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[sold] MontBell Thermawrap Parka size Medium, $90 including lower 48 shipping
[sold] Purchased in January 2007. During the past six winters, it’s often been in my pack, but only very rarely used, since I tend to run very hot. Therefore, I’ve worn it only a few times...

In Gear Swap » FS: MontBell Thermawrap Parka size Medium, $90 including lower 48 shipping
October 09, 5:30pm

More clarifications...
Realized that I didn’t explain that well... So by BPL standards, some extremely light shovels are made for ski mountaineering races, either with plastic blades or carbon fiber blades. They me...

In Gear Deals » Costco Collapsible Aluminum Utility shovel
October 09, 5:24pm

Compared to the Avalanche Safety World
As an avalanche course instructor, with an emphasis on the evaluation of rescue gear, I can tell you that model is by no means the lightest shovel on the market. But the weight and size (both blad...

In Gear Deals » Costco Collapsible Aluminum Utility shovel
October 09, 5:08pm

More Details, and Pictures
Material, comparable to my various other lightweight insulation. So obviously not a bushwhacking outer layer! But seems like it will keep the down in, the wind out, and be reasonably durable for ...

In GEAR » Brooks-Range Mojave Down Jacket
October 09, 3:44pm

Quickie Review
My size Small just arrived – I will not have a chance to wear it in truly cold weather for awhile, but sure seems like the perfect jacket! Weight is 14.1 ounces, with proportions that match up...

In GEAR » Brooks-Range Mojave Down Jacket
October 09, 1:53pm

And more kudos...
This is probably bouncing the rubble (as the saying goes), but if anyone needs yet another confirmation for the outstanding customer service and workmanship of Borah Gear, well, here it is! (If ...

In Gear Deals » They're back! Ultralight Bivys
October 01, 8:08am

Freestanding Double-Wall Tent for 2 (sort of...) People?
I suspect the answers are going to be: -- They're all pretty similar in the barely-over-two-pound weight category. -- Why am I not considering a non-freestanding design? (Okay, that's a ...

In GEAR » Freestanding Double-Wall Tent for 2 (sort of...) People?
May 17, 10:42am

Dynafit packs
I always used to favor very basic climbing-oriented packs for skiing, but the Dynafit packs changed my mind:

In Winter Hiking » Ski Mountaineering Packs?
March 28, 9:39am

Cross appeal of rando gear
Nice to see a specialized CAMP product reviewed here for its potential “cross” appeal. (Although for those posters who want to see if modified to appeal more to non-racers, I doubt that will h...

In Editor's Roundtable » CAMP Flash Anorak Review
February 17, 10:54am

The advantage of the overboot setup is . . .
. . . pretty much none. If I'm understanding his setup correctly, the cost of overboots and related custom hardware will save a very small amount of money over some used xc classic race boots ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Altai Skis: The Hok Ski and X-Trace Universal Binding Review
January 17, 3:10pm

All Reader Reviews by Jonathan Shefftz

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Patagonia Spraymaster
I bought this in part motivated by a glowing review in Backpacker magazine, plus this review from Outside:

In Clothing - Raingear
May 31, 6:49pm

Wild Things Epic Wind Shirt
Note: this is for the non-hooded partial-zip pullover model. The downsides: - Heavy by BPL standards, although then again, we’re talking just a few ounces of excess over my Helly Hanson Mars or Mo...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 31, 6:31pm

Camp XLH95 Harness
After using this harness for two days of training on snow (but not a real glacier) and a few indoor practice sessions, I finally used it for real the last two days on Mt Baker. (We hiked up to the ba...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
July 05, 1:15pm