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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.
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All Forum Posts by Will Rietveld

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FS: MLD Spinnaker Poncho-Tarp, 7 oz--SOLD!
FS: lightly used Mountain Laurel Designs Poncho-Tarp. Made of 1 oz/yd2 spinnaker fabric. Weight in spinnaker stuff sack is 7.6 oz. Use for rainwear and shelter. Excellent condition. BPL review ...

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Spinnaker Poncho-Tarp, 7 oz
October 11, 12:54pm

FS: Big Sky International Mirage 2P Single Wall Tent--SOLD!!
Brand new two person single wall tent with two doors and two vestibules. Weight is 2 pounds 12 ounces. Tent has the following configuration: SuprSil fabric, mesh interior, DAC Featherlite NSL alumi...

In Gear Swap » FS: Big Sky International Mirage 2P Single Wall Tent
October 11, 12:37pm

Re: FS: Terra-Nova Quasar 45 Backpack
Pack is still available, price reduced to $175 plus shipping.

In Gear Swap » FS: Terra-Nova Quasar 45 Backpack
October 11, 12:30pm

FS: Terra-Nova Quasar 45 Cuben Fiber/Dyneema Backpack, SOLD!!
Pack is lightly used and in excellent condition. 45L volume, weight is 22.25 ounces. Size Medium (torso measures 15-19 inches, depending on load lifter adjustment, measured from shoulder strap atta...

In Gear Swap » FS: Terra-Nova Quasar 45 Backpack
September 11, 1:47pm

Re: Will Rietveld returns!
I just wanted to let ya'll know that I have finally updated our website: It was badly neglected for a long time. Hopefully I'll do a better job fr...

In On the Web » Will Rietveld returns!
August 27, 3:16pm

FS: Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo 2 Shelter System - SOLD
This is a 3-part Cuben Fiber shelter system consisting of a tarp, inner mesh tent, and front beak. Uses 2 trekking poles for support. Luxury for one person or roomy enough for two. Weight is just 3...

In Gear Swap » FS: Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo 2 Shelter System
July 20, 12:25pm

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

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