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.

What Are the Best Snacks 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 Boats of 2014

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

Does Your Gear Really 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

What Are the Best Growlers for the Outdoors?

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.

How Do I Break in My 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.