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Steven Tata

Senior Review Editor

Steven has been seeking out outdoor adventures across the US for the last 20 years. He has climbed Yosemite's El Capitan more than 10 times and climbed extensively throughout the Sierra Nevada, Spain and Alaska. When not rock climbing, Steven can be found on big backcountry ski links-ups and mountaineering adventures. In his tenure at Gear Lab he has reviewed over 200 individual products.

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best belay & rappel gloves review

Best Climbing Gloves of 2023

Want to keep your hands safe while climbing? Whether you're rappelling, belaying, jamming cracks, or aid climbing...
10 top gloves review

10 Best Gloves of 2023

There's no wrong season for hand protection. Over the past 11 years, we've tested more than 200 of the best gloves for...
mad rock r3 bouldering crash pad review
Top Pick

Mad Rock R3 Review

The best pad we tested for conforming to lumpy landings and for packing gear. It is also one of the best pads for...
Zeiss Victory HT 10x42 Review

Zeiss Victory HT 10x42 Review

With top notch optical quality the Zeiss Victory HT has everything you'd want form high-end bins, though the Swarovski...
Petzl Kab Review
Top Pick

Petzl Kab Review

The KAB earns a Top Pick Award for its standout performance as a gym climbing model. With a laptop compartment, sleek...
leica noctivid 10x42 binocular review

Leica Noctivid 10x42 Review

Leica offers top-of-the-line optical quality in the Noctivid, but slightly misses the mark on a couple of design...
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