Ryan Bastien

104 reviewer rep
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joined Jul 21, 2013

Full Name: Ryan Bastien
39-year-old male backpacker
Castle Rock, CO
Occupation: United States Navy
Email: private
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Katadyn Hiker PRO

Two seasons of use, no issues and very happy with this filter. I've been using this filter for two seasons now and I have had no issues. It…
photo: Katadyn Hiker PRO
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GoLite Wenatchee PrimaLoft

Nice jacket for when it gets cold. I've been using this jacket for about four months now (Colorado winter/spring) and I really like it. Down…
photo: GoLite Men's Wenatchee PrimaLoft
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Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof

A good tent is not cheap, take care of your investment! Treated my tent fly and tent after one season of use. It was very easy to apply, just…
photo: Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof
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Gear Aid Tent Sure Tent Floor Sealant

Tested in the Colorado backcountry in "not-so-pleasant" weather. This is a great product that does what it claims.  I would recommend application…
photo: Gear Aid Tent Sure Tent Floor Sealant
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Stoic Alpine Merino 150 Crew - Long-Sleeve

Great baselayer! Bought a couple of these on steepandcheap.com for about $30! What a great price for a merino wool baselayer. I've been out…
photo: Stoic Men's Alpine Merino 150 Crew - Long-Sleeve
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Nikwax TX.Direct Wash-In

Pretty amazing product that works! Picked this up and washed a Golite vest, Marmot soft shell, and two kids jackets and was amazed that, after…
photo: Nikwax TX.Direct Wash-In
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Princeton Tec Yukon HL

Nicely balanced headlamp that throws good light. I'm really happy with this headlamp for the money. I like how it feels while wearing it, it…
photo: Princeton Tec Yukon HL
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Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium

Great stove that delivers when it matters, when you're in the middle of nowhere. This is my second stove and it does what I wanted it to, work…
photo: Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium
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Primus Express Stove (Piezo)

Worked great at first, but disappointed over time. This stove worked great at first but became clogged, I believe, and would hardly simmer water…
photo: Primus Express Stove (Piezo)
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Primus Drinking Bottle

Aluminum bottle with neat features but overall not durable enough for backcountry use. Bought these bottles to try something other than plastic,…
photo: Primus Drinking Bottle
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GoLite Beartooth 650 Fill Down Vest

A great vest for all seasons! This is a quality down best at a fraction of the price other brands. I wore this through a Colorado winter and…
photo: GoLite Men's Beartooth 650 Fill Down Vest
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Klymit Static V

Great, comfy pad that packs up small. This is a great sleeping pad for the money. It's easy to inflate with an innovative design. I've slept…
photo: Klymit Static V
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Grand Trunk Single Parachute Nylon Hammock

Great hammock to bring on any camping or backpacking trip. Great camp comfort item. I would highly recommend bringing a hammock, especially…
photo: Grand Trunk Single Parachute Nylon Hammock
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Mountain Hardwear Lightwedge 3 DP

Great tent that works well for two people if you want to keep your gear in the tent. Great tent that is easy to pitch. It has all kinds of storage…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Lightwedge 3 DP
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Sea to Summit X-Mug

Don't pack the kitchen sink, a couple of these collapsible mugs and your all set! These are great, I use then for coffee and eating meals. It's…
photo: Sea to Summit X-Mug
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Fjallraven Abisko 65

Bought this pack to use while living in Colorado. Great pack that's light, slender. It's a pack that is comfortable to carry in hilly terrain.
photo: Fjallraven Men's Abisko 65