vsa2001

6 reviewer rep
0 forum posts
joined Dec 12, 2010

I am a: 57-year-old male hiker
Location: Cleveland, OH
Occupation: Software Engineer

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Kayaking
Snowboarding
horseback riding

Vitals

Height6'5"
Weight200 lbs.
Boot/Shoe Size47 european
Jacket/Shirt SizeXL

I'm a traditionalist in some respects and like long-lasting, well-designed gear. I would rather pay more for good design and construction. I dislike waste and the "disposal" ethic of some gear. For example, footwear. I'd rather buy a good pair of boots, keep them for 10 or more years, and resole them when necessary. (The other school of thought is buy a cheap boot and replace every few years. This seems wasteful to me, and I bet it's more expensive in the long run.) 

 

Gear Reviews (2)

user rating: 4 of 5 Asolo Sasslong GV 2/26/2011
user rating: 3.5 of 5 The North Face Men's Nuptse Jacket 12/12/2010