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Jonathan Shefftz (jshefftz1) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Jonathan Shefftz

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He is packing his skins away into a specially designed pocket in his lycra race suit. When I am not wearing my race suit, I either pack my skins into a similar designed pocket in a softshell jac...

In GEAR » Since winter is around the corner I'm gonna talk about skis
September 12, 8:09pm

fast transitions w/ fast gear
The discontinued Dynafit TLT5 boot combined with the Dynafit Speed Radical or Speed Turn binding is that much more expensive that telemark gear? "I've done tours close to folks who are ...

In GEAR » Since winter is around the corner I'm gonna talk about skis
September 11, 7:59pm

Dynadeals
Dynafit TLT5 boots are now on Sierra Tradingpost. Price is only kind of so-so, although would be very nice with a typical 35% off coupon. Also, European etailers now have the Dynafit Speed Turn b...

In GEAR » Since winter is around the corner I'm gonna talk about skis
September 11, 4:53pm

AT "Tech" binding release
Weren't all the Epicski.com answers sufficient? So for "Tech"-style Dynafit bindings and competitors, both the lateral and forward release springs are located at the heel: first t...

In GEAR » Since winter is around the corner I'm gonna talk about skis
September 11, 3:01pm

F1
New for $252 in sz 27.5: http://www.geartrade.com/item/312888/f1-boot-lemon-275-excellent?gclid=CJ30wIi1w7kCFc9i7AodymwA8w New for ~$300 (depending on coupon) in sz 24 only: http://www.sierratra...

In GEAR » Since winter is around the corner I'm gonna talk about skis
September 11, 7:17am

BD Prime/Slant = way better than any T2 setup, but ...
The BD Prime/Slant is a fairly middle-of-the road AT boot, maybe even lighter than average (depending on how you define the average here), and it's certainly way more efficient than any tele se...

In GEAR » Since winter is around the corner I'm gonna talk about skis
September 10, 9:12am

Come to the light side! (And efficient too.)
This is a great time to switch to lightweight AT gear: the big race scene in Europe has led to stunningly lightweight designs, the growing race scene in the U.S. means you can actually find stuff h...

In GEAR » Since winter is around the corner I'm gonna talk about skis
September 09, 5:18pm

Firmware Upgrade -- nothing new as far as I can tell...
I upgraded to the latest firmware today. I don't notice any differences. (And I can still see the beginning snippet of each Preset Message.)

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
September 09, 4:52pm

Spot > SE Upgraders
">> So far, nobody that I know has traded in their SPOT for an Inreach << That's exactly what I did." -- Me too! I expect my annual cost to be only slightly highe...

In GEAR » best two way sat communicator?
August 23, 8:10pm

Deletion, Three Types of Messages, Quick Text
Rex, super helpful on the deletion procedure, many thanks! (I suspect that my prior attempts didn’t succeed because I didn’t click on the *body* of the message.) Regarding the three types o...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
August 17, 7:11am

All Reader Reviews by Jonathan Shefftz

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Patagonia Spraymaster
I bought this in part motivated by a glowing review in Backpacker magazine, plus this review from Outside: http://outside.away.com/outside/gear/gear.tcl?gear=Patagonia-Spraymaster&gear_id=2461&am...

In Clothing - Raingear
May 31, 6:49pm

Wild Things Epic Wind Shirt
Note: this is for the non-hooded partial-zip pullover model. The downsides: - Heavy by BPL standards, although then again, we’re talking just a few ounces of excess over my Helly Hanson Mars or Mo...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 31, 6:31pm

Camp XLH95 Harness
After using this harness for two days of training on snow (but not a real glacier) and a few indoor practice sessions, I finally used it for real the last two days on Mt Baker. (We hiked up to the ba...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
July 05, 1:15pm