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Matt Bento

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Matt is a life long outdoor enthusiast, dedicating the last decade of his life to climbing, skiing, and spending time in the backcountry. Hailing from the piedmont of North Carolina, he earned his Bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro before driving to Yosemite, CA and has since never looked back. He is a long time freelance writer for Gearlab, having assessed over 250 products in 20 categories over the last 4 years to support his climbing pursuits and his volunteer position on Yosemite Search and Rescue. When it comes to tech in the outdoors, Matt enthusiastically embraces products that improve communication and safety, as well as apps and devices that can track and analyze fitness. He is currently settled into a Senior Editor position with Gearlab in the Reno-Tahoe area, where he can be found exploring the local cliffs and trails whenever he gets the chance.

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Best Graters of 2022

Best Graters of 2022

On the hunt for a new grater? We've rounded up the best models and put them head to head to find the best tool for...
Best Gardening Shovel of 2022

Best Gardening Shovel of 2022

Looking for a new shovel? Our testers have done all the dirty work for you, purchasing and testing 9 of the top models...
Best Running Armband of 2022

Best Running Armband of 2022

An armband to securely hold your phone can make your running or workout experience much more enjoyable. Our team of...
Best Guitar Tuner of 2022

Best Guitar Tuner of 2022

Playing in tune is priority number one for most guitar players. Our comparative review of 9 guitar tuners is here to...
Best Compost Bin of 2022

Best Compost Bin of 2022

We've hands-on tested the best compost bins for your home available today. Months of collecting food scraps and...
Best Razor for Men of 2022

Best Razor for Men of 2022

Today's shaving marketplace is full of fancy products and fancier marketing campaigns that can make it difficult for...
Best Sound Bar of 2022

Best Sound Bar of 2022

Tired of tinny TV speakers? We test the best soundbars so you can bring rich, immersive sound to your next movie...
Apple AirPods Max
Top Pick

Apple AirPods Max

If you're looking to add some high-quality wireless headphones to your ecosystem of Apple devices, these headphones...
Sony HT-S350
Best Buy

Sony HT-S350

This soundbar may not have many bells and whistles, but it has great performance where it counts. This is the...
Sonos Arc
Top Pick

Sonos Arc

While this soundbar requires a big financial commitment, the reward is worth it, especially for folks with an existing...
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