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.

The Complete Travel Kit

Let them take care of the ski trip plans, and these gifts will take care of their comfort and sanity during all the hours before and after the slopes. Included here: everything but the lift ticket.

Big Gifts That Float on Snow and Water

From water to powder to gravel, these four new toys give you extra float—and will have you grinning from ear to ear.  ​[photo]2033391[/photo] Tahoe SUP Keep Tahoe Blue Rubicon...

Tools That Put Safety First

Five essentials to keep you safer, and happier, on the slopes or in the city.  [photo]2033306[/photo] Zeal Optics HD2 Goggles Zeal Optics’ HD2 goggles incorporate a 170-degree high...

The Ultimate Mountain-Man Kit

Do you long for a remote, snowbound cabin with a real wood-burning stove and flannel on the bed? So do we. This is the gear you need to look the part when the dream becomes a reality.

11 Stylish Upgrades

Even the dirtiest of dirtbags deserves to clean up nice at the beginning (and end) of the day.

7 Tiny Tools That Belong in Your Carry-On

Travel feels the most glamorous when you’re not physically traveling. So it follows that the nicest thing you could give someone is a way to escape the dreariness of airports, nonreclining seats, and...

Nine Wired Stocking Stuffers

From a supercharged light for a GoPro to a bike light that actually keeps you safer, these are our nine favorite little things for the gadget geek in your life.


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