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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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still working
"Kiwi2" still working. Presumably the next code will be "kiwi3".

In Gear Deals » 42% off everything at, 24 hours only
February 26, 3:17pm


February 22, 1:22pm

Re: Patagonia, bivies, stuff for big and/or tall
I'm interested in the Adventure Medical Kits bivy if it's the 2nd version.

In Gear Swap » Patagonia, bivies, stuff for big and/or tall
February 22, 1:16pm

Anyone got one they don't need?

February 21, 2:30pm

Matter settled
I am selling the Pinnacle M to a friend and buying the L from Jonathan. Thanks, everyone.

In Gear Swap » Trade Golite Pinnacle (have M, want L)
February 19, 8:37am

Re: Pinnacle
It's the lighter 2008 version. Gray, and no signs of use.

In Gear Swap » Trade Golite Pinnacle (have M, want L)
February 18, 8:21pm

Trade Golite Pinnacle (have M, want L)
I know this is a far cry, but I'm looking to trade my practically new Golite Pinnacle size M for a new or slightly used size L.

In Gear Swap » Trade Golite Pinnacle (have M, want L)
February 18, 6:36pm

is this the 2009 model sized to 6'4''?

In Gear Swap » MLD Bug Bivy
February 08, 10:15am

Re: WT: FireLite SUL-900
I could be mistaken, but isn't it the SUL-1100 that you'll need for that?

In Gear Swap » WT: FireLite SUL-900
February 05, 7:28pm

Sold to Brian

In Gear Swap » Colorado Trail Maps - plan your summer CT hike
January 30, 4:41pm

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