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Will Rietveld (WilliWabbit) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southwest Colorado
About Me Will Rietveld Ph.D, Senior Editor for Gear and Apparel, joined the BPL staff in April 2004. In his former career, Will was a research scientist, project manager, and R&D program administrator. Now retired, he lives in southern Colorado where he takes up a new career of backpacking year-round in the mountains and canyon country of the Southwest. During the summer months Will and his wife Janet are volunteer wilderness rangers in the Weminuche Wilderness. He has been a lightweight backpacker for 52 years and an ultralight backpacker for 13 years.
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All Forum Posts by Will Rietveld

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FS: Sierra Designs Isotope Jacket and Pants, Men's Large--SOLD!!
These are 2006 vintage Isotope. Both size men's Large. Jacket (red) weighs 5.5 ounces, pants (black) weigh 5.7 ounces. Both in excellent condition. Seam taped. They are highly water-resistan...

In Gear Swap » FS: Sierra Designs Isotope Jacket and Pants, Men's Large
April 13, 7:09pm

FS: Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo 1 Shelter System--SOLD!!
Complete system with inner tent, tarp, and beak. Used only a few times, excellent condition. $549 new, sell for $400.

In Gear Swap » FS: Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo 1 Shelter System
April 13, 5:35pm

FS:AntiGravityGear Poncho Villa Rain Poncho, 6 oz --SOLD!
The Poncho Villa is a unique diamond shaped rain poncho. Made of silnylon. 6 oz. See photos below. Review here:

In Gear Swap » FS:AntiGravityGear Poncho Villa Rain Poncho, 6 oz
April 13, 3:56pm

FS: Rab Slipstream Pertex Shield DS Rain Jacket, Large, Tall--SOLD!!
This is a great jacket for a tall person; the sleeves and body are extra long (see photos). Lightweight Pertex Shield ® DS 2 5L waterproof fabric Short active cut Grown on hood ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Rab Slipstream Pertex Shield DS Rain Jacket, Large, Tall
April 13, 2:14pm

FS: Integral Designs eVent Rain Jacket, Large--SOLD!!
The original UL eVent rain jacket, and still one of the lightest to be found. This is size Large, green color, 9.8 ounces, and lightly used. MSRP was $220, sell for $100 plus shipping. Include zip ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Integral Designs eVent Rain Jacket, Large
April 13, 1:43pm

FS: Innov-8 RocLite 370 Boots, Men's 12.5--SOLD!!
This is an award-winning model that is now discontinued. They are similar to the Roclite 390 but no Gore-Tex lining. These are very lightweight mid-height hiking boots, some features: Very b...

In Gear Swap » FS: Innov-8 RocLite 370 Boots, Men's 12.5
April 11, 4:01pm

FS: HMG Windrider Backpack, size L -- SOLD!
This is a 2010 model and has the removable stays. Volume is 2500 cubic inches, weight is 24 ounces. The design and volume of this earlier model is the same as the current model; the differences ...

In Gear Swap » FS: HMG Windrider Backpack, size L
April 11, 2:39pm

FS: Elemental Horizons Aquilo Backpack, Size M--SOLD!!
The Aquilo is a 4000 cubic inch backpack suitable for LW backpacking. Pack is size Medium, pack torso length is 19.5 inches (bottom of hipbelt to underside of shoulder straps. Pack includes c...

In Gear Swap » FS: Elemental Designs Aquilo Backpack, Size M
April 11, 2:22pm

Montana 2P reduced to $350 plus shipping
Reduced to $350 plus shipping

April 11, 2:13pm

Oware GTX Chaps reduced to $30 plus shipping.
Reduced to $30 plus shipping.

In Gear Swap » FS: OWARE GORE-TEX CHAPS, 5.8 oz/pr
April 11, 2:10pm

All Reader Reviews by Will Rietveld

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Integral Designs eVENT Shortie Gaiters
I have used these gaiters a lot and really like them. I don't mind their zipperless/Velcroless design, its lighter and simpler. I have size L. For me, they fit very well over mid or full height boo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 23, 8:09am

Six Moon Designs Comet
The new Comet backpack has removeable aluminum stays which allow it to be used as either a frameless or internal frame pack. Without stays it weighs 22 oz and with stays it weighs 27 oz. The Comet ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 03, 7:50pm

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
I just got this book and its superb! As I paged through the book, I kept saying yes, right on, perfect, exactly! Don presents the UL gospel clearly and concisely, and the illustrations by Mike Clellan...

In Books and Media
August 03, 7:36pm

Gossamer Gear Fire-fly
The Fire-fly is a real lightweight stove made by mo-go-gear and sold by Gossamer Gear. The whole kit weighs 1.5 ounces and includes the burner, pot stand, windscreen, and heat reflector. The open j...

In Stoves - Alcohol
August 03, 7:24pm