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Camping & Hiking Expert Mike Smeaton (Griz)
BWCA Trip with my sisters family and my family
  • Mike Smeaton (Griz)

    I have been an outdoor adventurer since I was a boy scout & sea explorer in my teens, buckskinner & fur trade re-enactor in my 20's, canoe camper and backpacker since my 30's and many, many family camping trips.

    I love GEAR! I am a firm believer in having the right gear to match the trip. I have lived out of a Eureka 2 person tent for 3 months in the Rockies and a wall tent for 6 weeks in the eastern high desert of Oregon. I know what to look for in quality gear and I love sharing that with others so they can have great experiences in the wilderness.

    The right tent, backpack, sleep system, pad, stove and cook set for the trip can make all the difference in having an awesome experience. I would love to help you find just the right gear for your trip.

    I've helped 2,302 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
    151 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategoryCamping & Hiking Expert
    Customers helped2,302
    My QualificationI love GEAR!
    Home townWest Bend, Wisconsin
    Favorite drinkArnold Palmer
    Favorite beerKentucky Bourbon Ale
    Favorite cocktailWhiskey Old-fashioned
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    Camping & Hiking Expert Mike Smeaton (Griz)
    Mike Smeaton (Griz)
    Camping & Hiking Expert
    I've helped 2,302 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
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    Camping & Hiking Expert Mike Smeaton (Griz)
    Reviewer: Emily
    Very helpful
    Mike helped me pick out the best hiking bag out of endless options and took my concerns and wishes very seriously. He wasn’t pushy and offered an additional discount when I was concerned about my budget. Thank you Mike!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 30, 2022
    Camping & Hiking Expert Mike Smeaton (Griz)
    Reviewer: Mark
    Awesome experience
    I have made 3 or 4 orders through currated with Mike so far. Mike always has great recommendations and even sends me heads up on deals when they happen. I plan on using him for my future endeavors.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 20, 2022
    Camping & Hiking Expert Mike Smeaton (Griz)
    Reviewer: Lee
    Lee's experience with Mike
    Mike has been awesome! Super helpful and knowledgable, but never pushy. I found the Curated platform a little hard to navigate. Busy working mother of three here, so I did have limited time to figure things out... but I think the design could be a little more intuitive.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jun 1, 2022
    Camping & Hiking Expert Mike Smeaton (Griz)
    Reviewer: Seth Stough
    Not out to profit from my purchases.
    Mike was great. He made sure that I got the best deal possible. He wasnt pushing the more expensive items either. I got the the feeling he truly cared that I had a great experience, not only online, but in the great outdoors as well. Thanks Mike!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 1, 2022
    Camping & Hiking Expert Mike Smeaton (Griz)
    Reviewer: Andrea
    Amazing experience!
    Extremely helpful! Quite literally a life changing experience! I mean truly mean that. I am new to hiking, and I’ve had a lot of anxiety about choosing the right gear. Mike was most helpful! Now, on to what is hopefully the first, of many adventures to come!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 6, 2022
    Camping & Hiking Expert Mike Smeaton (Griz)
    Reviewer: Morgan
    Helped find exactly what I needed
    I was very specific in what I was looking for and Mike provided 4 options that met my requirements and was in my price range. He was also very patient as it took me a while to view and decide on what I wanted. I'm excited to go camping with my family in my new tent!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 6, 2021
    Camping & Hiking Expert Mike Smeaton (Griz)
    Reviewer: Micael P
    Thankful.
    I have gear/equipment for different hobbies of mine and I came looking for something specific to day hiking. Mike tailored his list of recommendations and then specifically handpicked a couple when narrowing down on specific items. Couldn’t be more pleased with the experience of Curated and the helpfulness and expertise of Mike.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 25, 2021
    Camping & Hiking Expert Mike Smeaton (Griz)
    Reviewer: Stephanie
    Mike has been amazing!
    Mike is amazing! Very friendly and knowledgeable! Can talk to him with ease and is very understanding to my individual needs. Doesn't try to push gear that is unreasonable for my budget and goals. Highly recommend!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Apr 13, 2022
    Camping & Hiking Expert Mike Smeaton (Griz)
    Reviewer: Angelina A
    Angelina A's experience with Mike
    Mike has become my go to guy for all things camping. The experience with Mike was fun but more importantly he earned my trust. I know that future purchases will be of quality items in my best affordable price range. He immediately eliminated gobs of research time on my part to find the best item for me. The tent to replace my 30+ years one is next, Mike.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 26, 2021
    Camping & Hiking Expert Mike Smeaton (Griz)
    Reviewer: Chris
    Breath of fresh air
    I really wasn't aware that we had customer service anywhere anymore! It was awesome dealing with Mike and not only did he answer my questions but put a pin on the calendar as a reminder so that when I come up with the money for the tent I can speak to the same person and feel like there's some continuity to what's going on.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 25, 2021
    Mike Smeaton (Griz)
    5.0 from 151 reviews
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