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Joseph R (Dianoda) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Chicago, IL
About Me After lugging around 45lbs+ through a Nat'l Park or two, I decided UL was the way to go and haven't looked back. URL is to my Geargrams list for most of my 3-season trips. My other hobby is photography, if the destination is worth it, then add 1 to 7lbs to my base weight for camera gear. In case you were curious, my profile avatar image is Buck (aka 9 mile) Creek of the High Sierra Trail in Seki NP.
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All Forum Posts by Joseph R

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Re: weight
I have a Stoic Hadron pullover (no hood) in addition to my Xenon - and they both have their place. Sure, down is lighter for the warmth (the Hadron is 194g, a full 100g lighter than the Xenon), but...

In GEAR » Anyone own a Rab Xenon
April 20, 9:43am

Re: Re: Rab Kinetic Jacket - 8.5oz Pertex Shield+ WPB Shell - Men's L/XL only - $99.71 shipped from Campsaver.com - Also, Rab Pulse Jacket - M's S/M/L/XL - $141.27 shipped
Yep, I'm sure with regards to the Apple/Breaker colors - both colors are new for this season, and the pictures posted for them on campsaver match Rab's own stock pics. Additionally, I orde...

In Gear Deals » Rab Kinetic Jacket - 8.5oz Pertex Shield+ WPB Shell - Men's L/XL only - $99.71 shipped from Campsaver.com - Also, Rab Pulse Jacket - M's S/M/L/XL - $141.27 shipped
April 20, 8:12am

Re: new thoughts
I kinda just skimmed through this thread, so my apologies if this idea was mentioned previously, but have you considered using a case like f-stop gear's internal camera unit series? I don'...

In GEAR » lightweight but comfortable daypack to suppliment standard gear
April 20, 2:00am

Re: 2012 Gorilla First Impressions
I really like the neck cradle shape of the stay - sometimes I wish the stay in my SMD Swift had a similar bend across the top.

In GEAR » 2012 Gorilla First Impressions
April 19, 10:11pm

Re: Montbell 2012 Versalite Jacket
Hi Brad, I have no personal experience with the jacket, but will chime in to note that it was included in BPL's recent UL WBP jacket SOMTR - check it out for some opinions from the experts on ...

In GEAR » Montbell 2012 Versalite Jacket
April 19, 9:37pm

Re: Re: Rab Kinetic Jacket - 8.5oz Pertex Shield+ WPB Shell - Men's L/XL only - $99.71 shipped from Campsaver.com - Also, Rab Pulse Jacket - M's S/M/L/XL - $141.27 shipped
Chris, you're right - just checked my jacket and it does not appear to have an actual wire in the brim - but the brim is still rigid and coverage seems pretty great. The height of the chin-gua...

In Gear Deals » Rab Kinetic Jacket - 8.5oz Pertex Shield+ WPB Shell - Men's L/XL only - $99.71 shipped from Campsaver.com - Also, Rab Pulse Jacket - M's S/M/L/XL - $141.27 shipped
April 19, 3:32pm

Rab Kinetic Jacket - 8.5oz Pertex Shield+ WPB Shell - Men's L/XL only - $99.71 shipped from Campsaver.com - Also, Rab Pulse Jacket - M's S/M/L/XL - $141.27 shipped
Figured I could give this it's own post now that I've confirmed it. I ordered the Kinetic jacket from Campsaver in the blue "Breaker" color on Monday and it arrived today - the ja...

In Gear Deals » Rab Kinetic Jacket - 8.5oz Pertex Shield+ WPB Shell - Men's L/XL only - $99.71 shipped from Campsaver.com - Also, Rab Pulse Jacket - M's S/M/L/XL - $141.27 shipped
April 19, 2:57pm

Re: xenon hood
I've had my Xenon since late last summer and echo Tim's thoughts almost exactly. Rab really nailed the hood - it moves very well and I've never missed the lack of adjustment. Regard...

In GEAR » Anyone own a Rab Xenon
April 18, 4:47pm

Re: Rab sleeping bags 40% off at campsaver.com
Use code cart-5849 on any campsaver.com order for an extra 5% off. Some other great deals: Rab Kinetic Jacket (UL rain shell) - $99.71 shipped w/ code - As far as I can tell, the "Breake...

In Gear Deals » Rab sleeping bags 40% off at campsaver.com
April 16, 12:41pm

Re: Skurka's 3-day courses and 7-day trips -- group discounts
I'm thinking long and hard about that Sept. 16-22 Yosemite trip - depends on what my bonus is this year. But it looks really, really awesome, and I do have some frequent flyer miles to blow...

In Gear Deals » Skurka's 3-day courses and 7-day trips -- group discounts
April 12, 1:47pm

All Reader Reviews by Joseph R

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Rab Xenon Jacket
The Rab Xenon (Spring '11) is a lightweight, well-featured synthetic insulation puffy jacket - my men's medium comes in at just under 10.4oz (294.3g - this is unmodified weight less retail tag...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
September 29, 2:55pm

Western Mountaineering Ultralight Super
Love it. I use a silk liner and wear a 200 weight merino beanie to sleep almost regardless of temperature to help keep the bag clean. Additionally, with said liner and beanie plus lightweight basela...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
May 16, 1:07am

Rab Infinity Down Jacket
Update 3/15/2012: I found a great deal on this jacket and took the plunge once again, this time for keeps, and have also revised my score from a 4 to 5. Why the change of heart? Well, a lot can ch...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
March 28, 4:31pm