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Gabe Joyes (gabe_joyes) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Lander, WY
About Me I live at the base of the Wind River Range in Wyoming with my wife and dog. I love to hike all over the Greater Yellowstone area. Our goal is to lighten our packs so that we can go as far as we can, as fast as we can. I currently work for an alternative high school and NOLS.

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good list
Looks like an all around solid list to me. Good article.

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): 3-Season, 3-Day
October 12, 12:23pm

cool article
I appreciate this article, thanks.

In Editor's Roundtable » State of the Market Report: Family/Group Backpacking Tents
October 12, 12:18pm

I also have an M10 and I have been pretty impressed with it. It certainly breathes better than the gore-tex pro shell and paclite jackets I used to have. I've never used event so I can't ...

In GEAR » Patagonia H2No better then eVent?
October 09, 9:05am

good in high wind
I have had very good experiences using Golite and MLD mids in high wind, but not as much with the Black Diamond Mids. They don't come with tensioners, so getting a taught pitch is tough. Of c...

In GEAR » Large pyramid tent in wind
October 05, 12:31pm

I have really enjoyed the Golite Shangri-La series. They don't stretch out nearly as much as the BD or MLD mids, tend to be cheaper, and they come with tensioners already. The vents are also ...

In GEAR » Pyramid Question
October 05, 12:25pm

breathe man!
100% sure r2 breathes better than nanopuff

In GEAR » Mid layer for COLD conditions?
October 02, 11:19am

synthetic base layer hoody?
Anyone know of a very light weight synthetic base layer hoody? I'm looking for something comparable to a Patagonia Capilene 2. Thanks

In GEAR » synthetic base layer hoody?
September 30, 1:39pm

100 gram
To stay warm at freezing while not moving, I think you would definitely need 100grams, not 60 or 80. Just speaking from experience, and yes that is with an r1 and a cap2 as base layers. Check out ...

In GEAR » Jacket for 32 Degrees at Camp
September 28, 5:06pm

More Patagonia
My wife wears patagonia traverse pants and loves them.

In GEAR » Women's pants, for rocky x-country
September 28, 12:06pm

Mids are the bomb in wind and snow
BD works well in wind and snow, only bummer is that it doesn't come with tensioners, but you can add those. I've found that a Golite Shangri-La 2 is even better.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Black Diamond Beta Mid in High Wind/Snow
September 28, 12:03pm

All Reader Reviews by Gabe Joyes

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Osprey Talon 44
All of the Osprey Talon packs are just plain comfortable. For all of the features the Talon 44 packs, I think its weight is actually pretty amazing. Sure you could get a lighter pack, but for the co...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
November 13, 12:49pm

The North Face Hydrogen Jacket (2008 Model)
This was the lightest wind breaker I could find with a full-zip and no hood. The men's comes in at 2.9 oz. and the women's at 2.4 oz. Blocks the wind wonderfully and is pretty breathable. T...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
November 13, 12:36pm

Western Mountaineering Ultralight Super
I love this bag. Lofts up wicked fast, never leaks feathers, packs small (for a 20 degree bag), spot on temp rating for me and my wife. The regular length definitely runs a bit short, I'm 5&#...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 13, 11:15am