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Graphic designer by day, mountain biker and skier by downtime
A graphic designer by day, Emily has a keen eye for clean lines and uncompromising values. She works in the outdoors industry, specializing in design for action sports brands.
Industrial designer and badass bike rider
Ariel Wickham Earnhardt keeps a knife and flask of scotch stashed down her boot, and enjoys kicking ass on a bike and collecting dead animal parts. With hobbies like those you’d better believe she means business. Currently this lass focuses her badassery working on the bags for Burton Snowboards in good ol’ Burlington VT.
EDC expert | Co-founder of Everydaycarry.com
Bernard Capulong is a leading expert in everyday carry (EDC). He’s the co-founder and editor-in-chief of EverydayCarry.com and is always searching for the most functional and stylish gadgets and gear, one pocket at a time.
Freelance creative person | Habitual adventure traveller
Has jumped through most hoops in the surfing industry, has designed and made lots of stuff, and in recent times built his own brand and retail surf/art gallery.
modern renaissance man
Accused of being a modern renaissance man by his close friends, Alex is a do-it-all kind of guy who dabbles in, well…basically everything.
A pro photographer and videographer, David keeps lots of brands looking good day in and day out. Just like his images, you’ll get solid, common sense reviews, with a little bit of awesomeness peaking through.
Trailrunner, Splitboarder, Design Thinker.
As a creative lead for several Outdoor and Active Brands, Martijn has done his fair share of timezone travel. Always looking to combine work and play on big trips, he’s interested in getting outdoors in any climate and put gear, and himself, through the wringer. Some other current crushes include vegan cooking, bodysurfing, the creative process and whatever else floats by and he claims to know nothing about.
Writer, editor and lover of comics
Meet our new contributor, Cory Zanoni. Cory writes essays and fiction but invariably draws all over his work. He’s written for ArtsHub, edited for The Conversation and stacked sheepskins for an abattoir.
73-Year-Old Man With Calloused Hands
Jun (aka James) entered the world of backpacks by being forced to lug a 40lb pack during a 5 day hike while in scouts. He started the ‘I Hate Backpacking’ club in his troop. But hey, Batman is Batman because he feared bats more than anything. Becoming a bat made him invincible. Now Jun isn’t saying that he’s a super hero or anything, but perhaps those “horrible” backpacking moments instilled in him his deep passion for packs? Maybe not. Who knows.
Outdoorsman And Thrill Seeker
Rick’s a thrill seeker. He likes to pretend that scaling a cliff or diving a shipwreck is just another walk in the park, but we all know he lives for the adrenaline kick. Choosing to live in the world rather than travel through it he’s gotten to live in some pretty amazing places: Alaska, Thailand, and Australia to name a few. The combination of outdoors and life experience has lead him to be a harsh critic of products big and small. He wonders, “is perfection too much to ask?”
Marketing and photography ninja
Based in Downtown Long Beach, John worked the agency life for a number of years before moving into the freelance world where he specializes in marketing and photography having worked in the automotive, action sports, and streetwear world. A few passions include traveling, surfing, watching MMA, and building project cars.
Bag nut, brand buff and blogger
Bag-loving IT Project Manager
Marketing Hack | Videographer | Hamburger Critic
The Brown Buffalo
Musician Traveller and Penman
Carryology Founder | Industrial Designer
Managing Editor | Internet Pest
Senior Editor | Industrial Designer
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