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.

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-...

7 Ways a Multitool Could Save Your Life in the Field

We have multitools in our pockets, packs, and cars and use them to fix our bikes, open beers, and start campfires. But they also come in handy in some unexpected ways. To find the most unique uses, I...

5 Earplugs to Sleep Better on the Road

Sleeping on the road can be hard, especially if you're in a noisy spot or rooming with a snorer. That's what happened to me earlier this month when my buddy Matt and I spent ten days in Utah for a...

What's the Best Gear for Working on the Road?

Earlier this year, a reader wrote to Outside asking which pieces of technology staffers use the most to work and stay connected on the road—a great question since we all travel a lot. To find out, I...

What Gear Can I Save Money On?

In my last column, I wrote about gear you need to invest real money in. For this column, I'm doing the opposite. Here are ten pieces of gear where you can go cheap and not have to worry about a lousy...

The Best Base and Midlayers of 2016

Underwear just keeps getting better. [photo]2121411[/photo] Icebreaker Helix Long-Sleeve Zip Jacket  If you need a do-it-all midlayer this winter, go with the Helix. Despite the...

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