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Steven Tata

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Steven has been seeking out outdoor adventures across the US for the last 20 years. He has climbed Yosemite's El Capitan more than 10 times and climbed extensively throughout the Sierra Nevada, Spain and Alaska. When not rock climbing, Steven can be found on big backcountry ski links-ups and mountaineering adventures. In his tenure at Gear Lab he has reviewed over 200 individual products.

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best belay & rappel gloves review

Best Climbing Gloves of 2022

Want to keep your hands safe while climbing? Whether you're rappelling, belaying, jamming cracks, or aid climbing...
petzl kab rope bag review
Top Pick

Petzl Kab Review

The KAB earns a Top Pick Award for its standout performance as a gym climbing model. With a laptop compartment, sleek...
thule force xt xl cargo box review

Thule Force XT XL Review

This is a solid cargo box that stands out for its durable construction, spacious design, simple mounting system, and...
zeiss victory ht 10x42 binocular review

Zeiss Victory HT 10x42 Review

With top notch optical quality the Zeiss Victory HT has everything you'd want form high-end bins, though the Swarovski...
leica noctivid 10x42 binocular review

Leica Noctivid 10x42 Review

Leica offers top-of-the-line optical quality in the Noctivid, but slightly misses the mark on a couple of design...
nikon monarch 5 8x42 binocular review

Nikon Monarch 5 8x42 Review

Combing great optical quality and exceptional brightness with a mid-tier price, these bins are among the best pair...
trango antidote rope bag review

Trango Antidote Review

The Antidote features a large tarp at 48"x 60" (121cm x 152cm) and a tarp window to see what cord you have within...
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