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.

goTenna

This new two-ounce gadget offers an innovative approach to off-the-grid communication and safety.

Salewa Speed Ascent

The Speed Ascents offer the most extreme rocker to date combines with slew of smart performance details.

Big Agnes mtnGLO Tents

From lanterns to headlamps, there are a lot of ways to light a campsite. And Big Agnes just thought of another one.

Speedo Nemesis Fins

The design features that make these fins look so funky mimic the characteristics of a humpback whale, according to Speedo.

Gear of the Show: Summer Outdoor Retailer 2014

We've scoured the floor of Summer OR 2014 in search of the coolest gear for our coveted Gear of the Show awards. And these five products—from a glow-in-the-dark tent to a revolutionary...

How Do I Pitch a Great Campsite?

Sarah McCloskey just finished a 7,000-mile road trip in a 1987 Vanagon Syncro. During her eight months on the road, she learned the art of pitching the perfect campsite.

What Are Some Good DIY Camping Gear Hacks?

Here are seven low-tech DIY camping gear hacks that take advantage of equipment you likely already have in your garage. After all, you shouldn’t have to break the bank to get outside.

What Are Your Favorite Shoes for Trail Running?

A month ago, I caved to the peer pressure and ordered a pair of the N2 Trails. And I couldn’t be happier. Here’s a breakdown of what I—and the rest of my running teammates—love about these shoes.

Just Add Water

Gear that plays well when wet, whether it’s at the beach, in the river, or around town.