Tanner Bowden, Gear Patrol

Tanner Bowden

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Mountain View, CA, United States

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Past articles by Tanner:

Sayso Cocktail Tea Bag Review: Could This Be 2023's Big Drink Trend?

Sayso is aiming to bring tea technology to your favorite cocktail. But does it really work? → Read More

How to Clean and Maintain a Pocket Knife

With proper care and attention, any pocket knife — even the cheap ones — can become a generational heirloom. → Read More

How to Wash a Down Jacket

Our best tips and tricks to keep your down jacket puffy and polished. → Read More

How Sidio Mastered the Milk Crate

Built on a modular system that includes dividers, lids, and lots of different colors, a new storage startup has created a better way to organize your stuff. → Read More

The 13 Best Hiking Boots for Every Kind of Hiker

The definitive guide to the best hiking boots available now, with reviews for each boot, plus tips to know before you buy. → Read More

Down Versus Synthetic Insulation: What's the Difference?

We explore the benefits and drawbacks of two of the most popular types of insulation available today. → Read More

The 9 Best Fire Starters Available

There are ways to start a fire that don’t involve rubbing sticks together or lighter fluid. → Read More

The 14 Best Hiking Socks for More Comfort on the Trail

Keep your feet warm, dry and blister-free during any hike with our guide to the best hiking socks you can buy. → Read More

Hiking Shoes vs Boots: What's the Difference?

How to know which hiking footwear is right for you. → Read More

The 7 Best Axes and Hatchets for Camping and Survival

From a full-length axe that’ll make quick work of cordwood to a simple hatchet that you can stash in your backpack. → Read More

The 10 Best Camping Blankets for Coziness, Comfort and Capability

Made using the same functional materials as sleeping bags, camping blankets are perfect for casual camping and fit right in around the house too. → Read More

The 15 Best Running Shoes Available Right Now

Step confidently into your next run with these top picks built for comfort, speed and everything in-between. → Read More

The Best Water Bottle Brands and the Best Water Bottles from Each

No everyday carry is complete without a reusable, durable water bottle. We've got a guide to the best water bottle brands and each brand's best bottle. → Read More

What You Should Know About Damascus Steel

Once lost to history, Damascus steel is now fairly common in modern pocket and kitchen knives. → Read More

The Best Shorts and Liners for Yoga

It's not a stretch to say it: shorts are the most important article of clothing for your practice. → Read More

The 13 Best Rain Jackets of 2022

A lot has changed since heavy, unbreathable plastic rain slickers were standard all-weather apparel; today’s rain jackets are lighter, softer, more breathable, stretchy and more waterproof than ever. → Read More

The Best Bike Racks for Any Vehicle

The right one will make your life so much easier. Here are our favorites. → Read More

The Best Outdoor Photography Accessories, According to the Pros

Savannah Cummins, Jef Johnson and Chris Burkard share their favorite accessories for outdoor photography. → Read More

The 11 Best Workout Shirts of 2022

What you wear for a workout shouldn't be an afterthought. → Read More

The Most Notable Camping Products of 2021

When the great outdoors calls, answer with these top-of-the-line picks. → Read More