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Ryan Corder (demo) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Arkansan in Seattle
About Me I have a tendency to buy the display item of pieces of gear that I want because, typically, they seem to be the only "smalls" that outfitters keep in stock.

My trail name, 'demo' comes from a display Thermarest pillow I bought that has the word DEMO marked in very large letters in permanent marker.

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All Forum Posts by Ryan Corder

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Save the weight...
Take a silk liner to keep your funk off your expensive sleeping bag. As for dedicated sleeping clothes, the only thing I bring is socks. Then I usually go to sleep with the minimum (base) layers ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Dont wear your day clothes to bed-myth?
April 06, 9:34pm

Re: MLD packs have mesh/ back external pad pockets?
| Am I missing something? MLD packs, do not feature an | actual removable, padded hip-belt, nor do they have an | external mesh back pad pocket, like a Gossamer Gear pack | does. No, you are ...

In GEAR » My perfect pack -- a hybrid that doesn't yet exist.
March 14, 8:18pm

Re: Perfect pack
Yes, I have. In fact, some of my changes I listed came straight from Ron's line. For the record, I own a bivy and a custom tarp from him and use them every trip. The main thing missing fro...

In GEAR » My perfect pack -- a hybrid that doesn't yet exist.
March 14, 4:07pm

Re: UL Bivy
Another argument for the MLD Bivy is that it is the *only* bivy I've had that I didn't wake up with moisture in the foot area (i.e. outside of my sleeping bag, inside of the bivy). I attri...

In GEAR » UL Bivi
March 14, 3:02pm

My perfect pack -- a hybrid that doesn't yet exist.
If you could design your perfect pack, what would it be? Does it already exist? Do you already have it? Here is mine: Take a ULA Conduit, my current pack that I love -- original, not the ne...

In GEAR » My perfect pack -- a hybrid that doesn't yet exist.
March 14, 2:58pm

Re: UL Bivy
I have a few UL bivies and use my Mountain Laurel Designs Sould Side Zip Bivy pretty much exclusively now.

In GEAR » UL Bivi
March 12, 12:45am

Re: Down booties - do you bring 'em?
I was highly skeptical of the FF down booties until my first visit to their retail store. Simply put, get them without hesitation. There are cheaper ones on the market, but they just don't co...

In GEAR » Down booties - do you bring 'em?
March 12, 12:36am

REI dividend
I've got just about everything I need. I'll likely use mine to finally buy a bike rack and maybe a new pair of bouldering shoes, if I have enough left over :)

In GEAR » I've got a REI dividend to burn, what should I get?
March 03, 9:20pm

did they replace it?
I don't know if they did create a successor. For me though, once my Vitesse (2nd pair) finally bit the dust, I tried out some Inov-8 Roclite 295s and have been *very* happy with them.

In GEAR » Montrail Vitesse successor?
January 22, 11:01pm

Dr. Bronners...
Great article and great report! Curious though, which "flavor" of Dr. Bronners did the author try? If peppermint isn't your thing, give the Tea Tree a try.

In Editor's Roundtable » Metamorphosis 3: Walking the Edge
December 04, 4:40pm

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Corder

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SteriPen Adventurer
My only complaints tend to line up the same as those from others. It seems, although I can't prove a shred of this, that they are in cahoots with Nalgene as bottles from said manufacturer are the...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
July 13, 2:21pm

Icebreaker Balaclava Lite
Nice little piece of headgear here. Impressive how much warmth it adds when on your head. My typical setup is wearing a Tilly hat during an entire trip and adding the balaclava when I need some wa...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
July 07, 3:08pm

Montane Featherlite
I have a story to tell, and this is why I'll never get rid of this "Wind"shirt. I guess it's been almost 2 years now, Hurricane Rita was passing through. You know, the one that c...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 07, 3:04pm

Icebreaker Skin 200 boxer briefs
I recently just ditch wearing Smartwool Micro weight boxer-briefs for these from Icebreaker. I am an immediate convert. Pros: 1) MUCH more durable. Smartwool developed wear holes soon after us...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
July 07, 2:52pm

Ibex Woolies Rib Zip T-Neck
I completely concur with everything the previous reviewer stated. Just as fair warning, like stated above, the little ribs in the fabric do make it clingy. However, this does give it the ideal effec...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
July 07, 2:44pm

ULA Conduit
This is indeed a great little pack. On a past trip, one of my accompanying backpackers made a comment about how it looked like a oversized daypack...that made me smile. Don't let that generalization...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 05, 8:40am