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Will Rietveld (WilliWabbit) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southwest Colorado
About Me Will Rietveld Ph.D, Senior Editor for Gear and Apparel, joined the BPL staff in April 2004. In his former career, Will was a research scientist, project manager, and R&D program administrator. Now retired, he lives in southern Colorado where he takes up a new career of backpacking year-round in the mountains and canyon country of the Southwest. During the summer months Will and his wife Janet are volunteer wilderness rangers in the Weminuche Wilderness. He has been a lightweight backpacker for 52 years and an ultralight backpacker for 13 years.
CityDurango
StateColorado
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://home.bresnan.net/~swultralight/

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All Forum Posts by Will Rietveld

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Re: Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 2 Shelter Review
Sorry for the delay in responding to your questions. CORNER CATENARY CURVES: The corners do have a catenary curve, and yes that does reduce interior headroom. Raising the shelter up a bit helps ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 2 Shelter Review
February 17, 12:00pm

Re: Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 2 Shelter Review
Hi all, sorry I'm slow responding to your comments. We gave a LW backpacking presentation yesterday evening, and this morning we are leaving for a 4-day hut trip. I think I need to slow down, s...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 2 Shelter Review
February 13, 7:38am

Re: FS: Brooks-Range Alpini Mountain Anorak, Mens XL
Still available, price reduced to $150 plus shipping.

In Gear Swap » FS: Brooks-Range Alpini Mountain Anorak , XL
December 08, 11:38am

Re: FS: Sierra Designs Gnar Lite Down Jacket, Mens Large, 800 fill DryDown
Reduced to $125 plus shipping.

In Gear Swap » FS: Sierra Designs Gnar Lite Down Jacket, Mens Large, 800 fill DryDown
December 08, 11:10am

Re: FS: Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket, Mens M, 7 oz
Jacket is still available (Nov 2013)

In Gear Swap » FS: Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket, Mens M, 7 oz
November 17, 3:00pm

Re: FS: BPL TORSOLITE SLEEPING PAD
This is now a classic; insulated foam core and lightweight. Still available.

In Gear Swap » FS: BPL TORSOLITE SLEEPING PAD
November 17, 2:59pm

Re: FS: Sierra Designs Gnar Lite Down Jacket, Mens Large, 800 fill DryDown
Jacket is still available (Nov 2013)

In Gear Swap » FS: Sierra Designs Gnar Lite Down Jacket, Mens Large, 800 fill DryDown
November 17, 2:57pm

Re: FS: Terra-Nova Quasar 45 Cuben Fiber/Dyneema Backpack, $175
Pack is still available (Nov 2013)

In Gear Swap » FS: Terra-Nova Quasar 45 Backpack
November 17, 2:55pm

Re: for sale?
Yes, still have it. email me direct at willi_wabbit at Bresnan.net

In Gear Swap » FS: Terra-Nova Quasar 45 Backpack
October 22, 7:17pm

FS: Sierra Designs Gnar Lite Down Jacket, Mens Large, 800 fill DryDown--SOLD!
Jacket is in like-new condition. Color is black with blue zipper and lining. 800 fill DryDown, full height front zipper, zippered hand pockets, 2 interior drop pockets, thumb loops. No hood. Weight...

In Gear Swap » FS: Sierra Designs Gnar Lite Down Jacket, Mens Large, 800 fill DryDown
October 14, 12:09pm

All Reader Reviews by Will Rietveld

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Integral Designs eVENT Shortie Gaiters
I have used these gaiters a lot and really like them. I don't mind their zipperless/Velcroless design, its lighter and simpler. I have size L. For me, they fit very well over mid or full height boo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 23, 8:09am

Six Moon Designs Comet
The new Comet backpack has removeable aluminum stays which allow it to be used as either a frameless or internal frame pack. Without stays it weighs 22 oz and with stays it weighs 27 oz. The Comet ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 03, 7:50pm

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
I just got this book and its superb! As I paged through the book, I kept saying yes, right on, perfect, exactly! Don presents the UL gospel clearly and concisely, and the illustrations by Mike Clellan...

In Books and Media
August 03, 7:36pm

Gossamer Gear Fire-fly
The Fire-fly is a real lightweight stove made by mo-go-gear and sold by Gossamer Gear. The whole kit weighs 1.5 ounces and includes the burner, pot stand, windscreen, and heat reflector. The open j...

In Stoves - Alcohol
August 03, 7:24pm