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Jessica Haist

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Jessica is a recovered fashion major and urbanite who now spends all of her time living, working and playing in the mountains. Jessica originally hails from Toronto, Canada and now calls Mammoth Lakes California home. She is an avid skier, rock climber, backpacker, gardener and mountain biker. She has lived and worked all over North America pursuing her outdoor passions and work as an outdoor educator and guide. Jessica has recently completed her Masters Degree in Adventure Education from Prescott College in Arizona.

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Best Sleeping Bags for Women of 2022

Best Sleeping Bags for Women of 2022

With so many great products to choose from it's hard to decide what to buy. We help you choose by testing and assessing the top women's sleeping bags on the market
How To Choose a Backpacking Stove

How To Choose a Backpacking Stove

Buying the right backpacking stove can make your life in the backcountry more enjoyable. But not all stoves were made with the same adventurer in mind -- many specialize
MSR Whisperlite Universal
Top Pick

MSR Whisperlite Universal

An upgrade to the classic Whisperlite. This one has the same features but adds a serving of versatility. You can now cook with canister gas using the same stable and wind-resistant burner...
JetBoil MiniMo
Top Pick

JetBoil MiniMo

This integrated canister stove is a boiling champ. When dehydrated meals are your backcountry reality, this model is a wonderful friend to have.
Best Sun Hat of 2022

Best Sun Hat of 2022

We evaluated over 40 models and purchased 15, which our team of experts put through extensive side-by-side testing. We can help you find the perfect sun hat for your kit.
How to Choose a Women's Ski Jacket

How to Choose a Women's Ski Jacket

Ready for a new ski jacket, but bewildered by the options? This guide will help you understand key elements to consider and how to make your choice based on your own personal needs
Best Sleeping Pad For Women

Best Sleeping Pad For Women

Who makes the best sleeping pad for a woman? We spent dozens of nights in the backcountry testing out these 11 top pads to see which one gave us the coziest night's sleep...
REI Co-op AirRail Plus - Women's
Best Buy

REI Co-op AirRail Plus - Women's

Taking our Best Buy Award again this year, this award winner has been upgraded and now has a higher R-Value, making it even warmer than the old version. The AirRail is very comfortable...
Best Backpacking Water Filters

Best Backpacking Water Filters

What's the best backpacking water filter? For over a decade, we have tested 72+ unique models to find out. Our team of experts are seasoned backcountry
How to Choose Women's Ski Boots

How to Choose Women's Ski Boots

Choosing the right ski boot can be a frustrating and time-consuming process. This process is important because boots greatly affect your performance and your comfort, and therefore your...
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