Topics of Expertise: Trail Running, Fitness, CrossFit, Climbing, Hiking, Mountaineering, Gear, Gear…and More Gear
Years in This Expertise: 15
Number Of Products & Number Of Hours Expert Has Tested: Both are countless. Hundreds, if not thousands.
Billy Brown is a freelance writer and the Gear Editor at BarBend.com. In addition to writing and editing for GearJunkie, he has been covering gear, fitness, and the outdoors for publications like Wired, Men’s Journal, Outside, Backpacker, and Esquire. Based in Sacramento, California, Brown is a competitive CrossFitter and powerlifter and an avid hiker and trail runner.
I started writing as a way to make my trail running buddies laugh. My personal blog led to a newspaper stint, which led to web and print work, culminating in a short but chaotic television stint. I’m obsessed with all kinds of gear, from snowboards and hiking boots to laptops and LEGOs. So I found a way to get paid for my obsession.
Personal Interests: CrossFit, snowboarding, running, rare books, antique typewriters, and world travel.