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's the Best Gear for a Resort Powder Day?

Admit it: Most of us don't get more than one or two true powder days per season. So when there are 18 inches of fresh under the chair, you better be ready to maximize your turns.

What’s the Best New Winter Gear for $30 or Less?

Sure, the following list is heavy on alcohol-related products, but booze and being outside go hand in hand, right? So let’s embrace the party with these eight items, all for $30 or less.

Gear of the Show 2015: Dynafit Chugach Skis

We don't typically associate Dynafit with versatile big mountain skis. The Austrian company—makers of some of the best, lightest alpine touring bindings on the market—is better known for gear...

What's the Best Napping Gear?

Nap efficiently and you'll be happier and more efficient at the office. But oversleep and you'll feel groggier than when you went to bed. These six pieces will help you nap right.

What’s the Best Après Ski Party Gear?

Even though New Year's Eve is behind us, you can still use skiing as an excuse to crack open a cold one, either at the local bar or in the parking lot.

What Are the Best Last-Minute Gifts Under $30?

Low on cash and running out of time to buy a present for the outdoor lover in your life? Here are six gear gifts that will stoke out the pickiest winter athlete without leaving a dent in your fun fund.

What Gifts Should I Buy If Money Weren't an Issue?

If I came into a huge sum of money, I would do three things: donate to my favorite adaptive sports program, save for my future kid's education, and spend the rest on this amazing gear for my buddies.