jeff zuptich

184 reviewer rep
18 forum posts
joined Jan 4, 2014

I am a: 42-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 Men's Cruzer 3/09/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Patagonia Men's 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 Men's Camp Four 2/25/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Five Ten Men's Exum Guide 2/22/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Patagonia Men's R1 Pullover 2/20/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 REI Flash 18 1/27/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Five Ten Men's Guide Tennie 1/24/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Millet Radikal 32 1/23/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Outdoor Research Men's Floodlight Down Jacket 1/04/2014

Forum Posts

Packable down throw blanket, secret find? February 5, 2017
Snowy Wisconsin 2017 January 13, 2017
Honeymooning in Great Smokey Mtns NP June 24, 2016
Girl new to climbing shoe selecting June 7, 2016
Rock climbing & bouldering NW MO April 27, 2016
Backpacking quilts March 6, 2015
Keffiyehs January 28, 2015