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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: Re: z lite
I agree with Stephen. Very durable but not a great choice for side sleepers. I know a number of people who swear by them, but I just need more cushioning. They are awesome to have in camp and ma...

In GEAR » z lite
June 01, 2:28pm

Re: Re: light tripod for dslr
Double post... grrr I do this way too often lol

In GEAR » light tripod for dslr
June 01, 10:10am

Re: light tripod for dslr
Inexpensive? Doh! Don't think I can help you much there. I was looking into a Manfrotto table top tripod, which is relatively cheap but I would like something a bit taller and more adjustable...

In GEAR » light tripod for dslr
June 01, 9:57am

Re: 1/8"
Lawson, any updates bringing these pads to market? As for size, same vote for me as Stephen - 1/8" thick, and big size so I can cut it down to whatever I want if need be. I would use it fo...

In Gear Deals » Product Ideas and Feedback Wanted
May 31, 1:43pm

Re: FS: Large & Small NeoAir XLites
Hi Stephen, I'll take the small. Can you PM me your paypal address? Thanks, Joe

In Gear Swap » FS: Large & Small NeoAir XLites
May 31, 1:35pm

Re: Re: One Headlamp to Rule them All?
There was a thread on the gear deals forum about this same kickstarter project (bosavi headlamp) - yeah, it looks pretty cool, and could be considered a good UL option if the final shipping product...

In GEAR » One Headlamp to Rule them All?
May 30, 12:29pm

Re: End of trail sale# 2
PM sent for the Golite Ion... crossing my fingers that it is the right torso size (medium)!

In Gear Swap » Big End of the Trail Sale!!
May 29, 1:12pm

Re: Re: Missing Hiker in Colorado -- Found?
The majority of my usual trail companions are friends and acquaintances of James - and to them (and to James' family as well), I can only hope that this development will bring them what peace t...

In Chaff » Missing Hiker in Colorado
May 29, 12:57pm

Re: Travel pants
I'd recommend the golite siskiyou pants if they ever come back in stock in more sizes. Only large/XL in stock right now... Edit: the golite's appear to have one cargo style pocket, so ma...

In GEAR » Travel pants
May 23, 11:02pm

Re: Ion
@Gary - So my medium sized torso would probably play nice with a large Ion? I had read somewhere that chest size makes a difference for fitting this pack as well, and I'm not exactly barrel-ch...

In Gear Swap » FS Golite Ion modified by Tim Marshall
May 23, 5:49pm

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