Doug Gantenbein

Doug Gantenbein

Doug Gantenbein is Outside's Gear Guy. You can follow him on twitter @outsidegearguy.


The Perfect Fall Jacket

This gold-standard shell holds its own come wind, rain, snow, or shine—and plays well with others

Doug Gantenbein
Sep 30, 2013

What Gear Will Make Car-Camping More Comfortable?

We're going for an epic, cross-country road trip. Weight isn’t an issue, so we're excited to load up on gear that we normally wouldn't have in the backcountry. What are three pieces of gear that you...

Doug Gantenbein
Jun 25, 2012

What Will Help Me Recover From a Run?

I'm upping my distance, but every additional mile seems to make it harder to bounce back. What tools will help speed my recovery from a hard run?

Doug Gantenbein
Jun 20, 2012

What's the Best Hydration Pack for My Sport?

There are dozens of hydration packs out there. Which ones are best for specific activities, such as mountain biking, running marathons, or a weekend hike?

Doug Gantenbein
Jun 18, 2012

Should I Replace My Bike Helmet?

I bike a lot. Between my sweat and the sun, I wonder—how long does a helmet last? Is there something I can do to extend its life? If it is time for a new lid, what do I buy?

Doug Gantenbein
Jun 13, 2012

What Do You Wear at Everest Base Camp?

There's been a lot of coverage of the this year's climbing season on Everest, and I'm curious as to what day-to-day life is like at the roof of the world. What are the basic necessities?

Doug Gantenbein
Jun 8, 2012

How Can I Take Care of My Sleeping Bag?

I'm a proud owner of a new 800-fill down sleeping bag. I want to make sure it stays clean and warm for years to come. What should I do?

Doug Gantenbein
Jun 1, 2012