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Jonathan Shefftz (jshefftz1) - BPL Lifetime Member

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My personal experience thus far...
I bought the Foray for a summer ski mountaineering trip to Glacier Peak that ended up becoming just daytrips to Adams and Hood. Which is a long way of saying the backyard set-up photo below is my ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Brooks-Range Foray 2P Tent Review
October 10, 1:45pm

FS: Voile XLM Shovel, $20 [sale pending]
[sale pending] Voile XLM shovel, older blue version of the current green version: Actual measured weight is 17.1 ounc...

In Gear Swap » FS: Voile XLM Shovel, $20
October 10, 8:58am

Shovel Study
Link to shovel study: Link to my reposting of one manufacturer's rebuttal: Also, as stated previously, although the...

In Gear Deals » Costco Collapsible Aluminum Utility shovel
October 10, 8:32am

Check the adjustment range...
As much as I love pretty much all things Dynafit, if I were solely hiking with my poles, I would probably want a lower minimum end of the adjustment range. During the winter, when I'm only ski...

In Winter Hiking » Dynafit Broad Peak poles for winter trekking?
October 09, 6:58pm

Unfortunately you are quite correct...
I have nothing to add to your post except to confirm everything! Oh, and if you want to learn more about avy safety, I am teaching a course an hour-and-a-half or so from Boston on Nov 18 -- the ma...

In Gear Deals » Costco Collapsible Aluminum Utility shovel
October 09, 5:35pm

[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

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