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Scott Jurek Interview: Gear For A.T. Speed Record

Sun Shades — Zeal Optic Darby sunglasses

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On bright days, sunglasses are key, especially in open areas like meadows or above treeline.

“The Darby glasses were great,” Jurek said. “A lot of times on the trail I was going in and out of sun. They were something I used especially in the later part of my trip when I was up out of the trees.”

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Editorial Director 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.