Inga Aksamit

MEDIA INCENTIVIZED REVIEWER
Reviewer of the Month: September 2017

729 reviewer rep
2 forum posts
joined Aug 13, 2016

Full Name: Inga Aksamit
61-year-old female backpacker
Sonoma County, CA
Occupation: Outdoor writer, backpacking trip leader
Email: private

Affiliations: TrailSpace Reviewer of the Month September 2017! I'm a Sierra Club backpack trip leader and conduct backpacking classes at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park in California. My focus is on moderately long distance hiking (100-200 miles) and light/ultralight gear. I've been testing and reviewing backcountry gear for several years for major manufacturers. I attend the Outdoor Retailer show regularly.

Gear Reviews (28)

user rating: 4 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Down Pillow 10/27/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Tailwind Rebuild 9/22/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Lorissa's Kitchen Premium Steak Strips 9/18/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Kate's Tiki Bar 9/18/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Women's NeoAir XLite 8/13/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sierra Designs Nitro 800 / 0 Degree 8/12/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Toad&Co Americano Hat 6/01/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sierra Designs High Side 1 5/05/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60 4/26/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 2/11/2018

Forum Posts (2)

Re: Tahoe to Yosemite on the PCT: Daily Trip Report June 4, 2018
Tahoe to Yosemite on the PCT: Daily Trip Report May 30, 2018

Trip Reports (1)

Tahoe to Yosemite on the PCT: Daily Trip Report May 30, 2018

About

I'm an enthusiastic explorer who loves to share my discoveries, whether it's a stunning scenic location, a challenging backpacking route or an essential piece of backcountry gear.  I hike and backpack in the summer and downhill ski in the winter. My favorite hikes are 100-200 miles long, mostly in the Sierra in California but also in other countries. I've published two books, "Highs and Lows on the John Muir Trail" and "The Hungry Spork: A Long Distance Hiker's Guide to Meal Planning." I've been testing and reviewing gear for such major manufacturers as Sierra Designs, Gossamer Gear, ExOfficio, REI and Granite Gear, among others, for several years. I love learning about products, manufacturing techniques, social consciousness and try to target products for their best use, whether it's car camping, backpacking or travel. 

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Snowshoeing
Canoeing
Mountain biking
Skiing

Vitals

Height5' 8"
Weight132 lbs
Boot/Shoe Size9
Jacket/Shirt SizeMedium
Pant Size8