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All Forum Posts by Jon Rhoderick

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Re: BPL Hoody
Hey Chris Check out the OR ferosi?? hoody, it looks like a scholler dynamic type hoody. I've used the Exo's pants, which are basicly like dynamic by touch, but they pile (not sure if dyna...

In Gear Lists » Addition of Patagonia R1 Hoody?
April 04, 10:11pm

Re: pant to gaiter to shoe...
I am a HUGE fan of simple loops inside hems to create gaiters. I have Patagucci alpine guide pants, and I fashioned the loops when I was bored one day to fit quite tightly against the sole (this w...

In GEAR » pant to gaiter to shoe...
April 03, 8:16am

MYOG troubleshooting hiccups
I'm having trouble with a few things A. I'm recutting my RBH socks to be tighter, how do you adjust to sewing a thicker fabric, it won't run through the machine. B. How do you make a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG troubleshooting hiccups
April 02, 9:07pm

Re: How many degrees would a climasheild quilt add to a 15d bag
10* for 2.5 im guessing just add the loft to the BPL statement on sleeping bag loft graph and you'll get a good guess (maybe a little overestimated)

In Make Your Own Gear » How many degrees would a climasheild quilt add to a 15d bag
April 02, 11:06am

Hey Mike This list is one of the most useful posts in all of BPL, I'm glad you posted this! Jon

In Gear Lists » WINTER EXPEDITION LIST (long and cold)
March 31, 10:52pm

Re: Addition of Patagonia R1 Hoody?
Alot of times i think i can run gearlists without my R1, but I rarely do 1. Moving insulation in the morning is VITAL for me. I get out of my sleeping bag, cook, brush teeth, and pack, woah now i...

In Gear Lists » Addition of Patagonia R1 Hoody?
March 31, 10:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Keeping Ultralight Inexpensive
I'd say that at the lower pricepoints, people aren't quite into storming up 14er's and winter camping, its usually the great summer hiking that gets people into hiking, in which case yo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Keeping Ultralight Inexpensive
March 31, 10:33pm

She Named Names!!!!! Ha this is like 2 months I've had without making a productive post.

In Editor's Roundtable » Uncovering the Truth: Underground Doping in the Long Distance Hiking Community
March 31, 10:27pm

Re: Re: VBL
The RBH designs VB insul socks would be a perfect fabric for a jacket, its quite stretchy, and the finish isn't harsh against the skin. Pairing this with a really thin merino wool would be awe...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vapor Barrier Liners
March 13, 9:28am

Re: Torsolite and Staying Warm
I would not call the torsolite super durable. I slept outside with it and a few nights of sleeping on sandstone did it in. Granted that is high wear, but it was disappointing. It created about 1...

In GEAR » Torsolite and Staying Warm
March 07, 4:19pm

All Reader Reviews by Jon Rhoderick

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Smartwool Midweight Lomgsleeve Zip
This thing is absolutely phenomenal. Between rolling the sleeves up and the zip, I'm comfy hiking from 80 to about 40 with just the base layer, and down to about 30 or 25 with a rain jacket. Use...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
December 08, 12:55am

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
This, an OR Celestial jacket, smartwool mid pullover, and balaclava kept me tolerably warm down to 10* in the canyons of Utah. Packs well, feels great against your skin, and it doesn't seem to ha...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
December 08, 12:48am

Allen and Mike's Backcountry Ski Book
This book is rad. Took it on a NOLS backcountry ski course and pretty much found that we did virtually all the cool tips in this book for 12 days and were not even close to getting uncomfortable. I ...

In Books and Media
December 08, 12:39am

Petzl Meteor III Climbing Helmet
This thing looks like its not going to last long for those who climb really head bangerlike routes. Luckily have yet to test its strength, but what I like most is its fit. I haven't gone and tri...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
December 08, 12:29am

Trango Superfly Screwlock Carabiner
Used these on Wind River multipitches, after a belay biner or two these are awesome for filling in a bunch of lockers for security and not actually worrying about the weight. Great grippy screw, spin...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
December 08, 12:22am

Mountain Hardwear 2-3 year old windshell
Simple halfzip, green nylon windshell that stuffs into its pocket. Lined collar drawcord hem and clip for carabiner. The nylon is a ripstop that is very comfortable on the skin, this and a base laye...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 17, 1:33pm

Outdoor Research Celestial
I just picked this jacket up from a closeout, still pricey at $150, but its a high quality jacket. It uses GoreTex paclite, which has average breathability but the weight is not bad at all, 10.5 oz f...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 17, 1:26pm

Golite Trail Fly and Tail Spike
I've heard they fixed some problems but the pair I had didn't last more than 1 day hike along with about 3 months as using them as my go to shoes. I got them in September and come December I ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 24, 3:05pm

Outdoor Research Sequence Base Layers
For the price I think that it would be very hard to find better base layers than the Outdoor Research Sequence long sleeve or short sleeve tops. They are a mix of wool and polyester, and having owned...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
January 24, 2:57pm

Montbell Thermawrap Action
This is a very interesting garment, Golite made a similar model a while ago, that features a 50g synthetic insulation body with 15 denier nylon along with stretch fleece sides. The fleece adds to the...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
January 24, 2:48pm