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 Tools You Need to Make Great Backcountry Coffee

I've been known to eat nothing but ramen noodles and trout to cut weight and save money while camping, but I never go without my coffee. From the welcome warmth on a cold morning to the calming...

What Fitness Gear Can I Pack in My Carry-On?

The average American will gain between one to two pounds during the holiday season. But the average American doesn’t have these six weight-busting, calorie-burning fitness essentials in his carry-on. So turn that stuffing into strength this weekend and return home fitter than when you left.

What Do I Need in My Winter Emergency Car Kit?

The emergency we're most likely to encounter this winter has nothing to do with a superstorm, nuclear attack, or apocalyptic volcanic eruption—it's more likely to take place in your car. The right gear can mean the difference between life and death.

What's the Best Recovery Gear for Runners?

With marathon season coming to an end, now is the time to focus on recovery. These five items will help you self-massage, ice down, stretch out—and work your way back to mint condition by ski season.

Is 3D-Printed Gear Worth Buying?

Many outdoor gear companies are using 3D printers to streamline supply chains and refine products. The winner? You.

For Yogis

Essential gear and clever new products for the posers in your life.

The Home

These goods have it all—quality, style, utility. Pat yourself on the back for a gift well chosen. She'll agree.

Fuel Up

Fuel doesn't always have to mean a pre-run banana. These cooking tools—the strongest and smartest out there—make the best gifts for discerning food-lovers.

The Adventure Dad

A serious outdoorsman needs simple gear that holds up. These picks fit the bill, and take it an extra step to make their next outing that much more fun.

Grooming Goods

The tools to make all your giftees happy—from the clean-shaven to the full-on mountain-man bearded.

For Wanderers

They may not stay in one place for long, but you can rest assured they'll be well equipped wherever they land next—with travel-ready clothes, a great camera, or a handy coffee maker.