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Matt Bento

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Matt Bento grew up in North Carolina. He discovered rock climbing at the late age of 22, and in a misguided quest to make up for lost time, proceeded to drive around America in giant circles, while living in his vehicle and visiting many world class climbing destinations. 10 years, 25 jobs, and countless splitter cracks later, he’s still at it, mostly dividing his time between the Tuolumne Meadows and Bishop California. He loves fine cheeses, long runs in through the woods, and going on adventures with his friends.

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Best Ultralight Tent of 2022

Best Ultralight Tent of 2022

To bring you the best ultralight tent review, we've focused on options weighing less than two pounds. Thru-hiking on...
Patagonia R1 Hoody
Top Pick

Patagonia R1 Hoody

Providing breathable insulation for the likes of professional alpinists and recreational dirtbags for over two decades...
Black Diamond Zone
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Black Diamond Zone

This is the ultimate cragging harness, and it has some well-designed features that prove useful in the mountains as...
Best Camping Mattress of 2022

Best Camping Mattress of 2022

Our search for the best camping mattress starts with sifting through over 40 models and choosing the top 14 from the...
Best Climbing Chalk of 2022

Best Climbing Chalk of 2022

Looking for the right chalk for climbing? We sifted through the myriad of available chalk products and selected the...
Best Running Socks of 2022

Best Running Socks of 2022

Are you seeking a running sock that will suit your needs? After perusing over 50 different models, we've chosen 11 of...
Best Climbing Cams of 2022

Best Climbing Cams of 2022

Building a rack of cams can be confusing and expensive, especially if you're just starting out. We're here to help you...
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