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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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Re: Evernew water bladders
Nice. If I remember correctly, these are the ones that play nicely with the Sawyer Squeeze water filters (because matching threads), and possibly present a more durable/ideal solution compared t...

In Gear Deals » Evernew water bladders
December 12, 4:58pm

Mountain Hardware Nilas Down Jacket/Bib Pants $350/$330 (or $227/$216 w/ 35% off coupon) - Top shelf baffled down kit on the cheap...
The jacket: http://www.sierratradingpost.com/mountain-hardwear-nilas-down-jacket-850-fill-power-for-men~p~5491g/ And pants: http://www.sierratradingpost.com/mountain-hardwear-nilas-down-bib-pa...

In Gear Deals » Mountain Hardware Nilas Down Jacket/Bib Pants $350/$330 (or $227/$216 w/ 35% off coupon) - Top shelf baffled down kit on the cheap...
December 11, 2:08pm

Icebreaker GT260 Quantum Hooded Shirt - Men's Medium, Panther/Force color combo - 2 available at $67.46 per hoody plus actual shipping
I had an order mishap with Sierra Trading Post and now have 3 of these merino hoodies. I'm planning to keep one (only wanted one in the first place), so the other two are up for grabs for the s...

In Gear Swap » Icebreaker GT260 Quantum Hooded Shirt - Men's Medium, Panther/Force color combo - 2 available at $67.46 per hoody plus actual shipping
December 07, 2:48pm

Updated/new Icebreaker stock at Sierra Trading Post + unlimited use 35% off code - Some good deals to be had - Example: Quantum GT260 Hooded Shirt $81.22 + shipping w/ code
I figured a few BPL members would appreciate this info, so I'm passing it along. Basically, most of last season's Icebreaker styles have made their way to Sierra Trading Post, and can now b...

In Gear Deals » Updated/new Icebreaker stock at Sierra Trading Post + unlimited use 35% off code - Some good deals to be had - Example: Quantum GT260 Hooded Shirt $81.22 + shipping w/ code
December 04, 7:03pm

Re: wild things equipment old-school primaloft sweaters
Unrelated to the deal, but the custom windpro fleece hoodies they offer - wow that's cool.

In Gear Deals » wild things equipment old-school primaloft sweaters
December 03, 3:13pm

Re: Weights of Icebreaker Gear
I'm not really aware of any sites that list a large volume of reliable weights for icebreaker gear. Another issue is how much weight varies by size for each design. Some options: you could try ...

In GEAR » Weights of Icebreaker Gear
November 29, 12:46pm

Re: What is the Best TOPO mapping program to get?
I'm also somewhat interested in knowing what the advantages of going with dedicated mapping software are versus using what you can find online for free (for example, I've had great luck wit...

In GEAR » What is the Best TOPO mapping program to get?
November 27, 12:58pm

REI Black Friday - In store/Online - 50% off all REI brand outerwear?
http://slickdeals.net/f/5541026-REI-Black-Friday-Sale-50-Off-REI-Brand-Outerwear According to slickdeals.net, REI is having a rather nice black friday promotion this year - 50% off all REI brand...

In Gear Deals » REI Black Friday - In store/Online - 50% off all REI brand outerwear?
November 20, 8:23pm

Rab Xenon Jacket - Apple Color only, Mens Sizes S-XL - $142-148 shipped CONUS @ Campsaver.com
http://www.campsaver.com/xenon-jacket-men-s Campsaver has the Apple (green) color of the Rab Xenon Jacket on sale for $150-$156, this price is down from the market price of $230+ elsewhere. I o...

In Gear Deals » Rab Xenon Jacket - Apple Color only, Mens Sizes S-XL - $142-148 shipped CONUS @ Campsaver.com
November 08, 2:29pm

Re: Titanium Rod for DIY Projects
How ideal is 6AL-4V titanium rod as a material for pack stays? I might be willing to try out the .125" for that purpose (as a replacement for the AL stay in my SMD Swift), although 18"...

In Gear Deals » Titanium Rod for DIY Projects
October 15, 7:54pm

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