About

Welcome! My name is Thomas Lacroix, and I am the founder of The Wise Adventurer. My mission is to help you enjoy the outdoors with reliable advice! 

Thomas Lacroix, during a running trip in Northern Ireland

From kayaking, RVing to camping and Ultra-trail running, I spend most of my life planning and experiencing epic adventures in the wild. I have been fortunate enough to experience the outdoors by racing competitively, or more casually, spending a lot of long nights in the mountains with friends.

To get ready and equipped for all those trips, I spent countless hours scouting the best products and brands on the market. I have to admit that I also spent quite a lot of money to get the perfect gear for all possible conditions… For my friends, I am definitely the one to call for advice regarding gear investment or training!

More than a passion, outdoor sports and equipment have also paved my professional life. I have worked as a Product Manager for one of the most renowned French outdoor companies. I know what happens behind the scenes of outdoor brands very well. This helps me to recognize good from bad products and must-have features, from superfluous gadgets.

On this site, I would like to offer you what you need to enjoy nature and mountains (at least) as much as I do! When it comes to tents, camp equipment, backpacks, or RV equipment, I hope you will find here the perfect place!

How do I create content?

All the content on this website is planned and edited by me. I either write the content myself or occasionally use the help of trustworthy writers, who I have thoroughly briefed. Rest assured that all the gear showed on the site has been duly selected and researched by myself, and I always keep the final cut on the content published. For financial reasons, I am not able to buy all the products that are on the site. However, in all cases, very long hours are spent collecting data, visiting shops, and gathering the best possible information. My philosophy about content production is to use both my customer’s and former Product Manager’s perspectives. I have always been very picky on gear choice, never been afraid to test it in tough conditions, and my objective is to provide you with the best advice you could find on the web!

If a topic is not covered on the site, please drop us a line, and we will do our best to answer your need in a future post!

The Wise Adventurer's method to produce content directly on the ground!
Proud owner of a 4WD campervan (and pushed to its limits quite often...!)

So, what's next?

If you are here, it means you want to improve your outdoor knowledge! We are covering hiking, backpacking, and camping.

The good news is, we have prepared everything to help you achieve that, so from here you can either:

Thomas Lacroix, Founder of The Wise Adventurer