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Jonathan Ryan (Jkrew81) - BPL Professional Member

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Re: Every Ounce Counts
Great article. I have been doing the same thing. Did a few crazy light trips but now slowly the comfort items are creeping back in.

In Editor's Roundtable » Every Ounce Counts
April 21, 5:51am

Re: Re: Massanutten Trail
great feedback, thanks guys!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Massanutten Trail Circuit
April 15, 6:27pm

Re: Waist High: Wandering the Deep Canyons and Lonely Mesas of the Gila
awesome report!!

In Post-Trip Reports » Waist High: Wandering the Deep Canyons and Lonely Mesas of the Gila
April 15, 5:37am

Massanutten Trail Circuit
hello, I was wondering if there is anyone on here that has done this 71 mile circuit? Any details on the trail would be great. Thanks

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Massanutten Trail Circuit
April 14, 7:44am

Re: experience with fit?
hello, this is a great shirt. I use it for winter running as well as just around town. Unfortunatly the material does snag and the fit is pretty baggy. I am 6'4" 200lbs and the large f...

In GEAR » Patagonia Sun Hoody
April 14, 5:29am

Re: Re: flyroc vs Roclite
I agree with Chris. I also noticed that the Flyroc has a wider feeling base giving the user more stability. The downside of this is it feels somewhat sloppy on technical terrain which is where th...

In GEAR » Inov8 310 or 315
April 13, 5:34am

Re: Big Pack Advice
another vote for Nimbus Ozone or Catalyst. I would personally choose the ULA.

In GEAR » Big Pack Advice
April 12, 5:41am

Re: JMT resupply for 2
My wife and I tried this last year and were unable to fit it all in one BV500. So I carried the BV500 with the bulk amount of the food and we rented a second canister for overflow. From first han...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » JMT resupply for 2
April 08, 8:59am

Re: Which Pack?(Gossamer, MLD, MLA)
You really can't go wrong with either. I have a ULA Circuit, Conduit and an MLD Super Zip (now the Exodus) and they are all super high quality. Only differences would really be personal prefe...

In GEAR » Which Pack?(Gossamer, MLD, MLA)
April 07, 2:05pm

Re: The Right Trail Runner for JMT
I wore a pair of Invo Roclite 320's and was very happy with them.

In GEAR » The Right Trail Runner for JMT
April 04, 6:07am

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