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All Forum Posts by Jonathan Shefftz

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More compact yet w/ adjustable declination?
Looks like if you want to go more compact than the Suunto MC2, you have to sacrifice adjustable declination?

In GEAR » lightest compass with mirror
May 24, 9:22pm

Imagine it...
"I cannot imagine that AT gear is nearly as light as lightweight backcountry gear." Other way around: the best AT gear is *lighter* and also more efficient than nordic backcountry gea...

In Winter Hiking » Help with ski boots
January 16, 9:23am

Kick Wax on Single-Camber Skis
Yes, non-locals and others not familiar with the EMGT course are at a disadvantage. However, I don’t see how this has any relevance to the nordic vs alpine touring gear differential? The most s...

In Editor's Roundtable » An Introduction to Nordic and Backcountry Ski Gear
December 14, 7:47am

AT gear = bindings + boots, paired with any skis
“Browsing the link that Jonathan mentioned (http://www.skintrack.com/skis-comparison/) suggests that plenty of folks are racing with skis not too different than that (other than weight and fish s...

In Editor's Roundtable » An Introduction to Nordic and Backcountry Ski Gear
December 13, 11:46am

All "SkiMo" gear is basically the same weight...
"Jonathan wrote: "My lightest AT setup = 5.9 pounds (w/ skins)" That is impressively light. What are the components of your setup?" -- Those are the specs for my Hagan + Dyn...

In Editor's Roundtable » An Introduction to Nordic and Backcountry Ski Gear
December 12, 7:05pm

AT gear can be far lighter than the chosen examples...
“Nordic Touring Example” = 6.2 lb “Nordic Backcountry Example” = 9.8 lb “Lighter AT Example (but can be as little as 12 pounds)” = 15.5 lb My lightest AT setup = 5.9 pounds (w/ skins)

In Editor's Roundtable » An Introduction to Nordic and Backcountry Ski Gear
December 12, 6:35pm

Loft (again...)
I measured according to here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/00094.html [Scroll down to: About Measuring Down Loft] More specifically, I put a level across A & D, t...

In GEAR » Brooks-Range Mojave Down Jacket
October 11, 7:06pm

Yes on draft tube and front of pockets, no on back of pockets
Yes, draft tube is lightly filled (presumably with down). The pockets are positioned behind all the insulation, right up against the interior lining. So yes on front of pockets having down, no on...

In GEAR » Brooks-Range Mojave Down Jacket
October 11, 7:20am

some q's & comments
“This looks a lot like the similar MH and EMP offerings. Not so good.” - How so? (Regarding the second observation.) - For me personally, I wanted a very lightweight freestanding double-wall...

In Editor's Roundtable » Brooks-Range Foray 2P Tent Review
October 10, 8:06pm

Loft (again...)
BR confirms that fill power is measured *after* the water-resistance treatment. BR also explains that the Mojave has a higher *average* loft than the Alpini. Essentially, I've been measurin...

In GEAR » Brooks-Range Mojave Down Jacket
October 10, 7:02pm

All Reader Reviews by Jonathan Shefftz

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Patagonia Spraymaster
I bought this in part motivated by a glowing review in Backpacker magazine, plus this review from Outside: http://outside.away.com/outside/gear/gear.tcl?gear=Patagonia-Spraymaster&gear_id=2461&am...

In Clothing - Raingear
May 31, 6:49pm

Wild Things Epic Wind Shirt
Note: this is for the non-hooded partial-zip pullover model. The downsides: - Heavy by BPL standards, although then again, we’re talking just a few ounces of excess over my Helly Hanson Mars or Mo...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 31, 6:31pm

Camp XLH95 Harness
After using this harness for two days of training on snow (but not a real glacier) and a few indoor practice sessions, I finally used it for real the last two days on Mt Baker. (We hiked up to the ba...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
July 05, 1:15pm