GearJunkie leads the outdoor industry in breaking news and product reviews in the active-lifestyle world. From offices in Denver and Minneapolis, GearJunkie’s journalists, writers, and video producers advance the conversation online and beyond. Millions of monthly readers follow GearJunkie and engage through our active social and newsletter channels. We also produce events and publish a weekly syndicated column distributed in print newspapers around the U.S.

GearJunkie ski test, Wasatch Mountains of Utah

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The GearJunkie Team


Founder/Publisher Stephen Regenold
Editorial Director Sean McCoy
Editor-In-Chief Adam Ruggiero
Hunt & Fish Editor Nicole Qualtieri
Assistant Editor Alex Kirk
Managing Editor Mary Murphy
VP Marketing & Operations Ryan Johnson
Projects & Marketing Katie Jedlicka Sieve, Katie Eichelberger, Chris Potter, Hamna Holmes
Sales Kyle Nossaman , Julie Robichaud
Contributing Editors Chelsey Magness, Jason Magness, Tom Puzak, Steve Graepel, Bryon Dorr, Andy Cochrane, Berne Broudy, Christophe Noel, Kraig Becker
Contributors/Reporters Seiji Ishii, Anthony Sculimbrene, Sam Salwei, Raquel Hernández-Cruz

GearJunkie’s Sean McCoy, Jake Ferguson, Stephen Regenold, and Kyle Nossaman before a climb up Wyoming’s Devils Tower (April 2018)

History of GearJunkie

In 2002, Minneapolis-based journalist Stephen Regenold started “The Gear Junkie” as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column. A climber and competitive endurance athlete, Regenold is the consummate outdoorsman. He continues to travel the world to test gear and cover fascinating people and places in the world outdoors.

Regenold on Iceland’s highest summit, Hvannadalshnúkur, in 2010

Regenold’s popular column became a digital publication in 2006 and has evolved into one of the most respected online outlets in the outdoor industry. Today employs editors, writers, videographers, and project and sales teams at its Minneapolis headquarters and editorial office in Denver.

GearJunkie Denver office (left) and Minneapolis HQ, inside and from above

Monopoint Media

GearJunkie sister company Monopoint Media builds content, video, and design projects and campaigns for some of the largest and most innovative outdoor companies in the world. We also produce live events and activations for brands and partners around the U.S.

Our Partners

We support the following organizations in their missions to better the outdoors and our communities through financial and in-kind support:

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Licensing, Reprints, and Permissions

Our official partner, Wrights’s Media, manages usage, license fees, award seal artwork, and other related content rights. Visit Wright’s Media for more information.