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Penney Garrett

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Penney is a seasoned traveler, rock climber, and yogi currently residing in beautiful Lake Tahoe as part of the in-house OutdoorGearLab editing team. When she’s not scrambling up a rock face or sweating on her yoga mat, you can find her hiking, camping, cooking, reading, or cuddling with her pup. She’s also actively working to improve her skiing, canyoneering, and trail running skills.

Penney’s journey to full-time editor for OGL was long and eclectic. She has a BFA in Fine Art and worked in specialty coffee for over a decade, dabbling in everything from barista competitions to roasting. She is a certified clinical herbalist and nutritionist and has also studied botany from the rainy Pacific Northwest to the mountains of Colorado to the deserts of New Mexico. She is an accomplished baker, skilled in everything from grain-free Paleo treats to long-fermented sourdough loaves. Basically, if there’s coffee, wine, food, books, dogs, and sunshine, she’s psyched.

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Best Messenger Bag of 2022

Best Messenger Bag of 2022

Whether you need a bag for your commute or for your job, we've taken the top 8 models and tested them in as many practical scenarios as possible.
Best Camping Coffee Maker of 2022

Best Camping Coffee Maker of 2022

We drank enough coffee to blast-off into space to find the best coffee brewers for camping or backpacking. We considered options for any group size, budget, storage, or weight restriction...
Best Snowshoes for Women of 2022

Best Snowshoes for Women of 2022

Searching for the perfect pair of women's snowshoes without hands-on testing can be difficult. That's why we have spent the last 5 years researching over 70 highly rated models for you...
How to Choose Women's Snowshoes

How to Choose Women's Snowshoes

While they have changed over the years, snowshoes have been around for quite some time. They are an excellent way to stay afloat deep snow drifts. Grippy crampons also help you hold...
How to Choose a Coffee Maker for Camping

How to Choose a Coffee Maker for Camping

Choosing the wrong coffee maker certainly won't result in someone getting lost, hurt, or ending up with hypothermia. However, for many people, their morning brew is of the utmost...
Best Softshell Jackets for Women

Best Softshell Jackets for Women

It can be challenging to find the best softshell because there are so many types and styles. Our reviewers have spent 10 years wearing over 40 of the best models and in this update, we...
How to Choose a Softshell Jacket for Women

How to Choose a Softshell Jacket for Women

Softshell jackets are fantastic mediators, striking a brilliant balance between breathability and protection from the elements. If you are drawn to aerobic activities out in cold...
How to Choose a Camping Stove

How to Choose a Camping Stove

With so many different products on the market, it can be hard to decide which camp stove is best for you. Never fear, our dedicated review team has your back! We tested the best camping...
Best Flip Flops for Women

Best Flip Flops for Women

No matter what kind of warm weather adventure you're gearing up for, we've got the perfect flip flop to bring along for the ride. From versatile and sporty to practical and stylish, your...
How to Choose the Right Messenger Bag

How to Choose the Right Messenger Bag

Wondering if a messenger bag is right for you? This article highlights the best uses of this bag style to help you find the ideal product for your lifestyle.
Komal C Buffalo Hunter

Komal C Buffalo Hunter

If you've been on the hunt for a leather bag but find the typical price point unapproachable, look no further. Durable and easy to use, if your needs are relatively simple and...
Birkenstock Gizeh
Editors' Choice

Birkenstock Gizeh

This award winner surprised us in every metric, regularly going above and beyond the other contenders in our review while providing an exceptional amount of support and comfort.
Birkenstock Gizeh Essentials EVA
Best Buy

Birkenstock Gizeh Essentials EVA

An ultra-lightweight foam version of the classic leather-and-cork model. Less than half the weight and price of the original, this waterproof sandal still offers adjustable straps and the...
OluKai Ohana - Women's
Top Pick

OluKai Ohana - Women's

Whether you're lounging creek side or on your feet for hours, this wildly comfortable flip flop will keep you supported and smiling without maxing out your credit card.
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