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Meet Lee, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Lee Robbins (dirtwheels), Trailspace's newest Reviewer of the Month!

Each month we recognize and get to know a different member of the Trailspace community. This month it's Lee, a mountain biker, hiker, and hammock hanger from Fort Mill, South Carolina. Lee grew up hunting, fishing, and climbing and wandering the thousands of acres of woods around his Virginia home.

A Trailspace member since 2012, Lee shared 14 gear reviews, including an impressive six standout Killer Reviews, in October. Those included reviews of the GSI Halulite Ketalist Cookset, TATO Gear Element Titanium wood stove, and UnderGround Quilts Flight Jacket 40° top quilt.

For his contributions, Lee wins this month's featured Reviewer of the Month prize, an RTG R-Pal personal lightPlus, we're sending him a pack of goodies including a Nikwax pillow and down wash, a Mountain House meal, energy bars from A3 and Clif, and a Trailspace-Ibex Zepher hat.*

Meet Lee

Tell us about yourself.

I was born in North Carolina and raised in Virginia where I learned to love the outdoors.

What do you like to do outdoors?

Hike, hunt, fish, water sports, golf, ATV-ing, mountain biking.

How did you get started exploring outdoors? Earliest memories?

Following my dad as a kid fishing and hunting.

Any favorite stories?

Having my dad dig a fishing lure with two treble hooks out of my face. What fun???

What’s your favorite outdoor place?

Falling River, Brookneal, Virginia.

Describe your happiest moment outdoors.

Best trip was a four-day deer-hunting trip in Bluefield, West Virginia.

Do you have any outdoor regrets?


Do you have any outdoor plans/goals/dreams you want to share?

Do some section hiking on the Appalachian Trail.

What motivated you to share your reviews with Trailspace?

The L.L. Bean winter gear contest was my main motivation, plus writing reviews was an attempt to provide helpful interesting information regarding gear. (Lee won $1,100 in winter gear from L.L. Bean!)

What’s your favorite piece of outdoor gear?

My hammock, tents are way overrated.

What’s in your backpack right now?

My REI Lite-Core Sit Pad.

Who or what has been the biggest influence on your life?

Family, I witnessed many examples of how to and how not to live.

What's your favorite book?

"The Gospel of John" aka The Book of Belief.

Where does your username come from?

My favorite ATV magazine. I used to race three-wheelers and have loved any kind of wheels made for the dirt since I was a kid.

What would Trailspace members be surprised to learn about you?

I don't think I've been a part of the community long enough to surprise anyone.

Anything else you'd like to share with the Trailspace community?

All of the positive comments on my reviews are greatly appreciated.


Featured Reviewer of the Month Prize:
Lee wins an RTG R-Pal personal light ($129.95 MSRP).

Congratulations, Lee!

* Besides Trailspace appreciation, Lee wins this month's featured Reviewer of the Month prize, an RTG R-Pal personal light ($129.95 MSRP). 

Plus, we're sending him a pack of goodies including Nikwax Down Wash and a Nikwax down pillow, a Mountain House Lasagna with Meat Sauce Pro-Pak meal, energy bars from A3 and Clif, plus a Trailspace Ibex Zepher Skull Cap and stickers.

Join the Trailspace community in recognizing other helpful reviewers by voting up the reviews you find most useful.

Write your own helpful gear reviews and you could be our next Reviewer of the Month.


Congrats, dw! I really enjoyed your Tato AB-13 Hybrid review and the Dutchware Flyz grilltop (that was just too cool!). Keep 'em coming!

Thanks TS! I'm a flashlight junkie and so looking forward to playing with my new toy, err I mean thoughtfully reviewing the light for the readers of TS.

And thanks for the kind words DO for my rookie reviews.

Congrats Dirtwheels! With the flurry of great reviews, you definitely deserved the recognition of Reviewer of the Month. I loved the Dutchware Flyz Grill Top review as well. But the one that caught my attention the most was the Columbia Omni-Heat Sleeping Bag Liner. Keep 'em coming.

KK, thanks will get some more soon.


Thanks Rob

Somhow I missed this blog last month. Congratulations, Dirtwheels. I've enjoyed your reviews, and I completely agree that hammocks are the way to camp.

Thanks Goose I've enjoyed writing the reviews and learning from others, hammocks are certainly the way I want to camp. It looks like it'll be spring before I'll test the tent further. It is however a seriously solid tent.

Well deserved Lee, I hope you get the most out of the prizes! (I bet you will).

Nice photo of you, the bike, and the lake(?).  Mind if I ask where it was taken?

Thanks Mike, That's a rather large lake, the Atlantic! ;) Murrels Inlet just south of Myrtle Beach at a state part. At a group hang put on by the Palmetto State Hangers.

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