Alicia MacLeay (Alicia)

TRAILSPACE STAFF

1,684 reviewer rep
4,221 forum posts
joined Mar 14, 2001

I am a: 44-year-old female trail runner, skier, hiker
Location: Maine
Occupation: Co-founder, co-owner, and editor of this website
Website: http://www.trailspace.com

Affiliations: In my role as editor, co-owner, and co-founder of Trailspace, I have professional relationships with numerous outdoor industry professionals, primarily representatives of outdoor gear brands. * Trailspace is a founding member of the Maine Outdoor Brands trade group, and I've served as a volunteer member of its Advisory Board.

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Snowshoeing
Trail running
Backcountry skiing
Mountaineering
Canoeing
Kayaking
Mountain biking

Vitals

Height5'4"
Weight130 lbs
Torso Length17"
Boot/Shoe Sizewomen's 7.5 US / EU 39
Jacket/Shirt Sizewomen's medium
Pant Sizewomen's medium

I'm the co-founder and co-owner of Trailspace, along with my partner Dave, as well as its editor. Dave and I founded Trailspace in 2001 because we wanted an independent place where fellow backcountry enthusiasts could share reviews of their own outdoor gear, apparel, and footwear.

Thanks to our amazing community members, Trailspace now has more than 36,000 reviews and counting. Our members' first-hand reviews have helped millions of people find and select gear for their own outdoor adventures.

When I'm not inside working on Trailspace, I like to go outside to run, ski, hike, and bike on trails and in the woods and mountains of Maine, northern New England, and beyond. I like trees, snow, summits, rocks, and ice.

You also can find me on Instagram for #thingsiseewhenirun and #thingsiseewheniski

Gear Reviews (44)

user rating: 4 of 5 La Sportiva Forward T-Shirt 11/26/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Nathan Hipster 10/30/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Nathan Intensity 6L 10/15/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Honey Stinger Organic Waffle 8/05/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 La Sportiva Women's Crosslite 2.0 9/16/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Outdoor Research Women's BackStop Gloves 11/11/2010
user rating: 5 of 5 Julbo Looping I 3/30/2010
user rating: 4 of 5 Salazon Chocolate Organic Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt and Organic Cracked Black Pepper 3/12/2010
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Salazon Chocolate Organic Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt and Organic Turbinado Cane Sugar 3/11/2010
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Salazon Chocolate Organic Dark Chocolate with Natural Sea Salt 3/10/2010
user rating: 4.5 of 5 La Sportiva Women's Wildcat 7/08/2009
user rating: 3.5 of 5 CamelBak Women's ShredBak 7/06/2009
user rating: 3 of 5 prAna Luna Maternity Top 7/16/2008
user rating: 5 of 5 prAna Luna Maternity Capri 7/16/2008
user rating: 2.5 of 5 Yaktrax Pro 3/05/2008
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Kahtoola MICROspikes 3/03/2008
user rating: 5 of 5 Roonwear Haulin' Cargo Pants 10/25/2007
user rating: 4 of 5 Isis Wool Tight 10/15/2007
user rating: 4 of 5 Isis Wool Zip-Neck Turtle 10/15/2007
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Montrail Women's Namche 8/30/2007
user rating: 4 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Wrap-It Pillow 7/31/2007
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Big Agnes Sleeping Giant Memory Foam Pillow (Upgrade Kit) 7/30/2007
user rating: 3 of 5 Big Agnes Air Core Pillow 7/29/2007
user rating: 4 of 5 Exped Pillow Pump 7/28/2007
user rating: 3 of 5 Pacific Outdoor Equipment Insulmat Aero U-Pillow 7/27/2007
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Sea to Summit Luxury Pillow 7/26/2007
user rating: 4 of 5 Pacific Outdoor Equipment InsulMat Deluxe Pillow 7/25/2007
user rating: 3 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow 7/24/2007
user rating: 4 of 5 Kelty Luxury Pillow 7/23/2007
user rating: 5 of 5 Western Mountaineering Cloudrest 7/23/2007
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Sea to Summit Travel Pillow 7/23/2007
user rating: 3 of 5 Sierra Designs Sleep E-Z Pillow (Synthetic) 7/22/2007
user rating: 3 of 5 Cocoon Synthetic Travel Pillow 7/21/2007
user rating: 3 of 5 REI Travel Down Pillow 7/20/2007
user rating: 3 of 5 Sierra Designs Sleep E-Z Pillow (Down) 7/19/2007
user rating: 4 of 5 Cocoon Down Travel Pillow 7/18/2007
user rating: 4 of 5 EMS Women's Techwick Lightweight Quarter Zip Shirt 3/07/2007
user rating: 4 of 5 Kahtoola FLIGHTdeck 3/07/2007
user rating: 3 of 5 Kahtoola FLIGHTboot 3/07/2007
user rating: 4 of 5 La Sportiva Women's Sonic TR 1/17/2007
user rating: 4 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Women's Fast Pack Cap 10/04/2006
user rating: 2 of 5 Nathan Elite 1 Plus 7/23/2006
user rating: 5 of 5 Keen Bali 6/07/2006
user rating: 5 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Women's Phantom Vest 4/26/2006

Blog Posts

Win a Helle Wabakimi Knife by "Survivorman" and a Kupilka FireSteel October 16, 2019
Congratulations, Bob, Winner of a Hults Bruk Axe October 14, 2019
Review Your Gear to Win a Hults Bruk Akka Axe or Helle Wabakimi Knife October 8, 2019
Win the Akka from Hults Bruk, World's Oldest Axe Maker October 1, 2019
"Down the rabbit hole" with Lori, Reviewer of the Month September 4, 2019
Congratulations, Seth and Maine Coast Heritage Trust August 20, 2019
Outdoor Insiders' Top 10 Tips for Standout Gear Reviews August 7, 2019
Congratulations, Kevin David, $700 Leatherman Winner June 30, 2019
Final Days: Review Your Gear to Win $700 Leatherman Prize June 25, 2019
Review Your Gear to Win $700 Worth of Leatherman Tools June 18, 2019
"Adventures can be found in many ways"—Oliver, Reviewer of the Month June 12, 2019
Want $700 Worth of Leatherman Tools? Review Your Gear. June 10, 2019
Win a $700 Leatherman Multi-Tool and Timepiece Prize June 1, 2019
Meet Wade: "Paddle Fanatic," Landscape Photographer, Reviewer of the Month May 10, 2019
Congratulations, Tyler our Sierra Designs Gear Winner April 30, 2019
Final Days: Review Your Gear to Win a Sierra Designs Tent and Quilt April 23, 2019
We're Giving One Member a Sierra Designs Tent and Quilt April 15, 2019
Review Your Gear to Win $600 Sierra Designs Prize April 8, 2019
Congratulations, Trailspace's Annual Top Reviewers April 4, 2019
Win a Sierra Designs Tent and Quilt for Spring Adventures April 1, 2019

Trip Reports

Iceland: August 2017 October 13, 2017
Race Report: Keep on Going at the Vermont 100 September 29, 2017

Forum Posts

Win a Helle Wabakimi Knife by "Survivorman" and a Kupilka FireSteel October 16, 2019
Congratulations, Bob, Winner of a Hults Bruk Axe October 14, 2019
Review Your Gear to Win a Hults Bruk Akka Axe or Helle Wabakimi Knife October 8, 2019
Win the Akka from Hults Bruk, World's Oldest Axe Maker October 1, 2019
New Trail Buddy September 29, 2019
"Down the rabbit hole" with Lori, Reviewer of the Month September 4, 2019
TS at Cloudland Canyon August 27, 2019
Demise of the White Mt. Guide on line June 13, 2019
Congratulations, Seth and Maine Coast Heritage Trust August 20, 2019
Iceland II: Laugavegur and Fimmvörðuháls August 9, 2019
TS in and around the BSP August 7, 2019
Outdoor Insiders' Top 10 Tips for Standout Gear Reviews August 7, 2019
Iceland I: Hornstrandir August 6, 2019
TS on a break August 6, 2019
Trailspace in Chamonix August 5, 2019
TS in Iceland August 3, 2019
I think I had a mild case of snow blindness, help? July 25, 2019
Congratulations, Kevin David, $700 Leatherman Winner June 30, 2019
Final Days: Review Your Gear to Win $700 Leatherman Prize June 25, 2019
Review Your Gear to Win $700 Worth of Leatherman Tools June 18, 2019