Russell Eich is a writer and editor living the mountain bike dream at 8,500 feet in the Rocky Mountains.
Runner, cyclist, father, writer—Julian Smith is a guy with a lot in tow, and a lot to say about the best running strollers and trailers for active parents wth kids.
A skilled custom knife-maker, LeFort is a known abuser of multitools and edged steel.
Michelson is a longtime ski editor, freeskiing world champion—and our amazing women's ski and boot test director.
Cameron Martindell is the Gear Institute's Gear Test Director, responsible for coordinating our gear testing team, recruiting new experts, and maintaining the Gear Institute's editorial standards for product testing.
Living at 9,000 feet in the Colorado mountains, Allison Pattillo has ideal running apparel testing right out her front door.
Telemark ski innovator, watersports writer and snow kite competitor, Ken Lucas brings his own style of engineering-based enthusiasm to the Gear Institute.
Kraig Becker is the Gear Institute's news editor. He is also a freelance writer and world traveler who covers mountaineering expeditions, polar exploration, adventure travel, and of course outdoor gear.
A climber, runner, snowboarder, and backpacker, Billy Brown lives with his wife in Northern California.
Rich is editor of GPSTracklog.com, the leading consumer GPS site in the U.S.
Guide, writer, Truckee local, pub trivia host, and inventor of TripTarp®, Craig Rowe is the Gear Institute's chief stove and insulated jacket tester.
Dan Nelson is GearInstitute.com's Managing Editor & fly fishing editor. He is based in the Pacific Northwest.