Chris Myers

Reviewer of the Month: July 2015

1,069 reviewer rep
19 forum posts
joined Mar 31, 2015

I am a: 36-year-old backpacker
Location: Kentucky
Occupation: Mechanic


Trail running
Rock climbing


Boot/Shoe Size11-12
Jacket/Shirt SizeM-L
Pant Size32

I like testing and talking about gear with friends and now I am starting to get into doing reviews online. My goal is to provide solid reviews with helpful information and include things I feel are helpful to other consumers.

I have been more and more concerned lately with trying to save weight where I can. Not going to extremes but doing my best to cut the numbers without sacrificing my comfort, which I hold in high regard.

I do not like to be cold or wet. I especially do not like to be cold and wet at the same time! It has happened to me on several occasions. I do get cold easily and will carry a 4 pound sleeping bag, with a 2 pound sleeping pad, if it means I stay warm and cozy! That doesn't mean that I want to carry that much weight, but I will!

After years of using cheap, inexpensive gear, I have come to my own conclusion. You get what you pay for. I have heard that time and time again over the years and I believe it. Of course, like with any rule, their are always exceptions! And when trying to find light, good quality gear, it gets expensive.

I would like to get more into making my own gear. My fiancé knows her way around a sewing machine and she has already begun to help me with a few small projects. She really gives me a lot of support and freedom to spend time outdoors and with my friends. She loves the cabins and the hotels...that's about it...I love her!

I could go on all day about gear and girls but I am losing focus! The point is, I hope to share some useful knowledge I have gained about my gear while enjoying my love for the outdoors!

I hope you all enjoy!




Gear Reviews (10)

user rating: 4.5 of 5 GSI Outdoors Spice Missle 9/21/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Royal Robbins Traveler Stretch Short 8/22/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Royal Robbins Diablo Short Sleeve Shirt 8/09/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Zpacks Arc Zip 54L 7/19/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Dr. Bronner Eucalyptus Organic Bar Soap 7/07/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Zpacks Pillow Dry Bag 7/05/2015
user rating: 3 of 5 Sea to Summit Toaster Fleece Liner 7/02/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 MontBell Men's UL Down Vest 6/21/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Zpacks Solplex 6/16/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Jetboil Zip Cooking System 6/07/2015

Forum Posts

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Camp Coffee - How Do You Brew? September 22, 2015
Meet Tam of the Rockies: Our Reviewer of the Month September 19, 2015
Stop the Swelter: Win $350 of Platypus Hydration Gear August 1, 2015
Last Days: Review Your Gear to Win an Elie Kayak July 28, 2015
what is a good size rucksack for overnight July 27, 2015
We're Giving a Gear Reviewer an Elie Kayak and Paddle July 21, 2015
Meet Chris, Kentucky Backpacker and Reviewer of the Month July 13, 2015
Reviewer in Training July 6, 2015