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Clark Tate

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Clark is really into writing and outdoor adventure sports. Lucky for her, her career path combines both. Right after earning a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science and Land Use Planning at the University of Virginia, she ran west to Colorado and all the snowboarding, whitewater raft guiding, and wrangling she could handle. After interning as a journalist with the Summit Daily, she decided to use her degree more directly and worked as river restoration ecologist based in Grand Junction and Durango, CO for the next seven years. This involved tons of field work — e.g. 15-day rafting trips on the Colorado River — volunteer guiding, and *surprise* science writing. It’s also where she started mountain biking. That’s one epic introductory playground: Fruita, Loma, Grand Junction, and Moab with detours to high alpine lines in Crested Butte and the ribs of Phil’s World. Four years ago she started that dream of a dream job, writing. She worked as a freelance writer and journalist covering outdoor recreation, gear and environmental science for over three and a half years before joining the OutdoorGearLab team. Now she’s mountain biking, climbing, river running or sneaking off to the ocean till the mountains turn white and the snowboard and skis call out from the closet.

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Best Winter Jackets for Women of 2022

Best Winter Jackets for Women of 2022

Looking for the best women's winter jacket? We've researched nearly 50 and bought the top 16 to test side-by-side. We wear them no matter how bad the weather gets.
Women's Winter Jacket Buying Guide

Women's Winter Jacket Buying Guide

Whether you're looking to just survive winter or perhaps even enjoy it, selecting the right coat is the first step. Pulling on a jacket as warm and cozy as a sleeping bag makes it much...
Fjallraven Nuuk - Women's
Editors' Choice

Fjallraven Nuuk - Women's

We are impressed by how warm we stay when temperatures head south of zero degrees. The soft and impenetrable outer shell does a great job withstanding cold winds, rain, and snow.
Best Camping Axes

Best Camping Axes

Are you looking for the best camping axe for your splitting, limbing, and kindling needs? We bought and tested 11 of the best in a head-to-head competition. Check out the review to find...
Patagonia Tres 3-in-1 Parka - Women's
Top Pick

Patagonia Tres 3-in-1 Parka - Women's

You won't have to worry about mother nature throwing you a curveball this winter, the Tres Down Parka has you covered. It's three jackets in one. Each layer plays an important role, but...
Arc'teryx Patera Parka
Top Pick

Arc'teryx Patera Parka

Wet sloppy winter conditions won't be a problem in this waterproof, windproof, breathable winter jacket. Highly stylish with an athletic look, we had no problem dressing this coat up for a...
Best Handheld GPS

Best Handheld GPS

Looking to improve your backcountry navigation? We bought and tested 7 of the best GPS units on the market to help you find the right one for your next dream trip.
Best Hiking Pants for Women

Best Hiking Pants for Women

To help you find your next pair of women's hiking pants, we've tested nearly 45 models over 9 years to bring you the top options. We tested them head-to-head from pants that roll-up...
Best Bike Pumps

Best Bike Pumps

Bike pumps may not be the most exciting cycling gear to research, but a good one will ensure your tires provide the best ride possible while minimizing hassle. Read on to find the best one...
How To Choose a Bike Pump

How To Choose a Bike Pump

Of all the gear you'll need for cycling, a floor pump is arguably the most important - after your bike, of course! Fortunately, you'll find some other uses for it, too...
Specialized Air Tool Pro
Editors' Choice

Specialized Air Tool Pro

With an accurate gauge and sophisticated nozzle that works with either Schrader or Presta valves, this is a great option for folks who switch back and forth often.
Crankbrothers Sterling
Best Buy

Crankbrothers Sterling

You can flip this pump between high volume or high-pressure settings to make sure it's optimized for the task at hand. Between that and a universal nozzle, this checks our two favorite...
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