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Backpacker Magazine – November 2010

Time-Tested Gear: Essentials

Apparel, cookware, stoves...swimsuits?

by: Alex Geller and Kristin Hostetter

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Main: Arctery'x Beta (Courtesy Photo) Inset: Theta (W.L. Gore & Associates)
Main: Arctery'x Beta (Courtesy Photo) Inset: Theta (W.L. Gore & Associates)


Ray Jardine (Photo by William Wood)


Where are they now?
Ray Jardine

Need proof that you see more by going ultralight? Jardine, the minimalist pioneer (“The Ray Way,” 2/98) who helped jumpstart a revolution, has since (among other things) completed two AT thru-hikes, skied to the South Pole, rowed across the Atlantic, climbed the highest peak in Antarctica, completed a coast-to-coast biking yo-yo in 92 days, and, this year, embarked on a solo, 4,200-mile cross-country bike trip.


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READERS COMMENTS

TS
Mar 07, 2011

...by the way,

I can fly from Tennessee to Montana ROUND TRIP for less than that.

And I will. (With my Columbia jacket at 1/6 the price that has never failed, but has neither been reviewed.)

TS
Mar 07, 2011

$450. "You've got to be kidding" is right.

Backpacker staff,
Can we please get recommendations for real people. Historically, you have very good, descriptive reviews. But many of these reviews are practically worthless. We, your most loyal fans, are on average, in the average income bracket. Imagine that. Heads up.

Austin
Jan 06, 2011

The beta is expensive but well worth the money a few of my friends used them in Wyoming this summer and they didn't get wet at all while I was using an unnamed jacket and it took me three hours by the fire to dry of. Huge amount of money but you will probably never have to replace it.

Rick
Dec 21, 2010

Come on Kristin. I'll renew too.

micha
Dec 21, 2010

$450. You've got to be kidding.

Tom
Dec 21, 2010

How about it, Kristin? I'll renew my subscription for modeling a swimsuit.

Cory
Dec 21, 2010

Take a second and help a fellow BP reader win a trip to Glacier NP: http://stinkatnothing.com/?p=619

ssejhill
Dec 21, 2010

Let me know when Kristin signs on to be the model for the next swimsuit issue ... ;-)

Mike livergood
Dec 21, 2010

I just want to renew
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