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.

Your Perfect Car Camping Arsenal

To answer this question, I turned to Outside’s executive editor, Mike Roberts, who spends his weekends exploring Marin County with his wife and two young boys.

Why Matthew McConaughey Loves the Fanny Pack

Matthew McConaughey came out as a fanny pack champion during an interview last week. While I appreciate a super-hip, talented actor sticking up for those of us who have worn fanny packs (granted, I prefer to call them waist or hip packs) for years, I've never felt the need to defend myself for looking like a nerd.

Coming Soon: Some Pretty Weird Gear

It's not all shoes and tents from the companies who hawk their goods at the huge outdoor gear show. These innovations are offbeat, but we (mostly) like 'em anyway.

Never Use a Lantern Again

From lanterns to headlamps, there are a lot of ways to light a campsite. And Big Agnes just thought of another one.

These Fins Will Change How You Swim

The design features that make these fins look so funky mimic the characteristics of a humpback whale, according to Speedo.

The Coolest New Gear of 2015

We've scoured the floor of Summer OR 2014 in search of the coolest gear for our coveted Gear of the Show awards. And these five products—from a glow-in-the-dark tent to a revolutionary...

How to Pitch the Ultimate Campsite

Sarah McCloskey just finished a 7,000-mile road trip in a 1987 Vanagon Syncro. During her eight months on the road, she learned the art of pitching the perfect campsite.

Life Hack Your Camping Trip

Here are seven low-tech DIY camping gear hacks that take advantage of equipment you likely already have in your garage. After all, you shouldn’t have to break the bank to get outside.

The Trail Runner You Should Be Running In

A month ago, I caved to the peer pressure and ordered a pair of the N2 Trails. And I couldn’t be happier. Here’s a breakdown of what I—and the rest of my running teammates—love about these shoes.