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Jonathan Shefftz (jshefftz1) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Jonathan Shefftz

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Even the company's own website calls it "skishoeing"
"Your contempt for the Hoks is evident with the appellation "ski-like". One could say that a snowboard is ski-like but these certainly are skis, not ski-like." -- Contempt? No...

In Editor's Roundtable » Altai Skis: The Hok Ski and X-Trace Universal Binding Review
December 15, 8:25am

Rando Gear is Far Easier to Get Around in Tight Places
Most rando race skis are a bit over 160cm to meet the ISMF rules for men, but rando race skis are available as short as 150cm (to meet the ISMF rules for women). Although the Hok ski-like . . thin...

In Editor's Roundtable » Altai Skis: The Hok Ski and X-Trace Universal Binding Review
December 15, 7:36am

To reiterate once again the many rando race gear advantages...
"most of us don't get free gear from our web reviewing gig" -- Sure wish I did though. I paid for all that gear myself. Granted I do get discounts as a ski patroller, avalanche saf...

In Editor's Roundtable » Altai Skis: The Hok Ski and X-Trace Universal Binding Review
December 14, 2:52pm

Even Cheap Used Rando Race Gear Is Way Lighter
My rando race setup (skis, skins, bindings, boots) weighs just under 8.5 pounds. (And that's with discontinued boots that are a full pound heavier than the current version of my boots.) Per p...

In Editor's Roundtable » Altai Skis: The Hok Ski and X-Trace Universal Binding Review
December 14, 1:39pm

Rando Race Gear (again)
"John and Keith, I'd be happy to answer questions not already addressed in the article. The relevance of mustaches to this discussion is unclear." -- I don't know if the referenc...

In Editor's Roundtable » Altai Skis: The Hok Ski and X-Trace Universal Binding Review
December 14, 12:51pm

Why Not Rando Race Gear?
You dismiss rando race gear for backcountry touring applications, but exactly what modern rando race gear setups have you actually used that causes you to conclude that it would be worse that the r...

In Editor's Roundtable » Altai Skis: The Hok Ski and X-Trace Universal Binding Review
December 14, 10:33am

Re: FS: MontBell Thermawrap Jacket sz Small
Wow, bumped to page 7 after only 5 days!

In Gear Swap » FS: MontBell Thermawrap Jacket sz Small
October 27, 8:43am

Re: WTB Leki snow baskets
Can you post a picture of the exact styles you're looking for? I might have some.

In Gear Swap » WTB Leki snow baskets
October 27, 8:42am

FS: MontBell Thermawrap Jacket sz Small
Everyone here must know what this is, so I won't bother with any sort of detailed description of the MontBell line, but I'm pretty sure this is the generation I have: http://www.backcountr...

In Gear Swap » FS: MontBell Thermawrap Jacket sz Small
October 22, 12:14pm

Lightest releasable bindings are Dynafit/Tech
"Re: "IMHO baackcountry skis W/O release bindings are unsafe for backcountry use." If you take that position, you just might be entering the zone where Dynafit Alpine Touring binding...

In Winter Hiking » BC ski gear for rugged, mileage focused touring
April 07, 2:18pm

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