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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: [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

That's where I draw the line!
I knew someone was going to bring that up...

In GEAR » Brooks-Range Mojave Down Jacket
October 10, 4:03pm

Length -- definitely adequate
I get about 63 to 64cm, for both the size Medium Alpini and size Small Mojave, measured from the base of the hood in the back, to the hem. They also feel the same length when worn. I'm 5'...

In GEAR » Brooks-Range Mojave Down Jacket
October 10, 2:22pm

My personal experience thus far...
I bought the Foray for a summer ski mountaineering trip to Glacier Peak that ended up becoming just daytrips to Adams and Hood. Which is a long way of saying the backyard set-up photo below is my ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Brooks-Range Foray 2P Tent Review
October 10, 1:45pm

FS: Voile XLM Shovel, $20 [sale pending]
[sale pending] Voile XLM shovel, older blue version of the current green version: Actual measured weight is 17.1 ounc...

In Gear Swap » FS: Voile XLM Shovel, $20
October 10, 8:58am

Shovel Study
Link to shovel study: Link to my reposting of one manufacturer's rebuttal: Also, as stated previously, although the...

In Gear Deals » Costco Collapsible Aluminum Utility shovel
October 10, 8:32am

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:

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