Phil Smith

Reviewer of the Month: December 2018

1,310 reviewer rep
429 forum posts
joined Sep 15, 2014

I am a: 51-year-old snowshoer
Location: Jackman, ME
Occupation: Mechanic

Activities

Hiking
Snowshoeing
Camping

Vitals

Height5’11”/180cm
Weight260lb/118kg
Torso Length21”/53cm


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50-year-old male, mainly a hiker & snowshoer with some camping thrown in every now & then. Gotta do more of that! I’m slowly working on the NH4Ks, 7 down and 41 to go. 

Gear Reviews (36)

user rating: 4 of 5 Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL1 7/15/2019
user rating: 3 of 5 Trailtopia Jambalaya 6/01/2019
user rating: 5 of 5 Lowa Camino GTX 4/21/2019
user rating: 4 of 5 EMS Men's Summit Gloves 1/20/2019
user rating: 5 of 5 AlpineAire Foods Rice Burrito Bowl with Beef 12/30/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 GV Snowshoes Wide Trail 12/21/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 The North Face Men's Denali Etip Glove 11/23/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Osprey Manta AG 36 6/27/2018
user rating: 3.5 of 5 ALPS Mountaineering Nimbus Jacket 2/21/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 Keen Men's Voyageur 8/14/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 MSR Men's Lightning Trail 3/20/2017
user rating: 3 of 5 EMS Rampart Soft Shell Gloves 2/26/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 GV Snowshoes Mountain Extreme 1/28/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer 7/17/2016
user rating: 2.5 of 5 Keen Men's Targhee II Waterproof Mid 6/12/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Tubbs 2-Part Snowshoe Poles 2/12/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Garneau Men's Blizzard II 2/08/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 The North Face Diad Pro 22 2/02/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Patagonia Gi III Pant 4/13/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 U.S. Military ECWCS Gen I Parka 2/19/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Cabela's Dry-Plus MXP Pants 2/08/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Seirus Windstopper Cyclone Gloves 1/31/2015
user rating: 3 of 5 ALPS Mountaineering Echo Lake -20 1/10/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 ALPS Mountaineering Crescent Lake 20 11/30/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 MPowerd Luci Original 10/27/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 ALPS Mountaineering Jagged Peak 2 10/26/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Snowtastic 28 10/19/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Asolo Men's Fugitive GTX 10/16/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 EMS Men's Thunderhead Jacket 9/29/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 MSR Lightning Tails 9/23/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Stoic Merino Comp Shirt - Long Sleeve 9/23/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Black Diamond Syncline 9/21/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 MSR Men's Lightning Ascent 9/21/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Tubbs Men's Mountaineer Series 9/19/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Tubbs Men's Wilderness Series 9/17/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Sorel Conquest 9/15/2014

Trip Reports

Boundary Bald Mountain, Maine, 06 Jan 2019 January 6, 2019
Glen Boulder, 16 June 2018 June 18, 2018
Mt Tom/Field/Avalon, 09 June 2018 June 10, 2018
Kearsarge North, 03 February 2018 February 3, 2018
Mt. Moriah NH, 02 December 2017 December 2, 2017
Mt Tecumseh NH, 25 November 2017 November 26, 2017
Jim Liberty Cabin (Mt Chocorua), 10-11 November 2017 November 12, 2017
Mt Tripyramid, 22 October 2017 October 23, 2017
Mt. Chocorua, NH, 15 October 2017 October 16, 2017
Mt. Monroe NH, 09 September 2017 September 10, 2017
Little Haystack Mountain NH, 02 September 2017 September 3, 2017
Sandwich Mountain, NH 26 August 2017 August 27, 2017
Kearsarge North (NH) 12 August 2017 August 12, 2017
Mt Chocorua, 12 March 2017 May 5, 2017
Mt Monadnock NH, Sunday 24 April 2017 April 24, 2017

Forum Posts

hiking in sub freezing temps and sweat March 2, 2020
New boards February 27, 2020
Just had a few years taken off my life February 18, 2020
BOA vs Spin February 17, 2020
January Baldpate Adventure February 4, 2020
Need advice for some good quality budget self-standing tent. Considering NatureHike Star River 2 January 30, 2020
Cold fingers and toes? Keep your core warm January 22, 2020
non-gore tex waterproof/breathable solutions December 10, 2019
What features would you like to see on a Trekking Pole? November 28, 2019
Hot tent stove jack opening... December 13, 2019
Ultimate survival tool November 14, 2019
Ooof - Backcountry.com stumbles into a hornet's nest November 8, 2019
what's your favorite reasonably robust hiking boot? September 27, 2019
Cane grip vs. vertical grip trekking poles. September 13, 2019
One Last Trail Crew--I bailed September 19, 2019
Anyone with Experience with SnowTrek snowshoes? September 8, 2019
Outdoor Insiders' Top 10 Tips for Standout Gear Reviews August 7, 2019
Is the compass obsolete? July 20, 2019
Trying a bivy bag for the first time July 9, 2019
Tent review sorting suggestion July 2, 2019