soleful2001

Reviewer of the Month: July 2014

1,351 reviewer rep
157 forum posts
joined Aug 5, 2008

I am a: 56-year-old backpacker
Location: Pleasant Garden, NC
Occupation: Technical Support
Website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/soleful2001/

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Geocacheing
Photography
nature study
Trail work

Vitals

Height5' 8.5"
Weight195
Torso Length17.5"
Boot/Shoe Size9
Jacket/Shirt Size42
Pant Size34/32

I am an avid backpacker. I enjoy nature, photography, and reading. Love to spend time in the wilderness whenever I can.

My backpacking style is lightweight travel, without the ounce counting obsession of ultralight. I generally hike solo and carry a summer pack weight of 21 pounds for 2 night trips and in winter my pack weight is around 25 pounds for a 2 night trip all including 2L water.

Gear Reviews (32)

user rating: 4 of 5 MAC-Gear 40 Degree Down Top Quilt 9/29/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 MAC-Gear 40 Degree Down Under Quilt 9/29/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Columbia Featherweight Hike Long Sleeve Shirt 5/15/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Keen Men's Liberty Ridge WP 9/09/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Earthbound Sports Uwharrie Lakes Region Trail Guide 3/15/2015
user rating: 3 of 5 Tamagear Saddleback Jacket 3/15/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 NEMO Astro Lite 6/09/2014
user rating: 3 of 5 Sawyer MINI 6/04/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Keen Men's Clearwater CNX 6/02/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 REI Hiker Shocklight Staff 5/16/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Orikaso Bowl 4/10/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Osprey Exos 58 4/01/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Rab Men's Neutrino Endurance 600 3/31/2014
user rating: 3 of 5 Soto Pocket Torch 12/24/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Snow Peak Titanium Cookset, 3 Piece 12/09/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 ENGO Blister Prevention Patches 11/28/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Big Agnes Fishhook UL 2 9/26/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Petzl Tikka XP 1/17/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Osprey Aether 60 1/04/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Leki Makalu Tour 12/07/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 Mountainsmith Tour 10/04/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym 8/27/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 Magellan eXplorist 610 10/25/2011
user rating: 4 of 5 Soto Micro Regulator Stove 12/20/2010
user rating: 4 of 5 Sawyer Water Filtration System 4 Liter 1/04/2010
user rating: 4.5 of 5 MSR Zoid 1 5/16/2009
user rating: 4 of 5 Garmin eTrex Vista HCx 10/25/2008
user rating: 4 of 5 Vargo Triad Alcohol Stove 10/23/2008
user rating: 4 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Conduit Bivy 10/16/2008
user rating: 4 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 3 9/23/2008
user rating: 4 of 5 Keen Men's Voyageur Mid 9/18/2008
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Katadyn Hiker 8/06/2008

Forums

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