Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson

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.

6 Gear Companies That Support Our Veterans

For Veterans Day this year, I want to highlight outdoor gear companies that are either owned by or employ and support U.S. veterans. These companies make bomber products but are also focused on...

6 of the Industry's Best Gear Deals

I trust the house-brand toilet paper at most stores, but I'm always curious about the generic gear that companies make. Am I going to regret going with the non-brand-label stuff, or is it just as...

For the High-Class Adventure Nomad

[photo]2133216[/photo] Grovemade Walnut Pocket Knife Guaranteed Pleaser Grovemade’s Walnut pocket knife, designed and built in Portland, Oregon, is as ­durable as it is...

Our Favorite 3D-Printed Gear

Whether 3D printers pump out prototypes or the final product, this is the best new stuff made using the space-age tech

For the Clean-Cut Stylish Rogue

Eight products to treat your skin right.  [photo]2132816[/photo] Love and Leche's Mountain Goat Lotion Bar Guaranteed Pleaser Love and Leche’s ­Mountain Goat...

For the Well-Outfitted Urban Explorer

[photo]2133731[/photo] Noble Denim Truman Jeans  Guaranteed Pleaser These Noble Denim Truman jeans are the product of a collaboration between Ohio-based Noble and merino-...

For the Hard-Charging Stoke Seeker

Gear to get after it, on the water or the snow.  [photo]2133861[/photo] Red Paddle Co. Explorer+ Board Guaranteed Pleaser Red Paddle Co. uses hard plastic rail reinforcements to make...

For the Plugged-In Device Lover

Seven tools to document, control, and amplify your outdoor pursuits.  [photo]2132536[/photo] Fugoo XL Sport Speaker  Guaranteed Pleaser The Fugoo XL Sport speaker ...

For the Super-Crafty Kitchen Chemist

Bump up your cooking game at home and at camp.  [photo]2133026[/photo] Peg and Awl Cutting and Serving Board Guaranteed Pleaser The rugged charm of the Peg and Awl Cutting...

Why You Should Shop at Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops

Earlier this month, Bass Pro Shops bought Cabela's and its 85 locations across the United States and Canada for $5.5 billion. The news got me thinking: what's the best way to shop at these giant big-...

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