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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.
CityDurango
StateColorado
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://home.bresnan.net/~swultralight/

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All Forum Posts by Will Rietveld

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Re: FS: Montane Spektr Smock, Men's XL
Jacket is still available, reduced to $125 plus shipping. NO PMs, email direct at willi_wabbit at bresnan.net

In Gear Swap » FS: Montane Spektr Smock, Men's XL
May 12, 3:29pm

Re: FS: HMG 2400 Windrider Backpack, size XL
Pack is still available, reduced to $125 plus shipping. Send zip code to calculate shipping. No PMs, email direct to willi_wabbit at bresnan.net

In Gear Swap » FS: HMG 2400 Windrider Backpack, size XL
May 12, 3:28pm

Backpacking "work"
William et al, I don't mean to re-write the laws of physics, as you probably know. I simply want to emphasize a point which is obvious to most LW backpackers. We all know there is a huge differ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 1: Concepts and Scope.
May 09, 8:02am

FS: Montane Spektr Smock, Men's XL -- SOLD!!
Air permeable eVent fabric, weight is 8.4 ounces, runs small, size XL fits like a regular Large. Color is dark blue. Jacket is lightly used and in excellent condition except for a small abrasion on...

In Gear Swap » FS: Montane Spektr Smock, Men's XL
May 08, 4:51pm

FS: Elemental Designs Aquilo Backpack, Size Large--SOLD!!
2011 model, size L with Medium hipbelt (32-40"), 4154 cubic inches (62L), 22" torso. Used and in excellent condition. This one does not have the tall side pockets, only the lower water bo...

In Gear Swap » FS: Elemental Designs Aquilo Backpack, Size Large
May 08, 4:29pm

FS: HMG 2400 Windrider Backpack, size XL--SOLD!!
2011 model, new, size XL/Tall, pack torso length is 22.25" from bottom of hipbelt to underside of shoulder strap attachment. The 2011 model has the wider shoulder straps and hipbelt, and large...

In Gear Swap » FS: HMG 2400 Windrider Backpack, size XL
May 08, 4:16pm

Re: FS: OR Helium Jacket, Mens Large, Like New
Jacket is still available, reduce to $60 plus shipping.

In Gear Swap » FS: OR Helium Jacket, Mens Large, Like New
May 08, 4:06pm

FS: Elemental Horizons Northern Lite Backpack, Size Medium--SOLD!!
Pack is in like-new condition. 3622 cubic inches (62L), 2 pounds 13 ounces. Lots of volume and weight carrying capacity. $250 new, sell for $100 plus shipping. NO PMs, email me direct at willi_w...

In Gear Swap » FS: Elemental Horizons Northern Lite Backpack, Size Medium
May 06, 6:29pm

FS: OR Helium Jacket, Mens Large, Like New--SOLD!!
Note that this is the Helium Jacket, not the current Helium II. This one is Pertex Shield DS, the Helium II is Pertex Shield+. Jacket is lightly used. Size men's Large, color is pilsner. MSRP i...

In Gear Swap » FS: OR Helium Jacket, Mens Large, Like New
May 06, 6:15pm

Re: FS: Elemental Horizons Aquilo Backpack, Size M
Pack is still available, price reduced to $100 plus shipping. No PMs, email me at willi_wabbit at bresnan.net

In Gear Swap » FS: Elemental Designs Aquilo Backpack, Size M
May 06, 5:58pm

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