Amy Jurries

Amy Jurries is an outdoor enthusiast and writer for The Spruce. She is also the founder of The GearCaster, a leading outdoor gear website that tracks product trends.


  • Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications including Outside, Backpacker, AFAR, The Red Bulletin, REI Co-op Journal, TNT magazine, and Pilot Guides
  • Amy has her MBA in finance and entrepreneurship from London Business School


Amy's writing has covered everything from the best hiking gear to her journey solo biking through Slovenia. She has lived and worked in many countries including Belgium, Canada, France, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, though she currently resides in sunny California. When not on her bike or backpacking with her dog, Lola, she's usually traveling to explore some far off destination. You can follow her adventures over on Instagram @thegearcaster.


Amy has an MBA in finance and entrepreneurship from London Business School.

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