Maggie Slepian

Maggie Slepian
Title: Writer
Education: University of New Hampshire
Location: Bozeman, MT

Maggie Slepian is a Montana-based writer and editor with a decade of professional gear-testing experience in the outdoor world. She is an avid backpacker, bikepacker, climber, and horseback rider, as well as an average skier and mountain biker. She has toured thousands of miles on long-distance trails and bike routes.


  • Columnist with Outside Magazine
  • Contract editor for Runner’s World
  • Co-founder of
  • Featured on NPR
  • Expert source for New York Magazine, Thrillist, and the London Times
  • Appalachian Trail thru-hiker
  • Colorado Trail thru-hiker


Maggie is a columnist with Outside, a contract editor for Runner’s World, and the co-founder of She has been featured on NPR and served as an expert source for New York Magazine, Thrillist, and the London Times.

Maggie's essays, advice columns, travel writing, gear reviewing, and reporting have been featured in Lonely Planet, Tripadvisor, Women's Health, Outside, Backpacker, Runner's World, Men's Health, Huffington Post, the Strategist, and more.

Maggie is an avid climber, backpacker, mountain biker, horseback rider, hunter, skier, Nordic skier, and trail runner. The amount of time she spends outdoors and the range of activities mean she's always on the ground testing gear and apparel.


Maggie has an English/editorial degree from the University of New Hampshire.

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