Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson

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.

8 Black Friday Gear Deals You Can Grab Right Now

I encourage you to #OptOutside on Black Friday to avoid the crowds who will be piling into stores all day long. But I also know this week is a great time to save money on outdoor gifts, so I've gone...

How to Nail the Perfect Ski Shot with Your Phone

The iPhone is a great camera for ski season since it's light and portable. To help you win on Instagram all winter, I asked pro skiers and photographers for their top tips and tricks.

6 Gear Companies That Support Our Veterans

For Veterans Day this year, I want to highlight outdoor gear companies that are either owned by or employ and support U.S. veterans. These companies make bomber products but are also focused on...

6 of the Industry's Best Gear Deals

I trust the house-brand toilet paper at most stores, but I'm always curious about the generic gear that companies make. Am I going to regret going with the non-brand-label stuff, or is it just as...

For the High-Class Adventure Nomad

[photo]2133216[/photo] Grovemade Walnut Pocket Knife Guaranteed Pleaser Grovemade’s Walnut pocket knife, designed and built in Portland, Oregon, is as ­durable as it is...

Our Favorite 3D-Printed Gear

Whether 3D printers pump out prototypes or the final product, this is the best new stuff made using the space-age tech

For the Clean-Cut Stylish Rogue

Eight products to treat your skin right.  [photo]2132816[/photo] Love and Leche's Mountain Goat Lotion Bar Guaranteed Pleaser Love and Leche’s ­Mountain Goat...

For the Well-Outfitted Urban Explorer

[photo]2133731[/photo] Noble Denim Truman Jeans  Guaranteed Pleaser These Noble Denim Truman jeans are the product of a collaboration between Ohio-based Noble and merino-...

For the Hard-Charging Stoke Seeker

Gear to get after it, on the water or the snow.  [photo]2133861[/photo] Red Paddle Co. Explorer+ Board Guaranteed Pleaser Red Paddle Co. uses hard plastic rail reinforcements to make...

For the Plugged-In Device Lover

Seven tools to document, control, and amplify your outdoor pursuits.  [photo]2132536[/photo] Fugoo XL Sport Speaker  Guaranteed Pleaser The Fugoo XL Sport speaker ...

For the Super-Crafty Kitchen Chemist

Bump up your cooking game at home and at camp.  [photo]2133026[/photo] Peg and Awl Cutting and Serving Board Guaranteed Pleaser The rugged charm of the Peg and Awl Cutting...


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