Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Brands

News

Meet Our Fourth Reader Gear Tester!

Meet our fourth outdoor adventurer, Tyler Bounds. Check out how he landed a spot on our gear testing team, and tell us what you want to see him test out!

Get full access to Outside Learn, our online education hub featuring in-depth fitness, nutrition, and adventure courses and more than 2,000 instructional videos when you sign up for Outside+ Sign up for Outside+ today.

Meet Tyler Bounds!

“My name is Tyler Bounds, and I am an avid backpacker, hiker, biker, paddler, climber, snowboarder, and all-around adventure seeker. I grew up in the foothills of Washington’s Cascade Mountains, and have spent most of my life here, excluding a 9-year stint in Alaska. I joined the Tester Team in a slightly unorthodox way- I made a Facebook page, singing the praises and extolling the virtues of my favorite Gear Editor in the world, Kristin Hostetter, and detailed how awesome I thought it would be to go hiking with her. Eventually someone at Backpacker sniffed it out, and they concocted a 3-stage contest for me. First, I get to test some gear. Second, I get some free swag. And Stage Three? I will get to go hiking with Kristin Hostetter! And now here I am, livin’ the dream!”