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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.
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All Forum Posts by Joseph R

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Re: Argh!!! R1 vs cap4 hoodies...
If it were me, I'd go with the Cap 4 - it'll be more versatile. Not as warm as the R1, but quite a bit lighter. On trips where you would be wearing the layer while actively hiking, you ca...

In GEAR » Argh!!! R1 vs cap4 hoodies...
October 11, 5:25pm

Re: pata sale
Also, you can get an extra 5% off at campsaver with code cart-5849 (this code should work on any order). Decent deal on the new Capilene 4 zip tops - $75.20 shipped w/ code: http://www.campsa...

In Gear Deals » 15% off at Patagonia plus free shipping over $75
October 11, 12:33pm

Re: backpacking camera
I personally use either a Sony RX100 or a Canon 7D for photos while backpacking, but if I had to choose between a compact superzoom and a built-tough compact, I think I'd opt for the built-toug...

In GEAR » backpacking camera
October 02, 3:17pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Missing items?
Hi Ken, Regarding places to go backpacking near Chicago: yep, there basically aren't any, but I can offer one exception from experience - the South Kettle Moraine State Forest section of the I...

In Gear Lists » Looking to go lighter still
September 28, 11:27pm

Re: Small NeoAir Xlite...actual weight?
My example of the small xlite weighs 216.4g for the pad alone, the stuff sack weighs 12.5g, and the repair kit comes in at 11.0g. That translates to 7.63oz, 0.44oz, and 0.38oz, respectively, so a ...

In GEAR » Small NeoAir Xlite...actual weight?
September 28, 9:20pm

Thanks for the share
I think I know what I'm watching tonight :)

In GEAR » Full Andrew Skurka clinic on youtube
September 28, 1:04pm

Re: Altimeters
Sometimes I bring a Highgear Axio ABC watch and attach it the chest strap on my pack to augment my awareness of altitude, and use it as an always-on source of relatively accurate altitude informati...

In GEAR » Altimeters
September 27, 12:30pm

Cross post from Gear forum: MH Ghost Whisperer hooded down jacket @ - $213.71 shipped lower 48
Campsaver currently has Mountain Hardware's Ghost Whisperer hooded down jacket on sale for $213.71 shipped with coupon code cart-5849, as compared to the MSRP of $300. At the time of this post...

In Gear Deals » Cross post from Gear forum: MH Ghost Whisperer hooded down jacket @ - $213.71 shipped lower 48
September 27, 12:16pm

PSA - MH Ghost Whisperer hooded down jacket on sale @ - $213.71 shipped lower 48
Just a friendly PSA to fellow backpackers interested in this jacket: Campsaver currently has it on sale for $213.71 with coupon code cart-5849 (shipping is free in the lower 48 USA). At the time ...

In GEAR » New MH ghost whisperer down jacket, 7oz
September 27, 12:13pm

Re: Lightest 150 merino base layer top.
Maybe check out one of the merino blends like the Rab Meco line. The merino/cocona mix is lighter than pure merino, and retains pretty much all of the benefits of wool, with the added benefit of f...

In GEAR » Lightest 150 merino base layer top.
September 26, 11:02am

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