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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: WTB: Mens Golite Virga Jacket
I'm sure that you could very very easily find a good deal online for a new one, its pretty much the cheapest jacket out there anyway

In Gear Swap » WTB: Mens Golite Virga Jacket
October 01, 10:08am

Big Agnes Pitchpine SL
Does anyone know anything about this bag? It looks like the lightest non quilt sleeping item at 40 degrees and 15 oz BPL brought it up at the outdoor retailer but with no real news about it a...

In GEAR » Big Agnes Pitchpine SL
September 30, 11:23am

Re: "UL" at REI
I saw a guy hiking with this pack, and sensing the BPL reconnaissance potential, I tailed him and I'm pretty sure I didn't hear any squeaking from the pack.

In Editor's Roundtable » REI Cruise UL 60 Backpack REVIEW
September 30, 11:18am

Re: Windshirt- yes
I was sort of always on and off with windshirts, but here is a great example of its use. I was taking a longish day hike with some family friends, 9 mile circuit through the White Mountains (Lin...

In GEAR » Wind Shirts
September 30, 10:08am

Re: Nose Pincher Eyeglasses
For a moment I thought this was about the Seinfeld Episode.

In GEAR » Reading Glasses
September 25, 4:56am

Re: Re: GG Mariposa + Carbon Stays
If anyone remembers, theres a post of the condensation tents article, about using the BD light sabre poles as stays for SMD starlite.

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus Backpack REVIEW
September 15, 4:51am

an Undurabal waterproofer?
Does anyone know of a spray (maybe like the nikwax gear proofer) that is able to become waterproof and non breathable, but then also be able to wash off with alcohol or chemicals? I am thinking of...

In GEAR » an Undurabal waterproofer?
September 14, 6:54pm

Re: Spring Hiking in New England
I also have a break in the Winter too. I suppose the winter snow cover would remain and there would be lows of about 0? or lower?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Long Trail in March
September 14, 6:44pm

Re: Golite shoes
Little sizing tip, they come in whole sizes, if your on the cusp i think it would be wise to size down, like i didn't. The spike tails definatly are intersting though, the scree collar is real...

In Gear Deals » Golite Sun Dragon Shoes $51.95
September 14, 6:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Golite Sun Dragon Shoes $51.95
EMS is selling them till the end of the night too! I gots me some spike tails

In Gear Deals » Golite Sun Dragon Shoes $51.95
September 11, 7:12pm

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