Matt Zia

Matt Zia Blister reviewer bio

Age: 26 | Vitals: 5’11”, 165 lbs | Years climbing: 10 | Years skiing: 15 | Current Residence: Bozeman, MT Background I grew up playing in the mountains of New Hampshire where my mother, a former Outward Bound instructor, took me on my first backpacking trip … Read more

Kristin van der Kloot

Kristin Van Der Kloot reviews the Black Diamond Vector Helmet for Blister

Age: 29 | Vitals: 5’2”, ~100 lbs. | Years Climbing: 9 | Current Residence: Stamford, CT I’ve always had a passion for the outdoors. I grew up skiing, climbing, backpacking, surfing…you name it; as long as it was outside, I loved it. Last year I … Read more

Whitney Burton

Whitney Burton reviews the Mad Rock Drone HV for Blister

Age: 25 | Vitals: 5’8”, 150 lbs | Ape index: +1 | Years climbing: 7 | Current residence: Golden, Colorado I grew up in Washington state exploring all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. I was introduced to climbing in 2011 just before moving … Read more

Ben Firth

Ben Firth contributor bio on Blister

Age: 25 | Vitals: 6’1”, 155 lbs. | Years Climbing: 8; Years Snowboarding: 13 | Current Residence: Golden, CO I grew up in the rainy world of the Pacific Northwest. Living in Olympia, WA throughout my grade school years, I didn’t actually start climbing until … Read more

Dave Alie

Age: 32 | Vitals: 6’3″, 185 lbs. | Current Residence: Denver, Colorado My childhood home of Newton, Massachusetts, is hardly a proving ground for the outdoors, but it was close enough to the beautiful scenery of the rest of New England to get me started. … Read more

Anneka Door

Anneka Door, Blister Gear Review

Age: 28 |  Vitals: 5’8”, 137 lbs | Ape index: -4 ☹ | Years climbing: 12; Years skiing: 15 | Current residence: My Toyota truck (Ok… mostly Jackson, WY in the summers and Bozeman, MT in the winters) I grew up in the flatlands of … Read more

Marci Eannarino

Age: 34 | Vitals: 5’1”, 110 lbs. | Current Residence: Santa Fe, New Mexico I grew up in Durango, Colorado, surrounded by amazing access to the outdoors and living around amazing athletes. (I have childhood memories of Ned Ovverund working on cars for my father for … Read more

Zachary Eannarino

Age: 28 | Vitals: 6’2”, 185 lbs. | Years Climbing: 10 | Current Residence: Santa Fe, New Mexico I didn’t start climbing until I was 18, when my best friend with whom I competed at everything decided to give it a go. We began outside with … Read more

Andi Stader

Andi Gervais, Blister Gear Review

Age: 32|  Vitals: 5’8″, 125 lbs | Years climbing: 6 | Current residence: Denver, CO From the time I could walk, I was climbing up trees and running through the woods. Growing up in Georgia, I did not have large mountains to climb, but my … Read more

Matt Pincus

Age: 24 | Vitals: 5’10”, 160 Pounds | Years Climbing: 7; Years Skiing: 22 | Current Residence: Wilson, Wyoming I was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey, and was introduced to the outdoors on family vacations, backpacking throughout Washington’s North Cascades and skiing in … Read more

Jamie Rushford

Jamie Rushford reviews the Stonelick Gordita crash pad, Blister Gear Review

Age: 20 | Vitals: 5’10”, 150 lbs. | Years Climbing: 6 | Current Residence: Colorado Springs, Colorado & Essex, Vermont I was born and raised in Vermont, and the outdoors have been a big part of my life right from the start. Although I didn’t … Read more

Hannah Trim

Age: 20 | Vitals: 5’1-3/8” (very important), 107 lbs. | Years Climbing: 7 | Current Residence: Colorado Springs, Colorado I was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in Oak Park, just outside the city—a pretty rock-poor area of the world. The first time I … Read more