Barbara Matthews

515 reviewer rep
2 forum posts
joined Mar 21, 2014

Location: California
Website: http://mtnmatthews.blogspot.com/

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Photography

Vitals

Height5' 8"

Prepping for a 2015 Appalachian thru-hike. I am an amateur photographer, hiker and backpacker. I'm not an ultralight backpacker but do look for lighter weight options. I normally lean more toward durability and dependable performance over ultralight.

I normally like to give my gear a thorough trial before posting any reviews. I have found it to be very frustrating when shopping for newly released gear that there are no reviews at all. In those cases I will post an "initial impressions" review that I will later update after more use. 

Gear Reviews (13)

user rating: 5 of 5 Pacerpole 3-Section Alloy 2/25/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 PackTowl UltraLite 9/20/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Icebreaker Sonic Short Sleeve Crewe 9/20/2014
user rating: 3 of 5 UDAP No-Fed-Bear Canister 9/20/2014
user rating: 3 of 5 Equinox Gila Ultralite Horizontal Pack Pocket 9/20/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Deuter ACT Lite 75+10 9/20/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 NEMO Nocturne 15 9/20/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Peak Design Capture Camera Clip with POV Kit 4/25/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 The North Face Men's Blaze Jacket 3/27/2014
user rating: 2 of 5 Marmot Men's PreCip Jacket 3/27/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Helinox Chair One 3/22/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Exped DownMat Lite 5 3/22/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Sierra Designs Lightning 2 UL 3/21/2014

Forum Posts

Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area Sept 6-13, 2014 September 19, 2014
Just shaved a good chunk of weight and volume March 30, 2014