Video Reveals Gear Tester Secrets

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People often ask what it is like to be a product tester for In this quick video about the “job” of testing gear, Gear Junkie contributors Jason and Chelsey Magness head into the mountains to test the Speed Lite 30 backpack from Deuter, MSR’s Reactor Stove System (“it boils a liter of water in under three minutes!”) and the new $429 Solo tent from Sea to Summit, the smallest tent these testers have ever seen.

—Jason and Chelsey Magness are members of Team GearJunkie/YogaSlackers.

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.