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+.
Brett Prettyman has been an outdoor writer at the Salt Lake Tribune since 1990 and also freelances for a number of outdoor-related publications. He tests fly fishing boots and waders for the Gear Institute.
Tom tests road running shoes for the Gear Institute—specifically, the thick, comfort-oriented trainers that constitute the majority of running shoe sales.
Veteran runner, triathlete, and coach Carol Davenport tests lightweight road running shoes.
Santa Fe ski patroller and guide Jack Dant tests altimeter watches and headlamps for the Gear Institute.
An avid backpacker, Lawrence Landauer leads hikes, snowshoe trips, and backpacks for the Seattle and Foothills Mountaineers, and conducts outdoor leadership, backpacking, and hiking classes near his hometown of Seattle.
Mike King spends 200 days each year in the Cascades, Alaska, Argentina and Tanzania guiding for Rainier Mountaineering Inc. He tests mountaineering boots for the Gear Institute.
Boulbol wrote the book on trail running in Colorado.Scott Boulbol is a freelance writer who has been working in the outdoor and cycling industries for about 15 years. He lives near Boston.
On flat water and in surf, Doviak has a bigger board than you.
Ryan Stuart is freelance writer and jack of all sports—trail running, mountain biking, whitewater paddling, surfing, climbing, skiing and mountaineering—based on Vancouver Island. Follow his testing on Google+.