Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold

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.

The Best Backcountry Jackets of 2015

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. 

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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.

Why I (Don't) Ride a Fixie

People should ride fixed-gear bikes, or fixies, because they help you feel connected to the road and are good for training.

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.

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...

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Obstacle Racing Gear

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.

The Gear Junkie's Top 10 Winter Shells

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

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