Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson

Author's Bio

Joe Jackson (@josiewhaler), Outside online's Gear Guy, never thought that the ten years he spent as a raft guide, outdoor retail employee, and vagabond would turn into a career.

The Campout Essentials We Can’t Do Without

These seven items—from the world’s most versatile shorts to the ultimate koozie—give you flexibility to relax, run around, and keep the booze chilled all day long.

Current Designs Ignite

Surfski (noun): The fastest and tippiest type of kayak. If you’re just getting into the sport, this is the boat for you.

What’s the Best Summer Barbecue Gear?

Fourth of July may be over, but barbecue season is not. Here are six made-in-America products to continue the celebration of long days and warm temps in style.

What Are the Coolest Father’s Day Gifts?

Your dad is a badass. To figure out what you should get him this Father’s Day, we asked five badass pro-level outdoor athletes for their hero-gift suggestions.

What Gear Do I Need When Traveling Internationally?

Lars Alvarez-Roos is co-owner of Bio Bio Expeditions, a company that has offered top-of-the-line international adventure expeditions for 21 years. I turned to him for an answer to what international...

How Do I Find the Right Tent?

We love ultralight, durable mountaineering tents, but most camping trips don’t require such high-end (and high-priced) shelters. Even as an avid backpacker and outdoorsman, I spend most of my time...

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