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.

The 7 Grooming Tools Every Explorer Needs

Snow and wind will do a number on your face and hands. Treat your skin right this season with these seven essential soaps, scrubs, and razors made from all-natural ingredients.

Stocking Stuffers for Travelers

What do a carry-on Moscow Mule cocktail kit and a flashlight-size survival tool have in common? They both seem like luxuiries—untill you really need 'em.

The Complete Travel Kit

Let them take care of the ski trip plans, and these gifts will take care of their comfort and sanity during all the hours before and after the slopes. Included here: everything but the lift ticket.

Big Gifts That Float on Snow and Water

From water to powder to gravel, these four new toys give you extra float—and will have you grinning from ear to ear.  ​[photo]2033391[/photo] Tahoe SUP Keep Tahoe Blue Rubicon...

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.


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