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Jayson Merryfield

297 reviewer rep
34 forum posts
joined Jun 19, 2017

I am a: 40-year-old backpacker
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Occupation: Accountant


Mountain biking


Boot/Shoe Size10
Jacket/Shirt SizeL

I grew up camping, hiking, backpacking, canoeing, sport climbing.... the long & short of it is that I was in Scouting for 12 years growing up, and had an amazing core group of leaders who took us on many adventures, and facilitated the crazy things we wanted to get up to. Coming from a family that was outdoorsy but not particularly adventurous, it was a great upbringing. 

Queue my 20's, when my adventurousness fell thoroughly off the map in the rush of dating, marriage, home ownership, education, careers, plus a dozen other poor excuses. 

Since having children 8 years ago, my love of adventure and the backcountry has been reignited, partly because it's something I want to pass this feeling I have along to my children, but mostly because I'm discovering how much I get mentally, physically, and spiritually from being in touch with the wilder sides of nature. 

And so, I am learning. I am relearning. I'm finding new ways of getting into nature, new perspectives, new techniques, new tools, and pushing beyond old limits to find new adventures to take both myself and my two little boys on.

Gear Reviews (6)

user rating: 4 of 5 Saucony Koa ST 1/30/2020
user rating: 4 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Apogee Quilt 4/23/2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Eureka! Midori 2 3/28/2019
user rating: 5 of 5 Adidas adizero Boston 6 6/12/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 Primus ClassicTrail 9/05/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Eureka! Timberline SQ 4XT 6/20/2017


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