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Will Rietveld (WilliWabbit) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southwest Colorado
About Me Will Rietveld Ph.D, Senior Editor for Gear and Apparel, joined the BPL staff in April 2004. In his former career, Will was a research scientist, project manager, and R&D program administrator. Now retired, he lives in southern Colorado where he takes up a new career of backpacking year-round in the mountains and canyon country of the Southwest. During the summer months Will and his wife Janet are volunteer wilderness rangers in the Weminuche Wilderness. He has been a lightweight backpacker for 52 years and an ultralight backpacker for 13 years.
CityDurango
StateColorado
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://home.bresnan.net/~swultralight/

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All Forum Posts by Will Rietveld

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FS: Big Sky International Evolution 2P Tent - SOLD
Lightweight backpackers check this out: the BSI Evolution 2P (2-person) tent is one of the very lightest double wall tents on the market, it has 2 doors and 2 vestibules, and its very roomy inside....

In Gear Swap » FS: Big Sky International Evolution 2P Tent
July 20, 12:05pm

FS: Montane Atomic DT Waterproof/breathable Jacket and Pants, Men's Large - SOLD
Jacket and pants have been worn only a few times and are in excellent condition. Color is black. WP/B technology is Entrant DT Jacket weights 11.3 ounces MSRP is $269 Pant weighs 7/1 ounces ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Montane Atomic DT Waterproof/breathable Jacket and Pants, Men's Large
July 05, 2:03pm

Re: FS: Mountain Hardwear Quasar Pullover, Size Men's Large
Jacket is still available.

In Gear Swap » FS: Mountain Hardwear Quasar Pullover, Size MenLarge
July 05, 1:53pm

Re: How about with boots?
Diane, all of the gaiters in this article (except the Simblissity) will also work with light hikers. The Simblissity is specific to trail runners. Better to size up on the Montbell Spats because th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Gaiters: State of the Market Report 2013
July 02, 7:42pm

Re: Montbell Stretch Semi-Long Spats versus MH Scree
Hi EJ, The Montbell spats and MH Scree are quite different. The Montbell fits tight and I would definitely size up. Both are made of stretch fabric, but the Montbell fabric is a stiffer stretch. Th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Gaiters: State of the Market Report 2013
July 02, 7:39pm

Re: FS: Marmot Plasma 30 Sleeping Bag, Size Regular
Bag is still available, reduced to $275 plus shipping.

In Gear Swap » FS: Marmot Plasma 30 Sleeping Bag, Size Regular
June 16, 1:56pm

Re: Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 3: M-SUL Base Weight Gear Lists
Finally got the corrections made to gear list weights; thanks Eric! As expected, the BPL faithful came through, correcting all of my oversights and adding their wisdom. It was fun doing this ser...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 3: M-SUL Base Weight Gear Lists
June 15, 7:29am

Re: FS: Mountain Hardwear Quasar Pullover, Size Men's Large
Still available.

In Gear Swap » FS: Mountain Hardwear Quasar Pullover, Size MenLarge
June 14, 7:10pm

Re: FS: Marmot Plasma 30 Sleeping Bag, Size Regular
Bag is still available.

In Gear Swap » FS: Marmot Plasma 30 Sleeping Bag, Size Regular
June 14, 7:09pm

FS: Mountain Hardwear Quasar Pullover, Size Men's Large--SOLD
2012 model. Anorak style air permeable rainwear. Size Men's Large. Weight is 10.35 ounces. Excellent condition. MH's Dry.Q Elite fabric uses an eVent membrane and MH construction. D...

In Gear Swap » FS: Mountain Hardwear Quasar Pullover, Size MenLarge
June 09, 1:56pm

All Reader Reviews by Will Rietveld

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Integral Designs eVENT Shortie Gaiters
I have used these gaiters a lot and really like them. I don't mind their zipperless/Velcroless design, its lighter and simpler. I have size L. For me, they fit very well over mid or full height boo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 23, 8:09am

Six Moon Designs Comet
The new Comet backpack has removeable aluminum stays which allow it to be used as either a frameless or internal frame pack. Without stays it weighs 22 oz and with stays it weighs 27 oz. The Comet ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 03, 7:50pm

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
I just got this book and its superb! As I paged through the book, I kept saying yes, right on, perfect, exactly! Don presents the UL gospel clearly and concisely, and the illustrations by Mike Clellan...

In Books and Media
August 03, 7:36pm

Gossamer Gear Fire-fly
The Fire-fly is a real lightweight stove made by mo-go-gear and sold by Gossamer Gear. The whole kit weighs 1.5 ounces and includes the burner, pot stand, windscreen, and heat reflector. The open j...

In Stoves - Alcohol
August 03, 7:24pm