Author: Sean McCoy

Editor-in-Chief Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.

Ally ‘Portable Canoe’ Folds Up into Box

The "folding canoe" arrived in a box that fit in the back seat of my Toyota Corolla. At 44 pounds, this canoe could ostensibly be transported on an airplane or through the Himalaya strapped on the back of a yak. Read More...

July 6, 2012

Teva Gnar Shoe Review

Out of the box, the Gnar appears to be a sneaker. But take a close look and you’ll see drain vents throughout the upper and a perforated insole. . . Read More...

May 8, 2009

Dragon Rogue Goggles

A full day on the mountain means goggles on your face for hours at a stretch, so they have to be comfortable. The Rogue delivers with a triple layer foam skirt and a comfy microfleece lining. Read More...

May 2, 2009

Pearl Izumi SyncroSeek III WRX

Trail-running shoes perform a tricky balancing act. They need to be light, agile, and cushioned for miles of fast trails, so they can't simply be sporty hiking shoes. But to deliver real stability and protection, they have to be more than road runners with extra tread. Read More...

March 13, 2009

Mountain Hardwear Compressor PL

Cold, harsh environments can offer great opportunities for adventure -- and some of nature's most stunning beauty. Now imagine enjoying the cold without the bulk and hassle of Michelin-Man clothing layers. A recent winter trip to Vermont was the perfect test for the sleek Mountain Hardwear Compressor PL jacket... Read More...

February 3, 2009

Osprey Talon 44

The perfect backpack is like a well-trained butler -- it stays out of the way so well that you practically forget it's there, but it anticipates and delivers what you need. The Osprey Talon 44 achieves this blend with an ergonomic design and minimal weight. Read More...

January 28, 2009

Vew-Do Flow balance board

The best training for an outdoor sport or activity -- say snowboarding, as one example -- is to simply get outside and do it. But that's not always possible, and sometimes an indoor-training alternative is in order. Read More...

December 12, 2008

R.E.D. Skycap II Snowsports Helmet

Winter sports are upon us, and to help stay safe when snow meets the law of gravity, you need a helmet to protect your noggin. A nice all-around pick is R.E.D.'s new Skycap II, an updated and upgraded version of the company's classic helmet design. Its simple style packs numerous features into a lightweight model, and it's certified for skiing or snowboarding. Read More...

December 12, 2008
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