1,069 reviewer rep
19 forum posts
joined Mar 31, 2015
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)
|GSI Outdoors Spice Missle||9/21/2015|
|Royal Robbins Traveler Stretch Short||8/22/2015|
|Royal Robbins Diablo Short Sleeve Shirt||8/09/2015|
|Zpacks Arc Zip 54L||7/19/2015|
|Dr. Bronner Eucalyptus Organic Bar Soap||7/07/2015|
|Zpacks Pillow Dry Bag||7/05/2015|
|Sea to Summit Toaster Fleece Liner||7/02/2015|
|MontBell Men's UL Down Vest||6/21/2015|
|Jetboil Zip Cooking System||6/07/2015|
|Water purification and 3 season tent recommendation||February 11, 2016|
|Congratulations, Lynn, Winner of Source Outdoor Gear||October 2, 2015|
|Source Has $430 Worth of Gear to Give One of You||September 16, 2015|
|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|