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Jon Rhoderick (hotrhoddudeguy) - BPL Professional Member

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Don't think that softshells aren't durable they may not face the same problem as nylon pants. I have fallen/slid on my knees in two different pairs of pants resulting in the fabric BURNING...

In GEAR » Need help with sof shell pants!
December 23, 12:09pm

I looked at some Marmot products at a store recently and actually appealed to me though I thought they a little but heavy 2 questions Anyone know their fabric code thingy like P-680S?? I rememb...

In GEAR » Marmot?
December 19, 12:24pm

Re: Solo alpine gear list 2008
It looks like alot of people have over looked this post but it looks pretty interesting. You seem to be carrying alot of weight, there are a couple similar journeys that have been taken by BPL mem...

In Gear Lists » Solo alpine gear list 2008
December 19, 12:11pm

Re: Aaaaaaahhhh, make them go away!!!!!!
Thats a good point, I was thinking of heading out around that date as I graduate May 31, maybe still worth bearing through though...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Start date
December 15, 7:49am

Re: Really?
I agree with the Polar bear argument. If you've ever seen pictures of a mauling you'd want the whole army with you. Certain parts of Iceland a gun is apparently recommended gear for strol...

In Chaff » Does your kit include a gun?
December 14, 8:42am

Has anyone got an incredible idea for a vestible less tent
I've just returned to the site after a long hiatus but I have a new question at hand. I have a MH waypoint 1 with no vestibule and may eventually get one of those tiny 2 man tents like the nem...

In GEAR » Has anyone got an incredible idea for a vestible less tent
December 13, 8:30pm

Re: Is a Das right for me?
If you want a yes or no answer I'd say get it, theres really nothing out there thats as light and as warm in a synthetic. Its a dream garment if you have any chance of fitting it in your pack

In Winter Hiking » DAS packability
November 30, 9:53am

Re: Soft shells without a membrane?
People here love the Marmot driclime stuff, as well as the Rab vapour rise stuff from England if you can afford it. The cloudveil inertia peak with a hood seems pretty sweet also if thats what you...

In GEAR » Soft shells without a membrane?
November 19, 4:37pm

Re: Re: Golite Footwear
I agree totally with this lack of traction, I have been caught below a rock slab on a river, and unable to climb out leaving me very wet. The sole is moderately durable and Im getting tiny holes o...

In GEAR » GoLite shoe wear........
November 03, 7:12pm

MYOG vapour barrier
I emailed the guys at nikwax, and they said that all there products are washed off my detergents and or dry cleaning, so...... 11.45 or cheaper non breathabl...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG vapour barrier
October 28, 9:31pm

All Reader Reviews by Jon Rhoderick

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Smartwool Midweight Lomgsleeve Zip
This thing is absolutely phenomenal. Between rolling the sleeves up and the zip, I'm comfy hiking from 80 to about 40 with just the base layer, and down to about 30 or 25 with a rain jacket. Use...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
December 08, 12:55am

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
This, an OR Celestial jacket, smartwool mid pullover, and balaclava kept me tolerably warm down to 10* in the canyons of Utah. Packs well, feels great against your skin, and it doesn't seem to ha...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
December 08, 12:48am

Allen and Mike's Backcountry Ski Book
This book is rad. Took it on a NOLS backcountry ski course and pretty much found that we did virtually all the cool tips in this book for 12 days and were not even close to getting uncomfortable. I ...

In Books and Media
December 08, 12:39am

Petzl Meteor III Climbing Helmet
This thing looks like its not going to last long for those who climb really head bangerlike routes. Luckily have yet to test its strength, but what I like most is its fit. I haven't gone and tri...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
December 08, 12:29am

Trango Superfly Screwlock Carabiner
Used these on Wind River multipitches, after a belay biner or two these are awesome for filling in a bunch of lockers for security and not actually worrying about the weight. Great grippy screw, spin...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
December 08, 12:22am

Mountain Hardwear 2-3 year old windshell
Simple halfzip, green nylon windshell that stuffs into its pocket. Lined collar drawcord hem and clip for carabiner. The nylon is a ripstop that is very comfortable on the skin, this and a base laye...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 17, 1:33pm

Outdoor Research Celestial
I just picked this jacket up from a closeout, still pricey at $150, but its a high quality jacket. It uses GoreTex paclite, which has average breathability but the weight is not bad at all, 10.5 oz f...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 17, 1:26pm

Golite Trail Fly and Tail Spike
I've heard they fixed some problems but the pair I had didn't last more than 1 day hike along with about 3 months as using them as my go to shoes. I got them in September and come December I ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 24, 3:05pm

Outdoor Research Sequence Base Layers
For the price I think that it would be very hard to find better base layers than the Outdoor Research Sequence long sleeve or short sleeve tops. They are a mix of wool and polyester, and having owned...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
January 24, 2:57pm

Montbell Thermawrap Action
This is a very interesting garment, Golite made a similar model a while ago, that features a 50g synthetic insulation body with 15 denier nylon along with stretch fleece sides. The fleece adds to the...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
January 24, 2:48pm