About GearJunkie

GearJunkie leads the outdoor industry in breaking news and product reviews in the active-lifestyle world. From offices in Denver and Minneapolis, GearJunkie’s journalists, writers, and video producers advance the conversation online and beyond. Millions of monthly readers follow GearJunkie and engage through our active social and newsletter channels. We also produce events and publish a weekly syndicated column distributed in print newspapers around the U.S.

GearJunkie ski test, Wasatch Mountains of Utah

Staff and readers gather for an event at GearJunkie HQ

The GearJunkie Team

Founder/Publisher Stephen Regenold
Editorial Director Sean McCoy
Editor-In-Chief & Podcast Host Adam Ruggiero
Hunt & Fish Editor Rachelle Schrute
Managing Editor Mary Murphy
Assistant Editor Alex Kirk
Climbing/Cycling Editor; Newsroom Mgr. Seiji Ishii
Motors Editor Bryon Dorr
Camp/Hike/Asst. Ski Editor Will Brendza
Copyeditor Cory Emberson
Buyers Guide Editor Matt Bento
Buyers Guide Snowsports Editor Morgan Tilton
Sponsored Content Writer M.T. Elliott
VP Marketing & Operations Ryan Johnson
Projects & Marketing Katie Jedlicka Sieve, Katie Eichelberger, Chris Potter, Hamna Holmes
Sales Kyle Nossaman, Julie Robichaud, Lee Cowan
Contributing Editors Steve Graepel , Cory Smith, Austin Beck-Doss, Chelsey Magness , Jason Magness
Contributors/Reporters Anthony Sculimbrene , Josh Wussow , Sam Salwei, Raquel Hernández-Cruz, David Young , Evan Williams , Paul Eisenstein , Berne Broudy , Mike Misselwitz, Andy Cochrane, Drew Zieff , Christophe Noel, Kraig Becker , Josh Kirchner , Nick LeFort

GearJunkie’s Sean McCoy, Jake Ferguson, Stephen Regenold, and Kyle Nossaman before a climb up Wyoming’s Devils Tower (April 2018)

History of GearJunkie

In 2002, Minneapolis-based journalist Stephen Regenold started “The Gear Junkie” as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column. A climber and competitive endurance athlete, Regenold is the consummate outdoorsman. He continues to travel the world to test gear and cover fascinating people and places in the world outdoors.

Regenold on Iceland’s highest summit, Hvannadalshnúkur, in 2010

Regenold’s popular column became a digital publication in 2006 and has evolved into one of the most respected online outlets in the outdoor industry. Today GearJunkie.com employs editors, writers, videographers, and project and sales teams at its Minneapolis headquarters and editorial office in Denver.

GearJunkie Denver office (left) and Minneapolis HQ, inside and from above

Our Partners

We support the following organizations in their missions to better the outdoors and our communities through financial and in-kind support:

Licensing, Reprints, and Permissions

Our official partner, Wrights’s Media , manages usage, license fees, award seal artwork, and other related content rights. Visit Wright’s Media for more information.

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