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.

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Surfski (noun): The fastest and tippiest type of kayak. If you’re just getting into the sport, this is the boat for you.

What Are the Coolest Father’s Day Gifts?

Your dad is a badass. To figure out what you should get him this Father’s Day, we asked five badass pro-level outdoor athletes for their hero-gift suggestions.

What Gear Do I Need When Traveling Internationally?

Lars Alvarez-Roos is co-owner of Bio Bio Expeditions, a company that has offered top-of-the-line international adventure expeditions for 21 years. I turned to him for an answer to what international...

How Do I Find the Right Tent?

We love ultralight, durable mountaineering tents, but most camping trips don’t require such high-end (and high-priced) shelters. Even as an avid backpacker and outdoorsman, I spend most of my time...

What Are the Best Insulated Pint Glasses?

Those red Solo cups leftover from your dorm-room days? They’re wasteful and will leave your beer undrinkably lukewarm. Opt instead for one of the many new insulated pint glasses on the market. Here...

What Is the Best Kit for Domestic Travel?

This month, I’ve either worked or played in eight different cities and three different times zones. That adds up to a lot of travel. Which is why I’ve carefully curated a personal travel kit that...

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