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Lester M

TOP 10 REVIEWER

1,191 reviewer rep
9 forum posts
joined Feb 20, 2021

I am a: hiker
Location: Scotland, United Kingdom
Occupation: Happily Retired!

Affiliations: Nope....but Altberg, Buffalo and Helly-Hansen should probably sponsor me, the amount of their gear I've destruction tested, over the years;-)

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Mountaineering
Mountain biking

Vitals

Height5'10"
Weight165
Torso Lengthlong;-)
Boot/Shoe SizeUK9
Jacket/Shirt SizeL/XL
Pant SizeM 32w

50+ years of Backpacking, all over the UK and Europe- more recently in the Californian Sierra.  Favourite places?  Scotland, the Haute Savoie, Pyrenees and Tahoe. 

Pre-MTB off road cycling nut.  Lots of bike touring and racing- nowadays abbreviated to day excursions, due to worn knees.

My goal is to remain fit enough to walk every day, for as long as I can.  Old injuries mean I can no longer rock or ice climb, paddle for long periods, or wriggle out of a cave system.  I also want to wear out all of my outdoor clothing mountain:-)  Some of that stuff is crazy-durable.

I spent many years introducing young people to outdoor pursuits and I still like to tag along with groups occasionally and lead, when appropriate.  I still carry emergency gear, in the hills and am often dismayed, by how often I have to assist poorly equipped folks, with obvious stuff, like a hot drink, hat, or bivvi bag.  Exposure is exposure- in August or December, on the river bank or 3000 feet up a hill.   

Gear Reviews (27)

user rating: 4 of 5 Klean Kanteen 27oz Classic 10/18/2021
user rating: 5 of 5 Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD 10/14/2021
user rating: 4 of 5 Lowe Alpine Mesa 6 10/13/2021
user rating: 5 of 5 Ronhill Trackster Classic 10/11/2021
user rating: 5 of 5 Buff Lightweight Merino Wool Buff 10/11/2021
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Gramicci Original G-Pants 8/03/2021
user rating: 3 of 5 Trangia Fuel Bottle 6/20/2021
user rating: 5 of 5 Tilley T3 Cotton Duck Hat 6/18/2021
user rating: 3 of 5 Rab Double Pile Jacket 6/01/2021
user rating: 5 of 5 Leki Makalu Tour 5/31/2021
user rating: 5 of 5 Gramicci Original G-Shorts 5/18/2021
user rating: 4 of 5 Teva Hurricane XLT 5/18/2021
user rating: 5 of 5 Altberg Fremington Walking Boot 5/06/2021
user rating: 5 of 5 Patagonia Classic Synchilla Vest 4/15/2021
user rating: 5 of 5 Podsacs Waterproof 20L Ruscksack 4/08/2021
user rating: 4 of 5 Trangia Mini Trangia 3/17/2021
user rating: 5 of 5 Trangia 25-2 UL 3/13/2021
user rating: 5 of 5 Hultafors Heavy Duty Knife GK 3/10/2021
user rating: 5 of 5 Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T Pullover 3/08/2021
user rating: 5 of 5 Scarpa Trionic 3/07/2021
user rating: 4 of 5 Coleman Peak 1 Stove 3/06/2021
user rating: 4 of 5 SIGG Traveller Water Bottle 3/04/2021
user rating: 3 of 5 Keen Targhee II 3/01/2021
user rating: 4 of 5 Craghoppers Corey Half Zip 3/01/2021
user rating: 5 of 5 Helly Hansen HH LIFA Stripe Crew 2/27/2021
user rating: 5 of 5 Buffalo Mountain Shirt 2/23/2021
user rating: 5 of 5 Optimus No. 00 2/20/2021

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