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Joseph R (Dianoda) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Chicago, IL
About Me After lugging around 45lbs+ through a Nat'l Park or two, I decided UL was the way to go and haven't looked back. URL is to my Geargrams list for most of my 3-season trips. My other hobby is photography, if the destination is worth it, then add 1 to 7lbs to my base weight for camera gear. In case you were curious, my profile avatar image is Buck (aka 9 mile) Creek of the High Sierra Trail in Seki NP.
CityChicago
StateIllinois
CountryUnited States
My Website URLhttp://www.geargrams.com/list?id=3859

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All Forum Posts by Joseph R

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TrailStar review
I've really enjoyed the commentary section to this review - much value added by both members and BPL staff. And what an intriguing shelter the TS is - a very appealing combination of weather...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review
January 25, 10:19pm

Re: Campsaver coupon?
edit: Whoops, double post by the forum demons.

In Gear Deals » Campsaver coupon?
January 20, 10:58pm

Possible 5% off?
YMMV, but try "cart-5849" for 5% off your order (excluding the cost of shipping). The code works for me, but the discount may be tied to my IP address/user account. Campsaver sent it ...

In Gear Deals » Campsaver coupon?
January 20, 10:57pm

RE: Edelrid ropes, Patagonia, Brooks Range, and Nikwax
Yeah, I was pretty happy to get a good deal on my very first rope during this sale. 60m, 9.8mm, dry-treated - should be pretty ideal (if a bit long) for the summit attempt of Mt. Olympus I'm p...

In Gear Deals » Edelrid ropes, Patagonia, Brooks Range, and Nikwax
January 03, 5:33pm

Re: Additional 30% off REI products - sale and clearance included, free shipping on any item
Thanks for pointing out the merino hoody, I find it pretty tempting considering the price and REI guarantee. Anyone here own one? How is the quality of REI's merino? I suppose I can always...

In Gear Deals » Additional 30% off REI products - sale and clearance included, free shipping on any item
December 14, 10:02am

Re: FS: Patagonia Houdini, Montbell Vest, Costco Down Jacket, Icebreaker Top
Hi Scott, I'll take the Houdini. Can you PM me your paypal address? Thanks, Joe

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia Houdini, Montbell Vest, Costco Down Jacket, Icebreaker Top
December 12, 5:38pm

Great deal on Icebreaker - Free Pocket 200 Beanie or Hite Lite Crew Socks w/ Any purchase
I posted this to slickdeals as well, but in hindsight I probably should have kept it to the BPL community ('doh!)... Here goes: Now through Sunday (according to Icebreaker's website, bu...

In Gear Deals » Great deal on Icebreaker - Free Pocket 200 Beanie or Hite Lite Crew Socks w/ Any purchase
December 09, 1:50pm

ENTER
Hey, who doesn't love merino? I'm in. Awesome idea!

In Gear Swap » "Free" gift for BPL member
December 02, 2:37pm

Eddie Bauer/First Ascent - extra 20% off plus f/s - 9oz 800fp down vest $71!
Use coupon code BHGNOV for an extra 20% off plus free shipping. Stacks with current down sale prices - I'm pretty sure the down sale ends today, not sure about the coupon. With coupon the Dow...

In Gear Deals » Eddie Bauer/First Ascent - extra 20% off plus f/s - 9oz 800fp down vest $71!
October 27, 9:15am

Re: Re: Updated list
For bug protection, just replace or supplement the ground cloth with a net-tent and you're all set; depending on the destination the 5-7oz hit is completely worth it for the comfort provided (n...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): 3-Season, 3-Day
October 12, 1:21pm

All Reader Reviews by Joseph R

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Rab Xenon Jacket
The Rab Xenon (Spring '11) is a lightweight, well-featured synthetic insulation puffy jacket - my men's medium comes in at just under 10.4oz (294.3g - this is unmodified weight less retail tag...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
September 29, 2:55pm

Western Mountaineering Ultralight Super
Love it. I use a silk liner and wear a 200 weight merino beanie to sleep almost regardless of temperature to help keep the bag clean. Additionally, with said liner and beanie plus lightweight basela...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
May 16, 1:07am

Rab Infinity Down Jacket
Update 3/15/2012: I found a great deal on this jacket and took the plunge once again, this time for keeps, and have also revised my score from a 4 to 5. Why the change of heart? Well, a lot can ch...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
March 28, 4:31pm