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Jon Rhoderick (hotrhoddudeguy) - BPL Professional Member

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All Forum Posts by Jon Rhoderick

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Re: Vapor Trail Weights?
I've had a vapor medium that had alot of straps cut and remelted and it was still 34 oz, so maybe no more than 37 for your large I would reckon

In GEAR » Vapor Trail Weights?
October 09, 8:00am

lightest waterproof breathable available
Does anyone know whats the lightest WP/B fabric available for MYOGers?

In Make Your Own Gear » lightest waterproof breathable available
October 06, 12:35pm

Re: Best softshell pant design for cold windy weather - windproof front, or windproof front and back?
Im moderatly sure the lightest all wind proof would be the wild things powershield tights at 13 oz. look at those golite soft shell waterproofs they look very nice also.

In GEAR » Best softshell pant design for cold windy weather - windproof front, or windproof front and back?
October 05, 8:17am

Re: Re: Cost
I feel that when people buy low performance low cost alternatives, in the end you are wasting money as you will eventually want something better, so really by spending money on that WM or nunatak b...

In Gear Lists » How Much Money Have You Spent On Gear
October 03, 4:23pm

Re: BA Bag mod
Well looking at my horse thief, you get a couple problems. The first would be the lack of width because it is already a top bag, and also the lack of any insulation at the feet. These could be so...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG: Transforming a Mummy Sleeping Bag into an Arc Top Bag
October 03, 1:46pm

Quick Ray way question
Has anyone gotten just the instructions from Ray Way on how to make a 1 person quilt, I'm interested in trying but I would like climashield and maybe a tiny layer of Primaloft 1 to make it 35 d...

In Make Your Own Gear » Quick Ray way question
October 02, 5:30pm

Re: Re: OK, I think I want a Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip instead
I think always always go for a hood if you can afford the extra money they are. Also they usually scrap together a full or at least large zip, the 1/4 size is pretty much only used for making the ...

In GEAR » Time to buy a windshirt--hooded or no hood?
October 02, 5:14pm

Re: New possible sleep system...
Well which are you going to put on top, the quilt or the elephant bag? I suggest that the elephant bag under maybe a better idea, but then, why don't you make or buy some uber puffy pants, tha...

In GEAR » New possible sleep system...
October 02, 3:09pm

Re: Sale
The Big agnes 2006 pad MAY have a problem eventually with the primaloft delaminating from the insides, but I heard you could exchange them for free. In hind sight you should also store it inflated...

In GEAR » Backcountry sale / Big Agnes question
October 02, 12:06pm

quilt loft
is there any way you could measure the loft I have a friend who i think would buy this in a heartbeat.

In Gear Swap » Nunatak Arc Ghost Quilt- long $200
October 01, 10:30am

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