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Icebreaker Blooper
I am sorry but I had to post this. Icebreaker has a cool pair of tights listed on their site with the following description "Articulated knees give you extra freedom of movement, while ref...

In Chaff » Icebreaker Blooper
September 09, 2:21pm

Re: Re: Glacier NP Trip + Engagement!!!!
Awesome! Congrats. I did the same thing in the Grand Canyon (brought out the ring and forgot to ask).

In Post-Trip Reports » Glacier NP Trip + Engagement!!!!
August 18, 7:01am

Re: caldera
"if you want a very light and efficient cook system get the caldera" I agree with Bryan. I own a canister stove that I never use. A basic Caldera Cone with the alcohol or esbit burne...

In GEAR » basic stove?
August 13, 1:46pm

Re: 5 fingers
Pro's: - Super comfortable on your feet - Super light and no need for socks Con's - Zero cushion - Requires you to break your feet in to new style of shoe (ie. lots of meta st...

In Philosophy & Technique » 5 fingers
August 13, 1:35pm

Re: GG Lightrek 4 Trekking Poles (stuck expander)
I emailed with Grant yesterday about my poles getting stuck as well and he just said to send them back for a retooling.

In GEAR » GG Lightrek 4 Trekking Poles (stuck expander)
August 12, 1:11pm

Re: Trail Runner Suggestions for Snow?
Last winter I started using the Inov8 Roclite 390's. I highly recommend! I agree with Javans remark below about the mesh filling with snow. The only downer in my book.

In GEAR » Trail Runner Suggestions for Snow?
August 11, 12:18pm

Re: Favorite Mid-Layer?
Arc Teryx Breva fleece vest (5-6 oz). It is tight fitting and pretty warm for its weight.

In GEAR » Favorite Mid-Layer?
August 11, 9:01am

Re: 40F bag for Grand Teton In Early Sept.
Did a trip out there last month and even then got down into the 40's at night. I was out for three nights and found each night I was using my Summerlite as a quilt till about 2 in the morn, wo...

In GEAR » 40F bag for Grand Teton In Early Sept.
August 06, 5:42am

Re: Selkirk Mountains-Hunt Lake,Idaho
very nice, great to see kids getting out and enjoying the outdoors!

In Post-Trip Reports » Selkirk Mountains-Hunt Lake,Idaho
August 03, 5:45pm

Re: Bushbuddy or BushBuddy Ultra?
I would not worry about it. I use the Titan kettle with the BB ultra as well and have encountered no issues. It is a pretty solid piece of kit. "ordering one of Joe's custom Cuben s...

In GEAR » Bushbuddy or BushBuddy Ultra?
August 03, 5:33am

All Reader Reviews by Jonathan Ryan

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Princeton Tec EOS
I have been using the EOS-R for alittle under a year now and have been super happy with it. For some odd reason I find night-time winter trail running "fun" and this is the only headlamp I ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
April 01, 7:31pm

ULA Circuit
I purchased this pack alittle over a year ago and simply put, this may be one of the best overall trekking packs for hikers with a well dialed kit. While it is alittle much for a weekend trip it is g...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
March 25, 12:15pm

Six Moon Designs Europa
First off I must say that for the vast majority of my trips I strongly prefer a tarp/bivy combo. But for those times when I need a full tent, the Europa has always worked pretty darn well for me. Wh...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
September 21, 12:53pm

Golite Umbrella
3 Months ago my wife and I were walking the Wilderness trail out to our car on a rainy Sunday morning. As we walked down the trail we were approached by a traditional packer wearing a kilt (yes a mal...

In Miscellaneous Products
September 15, 12:32pm

Therm-A-Rest Ridgerest
While this is def not a highly coveted drool inducing piece of kit, it is one of those items I never realized how much I depend on. Being 6'4" A torso sized pad is just not enough for me. B...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
September 15, 8:02am

Arc FlashLight Arc AAA
I am actually pretty surprised that no one has submitted a review for this little beauty. As far as lighting goes I am pretty sure this is the most versatile light sources I own. I have carried it o...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
April 10, 2:10pm

Vargo Triad
As others have stated, this thing is terrible. It has a great look to it that seems to promise functionality but once you go to use it you will find the opposite. Get a Caldera Cone instead!!!!

In Stoves - Alcohol
March 06, 5:40am

Inov8 Flyroc 310
As a trail shoe I do not think it gets much better than the Flyroc's. With their forefoot space, amazing trail feel and fast drying mesh they are pretty close to perfect for New England hiking. ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 12, 1:47pm

Backpacking Light STIX (2008)
All in all a great trekking pole. It is durable,light and very stiff. I have taken several dives on them and they have held up very well. My only complaint is that the tip and grip area are not repl...

In Trekking Poles
January 05, 2:16pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
As other users have stated this is a great pack. For 90% of my hiking this is my goto pack. From DIAD hikes up to several days out this is a great size pack with loads of utility and great functiona...

In Backpacks - Frameless
December 23, 5:54am