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, 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 fly fishing editor. He is based in the Pacific Northwest.