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Gabe Joyes (gabe_joyes) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Lander, WY
About Me I live at the base of the Wind River Range in Wyoming with my wife and dog. I love to hike all over the Greater Yellowstone area. Our goal is to lighten our packs so that we can go as far as we can, as fast as we can. I currently work for an alternative high school and NOLS.
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All Forum Posts by Gabe Joyes

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FS: Gregory Diablo 6 Trail Running Pack
Great little trail running pack. Really hugs the body well and doesn't bounce much at all. I used it for a Grand Canyon R2R2R last year and it is still in excellent condition. I washed it al...

In Gear Swap » FS: Gregory Diablo 6 Trail Running Pack
March 28, 9:12am

WTB: Men's windbreaker
Hey Ya'll I'm looking for a Men's windbreaker, specifically a Patagonia Nine Trails in medium, a Arc'teryx Squamish Hoody, or Arc'teryx Celeris Jacket. Thanks

In Gear Swap » WTB: Men's windbreaker
March 01, 9:17am

primaloft
My wife has a The North Face Redpoint Optimus that we could sell. The jacket has 100grams of Primaloft One with a close fitting hood. Its black, and XS, but probably fits more like a standard sma...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Women's Clothing
February 12, 9:43am

It might not really be leaky
I have the first generation Neoair and the valves are a bit strange. When I sleep on my neoair, it stays firm all night long. If I ever have mine blown up and it is left out for awhile with me la...

In GEAR » NeoAir X-Lite Leaky
January 25, 11:14am

interpretation
"Its 17-ounce (482-g) weight precludes its use as a solo shelter for hikers that spend more time on virtual hikes than real walks in bad weather" I'm not sure I understand what'...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review
January 24, 2:07pm

Dogs are tough.
Dogs are tough. Ours skis in 0 degree weather and has camped in the lower teens with snow. We just throw a rain jacket or something over her and she usually works her way closer and closer to our ...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Hiking With Your Dog
January 19, 4:46pm

Acto MX
AlsoFYI: In know way would I call the Acto MX a "fancy" softshell. Its really very simple and on the minimalist end of things. Just because it is from an expensive company does not mak...

In GEAR » Good softshell choice?
December 20, 2:27pm

moving in cold dryish conditions
I would completely agree softshells are not for rain, that is what hard shells(rain jackets) are for. It does not rain in Wyoming in the winter, so it works well for the dry blowing snow we get he...

In GEAR » Good softshell choice?
December 20, 2:16pm

softshells are very useful for winter travel
Softshells are veyr useful for winter travel. I mostly backcountry ski in the winter and a lightweight softshell is the primary layer I wear (Arcteryx Acto MX Hoody or TNF Something Hybrid with Wi...

In GEAR » Good softshell choice?
December 20, 8:28am

rab xenon
I almost bought a rab xenon this summer, but decided I didn't really need it. I was very impressed with it and I think it would be perfect for something like the classic. For what its worth...

In Gear Lists » 2012 Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic gear list
December 06, 9:19pm

All Reader Reviews by Gabe Joyes

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Osprey Talon 44
All of the Osprey Talon packs are just plain comfortable. For all of the features the Talon 44 packs, I think its weight is actually pretty amazing. Sure you could get a lighter pack, but for the co...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
November 13, 12:49pm

The North Face Hydrogen Jacket (2008 Model)
This was the lightest wind breaker I could find with a full-zip and no hood. The men's comes in at 2.9 oz. and the women's at 2.4 oz. Blocks the wind wonderfully and is pretty breathable. T...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
November 13, 12:36pm

Western Mountaineering Ultralight Super
I love this bag. Lofts up wicked fast, never leaks feathers, packs small (for a 20 degree bag), spot on temp rating for me and my wife. The regular length definitely runs a bit short, I'm 5&#...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 13, 11:15am