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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: Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket, Mens M, 7 oz -- SOLD!!
Jacket is like-new, 850 fill power down, full height zipper, zippered hand pockets, and only weighs 7 ounces. Rivals the weight of the Montbell Ex Light jacket and this one has hand pockets. Color ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket, Mens M, 7 oz
October 13, 2:36pm

FS: Brooks-Range Alpini Mountain Anorak, Mens XL-- SOLD!
Has side zips for access to climbing gear. No hood. 800 fill down. Excellent condition. Color is yellow. Very puffy and warm. Cost new is $249, sell for 175 plus shipping. email me direct at...

In Gear Swap » FS: Brooks-Range Alpini Mountain Anorak , XL
October 13, 12:03pm

FS: Patagonia Down Sweater Special Edition, 900 FP Down, Size Men's Medium-- SOLD!
Limited edition Patagonia Down Sweater with 900 fill down and 0.8 ounce nylon ripstop shell, Deluge DWR, full-height front zipper, zippered hand pockets. Color is silver, weight is 9.4 ounces. Very...

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia Down Sweater Special Edition, 900 FP Down, Size Men's Medium
October 12, 1:17pm

FS: Backpacking Light Vapor Bivy Sack, 5.6 ounces--SOLD!
Bivy is brand new, size Regular (81 inches long). Breathable fabric. Ultralight protection from wind, rain spray, spindrift, and for the retention of heat in open-air and tarp camping situations. ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Backpacking Light Vapor Bivy Sack, 5.6 ounces
October 11, 3:10pm

FS: Six Moon Designs Wild Oasis Shelter, 13.3 ounces--SOLD!
SMD Silnylon Wild Oasis solo shelter is very LW and bugproof. This one is in like-new condition. Weight is 13.3 ounces in silnylon stuff sack. Already seam sealed and guylines attached. No stakes i...

In Gear Swap » FS: Six Moon Designs Wild Oasis Shelter, 13.3 ounces
October 11, 1:03pm

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

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