Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold is founder and editor of As a journalist and a former writer for the New York Times, Regenold created "The Gear Junkie" in 2002 as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column. Regenold lives in Minnesota and travels to test gear, climb, bike, and adventure race around the planet.


Outdoor Research Halogen Jacket

The Halogen can’t do it all, but it does so much so well that it rates as one of the most versatile winter jackets we’ve ever tested.

Stephen Regenold
Oct 21, 2013

Alleycat Bike Racing for Beginners

With the number of urban cyclists surging, more and more riders are taking part in alleycats, informal races inspired by the routines of working bike messengers. Here’s what you need to know before taking your steed to the starting line

Stephen Regenold
Jun 27, 2013

Why I (Don't) Ride a Fixie

Are fixies the true soul of cycling? Or are they just a ridiculous fad blighting urban streets? Two cyclists duke it out.

Stephen Regenold and Scott Rosenfield
Jun 5, 2013

Patagonia Encapsil Down Belay Parka

You see strange things when you head up R&D at Patagonia. Like goose down floating in illuminated tubes. You go to strange places. Like secret labs inside white-washed corporations in Austin, Texas.

Stephen Regenold
Feb 28, 2013

The 7 Best Multi-Use Jackets of 2013

From wool-insulated workout wear to the hardest hard shell we’ve ever seen, this year’s backcountry jackets are an eclectic crop. Material upgrades and smart design leaps have made outerwear a locus of innovation. (Molecular-level polymer coating, anyone?) But enough lab-speak.

Stephen Regenold
Oct 29, 2012

Races like the Tough Mudder and Warrior Dash are exploding in popularity. We asked two of the sport's top athletes about the gear that helps them get onto the podium.

Stephen Regenold
Jul 3, 2012

Nordic skiers and cold-climate runners will love this aerobic-oriented jacket, which has a wind-blocking front face and a thin, breathable back.

Stephen Regenold
Mar 1, 2012

Outside picks the best gear for your alpine-touring setup, including the K2 WayBack skis.

Stephen Regenold
Feb 6, 2012

Top 10 Winter Bike Commuting Essentials

Stephen Regenold
Jan 15, 2012

User Profiles

We break down the best sites, Facebook and Twitter accounts, and apps for travelers, bikers, gear nerds, and more

Michael Frank, Aaron Gulley, Sam Moulton, , Kate Siber, and Stephen Regenold
Jan 4, 2012

Cross-country skiing is among the world's great human-powered modes of movement. Whether you ski classic or skate, here’s the gear you’ll need to get started.

Stephen Regenold
Nov 16, 2011

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Canada Goose HyBridge Lite jacket

Stephen Regenold
Nov 1, 2011

High-end options include the Moots' Psychlo-X Cyclocross, a $2,900 frame that's made of titanium and has a lower bottom bracket and shorter chainstays for speed and control.

Stephen Regenold
Oct 30, 2011