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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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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

FS: Marmot Plasma 30 Sleeping Bag, Size Regular--SOLD!
2011 model. Excellent condition, used only a few times. Weight is 22 ounces. Color is black. Features: Certified 900+ Fill Power Goose Down EN Tested Insotect Flow™ Vertical Baffle System R...

In Gear Swap » FS: Marmot Plasma 30 Sleeping Bag, Size Regular
June 09, 12:17pm

Re: FS: Mountain Hardwear Mtn. Speed 32 Sleeping Bag, Size Long
Bag is still available. $275 is half price for a really UL bag.

In Gear Swap » FS: Mountain Hardwear Mtn. Speed 32 Sleeping Bag, Size Long
June 09, 12:06pm

FS: GoLite Adrenaline 20 Sleeping Bag, Regular Length -- SOLD!!
Bag has been used only a few times and is in excellent condition. 2008 model. Product: Men’s Adrenaline 20 Sleeping Bag Year of Manufacture: 2008 Size Tested: Men’s Regular Insulation: 80...

In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite Adrenaline 20 Sleeping Bag, Regular Length
June 09, 11:55am

Re: food weight for 5 days
Looks like I made a math error. Will get it corrected asap. 1.5 pounds of food per day is just right for me when hiking hard. I eat less the first 2 days then eat more the remaining days. Every...

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 05, 12:41pm

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