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Roleigh Martin (marti124) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
About Me Formerly from MN and NY, now in Reno, NV, I have been hiking every summer in the High Sierra since 2000. From 2000-2007, we did the High Sierra Trail (HST). Been doing the John Muir Trail since then, every year. I am the lead moderator for the for 2011-present. I'm doing a PCT Section Hike that includes most of the JMT in 2015. See my Google Profile for more and top links on a variety of topics (click on "My Website URL above"). I also lead hikes for the Sierra Club.
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All Forum Posts by Roleigh Martin

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Re: SD Isotope V. Golite Virga
I was interested in this SD coat until I read reviews on BPL about the GoLite Virga, I'd like to hear from GoLite Virga wearers (owners) -- how do they like that coat?

In GEAR » Sierra Design Isotope Rain jacket : experiences
October 06, 11:37pm

Re: lightest waterproof breathable available -- this is about 5.5 oz for large. It is 2nd most breathable fabric there is, only beaten by eVent. Avoid the pants, they rip too easily. But for a jacket,...

In Make Your Own Gear » lightest waterproof breathable available
October 06, 1:21pm

Re: 2 layer socks
Jaiden, you wrote "I am currently wearing wrightsock coolmesh dual layer socks." -- these socks are great, I did a 15 day hike with them on the High Sierra Trail this summer and they were...

In GEAR » Socks
October 02, 8:11pm

nylon river gaiters
Roger, what brand of nylon river gaiters do you wear? Montbell have 1.5 oz gaiters, and they have two sizes, 7-10 men's sizes (medium) 10-12 men's sizes (large) What is your philo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » fording rivers..crossing creeks
September 24, 6:59am

Re: Re: How does new Gore-Tex® Pro Shell rainware compare against ...
Mark, I see you like the Peak Shell which weighs 11 oz, why not this which weighs half that (see

In GEAR » How does new Gore-Tex® Pro Shell rainware compare against ...
September 20, 10:34pm

How does new Gore-Tex® Pro Shell rainware compare against ...
How does the new Gore-Tex® Pro Shell rainware compare against Event gear or things like Frog Toggs? REI is pushing this new Gore Tex as if it is the latest thing since Swiss Cheese. Am curious a...

In GEAR » How does new Gore-Tex® Pro Shell rainware compare against ...
September 20, 8:00pm

5 oz Komodo Aquarius Sandal - compare with Solomon Karma
A Big 5 you can get these Komodo Aquarius Sandals. A friend of mine in LA just sent me a size 9, men's. I weighed them at 5 oz apiece. See the picture. These look superb for crossing stream...

In GEAR » Camp shoes?
September 16, 1:57pm

Re: To bring, or not bring, camp shoes
What is the brand name of your 5 oz knockoff crocs? Ordinary crocs are about 10 oz so what you found sounds great!

In GEAR » Camp shoes?
September 12, 8:54pm

Re: FiveFingers
Very interesting, I see these are near 5 ounces a shoe, half the weight of Salmon Water Trekking Karma shoes which I have now for my combo water trekking shoes/camp sandals. Do these 5 fingers sta...

In GEAR » Camp shoes?
September 10, 9:50pm

Re: FS: Bearikade Weekender
I"m interested 100% -- am PM'ing you now.

In Gear Swap » FS: Bearikade Weekender
September 10, 7:00pm

All Reader Reviews by Roleigh Martin

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Wilderness Press John Muir Trail: The Essential Guide to Hiking America’s Most Famous Trail, 5th Edition
Review of John Muir Trail: The Essential Guide to Hiking America’s Most Famous Trail, 5th Edition, by Elizabeth Wenk, Wilderness Press, 2014, 296 pages. Reviewed by Roleigh Martin, Lead Moderator: Jo...

In Books and Media
June 09, 8:47am

zpacks Company
I have bought many items from Zpacks, including some new items he started carrying as a result of my orders, such as the large size pack cover; the 1000 cu inch zero pack; and he provided a customized...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 16, 10:49pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
Thanks to these reviews mentioning the problems and the recall issue, I called MSR up and found out I had a problem element and I was mailed a replacement. I won't be able to determine how good i...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 25, 2:02pm

Leukotape P Sports Tape
Andrew Skurka spoke in Minneapolis today at the Outdoor Expo and I took down his notes on foot care and found some links, including this thread. He recommends shoes that keep your feet cool (he u...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
April 26, 11:31pm

Bear Boxer 101 Contender
Can you please provide a link for the Bear Boxer 101 Contender? Thank you. Never mind -- I found the link, I presume it is here:

In Miscellaneous Products
May 23, 6:43pm