Gear Junkie Profile Story

Gear Junkie Profile Story

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Outside magazine contributing editor Stephanie Pearson interviewed me last week. The result of our phone conversation is “The Genetically Engineered Gear Junkie,” an article published on the Expedition Hanesbrands site that dissects my life so far and the origins of all things Gear Junkie.

Scenes from Regenold’s life

I like how she sums up, fairly astutely, my childhood roots in the world of adventure: “His parents started taking him camping when he was six months old. At age 17, Regenold climbed Wyoming’s Devil’s Tower with his dad. To learn how to ski, the family of six would pack into the car at 4 a.m. and drive five hours north from their home to Lutsen Resort on the shore of Lake Superior. They’d ski for two days straight, stopping only to cram into a tiny hotel room to sleep, then pile back into the car late Sunday. ‘It would be -20 degrees and my brother Ben and I would be out doing laps on these insane, glistening, eight-foot-tall moguls,’ says Regenold. ‘It was a very formative experience. I learned how to ski and be in the outdoors.‘”

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—Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold
Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.