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Jacob Clark

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Jacob Clark found a passion for the outdoors through climbing while in school, followed by backpacking, and most recently a love of trail running. After graduating college with a degree in Chemistry, Jacob wasn't ready to settle into a lab job and pursued the outdoors. Going through UCSB's outdoor leadership program initially introduced him to guiding, and soon after graduating, he took a part-time job at REI guiding outdoors and teaching in-store classes. In addition, Jacob set climbing routes for the local rock gym in Santa Barbara, CA, while working as a blacksmith full-time. Now he lives out east near the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western Virginia spending free time exploring new trails, new routes, and the colorful trees of the east with his husky/malamute pup and trail buddy Eli.

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Best Water Shoes of 2022

After combing through 60 of the best water shoes on the market, we purchased and rigorously tested the top 7 to find...
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Best Daypacks of 2022

Sizing up the daypack market and choosing what is best for you, your needs, and your budget is tough. Here we've done...
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Best Sandals of 2022

In our opinion, every season is sandal season be it indoor or outdoor. We curated the industry's best selection of...
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Cotopaxi Moda 20 Review

With a dedicated laptop compartment and organizational pockets, this pack does a good job transitioning from urban to...
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REI Co-op Flash 18 Review

This featherweight pack is little more than a sack, but one of the most well-thought-out sacks ever made.
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Chaco Z/1 Classic Review

This classic is undeniably one of the favorite sandals of dirtbags everywhere. It's good-looking, comfortable, and...
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Teva Universal Trail Review

Standing out with excellent tread and plush comfort, this sandal provides excellent value and performance with a...
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