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Grand Canyon Clothing Lineup
Thanks Guys, As of right now here is what I am considering Worn REI synthetic breifs Ex Officio Namad pants Rail Riders Eco Mech T (SPF 30 on the arms) OR SunRunner hat Smartwool Adrenal...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Grand Canyon Recommendations
April 02, 9:15am

Recommended clothing
Hello Hello, I am also taking a trip out to the Canyon in September and I am curious on clothing selections. I am beginning to mentally prepare for 100 degree heats, but when I think 100 degreeā...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Grand Canyon Recommendations
April 02, 7:23am

Spectra Andinista
The Spectra Andinista, it is a pretty bombproof pack that will last you forever as long as you are willing to pay $750 bucks. I would go for a McHale Windsauk or Subpop. The Jam 2 was wonderful e...

In Gear Lists » "Winter" Northern Presidential Traverse Gear List
March 30, 11:14am

Grand Canyon in 2 Days ?
Hello, I am headed out to Arizona with my girlfriend in September and we have just come up with the idea to possibly hike the Grand Canyon. From everything that I have read it looks like a 20 mil...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon in 2 Days ?
March 30, 8:01am

On the List
I still saved have my email saved where I requested to be on the list too :)

In GEAR » ULA Arctic 1000 Packs
March 28, 7:09pm

Re: Shoulder Pouches
hey Joe, do you have a pic of your padded hip belt pocket on a pack? I am trying to get an idea of its size. I would like to hold a digital camera and some gu's on my Golite Jam2. Would thi...

In GEAR » Z-Packs "Zilch"
March 28, 11:44am

Only in the Winter
I tend to leave it out of the kit for 3 season hiking. Even for longer dayhikes I tend to carry more than enough clothing to keep me alive (probably not warm) if I was stuck out overnight.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » E-Blanket, do you carry one, why or why not?
March 27, 10:36am

20 Liter CiloGear
This looks like a great option for you, but I will also second the Golite Ion. I got it just about a month ago and it is pretty sweet. Considering that I mostly stick with long dayhikes and run t...

In GEAR » suggestions for lightweight technical day pack?
March 26, 1:53pm

Indy Fab
Lloyd Graves: in my past life I was a mountain biker so I have def heard your name. My freind that I am going with has a Crown Jewel so if you see us I am pretty sure he would want to shake your ...

In Gear Lists » "Winter" Northern Presidential Traverse Gear List
March 23, 8:08am

No need for rope
The route I am taking through the Whites is pretty tame in terms of exposure so there is no real need for any technical equipment. In the past I have done some backcountry climbing routes in the W...

In Gear Lists » "Winter" Northern Presidential Traverse Gear List
March 23, 8:03am

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