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Pack Like A Pro: Talking Gear with Pro Snowboarder Sebastien Toutant

Pack Like A Pro: Talking Gear with Pro Snowboarder Sebastien Toutant

Kraig Becker

We catch up with five time XGames medalist Sebastien Toutant to find out what he takes with when ever he hits the road. 

Pack Like a Pro: Stand-Up Paddleboarder Mike Tavares

Pack Like a Pro: Stand-Up Paddleboarder Mike Tavares

Kraig Becker

Pro paddleboarder Mike Tavares talks about life on the road, his favorite pieces of gear, and the high-tech, one-wheeled skateboard that he is obsessed with. 

Pack Like A Pro: Long Distance Runner Robert Young

Pack Like A Pro: Long Distance Runner Robert Young

Kraig Becker

What kind of gear does an endurance runner looking to set a speed record for crossing the U.S. use for the attempt? We've got the inside scoop! 

Pack Like A Pro: Ultrarunner Adam Chase

Pack Like A Pro: Ultrarunner Adam Chase

Kraig Becker

Professional ultrarunner Adam Chase tells us about his favorite trail running gear, how he packs for travel, and his plans for a unique adult summer camp for runners. 

Pack Like A Pro: Professional Fishing Guide Sarah Gardner

Pack Like A Pro: Professional Fishing Guide Sarah Gardner

Kraig Becker

 A seasoned fishing guide shares her love for the sport, her new boat, and the gear that keeps her in business. 

Pack Like A Pro: Mountain Guide Angela Hawse

Pack Like A Pro: Mountain Guide Angela Hawse

Kelly Bastone

What essential gear does a mountain guide carry with her into the backcountry? Angela Hawse reveals her favorite pieces of kit. 

Pack Like a Pro: Snowboarder and Outdooor Adventurer Roland Primus

Pack Like a Pro: Snowboarder and Outdooor Adventurer Roland Primus

Kraig Becker

The man who founded the oldest snowboarding school in Europe shares the gear he never leaves home without and a tip for keeping your clothes dry in the backcountry.

Pack Like A Pro: Fishing Guide Kate Taylor

Pack Like A Pro: Fishing Guide Kate Taylor

Kraig Becker

Professional fishing guide Kate Taylor tells us about the gear she can't live without while on the water.

Pack LIke A Pro: Ultrarunner Anton Krupicka

Pack LIke A Pro: Ultrarunner Anton Krupicka

Kraig Becker

One of the best endurance athletes on the planet tells us about his busy upcoming schedule, the gear that keeps him moving, and the one item he takes with him every day of the year.

Pack Like A Pro: Adventure Photographer Chris Brinlee

Pack Like A Pro: Adventure Photographer Chris Brinlee

Kraig Becker

Adventure photographer Chris Brinlee Jr. tells us about the gear that is crucial to getting his job done in the remote corners of the globe. 

Pack Like A Pro: Endurance Athlete and Author Terri Schneider

Pack Like A Pro: Endurance Athlete and Author Terri Schneider

Kraig Becker

Meet an adventure racer and ultrarunner who has traveled to more than 70 countries to take part in some of the toughest competitions on the planet.

Pack Like A Pro: Adventure Racer Karen Lundgren

Pack Like A Pro: Adventure Racer Karen Lundgren

Craig Rowe

Climber, ski instructor, and world-class adventure racer Karen Lundgren tells us the one piece of gear that she'd save in a fire.

Pack Like A Pro: Mountain Guide Mike Pescod

Pack Like A Pro: Mountain Guide Mike Pescod

Kraig Becker

With more than 20 years of experience leading climbs all over the world, the British mountain guide shares not only his favorite gear, but also what outdoor trends have him excited.

Pack Like A Pro: Professional Ski Instructor Alison Culshaw

Pack Like A Pro: Professional Ski Instructor Alison Culshaw

Kraig Becker

What does a professional ski instructor in the French Alps rely on to keep her warm, safe, and happy in the mountains? Read on to find out!

Pack Like A Pro: Talking Shop with Adventure Racer Kyle Peter

Pack Like A Pro: Talking Shop with Adventure Racer Kyle Peter

Kraig Becker

One of the best adventure racers in the world tells us about the gear that is most essential to him on races that last more than week, and covers hundreds of miles in the process. 

Pack Like A Pro: Winter Climbing With Mountaineer Tom Livingstone

Pack Like A Pro: Winter Climbing With Mountaineer Tom Livingstone

Kraig Becker

The British climber tells us about his plans for the winter, what gear he always takes with him on an expedition, and his favorite jackets for staying warm and dry. 

Pack Like A Pro: Skier McKenna Peterson Shares Her Favorite Gear

Pack Like A Pro: Skier McKenna Peterson Shares Her Favorite Gear

Kraig Becker

The former Freeskiing World Tour competitor tells us about her favorite gear for shredding the mountain, the importance of being safe in the backcountry,  and the single most important tool for achieving that goal. 

Pack Like A Pro: Meet Ultra-Runner Sally McRae

Pack Like A Pro: Meet Ultra-Runner Sally McRae

Kraig Becker

Endurance athlete Sally McRae tells us about her love for trail running, the gear she carries on all of her training runs, and the one new product she is most looking forward to. 

Pack Like A Pro: Ultrarunner Alex Varner

Pack Like A Pro: Ultrarunner Alex Varner

Kraig Becker

Ultrarunner and Nike Trail Elite team member Alex Varner shares his favorite gear, and tips on how to carry everything when out on a run. 

Pack Like A Pro: Making First Descents With Kayaker Benny Marr

Pack Like A Pro: Making First Descents With Kayaker Benny Marr

Kraig Becker

The legendary professional kayaker provides valuable insights on how to pack for a big paddling trip based on his 20 years of whitewater experience. 

Pack Like A Pro: Racing with Triathlete Ashley Clifford

Pack Like A Pro: Racing with Triathlete Ashley Clifford

Kraig Becker

Professional triathlete Ashley Clifford tells us about the gear that helps her compete on the highest level of her sport. 

Pack Like A Pro: Trail Runner Gina Lucrezi

Pack Like A Pro: Trail Runner Gina Lucrezi

Kraig Becker

Trail runner Gina Lucrezi tells us about what has her excited in the outdoor industry, her favorite jacket, and what gear she never leaves home without. 

Pack Like A Pro: Overcoming Obstacles with Ryan Atkins

Pack Like A Pro: Overcoming Obstacles with Ryan Atkins

Kraig Becker

Obstacle course racer Ryan Atkins tells us about his favorite gear for both training and racing, and what gear trends he is excited about the most. 

Pack Like a Pro: Paddling with Gareth Tate

Pack Like a Pro: Paddling with Gareth Tate

Dan Nelson

Pro kayaker and adventure filmmaker Gareth Tate talks GoPros, kayaks, and softshells. 

Pack like a Pro: Getting wild with Rok Rozman

Pack like a Pro: Getting wild with Rok Rozman

Dan Nelson

Former olympic rower Rok Rozman has turned his attention to kayaking, and shares his thoughts on his favorite paddling gear with GI readers. 

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