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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: MLD DuoMId in Cuben
Wow, she's a beauty! Luckily I already have a cuben trailstar, otherwise I might be tempted. Nice price, too.

In Gear Swap » MLD DuoMId in Cuben
May 23, 12:07pm

Re: RE Ion
Those are some really sweet looking mods - in particular, the water bottle holders are a great addition to this pack. But... I have an 18.5" torso, so a large would be too big... darn. I rel...

In Gear Swap » FS Golite Ion modified by Tim Marshall
May 23, 11:59am

Re: FS Golite Ion modified by Tim Marshall
Torso size? Condition? I'll take it if it is a medium and in very good/excellent shape.

In Gear Swap » FS Golite Ion modified by Tim Marshall
May 22, 11:32pm

Re: 1.9 oz rain jacket, FWIW
It's more of a wind shirt than a rain shell. Would probably wet out pretty quick.

In GEAR » 1.9 oz rain jacket, FWIW
May 22, 3:16pm

Re: Question on fit of GoLite gear
I'm wearing a Wildwood Run Top right now, which Golite describes as fitted. Mine is a size medium, and I'm typically between sizes for most brands, but I sized up for this particular shirt...

In GEAR » Question on fit of GoLite gear
May 22, 11:07am

Re: Re: Re: Found
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/21/us-usa-yosemite-missing-idUSBRE84K1C920120521 Reuters reports that "His backpack and other gear were left at the camp." His becoming lost coul...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite National Park Searches for Missing Hiker
May 21, 6:10pm

Mountainsmith V-stakes?
Anyone ever use these stakes? Comments on performance? Actual size/weight? They are listed as 7" and 3.3oz for 8 (so about 11.5g per stake). They might be a pretty good deal when combined w...

In GEAR » Mountainsmith V-stakes?
May 21, 2:38pm

Re: Re: Lightest Camp/River Crossing Shoes?
The vivobarefoot's (vivobarefeet's?) come in at 3.7oz per pair, not per shoe. They are basically crocs for runners.

In GEAR » Lightest Camp/River Crossing Shoes?
May 21, 11:24am

Re: Re: Lightest Camp/River Crossing Shoes?
Jon Epstein appears to be a spammer...

In GEAR » Lightest Camp/River Crossing Shoes?
May 21, 10:58am

Re: Reflective Guyline
I recommend checking out the glowire @ lawsonequipment.com - it makes great guyline and exceptionally bright (blaze orange plus reflective tracer). It's sold in 50ft quantities - I don't t...

In GEAR » Reflective Guyline
May 21, 9:53am

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