Amanda Ellis

Amanda Ellis

Amanda is an outdoor junkie and digital nomad with an insatiable hunger for gear. Based out of Raleigh, NC she travels to rock climb in remote alpine destinations all over the world. As a full time freelance writer and outdoor brand manager, she relishes in all of the technology needed to take you there. Learn more about her at

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Travel to the slopes in style with the best ski and snowboard bags

Protect your gear on journeys to the slopes with the best ski bags you can buy, whether you're transporting one or many. Here are our picks of the best soft style, hard style, and rolling models for skis and snowboards.

Chew up terrain with one of these trailblazing mountain bikes

Choosing a mountain bike is not easy — some may prefer a bike with more suspension, casual riders may only want something affordable. To help make the decision-making process easier, here are our picks for the best mountain bikes.

Stay fit and save cash with these affordable fitness trackers

We've compiled a list of the best cheap fitness trackers currently on the market. No matter if you're looking for something stylish, simple, or just aren't willing to dish out the kind cash necessary for a high-end model, our list offers…

From the office to the gym, these are the best smartwatches for fitness

The line between smartwatch and fitness tracker continues to blur with companies like Apple or Fitbit releasing wearables that so deftly accomplish being the former and the latter. To help narrow the field of the best smartwatches for…

Keep track of your workout intensity with our Fitbit syncing guide

Want to buy a Fitbit tracker or smartwatch but lack technical expertise? All you have to do is pair it with your Apple, Android, or Windows device to have access to its benefits. We compiled a walkthrough for how to sync a Fitbit.

Fitbit Versa vs. Fitbit Ionic: A battle of the wearable maker’s flagships

How does fitness giant Fitbit's new Versa stack up against its popular Ionic? With a sleeker design, cheaper price tag, and advanced operating system (for now), the Versa seems poised to supplant itself as the company's best smartwatch. But…