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All Forum Posts by Richard Gless

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sunglasses/glasses case?
If you're not comfortable with a MYOG out of padded packing material, you might take a look at REI. I found some very nice semi-hard to hard sided cases under 2 oz there. Another MYOG option ...

In GEAR » sunglasses/glasses case?
May 04, 12:33am

ZPacks Blast32 sold
The ZPacks Blast32 has been sold.

In Gear Swap » FS: TT Cloudburst, Zpacks Blast 32, Alite Camp Chair
April 30, 2:25pm

FS: Zpacks Blast 32
2008 vintage ZPacks Blast 32 - reduced to $135. See description in original post

In Gear Swap » FS: TT Cloudburst, Zpacks Blast 32, Alite Camp Chair
April 29, 5:20pm

Vango Banshee 200
The Vango Banshee 200 from the UK looks a lot like a Coleman Cobra. It's not clear whether the interior is all netting or not. It would be a nice tent if made in UL materials and the pole at ...

In GEAR » New Six Moon Designs Shelters....
April 28, 10:14pm

Wapama Falls Bridge repaired
I saw it in the SF Chronicle this weekend, but hadn't seen anything on BPL. Looks like the reserved permits for the early May weekend are pretty much booked already.

In Post-Trip Reports » Any backpacking area that is not wet/snowed out in the winter around Northern CA?
April 25, 1:21pm

Wapama Falls Bridge repaired
Looks like the Wapama Falls bridge in Hetchy Hetchy is repaired to the point they are allowing hikers to cross. http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/conditions.htm#CP_JUMP_124755

In Post-Trip Reports » Any backpacking area that is not wet/snowed out in the winter around Northern CA?
April 25, 12:19pm

FS: Zpacks Blast 32
Bump

In Gear Swap » FS: TT Cloudburst, Zpacks Blast 32, Alite Camp Chair
April 23, 12:22pm

Zpacks Blast 32
The Cloudburst Tent and the Alite camp chair are sold. The ZPacks Blast 32 is still looking for a new home.

In Gear Swap » FS: TT Cloudburst, Zpacks Blast 32, Alite Camp Chair
April 20, 5:44pm

Walkup Permit for JMT in Tuolumne Meadows
Thanks to everyone for your input and advice. Richard

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Walkup Permit for JMT in Tuolumne Meadows
April 20, 5:41pm

Walkup Permit for JMT in Tuolumne Meadows
A friend of mine from back East has a permit for the JMT SBO out of Tuolumne in late July, but has to delay his start until early August. Does anyone have personal experience getting a walk up per...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Walkup Permit for JMT in Tuolumne Meadows
April 19, 10:51pm

All Reader Reviews by Richard Gless

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ZPacks Hexamid solo tarp and HexaNet
Seeing the stars at night is one of my favorite parts of backpacking so I wanted a two wall tent, bug net inner and rain fly outer. My first solo UL tent attempt was a Eureka Solitaire ā€“ too hard...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
March 17, 11:37pm

ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp and HexaNet
Seeing the stars at night is one of my favorite parts of backpacking so I wanted a two wall tent, bug net inner and rain fly outer. My first solo UL tent attempt was a Eureka Solitaire ā€“ too hard...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
March 17, 11:22pm

Snow Peak LiteMax
Snow Peak LiteMax Stove I bought a Snow Peak LiteMax this spring (2009) to replace my MSR Pocket Rocket and have been really happy with it, having used it for about 20 days now. Pros: 1. W...

In Stoves - Canister
December 06, 11:20pm

Black Diamond Orbit
I saw this advertised in Backpacker Magazine (yes, I still subscribe. Every once in a while I find something useful), and thought Iā€™d check it out. I picked it up at REI since I was going on a hike ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
May 08, 12:03am

Therm-a-Rest Neoair
I recently bought size small ThermaRest NeoAir Pads for both my wife and I. We were particularly interested in reducing pack weight while retaining or improving comfort. My wife went from a ThermaRe...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 01, 9:55pm

Merrell Chameleon Wrap GoreTex XCR
About twelve years ago as part of my journey to lighten my backpacking load I went from my second pair of Galibier Mountaineering boots (really heavy) to a pair of relatively lightweight Merrell leath...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
June 24, 10:03pm

Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
I've used my BPL Esbit stove for 2-3 day solo trips for two years now. I think its a great compromise of lightweight and efficiency. You do have to recognize the stove's limitations and use ...

In Stoves - Other
February 20, 11:34pm

Jack's R Better Mt. Rogers Quilt
I purchased the Jack's R Better Mt. Rogers Quilt in large part based on the review by Shane above. I'd been looking at the possibility of using a quilt to cut weight for some time, and when J...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
July 17, 12:37am

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
It's interesting how some products work for some people and not for others. I've tried the TorsoLite and the POE UberLite. They are just too short for me (I'm 5' 11"). On duff ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 01, 8:55pm

Zpacks Z1
I have to agree with all of Jonathan's comments. I bought this pack after seeing it mentioned on BPL and checking it out on the web. It only took about a week to arrive after I ordered it. ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 23, 10:26pm