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.

Gear That Will Save Your Life

The outdoors can be a dangerous place if you go unprepared. But these eight gear essentials will help you make it home alive—even if everything else goes wrong.

The Gear of Tomorrow—Today

 The bell announcing the end of Outdoor Retailer rung about 72 hours ago, and I am still nursing a gear hangover. In the sea of the show floor, these following...

Hyper-Specialized SUPs

Hyper-Specialized SUPs are taking over the market. Are they a new trend or simply a fad?

The Best Running Gear for Beginners

There's beauty in the simplicity of running. A pair of shoes, socks, shorts, and shirt is all you need to hit the road. But skimping on the gear—especially when you're just starting...

Hugh and Crye Button Down Shirts

Instead of neck and sleeve measurements, Hugh and Crye uses the shape of the torso to size its shirts. There are 12 fits, ranging from short and skinny to tall and broad.

Indochino Ultimate Tech Collection

A nanocoating covers the merino-wool suits in Indochino’s Ultimate Tech Collection, so they’re water and stain-resistant.

Rossignol Super 7 Skis

Hold the translucent, honeycomb-patternedtips or tails of Rossignol’s Super 7 Skis up to the light and they glow.

Further proof that good things come in small packages: Gerber’s Daily Carry line is keychain-ready, and the multitools and flashlight (not shown) are TSA-friendly.