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Jonathan Shefftz (jshefftz1) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Jonathan Shefftz

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failure or reliability?
Those teams spent that many hours breaking trail that many miles in the dark, with that many transitions, and the worst that happened is that they had to go to their backup skins -- sure sounds mor...

In Editor's Roundtable » SIA Nordic Ski On-Snow Demo 2011: New Waxless Ski Technologies
April 07, 11:29am

BPL > BPC
Certainly some backcountry ski terrain is too rugged for nordic race gear (whether waxable or patterned base) yet somehow not quite well suited for rando race gear, such that the most efficient cho...

In Editor's Roundtable » SIA Nordic Ski On-Snow Demo 2011: New Waxless Ski Technologies
April 07, 5:31am

the rando race scene
Ultralight backcountry ski gear has already been covered at various blogs for the last few years by various rando racers. Here's a quick taste of it: http://www.wildsnow.com/4228/rando-race-g...

In Editor's Roundtable » SIA Nordic Ski On-Snow Demo 2011: New Waxless Ski Technologies
April 06, 6:59pm

way more choices than that
http://www.wildsnow.com/3822/tech-binding-summary-chart/ http://www.wildsnow.com/2275/dynafit-tech-bindings-review/ http://www.wildsnow.com/3739/plum-binding-backcountry-skiing/

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Dynafit Binding Patent Expires - New Competition
November 29, 9:40am

Alpine Touring with Nordic Touring Gear
The reason that such a "bar" binding setup (i.e., SNS-BC or NNN-BC) doesn't see much use in North American or European alpine touring is that our alpine terrain has far more vertical ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Skiing the John Muir Trail
May 26, 7:14pm

Rando Race Ski w/ patterned base
A rando race ski (at a typical weight of a little over 3 pounds) with a patterned base would be an interesting development. Or alternatively if a company like Madshus or Fischer would put their pa...

In Editor's Roundtable » Skiing the John Muir Trail
May 26, 2:27pm

Rando Race Scene Advancements
Agreed on tradeoffs re weight vs travel efficiency, but the justification for those extra 4.5 lbs of weight on your feet aren’t in line with the current rando race scene, e.g., our skin<>sk...

In Editor's Roundtable » Skiing the John Muir Trail
May 26, 1:29pm

Why such heavy ski gear?
Cool TR, but given that this website is about lightweight gear, and since you listed it, why such heavy nordic backcountry gear: Skis, Bindings Fischer Outtabounds Crown with Voile Three-Pin Cable...

In Editor's Roundtable » Skiing the John Muir Trail
May 26, 8:27am

Weight Difference re Eta PackLite?
Thanks, very helpful review. But just to clarify, the weight difference between this and an Eta PackLite -- stripped down to just the stove -- is only 39g (1.4oz), which would be narrowed even m...

In Editor's Roundtable » Primus Express Spider Stove Review
May 26, 7:32am

Why the disparagement of mirror-sighted compass models?
Okay, so good to know that the Brunton cheapo light compass is a bit better than the comparable ~$10 competition. I sometimes carry one of these as backup, or when I don't expect to be doing a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Brunton 7DNL Compass Review
May 26, 7:15am

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