Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!

The entire GearJunkie staff wants to wish you, our readers, the best for this Holiday season! Thanks for the tremendous year. Hoping you keep your loved ones close and get outdoors for some fun over the holiday break. Peace at this time of year.

GearJunkie Holiday party 2012

Team GearJunkie/WEDALI captain Justin Bakken testing a “gauntlet glove” with iPhone sleeve at party

Racer Kelly Brinkman writes about her “favorite GearJunkie moments” of 2012

Assistant editor Patrick Murphy (left) and Team GearJunkie athlete Andrei Karpov dig through the holiday party swag pile

Skateboarding indoors during the Holiday bash… Team GJ athletes Tom Puzak and Emily Korsch

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.