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Gentrye Houghton

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Born and raised in West Texas, Gentrye was exposed to the great outdoors at an early age through trail rides, hikes around Palo Duro Canyon and skiing in New Mexico. After graduating with a Journalism Degree from Oklahoma State University, she was first exposed to rock climbing inside a little gym and bouldering around a little park in Tulsa, Okla. Through these experiences, an idea was sparked to return to Texas and bring climbing along with her. Over five years ago, she and her partner founded the only indoor climbing facility in Amarillo, Tex., where they also explored adventure atop the Grand Teton, the North Face of Sugarloaf in the Organ Mountains, New Mex., Thailand and beyond. Now, she resides in the beautiful Elk Range that surrounds Redstone, Colo., where she plays in the hills with her husband and their Great Dane. Gentrye finds her connection to the world around her by spending long days in the mountains: rock climbing, hiking, trail running and skiing.

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Best Bike Light Review

Best Bike Light Review

There's great debate on exactly which is the very best bike light. So who stacks up against who? We combined extensive laboratory testing with field testing in cities and rural areas, on...
How to Sharpen a Pocket Knife

How to Sharpen a Pocket Knife

Knives are great tools with many uses, but to work well they need to be sharp. Here is a guide to having your knife able to do its best work with a sharp edge.
NiteRider Lumina 750
Editors' Choice

NiteRider Lumina 750

The Editors' Choice Award faced some seriously stiff competition in this review, between the reigning heir, the Cygolite Expilion 850, the NiteRider Lumina 750 and the Light and Motion Taz...
Cygolite Metro 400
Best Buy

Cygolite Metro 400

The Cygolite Metro 400 is a great light for commuting if you are on a budget. While there are many $10-$30 bike lights out there, if you look at our ratings and beam tests you will see...
Light and Motion Urban 350
Best Buy

Light and Motion Urban 350

The Light and Motion Urban 350 is one of our favorite handlebar lights, excelling for urban applications. It takes the Best Buy Award for being a great all around light for the price. It...
Light and Motion Vis 360+
Top Pick

Light and Motion Vis 360+

The Light and Motion Vis 360+ is a helmet specific bike light that makes commuting easier and safer than any of the other lights we tested. As a bonus, this light also works very well for...
NiteRider Pro 1800
Top Pick

NiteRider Pro 1800

The NiteRider Pro 1800 Race is the highest overall scoring bike light we've tested, and it earns our Top Pick Award for Mountain Biking. We give it a 10 out of 10 for its battery life...
Cateye Volt 300

Cateye Volt 300

The Volt 300 is an above average light and is a great contender from CatEye. It features a quick-charge cartridge that is rejuvenated by a USB; and with a user friendly mounting system, it...
Light and Motion Taz 1500

Light and Motion Taz 1500

The Light and Motion Taz 1500 is a high-powered portable "cross-over" bike light designed for mountain biking AND commuting. The light is approximately as bright as a single car headlight...
Knog Blinder Arc 1.7

Knog Blinder Arc 1.7

The Knog Blinder Arc 1.7 was our favorite of the "budget" lights, and is a great match for beach cruisers or commuters riding on mostly well lit paths. Though the light does not remove...
Cygolite Expilion 850

Cygolite Expilion 850

The Cygolite Expilion 850 is a high performance bike light for commuting and occasional off-road riding. It has a relatively wide, even beam pattern and a long beam distance for its size...
SafeCycler

SafeCycler

This is one of the lowest performing lights in our review because of its poor brightness and beam quality scores. It is relatively lightweight and relies on four AAA batteries for power...
Allen Sports ASL5XR

Allen Sports ASL5XR

The Allen Sports ASL5XR is the lowest scoring light we tested. Though on the more affordable side, this light performed below average in all categories, scoring only a 2 of 10 for both...
NiteRider Lumina 550

NiteRider Lumina 550

Our testers love this light! It's reasonably lightweight and compact, and its beam is bright, wide, and even. The overall scores for the NiteRider Lumina 550 fell only five points short of...
Bright Eyes Rechargeable 1200

Bright Eyes Rechargeable 1200

The Bright Eyes Rechargeable 1200 is an exceptionally bright light with an easy and secure yet time consuming mounting system. This light was almost too bright for commuting applications...
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