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Jonathan Ryan (Jkrew81) - BPL Professional Member

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FS Ti Goat Ptarmigan Bivy
This is the current model, all black with a full net hood. I It has probably seen 5-7 nights out and is in like- new condition. Only downer is it does not work well with my Big Agnes Insulated Ai...

In Gear Swap » FS Ti Goat Ptarmigan Bivy
December 16, 2:20pm

Re: Best bang for the buck solo shelter
I am a tarptent fan, but if you had to buy one shelter to cover all needs you best bet is probably some Mid. Good amount of space and 4 season ready.

In GEAR » Best bang for the buck solo shelter
December 06, 6:13am

Re: Re: Gear List - JMT Late Summer 2011
The EcoMesh would be perfect. I also just suggested the bladder as I know for me it makes staying hydrated easier. It is real hot and dusty out there so I found I was drinking constantly. Also s...

In Gear Lists » Gear List - JMT Late Summer 2011
December 04, 6:26am

Re: Gear List - JMT Late Summer 2011
I second Ryan's suggestion on the Sol Patrol pants. I used these along with a Pata El Ray shirt in the intense sun of the Tetons last summer and they worked great. Also forgot to mention usin...

In Gear Lists » Gear List - JMT Late Summer 2011
December 03, 1:04pm

Re: Gear List - JMT Late Summer 2011
Hey Brad, gear looks fine, but here are the take-aways I remember from my Yosemite to Reds section hike. - wear some kind of supplex type sun clothing and a full coverage hat. Fends off bugs,...

In Gear Lists » Gear List - JMT Late Summer 2011
December 03, 12:08pm

Re: RE: Core.
"the Core battery pack might be lighter than 3 AAA batteries" even if it were heavier the functionality gained would make it worth it. This mod makes using the power sucking high beam...

In GEAR » Headlamp recommendations
December 02, 2:15pm

Re: Re: RE: Core.
"Unless there's something I've missed, I believe the answer is no, there is no medium setting" correct, there are only 2 modes and you can program each to be regulated (with co...

In GEAR » Headlamp recommendations
December 02, 11:39am

Re: Re: Re: RE: Core.
"the core turns the Tikka/Zipka 2 into the best light I've ever had." totally agree Craig. I have had mine for about three weeks now using it 3-4x a week and it has been awesome. ...

In GEAR » Headlamp recommendations
December 02, 11:19am

Re: RE: Core.
"With the core, it'd essentially be a regulated light, no?" correct. I have the Core for my Tikka2 and the regulation feature works great. It even has a downloadable program that...

In GEAR » Headlamp recommendations
December 02, 10:30am

Re: Vapor Trail vs Circuit vs Mariposa Plus
with the addition of the optional stay I have used my Circuit up to 34lbs comfortably all day. I highly recommend, it is a great pack.

In GEAR » Vapor Trail vs Circuit vs Mariposa Plus
November 28, 11:19am

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