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.

The Urban Adventurer

Apparel that's as smart on the trail as it is in the city—just like the women who will love wearing it.

The Fitness Fanatic

Let them know they hold a special place in your heart with gifts that will track every heartbeat.

Sweet Tooth

Your dentist may be the only one who doesn't completely love these edible gifts—all handmade with top-notch ingredients.

Mad Men

Give these high-class alcoholic creations to your coolest friends, then hope they invite you over to partake of their well-stocked bar.

The Ultimate Base Camp

Good news for your holiday shopping: There's plenty of innovative new gear for avid campers. Take your pick.

Get Off the Grid

Give the gift of escape. Ironically, these tech-y items are exactly what you need to do that: They'll keep giftees safe and prepared in the backcountry.

The Jet Setter

Takeoffs and landings are much better with the right gear. Put these on your list to make the constant travelers in your life a little more relaxed.

Kids at Heart

Have more fun with gifts that let you shred, glide, play, catch, and roll in style. Think of this as the toy catalog for grownups.

The Winter Athlete

Powder fiends deserve great goggles, high-class jackets, and amazing skis. Give 'em what they want with these picks.

For Do-It-All Athletes

For the people in your life who train the hardest, gifts to keep them fit and safe.

Boutique Spirits

What better gift to put friends and family in good spirits than...spirits? We've selected the best craft liquors and extras to keep your gift-giving cup overflowing.

What's the Best Obstacle-Course Racing Gear?

King, an Olympic hopeful in both the steeplechase and the marathon, placed fourth in the 2014 Western States 100, the oldest ultra race in the world. Here are his five gear suggestions to get dialed on race day.

What Are the Best Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottles?

We love insulated stainless steel water bottles for a few reasons. They keep beer cold in the summer and coffee hot in the winter, they’re lighter and more durable than glass, and they’re free of the chemicals found in some plastics.