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Sam Schild

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Sam grew up in Chicago. His love of the outdoors didn’t blossom until he started bicycle touring in his early 20s. After a couple of years in graduate school deciding he did not want to be an academic, he set off on a 7,000-mile cross-country bike tour. After that, it was on. Sam moved to Colorado, where he started mountain biking. He immediately decided to bikepack the 500-mile Colorado Trail, of course. While riding a detour around a wilderness area, he vowed he would start backpacking to one day thru-hike the CT. Well, two years later, he was thru-hiking that trail. Then, he thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. Then, he thru-hiked the CT, again. Along the way, he also started rock climbing. Because, it’s Colorado, so why not? He still goes out on his bikepacking rig when not on foot, too, pedaling dirt roads far out there. You can find him out adventuring somewhere in the American Southwest if you look long enough.

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10 Best Bike Helmets of 2022

10 Best Bike Helmets of 2022

We're always looking for the best bike helmets to fuel our rides. We tested hundreds of models this year and these are...
10 Best Backpacks of 2022

10 Best Backpacks of 2022

We're always looking for the best backpacks to fuel our adventures. We tested hundreds of models this year and these...
Best Sun Hat of 2022

Best Sun Hat of 2022

We evaluated over 40 models and purchased 15, which our team of experts put through extensive side-by-side testing. We...
REI Co-op Bucket Hat

REI Co-op Bucket Hat

This inexpensive bucket hat is a good choice for an unassuming hat to keep the sun out of your eyes.
REI Co-op Traverse 60

REI Co-op Traverse 60

This backpacking pack carries heavy loads comfortably and has some great adjustability features.
Gregory Baltoro 65

Gregory Baltoro 65

This pack is a favorite among many and is rich in features. It's one of our higher overall scorers for its...
Mountain Hardwear PCT 70

Mountain Hardwear PCT 70

This high-volume backpacking pack offers an impressive back panel for breathability and lots of pockets but isn't able...
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