Stephen Regenold is founder and editor of GearJunkie.com. 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.
Outerwear is a hotbed of innovation these days. Breathability, waterproofness, and insulation are attributes that now come in hard shells, soft shells, hybrids, and even puffy jackets.