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Re: Inov-8 durability issues?
that def sounds like a defect. I have used several pairs and put them through the ringer without anything like this happening. The wire mesh is ripping on my current pair of 315's but they al...

In GEAR » Inov-8 durability issues?
March 10, 10:48am

Re: do you train for backpacking? How?
I like to trail run year round. I find this with some pushup's etc gets me in the kind of shape where I am more than comfortable with the kind of trips I do. I keep motivation for trail runni...

In Philosophy & Technique » do you train for backpacking? How?
March 08, 12:31pm

Re: Cocoon Pro 60 Parka vs. Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover vs. anything else?
Regardless of all the clo factors, I chose the Nano b/c it is a jacket I could wear year round. I wear it as my 3 season insulation when backpacking, under my hardshell when skiing or shoveling sn...

In GEAR » Cocoon Pro 60 Parka vs. Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover vs. anything else?
March 05, 6:03pm

Re: 08 Pinnacle
Bump. Pinnacle, sleeping bag and headlamp still avaliable.

In Gear Swap » 08 Pinnacle + Oware 8x10
March 05, 6:36am

Re: TT Double Rainbow 2010
SOLD, I am def pulling the trigger on one of these for my wife and I this year.

In GEAR » TT Double Rainbow 2010
March 04, 10:26am

Re: 08 Pinnacle + Oware 8x10
Oware Flat Tarp 2.0 Sale Pending

In Gear Swap » 08 Pinnacle + Oware 8x10
March 04, 10:17am

08 Pinnacle + Oware 8x10
hello, I have 2 items for sale. Both lightly used and in great shape. 08 Pinnacle: SOLD Oware Flat Tarp 2.0 (8x10): SOLD Petzl Tikka2: In the Storm Grey color. $20 plus USPS Priority ...

In Gear Swap » 08 Pinnacle + Oware 8x10
March 04, 6:30am

Re: Anyone find Inov-8 soles slippery when wet?
I have used several pairs of Inov8's and only had this issue with the F-lite 300's which had a smooth almost road running type sole. Unfortunatly I hiked the Na Pali coasts clay-like slipp...

In GEAR » Anyone find Inov-8 soles slippery when wet?
March 03, 5:39am

Re: ULA Belt
"But do you need such a 'sturdy' belt with the types of weight you should be carrying in the Conduit anyway?" Good point David, it is probably just personal preference. The ol...

In GEAR » ULA Camino
February 24, 1:46pm

Re: ULA owners perspective
Thanks Chris, very awesome to get the owners perspective! From the end user stand point it is easy to forget that the business does not exist just to create us really cool stuff...

In GEAR » ULA Camino
February 24, 1:40pm

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