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Q&A - Meet Bastian Cowsert, founder of 3V Gear

Q&A - Meet Bastian Cowsert, founder of 3V Gear

Tal-ee Roberts

Get to know Bastian Cowsert and a new player in the tactical, practical, backpack market – 3V Gear.

How to Buy Hiking Boots: Q&A with Nate Porter

How to Buy Hiking Boots: Q&A with Nate Porter

Gear Institute Staff

From expedition minded peak-baggers to daytrippers in search of mountain meadows, Gear Institute asked Nate Porter to share a few of his favorite tips for getting your feet in the perfect boots.

Q&A with Footwear Legend Tony Post

Q&A with Footwear Legend Tony Post

Donald Buraglio

Topo Athletic founder Tony Post talks athletic footwear trends, minimalist running, and what it was like to work at Vibram. 

Q&A with Cody Townsend: Making Belts That Don't Suck

Q&A with Cody Townsend: Making Belts That Don't Suck

Tal-ee Roberts

Arcade Belts makes a line of simple, durable and flexible belts. Read our Q&A with Arcade Co-Founder, Cody Townsend.

Q&A: Ski mountaineer Christina Lustenberger on leading, not following

Q&A: Ski mountaineer Christina Lustenberger on leading, not following

Kelly Bastone

Christina Lustenberg discusses the lack of women in ski-mountianeering, the value of a mentor, and much more. 

Q&A: Climber Ines Papert Shoots for the Moon

Q&A: Climber Ines Papert Shoots for the Moon

Kelly Bastone

Climber Ines Papert talk to Gear Institute about blancing motherhood and adventure, being a role model to other women, and her dream project. 

Q&A: Climber Brette Harrington Relishes the Tough Stuff

Q&A: Climber Brette Harrington Relishes the Tough Stuff

Kelly Bastone

Rock climber Brette Harrington tells us about her favorite piece of outdoor gear, how she started in the sport, and who inspires her. 

Q&A: Mina Leslie-Wujastyk on Fishing for Climbing Buddies

Q&A: Mina Leslie-Wujastyk on Fishing for Climbing Buddies

Kelly Bastone

British climber Mina Leslie-Wujastyk tells us how she got started in the sport, what its like to climb with the boys, and the changing face of women in the outdoors. 

Q&A: Polar Explorer Eric Larsen on His Gear and the 'Last North' Expedition

Q&A: Polar Explorer Eric Larsen on His Gear and the 'Last North' Expedition

Gear Institute Staff

Gear Institute editors were able to pose a few questions to Eric Larsen while he and Ryan Waters waited on Ellesmere Island - before the two set out for the North Pole.

Q&A: Adventure Photographer Michael Clark on Gear, Sports & Travel

Q&A: Adventure Photographer Michael Clark on Gear, Sports & Travel

Gear Institute Staff

Michael Clark has traveled the world in search of the perfect action sport image. Along the way, he has also seen some beautiful places and used some outstanding gear.

Death Grip! Matt Samet on Climbing, Drugs & Survival

Death Grip! Matt Samet on Climbing, Drugs & Survival

Gear Institute Staff

Gear Institute faculty member Matt Samet's book Death Grip chronicles his climbing life, as well as his near-fatal struggle with anxiety and depression

‘Hoji’ is Hot! Dynafit Signs Skier to Multi-Faceted Deal

‘Hoji’ is Hot! Dynafit Signs Skier to Multi-Faceted Deal

Peter Kray

Eric 'Hoji' Hjorleifson talks exclusively with Gear Institute about his new relationship with Dynafit.

Why I went with Salomon

Why I went with Salomon

Peter Kray

Greg Hill on what his new deal with Salomon means for backcountry skiing.

Q&A: Libby Sauter’s Gear and Speed Climbing Tips

Q&A: Libby Sauter’s Gear and Speed Climbing Tips

Chris Van Leuven

The Gear Institute's Chris Van Leuven talks to Libby Sauter about what gear she brings on her record-breaking climbs.