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Jonathan Shefftz (jshefftz1) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Jonathan Shefftz

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Explorer Rationale
"Just wondering, Jonathan, why you are upgrading to the Explorer when you used the SE so little. When used with a Bluetooth display device (as you plan to) the Explorer seems to add little fun...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
May 23, 11:12am

SE For Sale
I succumbed to Explorer temptation based on a special deal and the possibility of leaving my old Garmin GPSr home more often (especially now that I’ve been experimenting with Gaia on my newer mor...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
May 23, 9:07am

New DeLorme InReach Explorer (i.e., SE w/ *nearly* full-fledged GPSr functions)
So close yet so far (i.e., no base maps): http://www.inreachdelorme.com/product-info/inreach-explorer.php http://forum.delorme.com/index.php?/topic/21564-topographic-maps-on-new-inreach-explorer/

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
April 22, 6:53pm

PDG
If I were to fly further than Colorado or Utah for a ski race, I would do the PDG or Pierra Menta. Skating on skimo race gear is of course nowhere near as good as my skate racing hear, but it work...

In Editor's Roundtable » AT Nordic Ski Systems: Discovering the Best of Backcountry Nordic and Alpine Touring Systems Through Hybridization
April 08, 3:42pm

Very easy terrain indeed
If you're skiing with Dynafit toe pieces but no heel pieces, you must indeed be skiing on very easy terrain ... or else you're skiing very poorly on difficult terrain. Personally, I woul...

In Editor's Roundtable » AT Nordic Ski Systems: Discovering the Best of Backcountry Nordic and Alpine Touring Systems Through Hybridization
April 08, 11:16am

"minor 'obsolescence' weight penalty"
Sure, if you can't afford a ~$550 Dynafit PDG or Scarpa Alien on sale, then yes, a hacked-up old Dynafit TLT4 or Scarpa F1 will be nearly free. But: "I will take the minor "obsolesc...

In Editor's Roundtable » AT Nordic Ski Systems: Discovering the Best of Backcountry Nordic and Alpine Touring Systems Through Hybridization
April 08, 7:42am

"franken-boot" concept = obsolete
"I'm intrigued that nobody on here has discussed the "franken-boot" concept, which is basically a Dynafit shell carved down to the bare essentials (i.e. one buckle, no tongue, cu...

In Editor's Roundtable » AT Nordic Ski Systems: Discovering the Best of Backcountry Nordic and Alpine Touring Systems Through Hybridization
April 07, 10:08am

Great to see some coverage of lightweight alpine ski touring gear here...
... but just a few clarifications and questions: “Pierre has worked exclusively with carbon fiber since 2006 and will work alongside Dynafit to produce the ‘Dynafit by Pierre Gignoux’ race...

In Editor's Roundtable » ISPO 2014, Munich, Part 3
March 12, 10:33am

Dynafit-rebranded PG Binding & Boot
“Part three will focus on hardware, and just to get you salivating here is a little foretaste. ...and yes, there is a boot to go with it. [Editorial note: 75 g? Drool ...]” - Just Dynafit'...

In Editor's Roundtable » ISPO 2014, Munich, Part 2
March 11, 4:27pm

Mounting Width for AT Race Bindings
"The problem with using TLT bindings on the Glittertind or Voss rests in the heel piece, which I've heard is too big to mount on these narrow skis (~50mm waist)." -- I have no idea w...

In Editor's Roundtable » AT Nordic Ski Systems: Discovering the Best of Backcountry Nordic and Alpine Touring Systems Through Hybridization
February 20, 6:16am

All Reader Reviews by Jonathan Shefftz

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Patagonia Spraymaster
I bought this in part motivated by a glowing review in Backpacker magazine, plus this review from Outside: http://outside.away.com/outside/gear/gear.tcl?gear=Patagonia-Spraymaster&gear_id=2461&am...

In Clothing - Raingear
May 31, 6:49pm

Wild Things Epic Wind Shirt
Note: this is for the non-hooded partial-zip pullover model. The downsides: - Heavy by BPL standards, although then again, we’re talking just a few ounces of excess over my Helly Hanson Mars or Mo...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 31, 6:31pm

Camp XLH95 Harness
After using this harness for two days of training on snow (but not a real glacier) and a few indoor practice sessions, I finally used it for real the last two days on Mt Baker. (We hiked up to the ba...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
July 05, 1:15pm