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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.
CityChicago
StateIllinois
CountryUnited States
My Website URLhttp://www.geargrams.com/list?id=3859

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All Forum Posts by Joseph R

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Re: Sugoi brand "Wallaroo" merino pieces at REI-outlet.com
Yeah, definitely some decent looking deals. I'll see if I can get a link working (well, I'm clearly no html wizard, so copy and paste the link below): http://www.rei.com/outlet/search?q...

In Gear Deals » Sugoi brand "Wallaroo" merino pieces
September 18, 12:50pm

Re: Berghaus/Mtnhause Rmache
Michael - that Berghaus should be an interesting product once it hits the market, for sure - mostly because of the cut, the technique chosen for main baffling, and the use of hydrophobic down. I d...

In Editor's Roundtable » Down Jacket Shoot-out: GoLite Bitterroot vs. Rab Infinity
September 15, 7:45pm

Re: Is there any gear that your don't go light on?
Sometimes photo gear (although the Sony RX100 has been something of a revolution for me in that department). Sometimes I make decisions to carry more weight for the sake of comfort/versatility -...

In GEAR » Is there any gear that your don't go light on?
September 12, 1:27am

Re: Re: Rab Kinetic Jacket Review
Hi Dale, I own a kinetic (the 2012 PS+ version reviewed here) and can answer your questions: I take it that the jacket has no pit zippers. -> Correct, no pit zips. Do you use the pockets ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Rab Kinetic Jacket Review
September 05, 12:43pm

Re: EvaRest Sleeping Pads Instock..
Placed my order. Definitely looking forward to this one...

In Gear Deals » CCF Pads; Coming Soon
August 30, 10:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Remember, there's more than pixels
Hi Gregory, The reason behind no NEX for me is a bit of a story. But it basically comes down to size. I had progressed my ultralight philosophy to the point where I was bringing no camera at a...

In GEAR » New Cameras!
August 29, 11:43am

Re: Remember, there's more than pixels
Exactly. As much as I love my Canon 7D and L glass, a Sony RX100 fits in my pocket and weighs significantly less than the 7D combined with the lightest lens I own. Image quality wise the RX100 won...

In GEAR » New Cameras!
August 27, 10:50pm

Re: Re: I need a large sensor
Unless your goal is wildlife, I can heartily second the Sony RX100 for UL backpacking photographers looking to replace a DSLR with something lighter and more compact. I brought one with on a rec...

In GEAR » New Cameras!
August 24, 1:54pm

Re: Wow..Lots of Interest : )
Put me down for one.

In Gear Deals » CCF Pads; Coming Soon
August 01, 10:45am

Re: Windshirts: 2012 State of the Market Report - Part 1: What is a Windshirt?
Removing the pocket from my Houdini sounds like a fun weekend project, so much thanks for the mini write-up on it. I'm not much of a DIYer yet, but the project seems simple enough, and I know ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Windshirts: 2012 State of the Market Report - Part 1: What is a Windshirt?
July 11, 10:45am

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