Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson, 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's in My Car Safety Kit

Here’s the kit that I keep in my car to prevent it from getting stuck, help me get it unstuck if I end up in a snowbank, and aid me while I hunker down and call for help if I'm really in trouble.

The Best Winter Skin Care, Tested

In order to help you prevent your mug resembling a crispy chunk of meat this winter, I put four of the most popular facial skin-care products to the test.

The Best Budget Headlamps

For this test, I spent six months using eight of my favorite headlamps during backyard BBQs, ski tours, and nighttime egg tosses, then evaluated each one in Montana State University’s optics lab.