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Madison Botzet

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Madison's bachelor's degree in Philosophy did not, in fact, help with the development of her life philosophy: play outside often. That came from her love of movement, which she developed at an early age as a gymnast who didn't sit still. Eventually, she transitioned from spending her time throwing flips in the chalky gym to running around in the hills of her hometown. After living in the wheat fields of Walla Walla, Madison moved back to Western Montana and where she spends her time finding new ways to play outside. Recently she picked up river surfing to bridge the shoulder season between uphill skiing and mountain running. After a long day outside, Madison can be found eating copious amounts of chocolate or leading the charge to the dance floor.

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Best Backpacking Backpacks for Women of 2022

Best Backpacking Backpacks for Women of 2022

Ready to go backpacking? We tested the top women's specific backpacks on the market to determine which one is best. After researching hundreds we bought the best to carry loads large and...
Gregory Deva 60
Editors' Choice

Gregory Deva 60

This plush pack provides the level of support that is signature to Gregory but is slimmed down to make it sleeker and easier to pack.
Osprey Aura AG 65
Top Pick

Osprey Aura AG 65

The Osprey Aura is a tough pack to beat for comfort, ventilation, and a fully loaded feature set. The pack provides lots of storage space and is one of the most adjustable models we've...
Best Daypacks for Women of 2022

Best Daypacks for Women of 2022

If you're a woman in the market for a daypack, we can help. We considered 80+ different models and chose 13 of the best to rigorously test, side-by-side, for months....
Gregory Jade 28L
Editors' Choice

Gregory Jade 28L

The Jade 28 from Gregory is a large daypack that can handle almost anything you might need to bring with you on a day hike or on an overnight adventure. The 28-30 liter capacity is the...
Osprey Tempest 20
Editors' Choice

Osprey Tempest 20

The Osprey Tempest 20 is a lightweight daypack that's "packed" with lots of great features. From the "Lidlock" bike helmet attachment to the well-designed pockets, there's lots to love...
Best Bike Phone Mount of 2022

Best Bike Phone Mount of 2022

Our extensive testing of bike phone mounts turned up some expensive high performers (no surprise) but also (nice surprise) some much less expensive options that work very well indeed.
Cotopaxi Luzon 24L

Cotopaxi Luzon 24L

The Luzon is an untechnical pack that can still make the occasional foray into the wilderness. With great organizational features but no load-bearing hip belt, we found this bag most...
CamelBak Sequoia 24

CamelBak Sequoia 24

This pack performs solidly across almost all the metrics we tested and is able to support heavier loads with its robust dual-wing hip belt

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