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.

Boreas Gear Bootlegger Modular Pack System

The best transformable pack we’ve seen yet, Boreas Gear’s Bootlegger Modular Pack System quickly and elegantly morphs from a frameless, minimalist bag, to a 28-liter daypack with beefy suspension, to...

TheGoodLife! GoodWood Dominoes

Thank you, hipsters,for the coolest-looking set of bones ever. TheGoodLife! GoodWood dominoes are handmade and hand-painted in Brooklyn, naturally.

Zootility Tools PocketMonkey

The next best thing to having a slim multitool on your key ring is having an even less conspicuous one in your wallet. Zootility Tools’ credit-card-size, machined-aluminum PocketMonkey includes a...

Petzl Sirocco Helmet

By using the same foam found in car bumpers, Petzl was able to forgo the plastic shell on its Sirocco helmet. The result is a lid that disperses impact like a traditional climbing helmet but weighs...

Sierra Designs Mojo UFO Tent

Sierra Designs’ two-person Mojo UFO tent is undoubtedly the toughest three-season around. The fly and body are made with cuben fiber, a highly breathable material that’s so light and flexible, it’s...

The Best Gear Money Can't Buy

Eight pieces of gear so awesome that you can't actually buy any of them—unless you're willing to jump through some hoops.

How to Split Wood

Five time STIHL Timbersports World Champion Arden Cogar Jr. shows you how to make some serious timber

Wavesport Ethos

Up for everything from lake paddling to multi-day whitewater trips.

Jackson Karma

Just as much fun on Class V water as on Class I.