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Alicia MacLeay @Alicia

TRAILSPACE STAFF TOP 25 REVIEWER

3,838 reviewer rep
5,066 forum posts
joined Mar 14, 2001

I am a: 47-year-old trail runner, skier, hiker
Location: Maine
Occupation: Co-founder, co-owner, and editor of this website
Website: https://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"
Weight140 lbs
Torso Length17"
Boot/Shoe Sizewomen's 7.5 US / EU 39
Jacket/Shirt Sizewomen's medium
Pant Sizewomen's medium

Hello there! I'm Alicia (she/her) and I'm the co-founder, editor, and co-owner of this outdoor community—Trailspace. My partner 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 37,000 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 prefer 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, mountains, rocks, and ice.

You also can find me at Outdoor Calling for photos I take and thoughts I have while outside, and on Instagram for #thingsiseewhenirun and #thingsiseewheniski

Gear Reviews (64)

user rating: 4 of 5 Mystery Ranch Hip Monkey 5/04/2022
user rating: 4 of 5 Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack 1L 4/20/2022
user rating: 5 of 5 Patagonia Houdini Jacket 10/27/2021
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Kate's Real Food Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Tram Bar 10/01/2021
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Klean Kanteen TKWide Cafe Cap 3/31/2021
user rating: 4 of 5 Honey Stinger Cracker Bar with Protein 3/30/2021
user rating: 5 of 5 Arc'teryx Atom LT Vest 12/18/2020
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Klean Kanteen Insulated TKWide 12/16/2020
user rating: 4 of 5 NativesOutdoors White Shell Mountain Beanie 11/30/2020
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Voormi River Run Hoodie 10/20/2020
user rating: 4 of 5 Mountain Equipment Dynamo Skort 8/24/2020
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Honey Stinger Mini Waffles 8/05/2020
user rating: 4 of 5 Blyss Running Trail Skirt 7/15/2020
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Arc'teryx Beta LT Jacket 6/17/2020
user rating: 4 of 5 Patagonia PowSlayer Bibs 5/20/2020
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Patagonia PowSlayer Jacket 5/18/2020
user rating: 4.5 of 5 La Sportiva Bushido II 4/15/2020
user rating: 4 of 5 Glade Challenger Goggles 3/16/2020
user rating: 4 of 5 Glade Pulsar Magnetic Goggles 3/09/2020
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Ridge Merino Crowley Tights 3/03/2020
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 Energy Waffle 8/05/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 La Sportiva Crosslite 2.0 9/16/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Outdoor Research 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 Wildcat 7/08/2009
user rating: 3.5 of 5 CamelBak 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 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 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 Sonic TR 1/17/2007
user rating: 4 of 5 Mountain Hardwear 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 Phantom Vest 4/26/2006

Articles (1,108)

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Win Warmth with Recycled Insulation from Rab November 22, 2021
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