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Bennett Fisher

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Bennett has always enjoyed being outside, but after his 6-month thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2015, the outdoors became a place where he felt the freest to be himself. Upon completing the trail, he worked at a local outdoor shop where he used OutdoorGearLab to help others find the right gear to get out and experience nature as he had. His time on the AT, where he earned the trail name Jolly, led to another long hike along the 2650 mile Pacific Crest Trail. His passion for helping others find the perfect gear solidified on that trip, drawing him to Utah State University, where he learned about outdoor product design. His drive is to make products that allow the user to feel comfortable and confident in the outdoors. With his first product launching in 2021, he hopes to do just that. Up next for Bennett is a thru-hike of the ≈3000 mile Continental Divide Trail starting in July of 2021, where he plans on putting his first product to the test before launching later that year.

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Best Budget Backpacking Packs

Best Budget Backpacking Packs

We know not everyone wants to pay for a top-tier backpack, so we've ranked some of the best budget backpacks on the market. They're not the most expensive packs you can find, but they...
Best Backpacking Backpacks

Best Backpacking Backpacks

If you want the best backpack for your forays into the backcountry, we've got you covered. Our testers totaled hundreds of days in the High Sierra, the Pacific Northwest, and Patagonia to...
Kelty Coyote 65
Editors' Choice

Kelty Coyote 65

The impressive supportive frame of this adjustable pack can carry heavy loads in comfort. It features unique side zipper pockets that add additional storage and organization to keep all of...
Mountainsmith Scream 55
Best Buy

Mountainsmith Scream 55

A style that ultralight backpackers will love with the support a traditional backpacker will appreciate. This pack's unique roll-top design paired with only two zipper storage pockets keep...
How to Choose the Right Backpacking Backpack

How to Choose the Right Backpacking Backpack

We want to make it easy for you to find the right pack for your next adventure. If you need help sorting through your options, our Buying Advice article on backpacks is a great place to...
Osprey Aether 65
Top Pick

Osprey Aether 65

This pack has a comfortable suspension and plenty of customization to achieve the right fit, making it ideal for long days hauling heavy loads.
How to Choose a Budget Backpacking Pack

How to Choose a Budget Backpacking Pack

Cost is often a barrier to entry for backpacking, and that starts with the pack. In this article, we will walk you through things to know and look out for when selecting a backpack, so...
REI Co-op Trailbreak 60

REI Co-op Trailbreak 60

A standard pack at a fair price. This model would be a good option for a growing youth due to its adjustable torso height. That way there is no worry they will outgrow the pack in a...
Gregory Stout 60L

Gregory Stout 60L

This highly adjustable pack allows the wearer to dial in the perfect fit for their body type. This means the perfect fit for every member of the troop or family. It comes with plenty of...
The North Face Cobra 60L

The North Face Cobra 60L

This high-quality pack has plenty of features to carry your winter climbing tools, making it a great choice for year-round adventures.

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