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Jeff Dobronyi
Jeff Dobronyi

Jeff Dobronyi

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Jeff Dobronyi is a professional mountain guide and writer from Kelly, Wyoming. His routine changes with the seasons, from backcountry skiing and ice climbing all winter, to ski mountaineering in the spring, to alpine rock climbing in the summer, and finally to rock climbing in the fall. When he's not climbing or skiing, Jeff's other hobbies include mountain biking, running, cooking, reading, playing the drums, and traveling. His lifestyle requires having the right gear for the job, and his life often depends on it. As a mountain guide, Jeff has dedicated his life to helping others enjoy the outdoors, and reviewing outdoor gear is a natural extension of this calling.

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Best Trekking Poles of 2022

Best Trekking Poles of 2022

Looking for the best trekking poles for your next hike or backpacking trip? Whether you're concerned with comfort, adjustability, weight or just the greatest value, we're here to help with...
Black Diamond Distance Z
Best Buy

Black Diamond Distance Z

You'll be hard-pressed to find a lighter, higher-performing pole for less money. A great balance of weight and price, this durable pole is great for ounce-counting adventurers that also...
Best Climbing Belay Device of 2022

Best Climbing Belay Device of 2022

If you're roping up, you're going to need a belay device. But which one is the best? We exhaustively tested 17 of the top models at popular climbing areas all over the world to bring you...
Best Winter Boots of 2022

Best Winter Boots of 2022

To help you find the best winter boots, we researched the best models available before buying the top to test and compare side by side. During our extensive head-to-head testing process...
UGG Butte
Top Pick

UGG Butte

These warm, stylish, and relatively weather resistant boots earn our praise for best-looking winter boots. They are comfortable and
Best Ski Gloves of 2022

Best Ski Gloves of 2022

With so many choices, it can be difficult to find the right pair. We hands-on test the best gloves and mittens for skiing and snowboarding
Best Backcountry Ski Poles of 2022

Best Backcountry Ski Poles of 2022

We purchased the top backcountry ski poles currently available and tested them head to head. Whether you are a backcountry skier or snowboarder, we have options that will work for your...
Best Winter Jackets of 2022

Best Winter Jackets of 2022

We put in the cold hours and the nitty-gritty research to bring you reliable recommendations. As it pertains to winter jackets, we have deep and broad experience with all sorts of winter...
Best Ski Pants of 2022

Best Ski Pants of 2022

We have done the work for you, swapping pants until we could generate the most authoritative comparisons possible. The result is a comprehensive assessment of the ski pants market. If...
How to Choose a Ski Jacket for Men

How to Choose a Ski Jacket for Men

There are approximately a bazillion ski and board jackets currently on the market. They change style from one year to the next, and the model names manufacturers use are ever in flux. We...
Arc'teryx Sabre AR Jacket
Editors' Choice

Arc'teryx Sabre AR Jacket

The Sabre AR is the best men’s ski resort shell jacket we have ever tested. It combines excellent weather resistance and thoughtful, durable construction to keep you dry and happy on the...
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