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.

Lumberjack Chic Sells. Seriously Well.

While the Associated Press uses the term "Lumberjack chic," at Outside we prefer "lumbersexual," for someone who embraces the lumberjack aesthetic (plenty of plaid, flannel, and work boots) but who's never chopped down a tree in his life. Here are seven pieces of apparel that will help you make the jump from lumbersexual curious to a full on flannel hoarder.

Make the Best Coffee Ever (In the Backcountry!)

I've been known to eat nothing but ramen noodles and trout to cut weight and save money while camping, but I never go without my coffee. From the welcome warmth on a cold morning to the calming...

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.