Mountain lover, novice adventurer, writer, baker, maker, and idea generator.
Gavin Coombs brings 20+ years of running and racing experience and a background in run specialty retail to his reviews.
Ross is an outdoor adventure writer, photographer, and sometimes computer programmer based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. He runs, rides, SUPs and skis but often finds himself in CrossFit gyms trying to lift heavy weights.
Brian is an avid hiker, ski mountaineering guidebook author and former Division 1 lacrosse player. He lives with his wife in North Denver.
David Garcia has been a trail running fanatic with a climbing problem for over 25 years. David works as a firefighter in his home base of Boulder, Colorado where he has easy access to some of the best trail running and climbing that the state has the offer. David tests trail shoes and bouldering crash pads for Gear Institute.
Kassondra Cloos is the manager of the hike and camp category for Gear Institute.
Matt is a contributing writer covering snow sports for Gear Institute. He’s a former professional runner and endurance coach turned adventure-journalist who lives with his wife in Boulder, Colorado.
After spending nearly a decade as a reporter for The Indianapolis Star, Robert Annis finally broke free of the shackles of gainful employment and now freelances full time, specializing in cycling and outdoor-travel journalism.
Kim Fuller is a Colorado native, so it’s in her blood to make playing in the mountains a priority.
Writer, editor and gear nerd.
David is a self proclaimed snow & navigation geek and teaches all aspects of climbing and avalanche safety for Eastern Mountain Sports Schools in North Conway, NH. He tests GPS's for the Gear Institute.
Lisa Altomare has been an outdoor enthusiast for as long as she can remember - escaping her job as an Art Director to hike, camp and ski as frequently as possible!