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Richard DeLong (Legkohod) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Eastern Europe / Caucasus
About Me Citizen of the world. UL backpacker and mountain lover among other things. Did the PCT in 2009 ("Buckwheat"), blogged about it at Hiked for 3.5 months through the mountains of Europe in 2011. More to come.
CityKiev / Tbilisi
CountryUkraine / Georgia / USA
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In Gear Swap » F.S. Marmot, Wild Things, Lightheart, Golite, Kookabay, Thermarest, CF Poles most all NEW!
October 02, 9:45am

Fitting for the top of a trekking pole for increased tarp shelter stability
Hello. I'm envisioning something that fits on top of a trekking pole that can have an unlimited number of lines tied to it that would be staked out from the center of the shelter at the camper&...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fitting for the top of a trekking pole for increased tarp shelter stability
September 28, 11:11am

thanks for the input
I've just ordered the Osprey Talon 22. Thanks!

In GEAR » Trail running and adventure daypack with laptop sleeve?
September 19, 7:01am

Trail running and adventure daypack with laptop sleeve?
I'm having trouble picking out the perfect daypack for my needs, which include day hikes and various forms of travel. The characteristics I am looking for are: - 22-30 L capacity - suitable...

In GEAR » Trail running and adventure daypack with laptop sleeve?
September 19, 4:05am

Notches in the rocks
Often, if it weren't for notches like that, for hanging ropes, rails, and other helpers, places would be entirely inaccessible, or the death toll for visiting them would be much higher. I perso...

In Editor's Roundtable » Buckskin Gulch and Paria Canyon Photo Essay
September 03, 3:33am

Yeah, waiting for that report. Just a bit of friendly encouragement from a fellow report writer:-)

In Pre-Trip Planning » Three Weeks in the Pyrenees
July 02, 2:16am

Side sleeper
Interesting. I'm also a side sleeper, and that's precisely why I like the Klymit so much.

In Gear Swap » FS: Klymit Inertia X Frame
July 02, 1:45am

WTB Inov-8
If anyone has some inov-8 trail runners in size 13 or 14 US, please let me know. I am particularly interested in 310s size 13 and 315s size 14. (Shipping to U.S. address)

In Gear Swap » WTB Inov-8
June 12, 2:56am

Darn Tough
Thanks, Bill. I'm sure those are nice. I often hike in Darn Tough merino and like them a lot, but I'm looking for a thin sock lighter than anything Darn Tough makes, as far as I can tell fr...

In GEAR » Simple sock recommendation needed
May 30, 6:20pm

Simple sock recommendation needed
I've been studying socks for a few hours and my mind's starting to spin. I just need a simple recommendation or set of recommendations. What I'm looking for is a sock that is as quick-d...

In GEAR » Simple sock recommendation needed
May 30, 5:48pm

All Reader Reviews by Richard DeLong

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Titanium Goat AGP AGP
I got these in a long version (I am 6'3'') and they weigh exactly 200 grams together. I have nothing bad to say about them. Once you get the hang of it the locking mechanism is easy to use...

In Trekking Poles
May 09, 2:14pm

Marmot Kompressor
My pack actually weighs 240 g, so a bit under the listed weight. I have analyzed the pack's design and have found many places with weight and durability overkill (heavy-duty webbing and buckles, h...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 09, 1:40pm

Osprey Talon 44
It weighs 1.1 kg (2 lbs 7 oz), which seemed unbelievably light when I bought it. Now I'm moving to a true UL backpack soon, but the Talon 44 has served me pretty well with loads of 10-15 kg. T...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
January 21, 10:48am

Vaude Hogan Ultralight
The Vaude Hogan Ultralight two-man tent is a great sub-4 lbs (1.7 kg) tent that seems to be little known outside of Europe. It is easy to set up and has an innovative "three leg" design.&quo...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
January 20, 4:23pm