Go Time! (Jesse Maloney) (Go Time)

BRAND REP TOP 25 REVIEWER
Reviewer of the Month: May 2015

3,377 reviewer rep
32 forum posts
joined Apr 5, 2015

I am a: 45-year-old male adventure seeker
Location: Shoreview, MN
Occupation: Middle school science teacher / Artist
Email: messejaloney@gmail.com

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Snowshoeing
Trail running
Orienteering
Backcountry skiing
Mountaineering
Ice climbing
Rock climbing
Canyoneering
Geocacheing
Canoeing
Mountain biking
Fishing
Swimming
spelunking
wild edibles and medicinals

Vitals

Height5'11"
Weight173
Torso Length18.5
Boot/Shoe Size11.5
Jacket/Shirt SizeL
Pant Size32-34

I have a healthy appetite for exploring off-trail locations I find while browsing Satellite maps.

I enjoy old archaeology sites, urban exploring in sewers, tunnels, caves, abandoned buildings and old architecture.

I like buying used gear, testing it out and reviewing it. 

Some of my favorite things are snorkeling fresh water, cliff jumping, eating gourmet food that I find along the trail. Oh, I am also in search of the ultimate burger wherever I go.

Outside Magazine voted Duluth MN the best city (2014) in the country for access to the outdoors. It really is spectacular. The North Shore of Lake Superior is a national gem. 

I have many years of experience with gear, trends, sites (domestic and foreign). Nevertheless, the game is always changing so I'm learning a ton as I go, especially from YOU on Trailspace!

Claustrophobia and vertigo do not affect me in the least bit.

Mantra: a little calculated risk is good for a person.

If you ever find yourself in MN and want to explore some excellent, non-mainstream places -feel free to ask me where the great spots are!

Gear Reviews (85)

user rating: 2.5 of 5 REI Flash All-Season Insulated Air Sleeping Pad 8/21/2019
user rating: 4 of 5 EcoVessel The Boulder Insulated 8/21/2019
user rating: 3 of 5 REI Flash Insulated Air Pad 12/30/2018
user rating: 3 of 5 Outdoor Research HydroLite Pack Sacks 12/27/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 REI Quarter Dome 3 UL 12/22/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 Mountainsmith Circuit 5400 12/16/2018
user rating: 3 of 5 Black Diamond HeavyWeight ScreenTap Fleece Gloves 12/09/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 Marmot Taku 12/08/2018
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Marmot Men's PreCip Pant 12/01/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 REI AirRail 1.5 Self-Inflating Pad 11/04/2018
user rating: 3 of 5 AKU Montera GTX 10/28/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 REI Quarter Dome Air Hammock 10/27/2018
user rating: 3.5 of 5 MSR Mutha Hubba 9/03/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 REI Half Dome 2 Plus 8/31/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 AKU Tengu Lite GTX 5/24/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Outdoor Research Men's Alti Mitts 5/15/2018
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Sierra Designs Moken 4 5/03/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Black Rock Gear The Original 4/29/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight 2 4/16/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 Eddie Bauer Goose Down Face Mask 4/16/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Superior Glove Calfskin Leather Extreme Cold Weather Gloves Mitt 1/22/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Marmot Sanctum 12/22/2017
user rating: 3.5 of 5 The North Face Elkhorn 11/24/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sierra Designs Half Moon 3 11/16/2017
user rating: 3 of 5 The North Face Tephra 22 10/22/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Eddie Bauer Solar Power Bank 6000mAh 10/22/2017
user rating: 2.5 of 5 REI Chrysalis UL Tent 8/05/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Big Agnes Horse Thief SL 35° 8/05/2017
user rating: 3 of 5 Klymit Insulated Static V Luxe 4/30/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Granite Gear Air Compressor 4/24/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 4/23/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15° 4/01/2017
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Marmot Pulsar 2P 3/25/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Hoka Bondi 4 11/28/2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 The North Face Men's Thunderhead 3D 8/08/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Big Agnes Rocky Peak 4 mtnGLO 8/07/2016
user rating: 1.5 of 5 ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer 3/31/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Klymit Pillow X 3/22/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 NEOS Forerunner 2/18/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sawyer MINI 2/11/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 The North Face Women's Denali Thermal Mitt 2/10/2016
user rating: 1.5 of 5 Marmot Precip Shell Mitt 2/10/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL1 mtnGLO 2/08/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Hillsound Trail Crampon 1/03/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Morakniv Robust 12/07/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 The North Face Men's Denali Etip Glove 12/06/2015
user rating: 3.5 of 5 SafeRingz 11/09/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Fozzils Bowlz Set 10/25/2015
user rating: 3.5 of 5 The North Face Men's Cat's Meow 10/04/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Marmot Mountain Works 15° 10/04/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 DIY: Homemade Alcohol Stove 6/23/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Justin Lichter Trail Tested: A Thru-Hiker's Insights Into Hiking and Backpacking 6/23/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Mountain House Beef Stroganoff with Noodles 6/19/2015
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Eureka! Isis 2 6/07/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Sierra Designs Bedouin 4 6/04/2015
user rating: 3 of 5 Outdoor Research Bug Bivy 5/24/2015
user rating: 3 of 5 Loki Men's Mountain Hoodie 5/18/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Men's Trail Lite 5/08/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 REI Thaw Bivy 5/03/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 MSR PocketRocket 4/26/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Eddie Bauer Vintage 0 Down Sleeping Bag Quilt 4/24/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Marmot Mavericks 40 Semi Rec 4/21/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Arc'teryx Bora 95 4/20/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Lowe Alpine Morning Star 75L+ 4/19/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Osprey Crescent 85 4/17/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Sierra Designs Night Watch CD 4/16/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Sierra Designs Yahi 4 4/15/2015
user rating: 3 of 5 REI Thaw Corporation 0°F Sleeping Bag 4/14/2015
user rating: 1 of 5 Teva Men's Karnali Wraptor 4/14/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Chaco Men's Z/1 Unaweep 4/14/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 MSR SweetWater Purifier System 4/14/2015
user rating: 3.5 of 5 REI Nooksack UL +10 4/13/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Trango 2 4/12/2015
user rating: 2 of 5 REI Shasta +15 4/11/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Petzl MYO 5 4/11/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Men's Lamina 20 4/11/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sierra Designs Sirius 2 4/10/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Mountainsmith Kinetic II 4/10/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 REI Downtime +10 4/09/2015
user rating: 3 of 5 The North Face Foundation 6 4/09/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sierra Designs Vapor Light 1 4/08/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Eureka! Alpenlite XT 4/08/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 The North Face Salamander 23 4/07/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Big Agnes Crosho SL 4/07/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Eureka! Scorpion 4/05/2015

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