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.

Tested: Coolers to Keep Your Beer Ice Cold

‘Tis the season for car camping and barbequing, which means grilled burgers, sunny days, and (hopefully) cold beer. But to keep your beverage of choice chilled, you’ll need a cooler that can withstand the heat.

The Best Bars for the Trail

These trail snacks pack plenty of sustenance into small packages, making them easy additions to your daypack or running shorts. Here are six of our favorites.

The Best New Boats

Whether you prefer heart-thumping whitewater or mellow jaunts across the local pond, we’ve got the right vessel for you.

Cotton (Still) Kills

The short answer is no. You’ve heard the adage "cotton kills," right? While that saying is overused, the fact is cotton retains moisture and doesn’t dry quickly.

Mother's Day Gifts for Active Women

Would your mother or wife prefer to be climbing, boating, or running rather than brunching this Sunday? If the answer is yes, read on.

Your Gear Doesn't Matter

Six of our favorite athletes tell us how they overcame catastrophic gear failures in some of the world’s most dangerous, remote country.

Pocket-Size Adventure Tools

Tiny adventure tools from Outdoor Tech, Leatherman, Spy Optic, Outdoor Research, and Stumptown that prove size doesn't matter

Never Drink Warm Beer Again

Craft beer and outdoor pursuits complement each other perfectly. But just as we battle the elements to summit a mountain, we also battle the elements to keep good beer cold when we take it outside.

Cotopaxi: Gear for Good

Cotopaxi isn’t the first outdoor company built around philanthropy, but the two-week-old water bottle and backpack manufacturer is the most exciting to watch.