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Jonathan Ryan (Jkrew81) - BPL Professional Member

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All Forum Posts by Jonathan Ryan

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Re: ULA Epic Pack Review
With the inital setup of the pack I would agree it was too expensive, but it now comes with the drybag and handy side pockets. Still not cheap, but the price does not seem crazy anymore. Obviousl...

In Editor's Roundtable » ULA Epic Pack Review
October 27, 1:16pm

Re: Swift
Good point Tim but I think I kinda get where they are going with this pack. Seems like they are trying to offer a simple UL pack that the user can upgrade to carry heavier loads if required. Pret...

In GEAR » New Swift Changes announced
October 26, 12:33pm

Re: TT DR
I will second the double rainbow

In GEAR » If you could only have one tent/shelter what would it be?
October 24, 6:17pm

Re: nighthiking flashlight choices
I trail run all through the winter and hav been using a headlamp/flashlight combo for a few years with success. Currently I am using a PT EOS R headlamp along with a Fenix L1D. Both are regulated...

In GEAR » nighthiking flashlight choices
October 24, 4:52pm

Re: ULA Epic Pack Review
Bought one of these a few weeks back for heavy load and nasty weather trips. Have not taken it out yet but I agree with the reviewer, this is a burly pack. Not the best option for a standard 3 se...

In Editor's Roundtable » ULA Epic Pack Review
October 20, 7:49am

Re: ULA Epic Drybag
very nice, Chris at ULA says they are working on some lighter drybag options for this pack. Maybe they will turn out somthing similar.

In Make Your Own Gear » ULA Epic Drybag
October 12, 4:31pm

Re: Best thru hiking pack
I would go with my ULA Circuit, best overall pack in my book.

In GEAR » Best thru hiking pack
October 08, 6:52pm

Re: What's Your Weakness? Inov8's
I currently own 5 pairs. Thank goodness for awesome prices on runningwarehouse

In GEAR » What's Your Weakness?
October 08, 4:17am

Re: Re: FS SMD '10 Swift large
if my PM is not working pls email me at Jonathan.Ryan2@staples.com

In Gear Swap » FS SMD '10 Swift large
September 30, 4:49pm

FS SMD '10 Swift large
sold

In Gear Swap » FS SMD '10 Swift large
September 30, 2:20pm

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