Scott Morris guides backpacking expeditions and hiking trips for Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides throughout the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. He is a writer, traveler, and runner. Scott tests backpacking equipment.
Jason is a trail runner and ultra-marathoner who lives with his wife and children in the frozen tundra of northeastern Wisconsin.
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!
Dave Thibodeau is a veteran world traveler who tests travel apparel for the Gear Institute.
Christopher Cogley is a freelance writer who spends as much time as possible biking, hiking, camping, and exploring the outdoor playground of Western Colorado where he lives with his wife and two boys.
Chris Weidner climbs like an All-Purpose shoe: he’s competent on most terrain but not the best at anything. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and thousands of rock climbs.
Traveling the world as an aspiring explorer, Milo's whereabouts are generally unknown. However, you can track his most recent expeditions and photography at his Adventure Milo website. He has produced a "Real Gear Reviews" YouTube series and is a veteran tester at Trek Tech, as well as author for some of your favorite websites. Most recently, he is producing a speaking series based on the transformation from his past life as a New York City attorney into the passionate explorer he is becoming today.
Because he pushes his own limits with his expeditions, he demands top performance out of gear. That makes him for a pretty harsh critic and tester of equipment and he welcomes all invitations to break your gear in the field if you're up for it.
Aaron H. Bible is an adventure travel writer, documentary photographer, and gear abuser.
Marie Malinowski is a Minneapolis-based mountain biker, bike commuter, backpacker, and trail runner who covers our cycling accessories categories.
Adam Stepanovic has become an expert on running packs from not wanting to wear them at all during his numerous 100-milers and FKT attempts on the country’s most famous long distance trails.
A competitive road cyclist in his younger years and lifelong outdoor enthusiast, Jacob discovered his love for long distance trail running as an adult. He lives in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Santa Fe. Follow him at Google+.