Andrea D.

Andrea D.

I'm a plus size hiker, cyclist, adventurer and yoga teacher. I want to make the outdoor space more diverse and help more plus size folks comfortable in the outdoors!

I recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and hiked the Salkantay trail in Peru. I'll be heading back Peru next year and also heading to Iceland. While at home in the states, my husky and I try to get outside as much as possible!


Falconer, NY
@adventuring_athena (and) amplemovement

Products I Love

Keen Targhee II Mid Waterproof Boot - Women's

Keen Targhee II Mid Waterproof Boot - Women's My Review

Long term love

I have hiked in these boots for over 7 years. They are in need of replacement and I will be buying these again. I hiked Mount Kilimanjaro and the Salkantay trail in Peru with these, not to mention probably hundreds of miles before those two big hikes.. I also live in the Northeast and we get a lot of snow in there winter. I have used these boots to snowshoe and with just some warm socks these have kept me comfortable and dry. I love the wider toe box as I do have slightly wide foot. I highly recommend these boots but as always it's important for each person to try their own boots because every foot is very different.

Questions I've Answered

Taylor D.  Taylor D.: Have you found this pack easy to organize inside? I've read some reviews about the inside compartments seeming to be not well thought out. I'm wondering if this was just one reviewer or if this is an experience many people have had! If your answer is yes, do you think the other benefits that this pack has justify the lack of organization? And if your answer is no, can you tell me a little bit about the pockets and compartments that are inside the pack?? Thank you so much!! I'm getting ready for my first big backpacking trip and the pack choices are so overwhelming!
Andrea D.  Andrea D.: I agree with Hannah. I tend to organize all of my things in little ditty bags anyway so it's not a huge problem for me. I have only used this pack once as it was time for me to upgrade from my very old backpack.
As a plus size hiker, my only issue was that the hip belt did not fit as is (I have other brand backpacks that fit fine, so really didn't think this would be an issue). I did a makeshift fix for the backpacking trip I was going on right away and now am in contact with Osprey to remedy this and make it fit right.
I hope you have a great trip!

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