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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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Colorado Trail Maps - plan your summer CT hike
$5 (covers shipping cost) includes: - new Colorado Trail Databook, 3rd edition - topographic recreational map of Colorado (entire state on one sheet), used (a few holes, but will definitely las...

In Gear Swap » Colorado Trail Maps - plan your summer CT hike
January 30, 1:59pm

Performance gore-tex socks, size 6.5-7.5 (M)
New with tags. Appear to be superb, but are the wrong size for us. This is Men's 6.5-7.5, or Eur 39-40. People with beefy feet and/or ankles may have problems with the socks. Quality and useabi...

In Gear Swap » Performance gore-tex socks, size 6.5-7.5 (M)
January 30, 1:47pm

Re: :)
Shipping's expensive, though.

In Gear Deals » 42% off everything at, 24 hours only
January 30, 11:04am

PM sent

In Gear Swap » 18 oz Rei Kilo Flash Sleeping Bag 40 deg
January 27, 9:08am

Best solution for wind and tick/bug protection
I'm writing this on behalf of adventurous friends in Russia who are looking for shelter ideas for groups of 2-3 people. The primary problems to resolve are wind protection in tundra areas and l...

In GEAR » Best solution for wind and tick/bug protection
January 26, 10:51pm

MYOG down quilts
Could you tell some more about these quilts -- materials used, etc. Photos would also be most welcome.

In Gear Swap » Gear Closet
January 26, 7:53am

I'm interested. What size are these?

In Gear Swap » Black Diamond Trail Back Trekking Poles
January 24, 8:32am

What size are they?

In Gear Swap » Closet cleaning (trail runners, sleeping bags, ice axe, jackets and other) for sale
December 08, 5:42pm

Re: Re: Poll:Gore-tex or non-Gore-tex shoes in winter
I think a lot depends on specific winter conditions, such as snow depth and temperatures. Generally I prefer my regular trail runners (bigger size to accommodate thicker socks) with Rocky gore-tex ...

In GEAR » Poll:Gore-tex or non-Gore-tex shoes in winter
December 05, 2:20pm

Re: How to attack plastic snap fasteners?
Aargh. But thanks very much for the link.

In Make Your Own Gear » How to attack plastic snap fasteners?
December 05, 12:48pm

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