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John Compisi


270 reviewer rep
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joined Jul 6, 2016

I am a: 73-year-old hiker
Location: North Coast, CA
Occupation: Freelance travel and adventure writer

Affiliations: I often receive products from outdoor retailers and communications and public relations companies for the purpose of trial, testing, evaluating and reviewing. My opinions, however, are strictly my own.


Biking and skiing


Height5' 7"
Boot/Shoe Size9
Jacket/Shirt Sizelarge 42-44
Pant Size35" waist x 30" inseam

Life long passion for travel and adventure since my earliest days.  Originally from Western New York, my wife Linda and I have lived in Northern California for over 20 years and settled in the Sonoma County Wine Country.  Have lived in Japan, Germany, Hawaii, Michigan, New York, Rhode Island, Kansas, Ohio and Virginia. Vacation and work travel have taken me to the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Monaco, Greece, Mexico, Canada, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and Australia.  In the United States, favorite travel destinations have been Las Vegas, Sedona, Lake Michigan's eastern coast line, Virginia's historic triangle, Newport Rhode Island, New Orleans and, in California, Monterey, Carmel, Tahoe, Mendocino, Paso Robles and Santa Barbara.  My favorite activities are hiking, biking, skiing, snow shoeing, kayaking and traveling.  Having said all that, my favorite places remain Italy, Hawaii and Sonoma County.

Gear Reviews (12)

user rating: 3.5 of 5 GCI Outdoor SitBacker Canoe Seat 8/17/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 STABIL STABILicers Hike XP 3/28/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Brooks-Range Hybrid LT Jacket 2/03/2017
user rating: 2 of 5 Northside Back Country 2/03/2017
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Allett Ultra Slim Original Wallet 1/08/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Timberland Chillberg Mid Shell-Toe Waterproof Boots 12/18/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 STABIL Stride 10/27/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Keen Versatrail 10/05/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Para'Kito Mosquito Repellent Band 10/04/2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Chaos Summit Boonie Hat 10/03/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Timberland Euro Hiker 8/07/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Toad&Co Debug UPF Stretch Shirt 7/31/2016