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mangus7175

1,540 reviewer rep
140 forum posts
joined Jul 5, 2012

I am a: 42-year-old backpacker
Location: Burbank, CA
Occupation: Systems Analyst
Website: http://theshadedtrail.blogspot.com/

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Mountain biking
Bikepacking

Vitals

Height5'11
Weight195
Torso Length20.5
Boot/Shoe Size10
Jacket/Shirt SizeL
Pant Size36W/32L

I began backpacking in 2011.  Since then, I have hiked quite a few trails around the Angeles National Forest, Los Padres National Forest, and San Bernardino National Forest.  I would consider myself to be a lightweight backpacker bordering on Ultralight. I'm very detail oriented with regards to the gear I use and recommend...this tenacity has helped me greatly in lowering my overall pack weight.

Prior to backpacking, I enjoyed off-roading and vehicle dependent exploration.  Since the rise of gas prices, I had to find another medium to allow me to enjoy the outdoors.  I was introduced to backpacking by a buddy of mine who off-roads...I haven't stopped since.

Gear Reviews (25)

user rating: 4 of 5 Geigerrig Nano Drink Tube 10/20/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Sea to Summit Escapist Ultra-Mesh Bug Tent 9/23/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Sea to Summit Escapist Tarp 9/22/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 NEMO Veda 2P 5/19/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Osprey Rev 6 5/12/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Columbia Diamond 890 TurboDown Jacket 3/19/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 American Trekking Pole Green Hiker Cork Grip Poles 12/29/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Montane Minimus Smock 9/10/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Platypus Sprinter XT 35 6/13/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Merrell Mix Master 5/28/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 REI Sahara Convertible Pants 3/11/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Platypus Platy Bottle 3/11/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout 2/27/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Tarptent Contrail 2/08/2013
user rating: 3 of 5 Outdoor Products Threshold Trailstar Gaiter 1/31/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 ICEtrekkers Chains 1/31/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Uniqlo Down Ultralight Parka 1/14/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Aquamira Frontier Pro Filter 1/08/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Bare Boxer Contender 11/12/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 Jetboil Flash Cooking System 10/25/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol 10/25/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 Keen Targhee II Waterproof Mid 10/09/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Trailspace Trail Runner Cap 10/09/2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 2 7/09/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 GoLite Jam 50L 7/09/2012

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