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Maggie Brandenburg

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Maggie is an avid outdoor adventurer and a dedicated nature enthusiast. She started leading canoeing and hiking expeditions in her teens and never stopped. While following her love of the environment through a Masters degree studying chimpanzees in Senegal and Zambia, Maggie also expanded her passion for guiding outdoors. Over the past fifteen years, she has taught dozens of workshops on snow camping, kayaking, and backpacking. She has led hiking and backpacking trips and expeditions for over 1000 "eager beavers" from Ecuador and South Africa to Arkansas and Texas, teaching skills and helping them find the right gear for their adventures. Ever a lover of water, she spent a year living on a Caribbean island leading kayaking expeditions in the crystal blue waters - a step in a different direction from her past experience as a whitewater guide. Maggie has also spent whole seasons living out of a backpack or her teardrop trailer and is always on the prowl for the next best gear to upgrade her life. When not outdoors, she's dreaming of her next adventure and cuddling with her goofy greyhound-lab mix, Madeline. Maggie also loves to run anywhere and everywhere, cycle long distances, dabble in yoga, ski all winter, and paddleboard in beautiful places!

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Best Camping Chairs of 2022

Best Camping Chairs of 2022

When choosing the best camping chair, we have a lot of demands. It must be portable and last through lots of use and abuse just like our other gear, but also maintain the comfort and...
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....
GCI Outdoor Comfort Pro
Best Buy

GCI Outdoor Comfort Pro

This easy-to-use chair has a high, angled back and taller seat height that many of our testers find both comfortable and easy to get in and out of...
REI Co-op Camp X
Best Buy

REI Co-op Camp X

Performing well across the board, this portable and affordable chair is easy to like, especially at the nice price. Its versatility has us packing it along on many occasions...
Kelty Low Loveseat
Top Pick

Kelty Low Loveseat

What it lacks in portability, this loveseat makes up for in comfort and durability. It's sure to be a popular chair with all your friends...
Best Carry On Luggage of 2022

Best Carry On Luggage of 2022

Looking for your next piece of carry-on luggage? We bought and tested a fleet of carry-ons to help you find the right one for your packing habits and your wallet. Soft and hard-sided...
Kijaro Dual Lock Folding Chair
Top Pick

Kijaro Dual Lock Folding Chair

This seat locks into place, eliminating that seat sag so often associated with camping chairs. It also is our recommendation for a Supportive Seat and is well-loved by...
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...
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...
Best Soft Coolers of 2022

Best Soft Coolers of 2022

Which soft cooler is the best? To find out, we took fourteen of the top-rated and most popular models available and compared them side-by-side. From ice tests to beach days, we left no...
Gregory Juno 24L
Top Pick

Gregory Juno 24L

This daypack stuffs all the comfort and security of a full backpack fit into the size of a single day pack. Its back ventilation system is one of our favorites...
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