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Jonathan Ryan (Jkrew81) - BPL Professional Member

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Re: Getting used to winter
First trail run below 32 degree's last night. Course it is going to be 60 on Tuesday.

In Post-Trip Reports » Getting used to winter
November 22, 5:41am

Re: Houdini v. Traverse
Great topic guys. Just curious does anyone else here dislike hooded windshirts? I have a houdini but I prefer my 9 Trails windshirt layered with an eVent jacket. I have an Ibex Icefall jacket bu...

In GEAR » Houdini v. Traverse
November 21, 5:48am

Re: Patagonia R1 or Ibex Indie?
Different tools for different jobs. I have the R1 Hoody and the BPL beartooth and they are both great. I use the beartooth for winter running as it regulates body temps better and I use the R1 in...

In GEAR » Patagonia R1 or Ibex Indie?
November 17, 5:36am

Osprey Talon 22 for running
hey guys, I was curious if anyone has used this pack to run. I am working on putting together and overnight running kit and am looking for some firsthand experience with this pack. It would easi...

In GEAR » Osprey Talon 22 for running
November 12, 7:44am

Re: Re: Re: "Petzl Core"
So I took my Tikka2 with Core battery attachment out last night for an hour long trail run and it was great. The battery addition does not change the profile of the light (i.e. no bouce) and I was...

In GEAR » Petzl Core
November 12, 7:40am

Re: insoles as fly swatters
awesome, now I can stop bringing along my UL fly swatter.

In Multiple Use Gear » insoles as fly swatters
November 03, 12:41pm

Re: BC ski gear for rugged, mileage focused touring
Been a big fan of your blog Dave, lots of interesting info!

In Winter Hiking » BC ski gear for rugged, mileage focused touring
November 02, 7:30am

Re: Re: "Petzl Core"
I agree Craig, I have been using the new Tikka 2 for about a year now and the small close to the head profile is great for running. Much lighter and more stable than my EOS. Also like that it lig...

In GEAR » Petzl Core
October 28, 5:26am

Re: Princeton Tec
hey Eric, I will hand it to you that my PT EOS R is great, but until they come up with a solution like this I will keep it for hiking only. This Tikka setup looks pretty great for those that use ...

In GEAR » Petzl Core
October 28, 5:22am

Petzl Core
Just ordered my Core battery from REI today. This is pretty cool, finally a regulated Tikka. Granted I beleive this only works for the newer models. A winter time trail runners dream. http:...

In GEAR » Petzl Core
October 27, 2:13pm

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