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Nick LeFort

Nick LeFort

A skilled custom knife-maker, LeFort is a known abuser of multitools and edged steel.

Dan Nelson

Dan Nelson

Dan Nelson is GearInstitute.com's Managing Editor & fly fishing editor. He is based in the Pacific Northwest.

Craig Rowe

Craig Rowe

Guide, writer, Truckee local, pub trivia host, and inventor of TripTarp®, Craig Rowe is the Gear Institute's chief stove and insulated jacket tester.

Cory Smith

Cory Smith

Cory is a Santa Barbara, CA based athlete, online running coach and freelance journalist specializing in running and climbing related content and gear review.

Peter Kray

Peter Kray

Peter Kray is a co-founder of the Gear Institute, and a longtime specialist in the testing of skis, snowboards and outdoor equipment.

Tal-ee Roberts

Tal-ee Roberts

In addition to being Technical Director and co-founder of the Gear Institute, Tal-ee is a contributor to Gear Tests and News.

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