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

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.

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 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.

How Do Companies Customize Skis?

An inside look at how Wagner Custom blends science and art to make some of the world’s best specialized skis.