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.

Game Changers: Quantum Leaps in Outdoor Gear

It doesn't happen often, but occasionally a technological innovation completely revolutionizes how we enjoy the outdoors. We collected 11 of these game-changing gear items, complete with vintage...

How Can I Protect My DSLR?

Bringing my pricey DSLR out on adventures scares me. But that's why I bought it. How can I can keep my camera gear safe?

8 Gear Essentials 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?