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Jonathan Ryan (Jkrew81) - BPL Professional Member

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Re: Re: The ULA Unique Selling Point (for me)
Another vote for the old style Conduit hipbelt. The new belt was one strong reason I just sold my Conduit.

In GEAR » The ULA Unique Selling Point (for me)
May 13, 5:30am

Re: Insulating jacket for JMT: Montbell Alpine Light Parka, Alpine jacket, or something else?
Last year out there I used a Patagonia NanoPuff pullover with success. It went well below freezing on several nights and it kept me very comfortable. Underneath I wore a Patagonia Cap 1 long sleeve.

In GEAR » Insulating jacket for JMT: Montbell Alpine Light Parka, Alpine jacket, or something else?
May 12, 11:12am

Re: Western and High Atlas traverse
Very awesome, that looks like a pretty hardcore trip!

In Post-Trip Reports » Western and High Atlas traverse
May 12, 9:58am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Durable??
I will second the OR Endeavor mitts. I use them skiing, 4 season backpacking, shoveling the driveway or to clean the gutters. Can't beat that combo in a durable 4oz mitt.

In GEAR » UL waterproof mitten shells
May 11, 5:35am

Re: Trip Report Index
WOW this is awesome!!!!!

In Post-Trip Reports » Trip Report Index
May 10, 10:37am

Re: Re: Re: SMD new '10 Swift pack is shipping!
hey Travis, so the Swift arrived last night and at a first glance this pack has me all jazzed up. I do not like to give "reviews" till I use somthing for at least 6 months but here are ...

In GEAR » SMD new '10 Swift pack is shipping!
May 07, 5:56am

Re: ""Elite Runners Wear Shoes""
I completely agree Eugene. I bought a pair of VFF 3-4 years ago and never found any real advantage running in them. In fact I once did a side by side comparison with whatever Inov8 shoe I was wea...

In Other Activities » "Elite Runners Wear Shoes"
May 06, 9:10am

Re: SMD new '10 Swift pack is shipping!
"I have a feeling everyone on BPL is too enamored by Ron Bells' sweet new Burn pack to see the alternatives that are available. Replace the S and the M in SMD with an M and an L and you...

In GEAR » SMD new '10 Swift pack is shipping!
May 06, 5:57am

Re: "Elite Runners Wear Shoes"
Great article and I completely agree. Going minimal certainly is the way to go but all of these people slapping 5fingers on their feet are in for a surprise. While it may work well for some peopl...

In Other Activities » "Elite Runners Wear Shoes"
May 06, 5:40am

Re: Favorite UL Backpack
I have yet to find one but here is what I am thinking. Take the Six Moon Designs 2010 Swift and add Gossamer Gear style frame with MLD's shoulder strap's.

In GEAR » Favorite UL Backpack
May 04, 6:44am

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