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Re: A few more notes about the pack
"on the trail will not be affected by the fact that you are carrying 1 or 2 extra pounds on your back! Did I say that?! :)" NICE! It had to be said Ryan.

In GEAR » BPL Absaroka Pack
January 22, 1:28pm

Re: BPL Absaroka Pack
Looks like a pretty solid pack for those times when carrying less than 20lbs is just not in the cards. Good luck on the new venture BPL!

In GEAR » BPL Absaroka Pack
January 22, 5:52am

Re: Silnylon Poncho tarp as winter precip protection
Guess it depends on where you are hiking. I know in the Northeast it would prob not be the best option for 2 reasons. First, I use my hardshell as part of my winter layering system. Second, wint...

In Winter Hiking » Silnylon Poncho tarp as winter precip protection
January 20, 7:57am

Re: Sierra Prime: Off Trail in California's High Country
very high quality trip report. Thanks guys!

In Editor's Roundtable » Sierra Prime: Off Trail in California's High Country
January 20, 6:11am

Re: GoLite
I agree with Brad, they may be losing the hardcore BPL crowd, but they will gain market share elsewhere. In the end sounds like a good business strategy to me.

In GEAR » Golite has Officially Lost Their Mind
January 19, 11:18am

Re: Re: Re: Re: JMT Gear List Report
If you have not bought the Cone yet I would highly suggest going for the tri ti for the very reason you stated. My wife and I came to the same conclusion before we left. While we did not need to ...

In Gear Lists » JMT gear list feedback please
January 19, 5:57am

Re: Re: JMT Gear List Report
Ditto to what Brian said. -Bring a sleep setup good down to 20 deg -I used alcohol in my caldera and wished for the simplicity of esbit -Allow yourself extra time if you are not used to the ...

In Gear Lists » JMT gear list feedback please
January 19, 5:42am

Re: Re: Sizing the DAS parka
"Bigger is nice as a true belay parka." Agreed! I wear large everything in Patagonia and bought my DAS in an XL. Fit over everything I am wearing with little room to spare.

In GEAR » Sizing the DAS parka
January 14, 2:01pm

Re: Ibex runner shorts durability?
I have a pair of the Ibex Strider shorts that are about 3 years old and durability seems pretty good. I only wear them in the winter under windpants or tights so that may be why they are in such g...

In GEAR » Ibex runner shorts durability?
January 14, 5:26am

Re: Winter Single Day Climb- Mt Washington, NH Gear List for Review
I climbed Washington several years ago in February. Conditions were pretty bad and the snow in some sections was pretty deep, but it is very do able in a single day as long as you get a good alpin...

In Gear Lists » Winter Single Day Climb- Mt Washington, New Hampshire (White Mountains)
January 05, 7:24pm

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