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.

Tools That Put Safety First

Five essentials to keep you safer, and happier, on the slopes or in the city.  [photo]2033306[/photo] Zeal Optics HD2 Goggles Zeal Optics’ HD2 goggles incorporate a 170-degree high...

The Ultimate Mountain-Man Kit

Do you long for a remote, snowbound cabin with a real wood-burning stove and flannel on the bed? So do we. This is the gear you need to look the part when the dream becomes a reality.

11 Stylish Upgrades

Even the dirtiest of dirtbags deserves to clean up nice at the beginning (and end) of the day.

7 Tiny Tools That Belong in Your Carry-On

Travel feels the most glamorous when you’re not physically traveling. So it follows that the nicest thing you could give someone is a way to escape the dreariness of airports, nonreclining seats, and...

Nine Wired Stocking Stuffers

From a supercharged light for a GoPro to a bike light that actually keeps you safer, these are our nine favorite little things for the gadget geek in your life.