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Backpacker at 60

240 reviewer rep
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joined Jun 6, 2016

I am a: backpacker
Location: California
Occupation: Corporate Consultant

Affiliations: No affiliations with any outdoor industry manufacturer.


Backcountry skiing


Height5' 8"
Boot/Shoe Size10
Jacket/Shirt SizeL mostly, rarely M
Pant Size30" inseam

Been backpacking and alpine skiing for 50 years, backcountry skiing for 30 years, and have gone through several generations of equipment and clothing. Its fun to check out new equipment and read what others have to say about equipment I may consider.

As a teenager I walked 800 miles on the AT (that was relatively heavy equipment in 1973) and every year I take long weekend backpacks and most years week-long backpacks in the Sierras, Rockies, Cascades or SW desert canyon country. My backcountry skiing is mostly day trips now (Sierras primarily). I also enjoy alpine and cross-country, prefer using my telemark gear either at a resort or in the backcountry.

Its amazing how equipment has become lighter, just in time for my aging body to stay on the mountain and canyon trails. Happy to write about some of my favorite pieces of equipment.  My comments come from my personal use, and I choose to highlight products that I rely on and what I like best.


Gear Reviews (9)

user rating: 4.5 of 5 Marmot PreCip Pant 6/19/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Marmot PreCip Jacket 6/19/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Darn Tough Merino Micro Crew Sock Cushion 6/15/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Western Mountaineering Apache MF 6/13/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Thorlo Trekking Sock - Thick Cushion Crew 6/10/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 MontBell EX Light Down Jacket 6/09/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Katadyn Hiker PRO 6/08/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Leki Corklite 6/06/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Keen Liberty Ridge WP 6/06/2016