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Richard DeLong (Legkohod) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Eastern Europe / Caucasus
About Me Citizen of the world. UL backpacker and mountain lover among other things. Did the PCT in 2009 ("Buckwheat"), blogged about it at Hiked for 3.5 months through the mountains of Europe in 2011. More to come.
CityKiev / Tbilisi
CountryUkraine / Georgia / USA
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All Forum Posts by Richard DeLong

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SMD Meteor Bivy for 2 people
This seems to be the only bivy that combines the advantages of a bivy with the headroom of a net tent. The 1-person version is here: ...

In GEAR » SMD Meteor Bivy for 2 people
October 07, 9:29pm

Constraints on total gear volume
I might find myself in a similar position, thanks to my gearophilia, but I am forced to keep my gear collection pared down to a minimum -- all my permanent belongings including current gear must be...

In Editor's Roundtable » All the Gear a Guy Could Want
October 07, 7:22am

Army duffel bag
Here's a solution from a well-traveled friend. For checked luggage, use a US Army duffel bag with a padlock around the top. No one will go to the effort of trying to cut it or break the lock...

In GEAR » Airline Travel - What bag do I choose?
October 06, 7:53pm

FS: Hammock and MYOG universal hammock bug net
The following items are for sale: 1_________$18 Green Grand Trunk UL hammock (formerly "The Travel Hammock"). Weighs 14 oz on my scale. Used 2 nights and in like new condition. $20 in...

In Gear Swap » FS: Hammock and MYOG universal hammock bug net
October 03, 7:50pm

sale pending

In Gear Swap » FS: Custom-made extra wide and long MLD cuben poncho tarp
October 01, 9:44pm

MN hikes
My wife and I live in MN and would like to participate in hikes this fall, starting after Oct. 20. Please keep me in the loop if you guys plan anything. Thanks!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » MN BPL Hiking Weekend
September 30, 11:30am

pm sent

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell Thermawrap Parka Medium
September 22, 8:23pm

Where is the zipper on this net tent? How does one get in and out?

In Gear Swap » Rayway 2 person Bug Net-Tent Kit 14.1 oz
September 22, 1:47pm

price lowered
to $170

In Gear Swap » FS: Custom-made extra wide and long MLD cuben poncho tarp
September 22, 12:10am

Montane pants
PM sent

In Gear Swap » BPL Seconds and Closet Cleaning
September 16, 9:35am

All Reader Reviews by Richard DeLong

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Klymit Inertia X Frame
This is a preliminary review that will be updated later this spring/summer when I get more experience with the sleeping pad outdoors. I will post what I know so far in order to help answer people'...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 29, 10:32am

Katabatic Gear Palisade Quilt
This is a preliminary review based on testing the Palisade on my balcony. I'll be using it all summer in the mountains of Europe and will update the review later this summer. The quilt is beaut...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
March 29, 10:30am

Gossamer Gear Nightlight Torso
I have seen no other pad that is as comfortable for the weight. True, for most people the Nightlight is not thick enough, but then use two! I doubt you will find a softer, more comfortable pad for the...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
February 01, 10:16am

Bozeman Mountain Works Torsolite Pad
I liked this pad while it lasted. After maybe 10 or 20 nights it developed a leak that I could not detect even under water. I think I have had it with inflatable pads...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
January 27, 5:06am

BMW pro 90 balaclava
Like the previous reviewer, I did a modification of the Pro-90 hood. I cut the front piece all the way down and sewed on omnitape velcro (doesn't catch on clothes). I also modified the elastic cor...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 07, 10:29am

PossumDown Gloves (BPL Gear Shop)
I have been wearing these for two years. They are very warm and comfortable for their weight and do not stink up. Before them I'd tried several different kinds of gloves, such as polipropilene and...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
October 22, 8:23am

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
DISCLAIMER: this is a pack that came out in 2007-2008 and was seen as a sturdy and robust pack for the SUL spirit of the times. This model has sinced been replaced by more robust packs that probably c...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 28, 7:09am

I recently tried to make an order on and sent a couple of messages to Oware regarding my order. I have not received any replies regarding my issue and am not sure that the order followed ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 04, 7:00am

MLD Trailstar
My Trailstar weighs 468 grams, not 650 g as the previous poster stated. That's with the included linelocks and seam-sealing, but without the included rope for tie-outs. You could cut off the 10 li...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 07, 8:10am

Titanuium Goat Ptarmigan Bivy
I have used the bivy sack extensively, especially while thru-hiking the PCT. It works. The long length is great for 6'3'', and the width is great. I have the full netting option and used i...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
October 03, 4:20am