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.

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.

How to Break in Your Hiking Boots

First, you should start by thinking about this question in a different way. It’s not about breaking in the boot to fit your foot, but breaking in your foot to fit the boot.

What Are the Best Running Shorts?

While you don’t need fancy running shorts, a pair that doesn’t work can ruin your run. Here are seven of our favorites.

Yeti Coolers Releases First Casket

After testing Yeti Coolers' Tundra 110, we can't think of a more respectful way to have physical remains ushered into the ground than inside a Yeti Casket.

The Most Advanced Jacket Ever Made

Patagonia sold out of its state-of-the-art Encapsil Down Parka last year. Luckily for us, its new successor is almost as good—and $250 less.