mangus7175

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

I am a: 41-year-old male 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 Men's 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 Men's 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 Men's 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

Trip Reports

Cottonwood Lakes 2015 July 25, 2015
Yosemite NP: Ostrander Lake Memorial Weekend June 4, 2014
Death Valley - Panamint City February 11, 2014
A Weekend with Ediza October 1, 2013
A chilly night at Willett Hot Springs in the Sespe Wilderness area November 12, 2012

Forum Posts

Rae Lakes Loop, Kings Canyon NP August 2, 2015
Another weekend and another jaunt into the woods August 10, 2015
Representing Trailspace in Cottonwood Lakes July 27, 2015
Cottonwood Lakes 2015 July 25, 2015
Momyer to Dobbs Camp June 15, 2015
Father & Daughter Trailspace Team March 31, 2015
Congratulations, Top Gear Reviewers of 2014! January 7, 2015
Finally, some snow in SoCal! December 14, 2014
Off to another adventure... November 17, 2014
TS in Keystone River Cave October 20, 2014
Reppin' Trailspace! November 11, 2014
Good hot thermos drinks for winter climbs October 20, 2014
Yosemite NP: Ostrander Lake Memorial Weekend June 4, 2014
My daughter and I on a recent overnight adventure May 5, 2014
Spreadsheets? March 31, 2014
When is the right time for a review? March 17, 2014
Death Valley - Panamint City February 11, 2014
Free website for maps in atlas and topo views and satellite imagery November 20, 2013
Best sewing machine for making a tent... November 9, 2013
A Weekend with Ediza October 1, 2013