Jill

Jill Robinson is a freelance writer who lives in a small California beach town near the big wave surf spot, Mavericks. She divides her time between writing about travel, running a kayak business and trying to wring awe-inspiring adventure out of every day. Her articles have been featured in the AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more. Catch up with her adventures on www.dangerjillrobinson.com and IG/Twitter at dangerjr.
Sherpa Rolpa Fleece Pullover

Cozy Up in Sherpa Rolpa Fleece Pullover

Smartwool Intraknit Top

Slay Cool Weather With Smartwool Intraknit Merino 200 Crew Base Layer Top

LaCrosse Grange Chelsea

Keep Your Feet Dry With LaCrosse Grange Chelsea Boots

Lowa San Diego GTX Surround Lo WS

Style Your Feet With Lowa San Diego GTX Surround Shoes

Body Glove Danu Tank

Travel Comfort With Body Glove Eco Collection

Patagonia Provisions

Keep it Healthy on the Road with Patagonia Provisions

Julbo Elevate

My Husband Stole My Julbo Elevate Sunglasses

Otter Box Trooper 12 Cooler

Keep it Cool with OtterBox Trooper 12 Cooler

Fjallraven Keb Curved Trousers

Trail Time with Fjallraven Keb Curved Trousers

Aloha Collection Bags

Keep Your Gear Dry with Aloha Collection Bags

Kizik Alpine Shoes

No Hands Necessary with Kizik Alpine Shoes

By Jill / January 17, 2020 /

Unless you are a regular wearer of slippas (AKA flip-flops), you know the feeling of having to bend down to put your shoes on—whether you are seated or standing while doing it. But when you struggle to get your shoes on, especially after walking through the security section of an airport, you might wish for…

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Title Nine Adventurista Dress

Dress for Adventure with the Title Nine Adventurista Dress

By Jill / January 10, 2020 /

Travel dresses are sometimes so specialized that it’s hard to just travel with one. You have the beach cover-up, the dinner dress, the daytime sun dress, and even more options. When you’re trying to pack extremely light, one dress is what you want—and finding one dress that covers everything isn’t always easy. I’m thankful for…

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Camelbak Pivot Bottle

Step Up Your Sustainable Game With CamelBak Pivot .75L Bottle

By Jill / January 3, 2020 /

Now that we’re in a new decade, there are some things that we expect at an absolute base level with travel and sustainability. Hotels that only wash linens when you ask and not every day, check. Items not made of harmful materials, check. People who carry reusable bottles instead of buying single-use plastic bottles, working…

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RAD Rounds

Keep the Knots at Bay with RAD Rounds

By Jill / December 27, 2019 /

While travel is full of a million wonderful moments, it can also take a toll on your body. Sitting in uncomfortable airplane seats, toting bags, and sleeping in different beds can leave you with aching and knotted muscles that can affect you longer than your few days off. Recently, I visited a wellness resort where…

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Pacsafe Vibe

Pack Lightly with Pacsafe Vibe 325 Econyl Anti-Theft Recycled Sling Pack

By Jill / December 20, 2019 /

When it comes to the essentials, you don’t always need a backpack to tote your stuff around. It might make sense to have one bag that’s flexible enough to fit a little or a lot, but if you don’t like carrying a big pack when you only have a few items, consider sizing down. I…

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Forsake Range High Boots

From Trail to Tavern with Forsake Range High Boots

By Jill / December 13, 2019 /

If there’s anything we talk about over and over at Practical Travel Gear, it’s the need for versatility in gear so that you don’t have to cram your suitcase with a bunch of single-use items that are awesome for one thing, but not so great for many others. When your itinerary includes outdoor adventures, you…

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HH Odin Mountain Hybrid Softshell Jacket

Let it Snow with Helly Hansen Odin Mountain Softshell Jacket

By Jill / December 6, 2019 /

Snow is everywhere as we ease into the winter season, and if you haven’t already pulled your winter wardrobe out of storage, now’s the time. It’s also often when we look through the clothing from past seasons that we realize we need one new item—either to replace what we’ve grown out of, or replace what…

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Tortuga Women's Setout Backpack

Tortuga Setout Backpack for Women

By Jill / November 29, 2019 /

Roll-aboard carry-on bags are extremely convenient. You can get them with soft sides or hard sides, you can get them the perfect size to be a legal carry-on, you don’t have to carry them but roll them alongside as you walk. And yet, I’ve recently grown weary of mine. That’s not to say it’s not…

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OluKai Hawaiiloa Manu Hope

Stride Into Winter with OluKai Hawaiʻiloa Manu Hope Boot

By Jill / November 15, 2019 /

I suppose it depends on where you live. When the air turns crisp and it’s no longer sandal weather, changing to closed-toe shoes can be a challenge—whether you’re on vacation or at home. It definitely helps when those fall/winter/spring shoes look good. With the OluKai Hawai‘iloa Manu Hope women’s boot, I don’t mind the cooler…

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Swim Bike Bonk

Swim, Bike, Bonk: Confessions of a Reluctant Triathlete

By Jill / November 8, 2019 /

Books, even though they’re not “gear” per se, are essential travel companions for many of us. Whether in print or digital form, their stories educate and entertain us on long flights, train rides, or even if we’re just eating in a restaurant by ourselves for the 15th time on a journey. My argument for talking…

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