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About Us

We are a passionate group of experienced outdoor enthusiasts. We love nature and we want your outdoor experience to be the best it can be.

Part of making sure you have a great experience outdoors means making sure you only spend your money on quality useful products that make your experience easier, more enjoyable, and as safe as possible.

We are the go-to pros when our friends have questions about the outdoors and we want to be that for you as much as possible without hanging out over a cup of coffee—though that would be pretty amazing.

Whether you’re planning a big camping trip, a day of hiking, or just a walk in the park, we understand how overwhelming it can be. We have plenty of friends that have put out more money than they needed to on inferior products—or sometimes they just got the wrong products altogether.

No matter what your situation is, our experienced team will guide you with the information you need.

All Outdoors Guide will help you find the best tent, choose the right hiking shoes or narrow down your list of outdoor backpacks. We can help you decide what type of food to pack and which water bottle to bring on your trip, and then we’ll walk you through packing your bag like a pro and cleaning everything once you’ve returned home.

We have extensive guides on all sorts of outdoor adventures, from climbing and running to hunting and wintertime activities.

How This Works

Here at All Outdoors Guide, we test products for months at a time to create a fair, honest review. Our reviews aren’t based on looking at a couple of reviews on your favorite ecommerce store or one walk around the block.

Let’s say you’re reading one of our reviews on the best boots to wear hiking. Before we write a review on them, we’ll use them multiple times. If we only wore them once, we’d still be in the honeymoon phase—or horrible phase because they aren’t worn yet.

We test their limits and see what they can do, so you don’t have to guess when you buy them. We don’t just write reviews. We live them.

This is the approach we take to every comparison, review, and roundup we write.

Our goal is to give our audience the information they need before investing in gear.

We want your outdoor experience to be the best it can be, which means only spending money on high-quality, useful products that will make your experience easier, more enjoyable, and/or safer.

We have a multi-step review process depending on the product in question.

In general, here is how we approach each review:

  • A product sparks our interest or is recommended to us and we purchase it for review. (We will not accept free or discounted items from the manufacturer, which keeps our reviews completely unbiased and fair).
  • Depending on the product, we test it in an appropriate environment for a specific amount of time. For example, ski boots may be used three times a week for two months.
  • While the item is tested, a daily log is maintained, along with the user’s personal experience based on predetermined variables.
  • The person conducting the research writes the article. If necessary, they may receive editorial support from our writing team, but the individual who used the product provides the data and personal experience to inform the article.
  • We update the piece as needed and answer any community inquiries as they arise.

One more thing. We think you’re amazing. You strive every day to get to that “next time.” The next time you climb another mountain.

Conquer a longer, harder trail. Finally, visit that coastal campsite others have raved about for so long.

You aren’t a “someday” person.

You know when your next time will be and we’re so glad you’re here.

Our Core Values

  • Adventure
  • Environmentalism
  • Function
  • Passion
  • Trustworthiness

Our Team

We are a granola-eating, Birkenstock-wearing, bug spray-carrying group of hiking enthusiasts who specialize in finding the latest gear for outdoor adventures. Whether your hike takes you across town or to the top of Kilimanjaro, we can help find you the best gear for your money.

We want to be your trusted source for all things outdoor-related, which means our reviews are honest with no hidden agendas influencing our opinions.

Our goal is that you’ll want to tell your friends and family that you found your awesome gear thanks to All Outdoors Guide.

We’re not here to sell you on a product. We’re here to give you the unbiased information you need to make the best choice for you.

Do you have the time and money for a two-month testing period? Of course not! Who does (besides us)? That’s why we’re living the dream here at All Outdoors Guide. Our job is to use and abuse these products so we can tell you the best ones to buy and the worst ones to avoid.

How many days do you have before your next trip? Before you venture out into the wilderness, let us tell you what to bring along to make it a memorable journey.

Think of us as your guinea pigs as we test, evaluate and review the outdoor gear and equipment that have sparked your curiosity.

Let’s meet our team!

Daisy Hubbock – Backpacker & World Explorer

Daisy Hubbock loves spending time in the outdoors and has fun meeting random dogs along the way. Converting her van into her full-time home is her idea of fun. She loves traveling around the UK writing and exploring.

Daisy was born just outside of London, England. As soon as she turned 18, she went off on her first international adventure. She backpacked through Asia and learned how to travel on a tight budget. After learning these things, she had such a good time and wanted to teach other people how to do it as well.

As she travels, she spends a lot of her time volunteering helping animals, hiking, or hanging out with locals. Daisy enjoys finding little-known-to-tourist locations she can enjoy.

Jodie Chiffey – Explorer Extraordinaire 

Jodie Chiffey loves the outdoors. If you aren’t sure where to find her, check the nearest dirt trail. She loves being outdoors and spends a good deal of time reviewing products like clothing, footwear, and other outdoor gear. 

Jodie is a full-time blogger who reviews a lot of the products for us. She writes many of our backpacking gear reviews, outdoor skills advice, and information, and helps visitors find the best destinations for backpacking, camping, hiking, and a lot more.

If Jodie’s friends have a travel or outdoors question, they know who to ask and that’s why we featured on our website. Now you can get the same great advice her friends enjoy, so you know where to go and what gear to take with you.

Kieran Cunningham – Mountain Climbing Adventurer

Kieran James Cunningham is a climber, mountaineer, and writer. He’s climbed a handful of 6000ers in the Himalayas, 4000ers in the Alps and loves nothing more than a good long-distance wander in the wilderness.

Kieran has climbed many mountains in the

  • Himalaya
  • Karakorum
  • Rockies
  • European Alps
  • UK

To give some context on a 6000-foot climb—that would be a 555 story building. Keep in mind that there are no elevators to the top.

He now divides his time between the Italian Alps, the Scottish Highlands, and Brooklyn, New York.

Haley Nicole Parker

Haley is an outdoor enthusiast who has camped and hiked in many parks across the United States. With a love for finding the right gear to make my experiences the best they can be, you know you’ll be provided with quality information to make a great buying decision.

Mieke Leenders

Mieke feels at home in nature, especially when she is pushing her limits in the process. She’d like to encourage her readers to explore the outdoors and provide them with the insights and gear they need to plan a thrilling adventure. So far, she has explored:

  • The Himalayas and national parks in Nepal
  • Volcanoes and rainforests in Central America
  • Mountains and the Amazon in Bolivia & Peru
  • The Rocky Mountains in Montana, United States
  • More natural wonders in Europe than she can count

Her next outdoor adventure will likely take her to Africa.

Her Deuter Aircontact backpack has been her sturdy companion for many years, and she won’t leave the outdoor shop without some sustainable gear by Cotopaxi or Patagonia. She loves Deuter for making near-indestructible backpacks that are so, so comfy, and Cotopaxi and Patagonia for their quality gear that is kind to our planet.

David Borgogni – Mountain Scaling Backpacker

David is a strong advocate of outdoor-related activities and has many years of experience backpacking and hiking around the world, including the Italian and Austrian Alps in Europe as well as central and southern Asia.

Locally, he has also led many groups cycling through Vermont, Nova Scotia, and Wisconsin. David constantly uses and tests the latest gear for the outdoors, which in turn allows him to help others make more informed buying decisions. He’s excited to share more of his knowledge and to see others enjoying the great outdoors more because of his advice and recommendations.

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