro 3D shoes solid performers? The bigges...

In GEAR » Replacement for Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2
May 05, 1:18pm

Harriman State Park NY weekender
I just decided (like two seconds ago) to spend the weekend stomping around Harriman State Park. Bob Moulder helped me out last summer with some trip planning, and for whatever reason I only made o...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Harriman State Park NY weekender
May 05, 10:54am

awesome
Dolly Sods is magical, and soggy. Glad you had fun. There are several places to camp at Dolly Sods that are not popular but offer an incredible experience. If you're in Philly again, let ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Weekend at Dolly Sods
May 05, 10:39am

All Reader Reviews by Steven Hanlon

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Marmot Precip Jacket Mens
i picked up my Marmot Precip in 2005 from REI for $42.83 - i figured i couldn't go wrong at that price. if it didn't work well for backpacking, i could wear it as a casual jacket. it has b...

In Clothing - Raingear
November 11, 8:13am

McHale 0-Sarc UL
I have the SARC Chasm version and would recommend this pack to anyone who has suffered with ill fitting mass produced packs. It's a tad on the heavy side, but for me, that's not a problem sin...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
April 27, 5:34pm