Cory Smith

Cory Smith is a Santa Barbara, CA based athlete, online running coach and freelance journalist specializing in running and climbing related content and gear review. He draws from over 25 years as an elite runner and rock climber for ideas, inspiration and expertise. Along with his work for Gear Institute he has been featured in Outside Magazine, Trail Runner, Gear Patrol, Philadelphia Magazine and Gear Junkie. You can read his entire portfolio at