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David Wise
David Wise

David Wise

Senior Review Editor


Born and raised in South Lake Tahoe, David Wise received his Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering from MIT, where he worked on the Formula SAE racecar team, built underwater gliders with the marine robotics team, and created and taught interactive STEAM curriculum to local schools in the community with the MIT Edgerton Center. After graduation, David moved to the bay area to work for a company creating autonomous underwater vehicles used for exploring the deep ocean and mapping the terrain. Unable to resist the mountains' calling, he returned to Tahoe in 2016 to join OutdoorGearLab as a Senior Review Editor. When he's not working on the world’s most in-depth product reviews, David is usually mountain biking, nordic or alpine skiing, baking, building replica props or ultralight electric vehicles, and teaching at a science camp for kids that he helped found.

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Best Cargo Boxes of 2022

Best Cargo Boxes of 2022

Have more cargo than your car can carry? We bought the 10 best cargo boxes available today and tested them...
Thule Vector
Top Pick

Thule Vector

This top-tier cargo carrier has all the features and functions you might want but comes at a hefty price. Throughout...
Yakima SkyBox 16 Carbonite

Yakima SkyBox 16 Carbonite

Although equipped with an annoying installation system, this is an excellent buy with a mid-range price tag. We love...
Thule Pulse

Thule Pulse

An easy-to-use basic cargo carrier that gets the job done. It doesn’t have the fancy features of the top-tier models...
Inno Racks Shadow 16

Inno Racks Shadow 16

The Shadow is an easy-to-use, low-profile solution for getting your skis or boards from point A to B. Good looks...
Thule Hyper XL
Top Pick

Thule Hyper XL

Searching for a high-performance cargo box with looks to match? The Hyper XL is incredibly easy to install...

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