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jeff zuptich

209 reviewer rep
18 forum posts
joined Jan 4, 2014

I am a: 44-year-old backpacker
Location: St. Joseph, MO
Occupation: Tattoo Artist

Affiliations: I've been an REI member since 1998


Adventure racing
Rock climbing
Mountain biking
ice Climbing armchair quarter backing.


Boot/Shoe Size11.5
Jacket/Shirt SizeXL
Pant Size38'

I've been camping and spending time outdoors all my life. I started backpacking 23 years ago and I don't spend nearly as much time doing it as I would like. While living in the central Valley of California I got to spend a lot of time in the mountains which I never had growing up in Missouri. I started getting interested in climbing them, while I never had a partner I read about it a lot and did as much solo climbing as I could. Even after I moved back to Socal and I lived at the bottom of Mount Baldy. I climbed that mountain a lot, even in winter always alone. So I ended up turning around a lot due to unsafe snow conditions etc. I live in MO again and have to drive pretty far to see any elevation of note. I've made some friends in the adventure racing community here and I think I am going to start doing that this summer. Wish me luck!

Gear Reviews (14)

user rating: 4.5 of 5 prAna Vaha Pant 3/15/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 MSR PocketRocket 1/26/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 evolv Cruzer 3/09/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Patagonia R2 Jacket 1/21/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Sawyer MINI 9/04/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 NEMO Astro Lite 4/01/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Camillus Les Stroud SK Arctic Fixed Sport Knife 3/19/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Five Ten Camp Four 2/25/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Five Ten Exum Guide 2/22/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Patagonia R1 Pullover 2/20/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 REI Flash 18 1/27/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Five Ten Guide Tennie 1/24/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Millet Radikal 32 1/23/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Outdoor Research Floodlight Down Jacket 1/04/2014


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