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Lauren DeLaunay on the 3rd Flatiron.

Lauren DeLaunay

Senior Review Editor


Since graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Lauren has been on the never-ending road trip. She's equally at home in the high peaks of the Rockies as Utah's red desert, but she knows that nothing is better than a granite handcrack and therefore currently calls the Search & Rescue team in Yosemite home. When not putting her International Relations degree to use in The New York Times Crossword puzzle, she can be found climbing, skiing, trail running, or binge-listening to NPR in her '97 GMC Safari named Bozarth.

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Best Approach Shoes for Women of 2022

Best Approach Shoes for Women of 2022

If you're on the hunt for a great pair of women's approach shoes, we've got the information you need. Whether you're gearing up for a long mission in the alpine or a casual day at the...
La Sportiva TX2 - Women's
Editors' Choice

La Sportiva TX2 - Women's

This is an all-around awesome shoe, perfect for boulderers and alpine scramblers alike. With a great climbing ability, superior comfort, and an incredibly lightweight design, the TX2 is...
Best Cargo Boxes of 2022

Best Cargo Boxes of 2022

Have more cargo than your car can carry? We bought the 11 best cargo boxes available today and tested them head-to-head to see which one is truly the best of the best.
Under Armour Pure Stretch Hipster
Best Buy

Under Armour Pure Stretch Hipster

With quite a different design than its competitors, we were nonetheless impressed by the Pure Stretch Hipster's quick-drying construction and soft, stretchy material. We loved the full...
Icebreaker Siren Bikini
Top Pick

Icebreaker Siren Bikini

This bikini option is a super light, comfortable merino wool base layer that's fit for just about any adventure. It's quick to dry, stretchy, and soft, absolutely worth its higher price tag.
How to Choose the Best Women's Running Jacket

How to Choose the Best Women's Running Jacket

After months and months of deliberate hands-on testing, we're excited to bring you this review. But first, we want to use this space to explain what a running jacket is, if you need one...
Osprey Dyna 1.5

Osprey Dyna 1.5

Both inexpensive and limited in use. Its uncomfortable design and lack of storage make it a poor choice for ultra marathons and adventure races, but its hydration system could make it a...
How to Choose a Backpacking Chair

How to Choose a Backpacking Chair

What should you consider when buying a lightweight portable backpacking chair? Below we break it down so you can sit back and enjoy the view in comfort on your outdoor adventures.
Patagonia Houdini Air - Women's

Patagonia Houdini Air - Women's

A decent all-around jacket fit for most backcountry adventures, but it fails to excel in any one category. Breathable, comfortable, and lightweight, this jacket has decent weather...
Arc'teryx Gaea
Top Pick

Arc'teryx Gaea

A great jacket best saved for the coldest of temperatures. With excellent running-specific features and a comfortable fit and feel, this jacket easily takes home an award and a place in...
Arc'teryx Cita SL - Women's
Top Pick

Arc'teryx Cita SL - Women's

The perfect companion for adventures where weight is at a premium, this jacket is featherlight, comfortable, breathable, and devoid of extra frills.
How to Choose Women's Travel Underwear

How to Choose Women's Travel Underwear

What is travel underwear, and do I need it? In this artice, we explain exactly what you should be looking for, from materials and fit to drying time and weight.
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