Scott Einsmann, Executive Editor, Gear at Outdoor Life

Scott Einsmann

Executive Gear Editor


  • Expertise and interests include target archery, bowhunting, saltwater fly fishing, bird hunting, snakehead fishing, knife making and turkey hunting.
  • Enjoys thoroughly testing gear with an objective methodology 
  • Previous work experience: Archery Trade Association and archery coach


Scott Einsmann is Outdoor Life’s gear editor. He oversees the gear team’s editors and writers who are subject matter experts in bows, knives, hunting, fishing, backpacking, and more. He lives in Richmond, Virginia with his wife and two bird dogs.

More from Scott Einsmann

Testing the best crossbows of the year.

The Best Crossbows of 2024, Tested and Reviewed

Bowhunter and archer PJ Reily holds the PSE Mach 30 compound bow at full draw.

The Best Compound Bows of 2024, Tested and Reviewed

The 2023 Compound Bow Test

This Happened to Me: The Police Raided My Deer Hunt

The 10 Best EDC Knives of 2024, Tested and Reviewed

The best fire starters burning

The Best Fire Starters of 2024, Tested and Reviewed

The Best Gifts for Hunters

best trail cameras

The Best Trail Cameras, Tested and Reviewed

The new Sitka Turkey Tool Belt

Sitka Turkey Tool Belt Review

A Sangin Neptune in its natural environment

The Best Dive Watches of 2024, Chosen by a Military Diver

The best slate calls

The Best Slate Calls of 2024, Tested and Reviewed

The Best Swimbait Rods of 2024, Tested and Reviewed

We tested the best baitcaster combos.

The Best Baitcaster Combos of 2024

best hunting knives

The Best Hunting Knives of 2024

the best vacuum sealers on a counter

The Best Vacuum Sealers of 2024