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Camping & Hiking Expert Brandon Kent
Packing my son up to Treasure Falls, near Wolfcreek Pass, Colorado

Brandon Kent

My passion for hiking began in the spring of 2009 with my first SOBO AT attempt, armed with nothing but Golite gear, 1440 powerbars, and a pack full of dreams. The attempt ended 7 weeks later with me and my hiking partner sunning ourselves on the shores of Bowman Lake on the west side of Glacier National Park, secure in our knowledge that even the best made plans that look great on paper, don't always hold up to the trials and tribulations of the open trail.

From that trip, I have explored and hiked over 300 miles of trail annually, primarily in the northern Rockies and mid-atlantic sections of the AT, with a diverse diet which does not include powerbars. In order to pay for my hiking trips, I started teaching science and outdoorsmanship at a small private learning center specializing in high-functioning spectrum children. I ran a hiking program which taught gear selection/care, trail nutrition, proper planning and risk management, hiking etiquette, and multiday backpacking.

My experience has given my unique perspective on gear priories and selection based on hiking goals and environmental factors. My goal is to not only recommend the best gear for the situation, but also help the user protect and preserve their body through proper gear selection and knowledge. My primary focus is on footwear, sleeping kits, and hydration systems, which are the hiking fire-triangle to me. I am excited to be able to share this knowledge with you, and help you get the best gear for you and your adventure.

PS. Ask me about the powerbars. You won't regret it.

I've helped 425 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
33 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
Currently offline
CategoryCamping & Hiking Expert
Customers helped425
Current locationDurango, CO
BirthdayJanuary 25
Home townThe Road
Favorite beerMoose Drool from BigSky Brewery
My Qualification5 Years as Outdoors Educator
Favorite drinkCoffee, Dr. Pepper, and Coffee
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Camping & Hiking Expert Brandon Kent
Brandon Kent
Camping & Hiking Expert
I've helped 425 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
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Expert: Brandon Kent
Reviewer: Brad
Extremely Helpful
Brandon was responsive and extremely knowledgeable on the products and different options available. He provided keen insight on the pros/cons for each item and had recommendations for my specific trip.
Verified Review | Submitted on Jul 27, 2022
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Reviewer: Lucas
Brandon Delivered!
I threw the kitchen sink at Brandon with "something that turns my bike into a stationary bike [I learned this is called a bike trainer], and something freezes ice clearly and in perfect cubes, plus some Listerine" And he found exactly what I was looking for. 10/10 would give random impulse purchases again.
Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 24, 2021
Camping & Hiking Expert Brandon Kent
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Reviewer: Tiffany
Tiffany's experience with Brandon
Can’t say enough about the suggestions I’ve gotten from Brandon! The products end up being a perfect fit and his suggestions and knowledge hav even second to none!
Verified Review | Submitted on Apr 11, 2022
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Expert: Brandon Kent
Reviewer: Sarah
Sarah's experience with Brandon
Brandon was amazing and so patient ( and funny!). He answered all of my ridiculous questions and gave me options for all of my nuances. Awesome experience for someone that really had no clue where to start. Thank you, Brandon!
Verified Review | Submitted on Jul 7, 2021
Camping & Hiking Expert Brandon Kent
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Reviewer: Paul
Brandon has been very helpful in this process
With my limited experience it's been really good to work with Brandon. He has answered my questions and I really appreciate him taking the time to research for me.
Verified Review | Submitted on Aug 12, 2021
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Expert: Brandon Kent
Reviewer: Elle
Elle's experience with Brandon
Brandon has been the most patient with my indeciveness, and questions. I could have never made my dream of backpacking come true without him.
Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 5, 2022
Camping & Hiking Expert Brandon Kent
Expert: Brandon Kent
Reviewer: Shado
Brandon was very very helpful!
I get overwhelmed and confused easily, he made the process so easy and painless! I couldn't believe how helpful and knowledgeable he was.
Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 16, 2021
Camping & Hiking Expert Brandon Kent
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Reviewer: Tanya T
Tanya T's experience with Brandon
Brandon was super helpful!
Verified Review | Submitted on Jul 24, 2022
Camping & Hiking Expert Brandon Kent
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Reviewer: Mason
Mason's experience with Brandon
Being able to talk with a human and ask questions about the product was nice. They had a lot of knowledge and were very helpful!
Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 12, 2021
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Expert: Brandon Kent
Reviewer: Kingston
Kingston's experience with Brandon
The expert that helped me was Brandon Kent, he was a great help and found me a really good list of what I was looking for!
Verified Review | Submitted on Aug 31, 2021
Brandon Kent
5.0 from 33 reviews
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