About All Outdoors Guide
As experienced outdoor enthusiasts who love nature, we want your outdoor experience to be the best it can be, which means only spending money on the high-quality, useful products that will make your experience easier, more enjoyable, and/or safer.
We know how overwhelming it can be to find the right gear for your next trip camping or hiking or just a walk through the park. Too many times people end up overspending or they get out on their trip and either don’t have what they need or got the wrong stuff.
No matter what your situation is, our experienced team will guide you with the information you need.
All Outdoors Guide will help you find the best tent, choose the right hiking shoes or narrow down your list of outdoor backpacks; we can help you decide what type of food to pack and which water bottle to bring on your trip, and then we’ll walk you through packing your bag like a pro and cleaning everything once you’ve returned home.
How This Works
Products are tested for months at a time to create a fair, honest review. When we decide to review something like a pair of boots, we aren’t basing our review on a cursory glance or a walk around the block. These shoes will be worn and weathered for months, tracking hundreds of miles to test their limits and gauge how they respond to actual wear and tear. That’s the All Outdoors Guide way. We don’t just write a review; we live it.
This is the approach we take to every comparison, review, and roundup we write.
Our goal is to give our audience the information they need before investing in gear – we want your outdoor experience to be the best it can be, which means only spending money on the high quality, useful products that will make your experience easier, more enjoyable and/or safer.
We have a multi-step review process depending on the product in question.
In general, here is how we approach each review:
- A product sparks our interest or is recommended to us and we purchase it for review. (We will not accept free or discounted items from the manufacturer, which keeps our reviews completely unbiased and fair).
- Depending on the product, we test it in an appropriate environment for a specific amount of time. For example, ski boots may be used three times a week for two months.
- While the item tested, a daily log is maintained, along with the user’s personal experience based on predetermined variables.
- The person conducting the research writes the article. If necessary, they may receive editorial support from our writing team, but the individual who used the product provides the data and personal experience to inform the article.
- We update the piece as needed and answer any community inquiries as they arise.
One more thing: we think you’re amazing. You strive every day to get to that “next time.” The next time you climb another mountain.
Conquer a longer, harder trail. Finally, visit that coastal campsite others have raved about for so long.
You aren’t a “someday” person.
You know when your next time will be and that All Outdoor Guides will help make it an experience you won’t forget. We’re so glad you’re here.
Our Core Values
About Our Team
We are a granola-eating, Birkenstock-wearing, bug spray-carrying group of hiking enthusiasts who specialize in finding the latest gear for outdoor adventures. Whether your hike takes you across town or to the top of Kilimanjaro, we can help find you the best gear for your money.
We want to be your trusted source for all things outdoor-related, which means our reviews are honest with no hidden agendas influencing our opinions.
Our goal is that you’ll want to tell your friends and family that you found your awesome gear thanks to All Outdoors Guide.
We’re not here to sell you on a product; we’re here to give you the unbiased information you need to make the best choice for you.
Do you have the time and money for a two-month testing period? Of course not! Who does (besides us)? That’s why we’re living the dream here at All Outdoors Guide. Our job is to use and abuse these products so we can tell you the best ones to buy and the worst ones to avoid.
How many days do you have before your next trip? We bet it’s getting closer. Before you venture out into the wilderness, let us tell you what to bring along to make it a memorable journey.
Think of us as your guinea pigs as we test, evaluate and review the outdoor gear and equipment that have sparked your curiosity.
Let’s meet our team!
From backpacking to cycling in the mountains, Jodie can help you stay in shape and pick the best outdoor gear, clothing, and footwear. She is a full-time blogger and is our go-to source for backpacking gear reviews, outdoor skills advice and information, destinations for backpacking, camping, and hiking, and a lot more.
Kieran James Cunningham is a climber, mountaineer, and writer based in the Italian Alps. He’s climbed a handful of 6000ers in the Himalayas, 4000ers in the Alps and loves nothing more than a good long-distance wander in the wilderness.
Lindsay started her freelance career in 2009 and writes about adventure sports and outdoor gear. As a columnist in New York, she also covers restaurants, nightlife, and events. She loves hiking in the Hudson Valley, horseback riding, and trying everything twice.