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Konrad . (Konrad1013) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Originally from Huntington Beach, CA. Currently residing in Boston, MA. I enjoy backpacking, car camping, and mountaineering. My style is ultralight (sub-10lb) while remaining extremely comfortable.

JMT - Sept 2011
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All Forum Posts by Konrad .

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Rei packs
Stephen, some of the REIs carry granite gear. You'll likely find them to be the most light weight packs that can carry 40-50 lbs at a rei. Look for the framed granite gears (e.g. Nimbus, s...

In GEAR » Packs @REI recommendations
February 24, 10:29am

Re: titanium vs...
Agree with Brendan and Peter. I only use titanium when I'll be out for a long time and would be SOL if my cup/pot breaks. For a non-essential like a coffee mug, just get plastic or cheap alumin...

In GEAR » Coffee - carry a mug?
February 21, 4:22pm

Rusty, Just a headsup, I had the buck smidgen, which is the hartsook but with different steel. I was not a fan. The handle was tiny and uncomfortable. The blade length was also too small...overa...

In GEAR » Anyone have the Buck Hartsook Ultralight....or Boker Grasshopper knife?
February 21, 3:40pm

loving the nobul
Awesome quilt! What weight cuben did you use for your baffles? I'm about to make a very similar quilt myself. Nobul1 shell and liner, 6 ounces of down and .34 cuben baffles. Colin & D...

In Make Your Own Gear » My latest ultralight quilt (Virga Outdoors)!
February 21, 3:11pm

Re: Westcomb
Agreed, Westcomb is a very very good alternative to Arcteryx. My GF has a westcomb event shell...I can't tell the difference between it and any arcteryx piece i've owned in the past. Qual...

In GEAR » Should I be carrying more Dead Birds?
February 21, 3:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Return Policy
Dave, Note that I included MHW in my comparison and wasn't strictly speaking of patagonia. Even when compared against pricey Patagonia pieces, Arcteryx demands a premium.

In GEAR » Should I be carrying more Dead Birds?
February 21, 11:40am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Return Policy
Doh! I also forgot that the collars are lined with the fur of baby canadian seals. Nevermind, buy buy buy!!

In GEAR » Should I be carrying more Dead Birds?
February 21, 11:10am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Return Policy
"I wouldn't get a pack from Arcteryx.....That's where you can tell they're just marketing the brand." "Interesting you say that, yet you just bought a fleece from thei...

In GEAR » Should I be carrying more Dead Birds?
February 21, 11:06am

Arcteryx is not that bombproof.
I too left Arcteryx for Rab a long time ago...never looked back. Fot the average individual (e.g., Konrad1013 not Conrad Anker) Rab gear is durable, the cut is great, the fabric technology is super...

In GEAR » Should I be carrying more Dead Birds?
February 21, 10:59am

1/8th pad
Kenneth, a 1/8" ccf has an R-value of less than 1 (Richard Nisley puts it at ~.45 r-value) . Depending on who makes your 1/8" pad and it's length, the weight could be anywhere from ...

In GEAR » Equipment Addition: SynMat UL 7 + XTerm or XLite?
February 21, 1:07am

All Reader Reviews by Konrad .

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I've had about 3 orders with sunnysports. I can sum up my experiences by saying they are an excellent retailer with jaw dropping prices on previous season gear. There was a small mistake with my ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 09, 10:59am