Tanner Bowden

Tanner Bowden is a staff writer at Gear Patrol covering all things outdoors and fitness. He is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School and a former wilderness educator. He lives in Brooklyn but will always identify as a Vermonter.

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28 Terms Every Knife-Lover Should Know

The vocabulary used to describe a pocket knife may not be as complex as that which speaks to mechanical watches or automobiles, but if you want to sound like an expert, there are a few that you should commit to memory.

Knives You Should Know

The Best New Knives and EDC of April 2020

Morakniv made a new version of its classic Scandinavian knife, Gerber opened a custom shop, Ontario Knife Company revealed a new folder and more.

Never Going Back

Our Favorite Hiking Backpack Is Currently on Sale

I used to carry whatever bookbag was at hand when I went hiking. Then I discovered Osprey's Stratos 24, a daypack built with all the features of an expedition bag, and I'm never going back.

Weather Any Storm

The 10 Best Rain Jackets of 2020

A lot has changed since heavy, unbreathable plastic rain slickers were standard all-weather apparel; today's rain jackets are lighter, softer, more breathable, stretchy and more waterproof than ever.

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