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Jonathan Shefftz (jshefftz1) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Jonathan Shefftz

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Dynafit packs
I always used to favor very basic climbing-oriented packs for skiing, but the Dynafit packs changed my mind: http://www.wildsnow.com/3828/dynafit-backpack-review/

In Winter Hiking » Ski Mountaineering Packs?
March 28, 9:39am

Cross appeal of rando gear
Nice to see a specialized CAMP product reviewed here for its potential “cross” appeal. (Although for those posters who want to see if modified to appeal more to non-racers, I doubt that will h...

In Editor's Roundtable » CAMP Flash Anorak Review
February 17, 10:54am

The advantage of the overboot setup is . . .
. . . pretty much none. If I'm understanding his setup correctly, the cost of overboots and related custom hardware will save a very small amount of money over some used xc classic race boots ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Altai Skis: The Hok Ski and X-Trace Universal Binding Review
January 17, 3:10pm

Agreed, fun is not quantifiable...
... but my point is that cross country skiing with overboots screwed into skis (as opposed to using cross country ski boots and bindings) entails both a lack of any striding pivot and a significant...

In Editor's Roundtable » Altai Skis: The Hok Ski and X-Trace Universal Binding Review
January 17, 2:29pm

reinventing the wheel ... but worse
"I am really digging McCarthy's setup." -- What aspect of it? I ran the numbers for his overboots and hardware as compared to xc classic race boots and bindings, and in return for t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Altai Skis: The Hok Ski and X-Trace Universal Binding Review
January 17, 7:43am

Open your mind to the post Steve Barnett era...
I long ago opened my mind to nordic backcountry touring gear. I even still own such gear. But then I opened my mind to ultralight rando racing gear. (Well, first it had to come into existence, t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Altai Skis: The Hok Ski and X-Trace Universal Binding Review
December 28, 7:09am

So maybe I really am repeating myself now...
I’ll admit that now I finally might very well be repeating myself, but to clarify the state-of-the-market in response to some recent posts: Skis are all very similar (except for the even light...

In Editor's Roundtable » Altai Skis: The Hok Ski and X-Trace Universal Binding Review
December 20, 3:49pm

Exactly...
Exactly: you can (and you indeed deed) assemble a reasonably light ski mountaineering setup on the cheap, that will perform reasonably well across the entire spectrum of moderate-angle touring, th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Altai Skis: The Hok Ski and X-Trace Universal Binding Review
December 18, 1:01pm

A niche market unrelated to BPL...
The Hok certainly fills a niche, but a very specialized one for short-distance snowplay, not BPL’s lightweight efficient travel (for which rando race gear excels across a wide spectrum of terrain...

In Editor's Roundtable » Altai Skis: The Hok Ski and X-Trace Universal Binding Review
December 16, 8:11am

As I wrote before, the Hok is probably great for a little winter snowplay fun...
I agree that people certainly have different desires for outdoor winter recreation. For example, perhaps a little snowplay in the woods close to home, a casual short outing in the backcountry, or ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Altai Skis: The Hok Ski and X-Trace Universal Binding Review
December 15, 7:56pm

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