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Re: "Cap 1 vs Cap 2"
+1 to Eugene's comments. Cap 2 is a good 4 season layer and fits like a dream.

In GEAR » Cap 1 vs Cap 2
March 26, 7:06am

Re: The Trail Runner Thread
Good topic! 1. Your favorite shoe and what you like/dislike about it? Been using the Saucony Peregrine for the last few months with sucess. It is minimalism with cushion. It feels like a 3 ...

In GEAR » The Trail Runner Thread
March 26, 6:54am

Re: Re: Mountain Laurel Designs Exodus Backpack Review
These are def some great packs. I am still using my 4-5 year old MLD Super Zip which is the same basic design. I too found the extra volume to be abit annoying. I have recently resolved this by ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs Exodus Backpack Review
March 23, 7:33am

Re: Brian Doble
Brian is hitting up the AT again this year but is being a wimp and only going one way. Best of luck Broble!!!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight hiking the Appalachian Trail
March 05, 6:53am

Re: What are your favorite backpacking blogs?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What are your favorite backpacking blogs?
March 03, 12:43pm

Re: Patagonia: Chile (Torre Del Paine NP "W" Circuit) & Argentina (Los Glaciares NP) Jan 25 - Feb 8, 2011
dude, this is the coolest thing I have seen on BPL in a while. Congrats and thanks for sharing!

In Post-Trip Reports » Patagonia: Chile (Torre Del Paine NP "W" Circuit) & Argentina (Los Glaciares NP) Jan 25 - Feb 8, 2011
February 17, 5:25am

Re: Training Simplified
Great post Ryan, make it a lifestyle and it is not "training". When the days are long and hot I road run to a lake to swim, when it is snowy and cold I XC ski and shovel and all the days...

In Philosophy & Technique » Training & Workout
January 28, 4:12pm

FS New Balance MT101

In Gear Swap » FS New Balance MT101
January 08, 6:10am

Best gear of 2010
ULA Circuit: Think I chose this last year as well, but I am still super happy with it. Tarptent Double Rainbow: After using this a few times with my wife I sold my 2 person tarp. Easy setup, ...

In GEAR » Your Best Gear of 2010
December 29, 6:32am

Re: Re: FS Ti Goat Ptarmigan Bivy
Yes the neoair would have the same issue as it is the same thickness as the BA Insulated air core

In Gear Swap » FS Ti Goat Ptarmigan Bivy
December 16, 3:49pm

All Reader Reviews by Jonathan Ryan

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Princeton Tec EOS
I have been using the EOS-R for alittle under a year now and have been super happy with it. For some odd reason I find night-time winter trail running "fun" and this is the only headlamp I ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
April 01, 7:31pm

ULA Circuit
I purchased this pack alittle over a year ago and simply put, this may be one of the best overall trekking packs for hikers with a well dialed kit. While it is alittle much for a weekend trip it is g...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
March 25, 12:15pm

Six Moon Designs Europa
First off I must say that for the vast majority of my trips I strongly prefer a tarp/bivy combo. But for those times when I need a full tent, the Europa has always worked pretty darn well for me. Wh...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
September 21, 12:53pm

Golite Umbrella
3 Months ago my wife and I were walking the Wilderness trail out to our car on a rainy Sunday morning. As we walked down the trail we were approached by a traditional packer wearing a kilt (yes a mal...

In Miscellaneous Products
September 15, 12:32pm

Therm-A-Rest Ridgerest
While this is def not a highly coveted drool inducing piece of kit, it is one of those items I never realized how much I depend on. Being 6'4" A torso sized pad is just not enough for me. B...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
September 15, 8:02am

Arc FlashLight Arc AAA
I am actually pretty surprised that no one has submitted a review for this little beauty. As far as lighting goes I am pretty sure this is the most versatile light sources I own. I have carried it o...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
April 10, 2:10pm

Vargo Triad
As others have stated, this thing is terrible. It has a great look to it that seems to promise functionality but once you go to use it you will find the opposite. Get a Caldera Cone instead!!!!

In Stoves - Alcohol
March 06, 5:40am

Inov8 Flyroc 310
As a trail shoe I do not think it gets much better than the Flyroc's. With their forefoot space, amazing trail feel and fast drying mesh they are pretty close to perfect for New England hiking. ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 12, 1:47pm

Backpacking Light STIX (2008)
All in all a great trekking pole. It is durable,light and very stiff. I have taken several dives on them and they have held up very well. My only complaint is that the tip and grip area are not repl...

In Trekking Poles
January 05, 2:16pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
As other users have stated this is a great pack. For 90% of my hiking this is my goto pack. From DIAD hikes up to several days out this is a great size pack with loads of utility and great functiona...

In Backpacks - Frameless
December 23, 5:54am