KiwiKlimber

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Reviewer of the Month: October 2016

5,441 reviewer rep
601 forum posts
joined Apr 1, 2014

I am a: man
Location: Pennsylvania

Affiliations: I have no professional, nor personal relationships with any outdoor industries, manufacturers or brands.

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Canoeing
Mountain biking
Fishing
Hunting

Vitals

Height6'2" (1.88m)
Weight200 lbs. (90.7kg)
Boot/Shoe Size13 US

I joined the Trailspace community primarily to learn from and be inspired by the experiences of other community members. 

Favorite places I've experienced:

Day Hiking: Mt. Colden, Adirondaks, NY

Multi-Day Hiking: Kaikoura Seaward Range, Kaikoura, New Zealand

Car Camping: Eglinton Valley, Fiordland NP, New Zealand

Camping: Mt. St. Helens, Gifford Pinchot NF, WA

Mountain Biking: Allegrippis Trails, Raystown Lake, PA

Fishing: Steelhead, the tributaries of Lake Erie, Erie, PA

Paddling: Rowing the Southern Gulf Islands, Galiano Island, BC, Canada

Gear Reviews (81)

user rating: 3.5 of 5 Outdoor Research Men's Alpine Onset Bottoms 6/22/2019
user rating: 4 of 5 Outdoor Research Alpine Onset Crew 6/22/2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Black Rock Gear The Original 4/27/2019
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Hydro Flask 40 oz Wide Mouth 4/25/2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Danner Men's Raptor 650 3/27/2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Arc'teryx Rho LTW Neck Gaiter 2/11/2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Purple Lizard Maps Bald Eagle State Forest Map 2/04/2019
user rating: 4 of 5 Good To-Go New England Corn Chowder 1/28/2019
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Black Diamond Men's StormLine Stretch Rain Pant 1/15/2019
user rating: 4 of 5 Black Diamond Men's StormLine Stretch Rain Shell 1/15/2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Purple Lizard Maps Rothrock State Forest Trail Map 1/14/2019
user rating: 4 of 5 Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Camper Duo 11/27/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 Petzl Bindi 11/07/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Larabar Cashew Cookie 10/01/2018
user rating: 2 of 5 OMeals Smoked Cheese Bites 9/20/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #2 9/17/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 Fjallraven Men's Keb Gaiter Trousers 7/30/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Fjallraven Forest Jacket No. 3 5/28/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Ridge Merino Inversion Heavyweight Crew 2/13/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 Ridge Merino Inversion Heavyweight Bottoms 2/13/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 Ridge Merino Balaclava 2/13/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 SteriPEN Adventurer Opti 1/10/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 Light My Fire Tinder-on-a-Rope 1/08/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Light My Fire Spork Titanium 10/20/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Outdoor Research Sombriolet Sun Hat 9/11/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Good To-Go Thai Curry 8/30/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 La Sportiva Men's Trango Cube GTX 4/04/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 Good To-Go Smoked Three Bean Chili 3/15/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Leki Sub1 2/23/2017
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Gear Aid RAM Claw Light Mount 1/25/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Gear Aid ARC LED Light & Power Station 1/25/2017
user rating: 2.5 of 5 Camillus Trench Pocket Tool 9/27/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 DueNorth Foot Rubz 9/08/2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Under Armour Men's CoolSwitch Trail Short Sleeve Tee 9/07/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Under Armour ArmourVent Trail Short 9/05/2016
user rating: 3 of 5 Princeton Tec Sync 6/15/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 GSI Outdoors Ultralight Java Drip 6/14/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Patagonia Men's Better Sweater Vest 5/09/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Naked Granola Granola Cookies - Seattle 5/03/2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Point6 Hiking Tech Extra Light Mini Crew 2/26/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Woop!Wear The Ultimate Field Pant 2/14/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Point6 Hiking Tech Medium Mini Crew 2/03/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Skout Organic Cherry + Vanilla Trailbar 1/22/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Patagonia Men's Dual Aspect Hoody 1/18/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Mammut Men's Comfort High GTX Surround 10/11/2015
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Mountainsmith Six Pack 8/25/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Clif Shot Bloks 8/14/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Silipint Half Pint 7/21/2015
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Light My Fire Spork Original 7/16/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Oboz Sundog 7/01/2015
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Black Diamond Orbit 4/14/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Crazy Creek Air Chair Compact 3/23/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Columbia Men's Sleeker Rain Jacket 3/06/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Marmot Men's Trestles 15 2/03/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Bear Naked Peanut Butter Energy Bar 1/27/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 SIGG Steelworks Thermal .75 Liter Ring Bottle 12/04/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Hydro Flask 64 oz Growler 12/04/2014
user rating: 3 of 5 Clif Builder's Chocolate Mint Bar 11/10/2014
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Clif Sierra Trail Mix Bar 10/15/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 NEMO Cosmo Insulated 9/29/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 ExOfficio Men's Dryfly Flex Shirt 9/04/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Chaco Men's Z/1 Unaweep 8/27/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 DeFeet Blaze 8/21/2014
user rating: 3.5 of 5 GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Gel 8/20/2014
user rating: 2.5 of 5 Slumberjack Slumberloft Camp Pillow 8/04/2014
user rating: 3 of 5 Eagles Nest Outfitters SlapStrap 7/28/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest 7/25/2014
user rating: 2 of 5 Dorfman Pacific MC50 Fishing Hat with Removable Sunshield 6/18/2014
user rating: 3 of 5 Buff Original Buff 6/12/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 The North Face Short-Sleeve Pine Knot Woven 6/05/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Klean Kanteen Reflect Kanteen 5/22/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer Brief 5/09/2014
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Lost Horizon Junta Earflap Hat 5/02/2014
user rating: 3 of 5 Keystone Trails Association Pennsylvania Hiking Trails: 13th Edition 4/24/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 REI Table Top French Coffee Press 4/08/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Smartwool Men's Split Stripe Socks 4/03/2014
user rating: 3.5 of 5 REI Men's Adventures Pants 4/03/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 REI Kingdom 4 Tent 4/02/2014
user rating: 3 of 5 Asolo Men's Sunset 4/02/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Osprey Atmos 65 4/01/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Osprey Talon 22 4/01/2014

Trip Reports

Mid State Trail instead of kayaking July 23, 2015
Saugatuck Dunes October 28, 2014
Oregon Coast Day-Hikes September 4, 2014
Trough Creek S.P. w/ Momma Black Bear and Cub July 1, 2014
Overseas Outdoor Adventure April 5, 2014

Forum Posts

Outdoor Insiders' Top 10 Tips for Standout Gear Reviews August 7, 2019
Do you use gaiters for mild weather trips? July 29, 2019
getting lost in the woods July 16, 2019
Congratulations, Kevin David, $700 Leatherman Winner June 30, 2019
Congratulations, Tyler our Sierra Designs Gear Winner April 30, 2019
Balaclava help March 4, 2019
"I just like to be outside"—Jim, Reviewer of the Month February 12, 2019
Do you use base layers? February 11, 2019
First Backpacking of 2019- closed roads & government shutdown January 18, 2019
Meet Teri: Section Hiker, Biker, Skier, Sunscreen Wearer, and Reviewer of the Month January 14, 2019
Happy New Year 2019 January 1, 2019
Meet Phil: New England Hiker, Snowshoer, Reviewer of the Month December 12, 2018
2500 miles Tucson AZ to Sodus NY by bicycle November 9, 2018
Outdoor Retailer - Trailspace Representing! November 14, 2018
Do you use an air mattress? (Not a Thermarest type self-inflator) November 11, 2018
"The more we discuss, the better the gear will get." Meet David, Reviewer of the Month October 16, 2018
Member Feedback: What makes you trust a review? September 11, 2018
Soaking up Challenge and Companionship: Meet Bruce, Reviewer of the Month September 26, 2018
Blackfathom Cave September 5, 2018
DIY Firestarter September 5, 2018