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Ryan Corder (demo) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Arkansan in Seattle
About Me I have a tendency to buy the display item of pieces of gear that I want because, typically, they seem to be the only "smalls" that outfitters keep in stock.

My trail name, 'demo' comes from a display Thermarest pillow I bought that has the word DEMO marked in very large letters in permanent marker.

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All Forum Posts by Ryan Corder

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Re: eVent with ventilation?
The reason you don't see eVent jackets with any ventilation options aside from a front zipper is because you shouldn't need them. eVent really is that breathable -- it approaches the breat...

In GEAR » lightest eVent Jacket
April 21, 11:12pm

I don't know what everyone else is talking about, but I absolutely love my Golite Spike Tail. No problems with durability either. Once my Vitesse kicked the bucket (and I had a hard time find...

In GEAR » Timberland Shutting Down Mion and GoLite Footwear
April 17, 12:50am

Triumph weight
I just got back from a local outfitter and was there to see if the Triumph was really that great. What I found is that it really is 5.4oz. So, the first thing I wondered is, "what was cut ...

In GEAR » Weight of TNF Diad and Triumph Anorak
April 13, 9:16pm

multi-use items
I prefer to take as many items that can be used for more than one purpose over those that can't. I use a Suunto compass (marketed for maritime uses) that is a compass, a signaling mirror, and ...

In GEAR » Signal Mirror - Lifesaver or BS?
April 07, 10:42pm

Perma Gaiter
Does anyone own a pair of the Outdoor Designs eVent Perma Gaiters or know how much they weigh? I'm leaning toward the OR Cascadia Gaiter, but would prefer a gaiter using eVent as opposed to ...

In GEAR » Perma Gaiter
April 07, 10:26pm

Re: Pack comparo
I think you'll be _very_ happy with the Conduit. Let us know what you think after you get back from Joshua Tree.

In GEAR » Backpack for JMT in Aug/Sept
February 13, 1:02am

Re: JMT packs
The Mariposa has a nice feature in that it can hold a bear canister horizontally at the top on the outside due to it's Y-strap. I mentioned before that I own a Conduit (and absolutely love i...

In GEAR » Backpack for JMT in Aug/Sept
February 10, 1:56pm

Re: Backpack for JMT in Aug/Sept
My first question would be to ask you how many resupplies you plan on having? I own a ULA Conduit and recommend it to any and everyone. That being said, I would consider adding the Gossamer Ge...

In GEAR » Backpack for JMT in Aug/Sept
February 10, 12:45am

Re: Newbie, 1st question about Marmot Kompressor
hydration bladder tube is a good guess :)

In GEAR » Newbie, 1st question about Marmot Kompressor
February 10, 12:41am

how many people?
I tend to come and go in spurts. I'll go through spells where I will visit multiple times a day and post all those times as well. Then, for some reason, I may go a few weeks without dropping ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Outreach of BPL's website... how many people?
February 07, 1:02am

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Corder

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SteriPen Adventurer
My only complaints tend to line up the same as those from others. It seems, although I can't prove a shred of this, that they are in cahoots with Nalgene as bottles from said manufacturer are the...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
July 13, 2:21pm

Icebreaker Balaclava Lite
Nice little piece of headgear here. Impressive how much warmth it adds when on your head. My typical setup is wearing a Tilly hat during an entire trip and adding the balaclava when I need some wa...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
July 07, 3:08pm

Montane Featherlite
I have a story to tell, and this is why I'll never get rid of this "Wind"shirt. I guess it's been almost 2 years now, Hurricane Rita was passing through. You know, the one that c...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 07, 3:04pm

Icebreaker Skin 200 boxer briefs
I recently just ditch wearing Smartwool Micro weight boxer-briefs for these from Icebreaker. I am an immediate convert. Pros: 1) MUCH more durable. Smartwool developed wear holes soon after us...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
July 07, 2:52pm

Ibex Woolies Rib Zip T-Neck
I completely concur with everything the previous reviewer stated. Just as fair warning, like stated above, the little ribs in the fabric do make it clingy. However, this does give it the ideal effec...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
July 07, 2:44pm

ULA Conduit
This is indeed a great little pack. On a past trip, one of my accompanying backpackers made a comment about how it looked like a oversized daypack...that made me smile. Don't let that generalization...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 05, 8:40am