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.

What Are the Best Insulated Pint Glasses?

Those red Solo cups leftover from your dorm-room days? They’re wasteful and will leave your beer undrinkably lukewarm. Opt instead for one of the many new insulated pint glasses on the market. Here...

What Is the Best Kit for Domestic Travel?

This month, I’ve either worked or played in eight different cities and three different times zones. That adds up to a lot of travel. Which is why I’ve carefully curated a personal travel kit that...

Turn Any Truck Into an Adventure Rig

Freedom on the open roads: What more can you ask for? Here are 10 pieces of gear to prep your adventure-ready rig for whatever you decide to throw at it.

What Are the Best Camp Chairs?

For a folding metal-and-cloth contraption, the term “camping chair” covers a remarkably wide spectrum of outdoor furniture. On one end are the kind of lightweight options you might take on a multiday...

How Well Do You Know Your Gear? Find Out.

From Bob Gore’s discovery of ePTFE to the first maximalist shoe, there’s a long history of gear changing the way we recreate. Think you know when each of these iconic products came out? Take our quiz...

The Best Boats of 2015

The trick to choosing the right boat? Think hard about where—and how—you'll use it.

What Are the Best Gear Review Sites?

Since I last updated my list of favorite gear sites more than a year ago, the number has grown. While some of these sites have similar missions—offer the most credible, honest gear reviews—each has...

What Should I Get My Rad Mom for Mother’s Day?

Take care of Mom this Sunday with a thoughtful gift. Bonus points if it helps her get outside. Six elite athletes who juggle the responsibilities of motherhood while competing at the pro level give...

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