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.

You’ll Gain a Pound This Week—Unless You Buy This Gear

The average American will gain between one to two pounds during the holiday season. But the average American doesn’t have these six weight-busting, calorie-burning fitness essentials in his carry-on. So turn that stuffing into strength this weekend and return home fitter than when you left.

19 Lifesaving Tools Every Driver Must Carry This Winter

The emergency we're most likely to encounter this winter has nothing to do with a superstorm, nuclear attack, or apocalyptic volcanic eruption—it's more likely to take place in your car. The right gear can mean the difference between life and death.

Classy Gifts for Her

These goods have it all—quality, style, utility. Pat yourself on the back for a gift well chosen. She'll agree.

Ditch the Energy Gels

Fuel doesn't always have to mean a pre-run banana. These cooking tools—the strongest and smartest out there—make the best gifts for discerning food-lovers.

9 Gifts for Adventurous Dads

A serious outdoorsman needs simple gear that holds up. These picks fit the bill, and take it an extra step to make their next outing that much more fun.

Gifts for the Nomad in Your Life

They may not stay in one place for long, but you can rest assured they'll be well equipped wherever they land next—with travel-ready clothes, a great camera, or a handy coffee maker.

Bottoms Up! The Best Boutique Spirits

What better gift to put friends and family in good spirits than...spirits? We've selected the best craft liquors and extras to keep your gift-giving cup overflowing.

What to Buy the Guy Who Has Everything

We all have at least one friend who chops their own wood, knows all the bird calls, and can navigate a city's public transportation system and the backcountry equally well. These are the gifts...