Drew Zieff

Drew Zieff Tripsavvy


  • Colorado College

Drew Zieff is a writer specializing in the great outdoors and great outdoor gear and has tapped his gear expertise to write for publications like Popular Mechanics and Outside Magazine.


  • Drew Zieff is a writer specializing in the great outdoors and great outdoor gear.
  • He has contributed to publications like Popular Mechanics, Outside Magazine, Backcountry Magazine, and REI, among others.
  • Drew has a B.A. in International Political Economics from Colorado College.


Drew got a crash course in home improvement when he and his partner bought a gutted plumbing van in 2018 and converted it into a cabin on wheels. A gear nerd, he directs Backcountry Magazine’s split board test and Outside Magazine’s snowboard test. He also writes about the outdoors, van life, travel, adventure, and action sports for publications like Popular Mechanics, REI, Gear Junkie, and Gear Patrol, among others.


Drew graduated from Colorado College (where he snuck into every creative writing class he could) with a B.A. in International Political Economics in 2014.

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