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All Forum Posts by Jon Rhoderick

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Re: New to Backpacking
Try a tarp/bivy or headnet combo, it seems to be the lightest way to get insect protection try jacks r better stealth or no sniveler (Or exped wallcreeper) for Texas, not too expensive, and all ...

In Gear Lists » New to Backpacking
December 20, 3:42pm

Re: WINTER EXPEDITION LIST (long and cold)
Hey Mike How do you fare doing without any VB layers?

In Gear Lists » WINTER EXPEDITION LIST (long and cold)
December 19, 8:59pm

2008 Favorites
Black Diamond Megalite 4 Season protection for under 3 lbs, with extra room when you dig it out, try that with a tent. Smartwool Midweight long sleeve zip comfortable from an incredible range ...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2008 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 17, 1:51pm

Re: Great Products - Dumb names
Bank robbing head gear

In Chaff » Great Products - Dump names
December 15, 9:05pm

Re: How many closed cell foam pads for Snowcaving
Thats plenty, you'll be fine.

In GEAR » How many closed cell foam pads for Snowcaving
December 15, 9:02pm

Re: Do I really need a bivy for snow caving?
I've done 12 day winter camping with no groundsheet or bivy, and one full length air pad. It works, but for multidays it would be best to see if you can get a couple days drying in it. It hel...

In GEAR » Do I really need a bivy for snow camping?
December 15, 9:01pm

Re: Winter Supplement
As evidence to YMMV I winter camp with the big agnes IACP on snow and ice, down to fly camping in 0, never been cold

In GEAR » Big Agnes Air Core - proper inflation and storage?
December 15, 6:55pm

Re: Re: which pad for 20 F
20* is well within the range of stuff like ridgerests, Zlights, POE classic pads, and the lot. I have slept in these conditions on cold stone and frozen sand down to ca. 10 with just a crazy creek...

In GEAR » which pad for 20 F
December 15, 6:39pm

Re: Full zip down pants?
Feathered Friends Helios are 205 which isnt "that bad" considering thats what Pro 60 pants cost which are not nearly as warm, and the Helios will last you 5+ years

In GEAR » Full zip down pants?
December 15, 4:58pm

Re: Gaiters for 3-season backpacking: Go or no?
I find loops on pants MUCH better, lighter, breathable, and add less than an ounce, and help you keep your pants in place. The only drawback is that you get slightly dirtier pants. I use Patagoni...

In GEAR » Gaiters for 3-season backpacking: Go or no?
December 15, 4:47pm

All Reader Reviews by Jon Rhoderick

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Smartwool Midweight Lomgsleeve Zip
This thing is absolutely phenomenal. Between rolling the sleeves up and the zip, I'm comfy hiking from 80 to about 40 with just the base layer, and down to about 30 or 25 with a rain jacket. Use...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
December 08, 12:55am

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
This, an OR Celestial jacket, smartwool mid pullover, and balaclava kept me tolerably warm down to 10* in the canyons of Utah. Packs well, feels great against your skin, and it doesn't seem to ha...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
December 08, 12:48am

Allen and Mike's Backcountry Ski Book
This book is rad. Took it on a NOLS backcountry ski course and pretty much found that we did virtually all the cool tips in this book for 12 days and were not even close to getting uncomfortable. I ...

In Books and Media
December 08, 12:39am

Petzl Meteor III Climbing Helmet
This thing looks like its not going to last long for those who climb really head bangerlike routes. Luckily have yet to test its strength, but what I like most is its fit. I haven't gone and tri...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
December 08, 12:29am

Trango Superfly Screwlock Carabiner
Used these on Wind River multipitches, after a belay biner or two these are awesome for filling in a bunch of lockers for security and not actually worrying about the weight. Great grippy screw, spin...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
December 08, 12:22am

Mountain Hardwear 2-3 year old windshell
Simple halfzip, green nylon windshell that stuffs into its pocket. Lined collar drawcord hem and clip for carabiner. The nylon is a ripstop that is very comfortable on the skin, this and a base laye...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 17, 1:33pm

Outdoor Research Celestial
I just picked this jacket up from a closeout, still pricey at $150, but its a high quality jacket. It uses GoreTex paclite, which has average breathability but the weight is not bad at all, 10.5 oz f...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 17, 1:26pm

Golite Trail Fly and Tail Spike
I've heard they fixed some problems but the pair I had didn't last more than 1 day hike along with about 3 months as using them as my go to shoes. I got them in September and come December I ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 24, 3:05pm

Outdoor Research Sequence Base Layers
For the price I think that it would be very hard to find better base layers than the Outdoor Research Sequence long sleeve or short sleeve tops. They are a mix of wool and polyester, and having owned...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
January 24, 2:57pm

Montbell Thermawrap Action
This is a very interesting garment, Golite made a similar model a while ago, that features a 50g synthetic insulation body with 15 denier nylon along with stretch fleece sides. The fleece adds to the...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
January 24, 2:48pm