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.
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.
A former NCAA Divison 1 National Qualifier, Cory Smith holds a personal best of 4:03 in the mile and was ranked the 6th fastest high school 2 miler in country.
Guide, Sin City resident and creator of the HikeClimbSurfRun blog, Craig Rowe is the Gear Institute's chief camping cookware tester.
Dan Nelson is GearInstitute.com's fly fishing editor. He is based in the Pacific Northwest.