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.
Fjallraven Totepack No. 1 | Practical Travel Gear

Fjallraven Totepack No. 1

Pacsafe Camsafe Z16 | Practical Travel Gear

Pacsafe Camsafe Z16

Filson Dry Day Backpack | Practical Travel Gear

Filson Dry Day Backpack

Gregory Compass 30 Pack | Practical Travel Gear

Gregory Compass 30 Pack

Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow | Practical Travel Gear

Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow

Vibram FiveFingers Signa and Maiori Shoes | Practical Travel Gear 1

Vibram FiveFingers Signa and Maiori Shoes

Icebreaker Challenge: Five Merino Wool Pieces for 10 Days | Practical Travel Gear 1

Icebreaker Challenge: Five Merino Wool Pieces for 10 Days

Athleta Whatever Skort | Practical Travel Gear

Athleta Whatever Skort

Prana Sky Canyon Jogger

Prana Sky Canyon Jogger for Stylish Comfort

By Jill / March 27, 2020 /

Here at shelter-in-place central, my travels for the foreseeable future are cancelled. But with years of travel adventures, I’m pretty sure I know how to put a piece of gear through its paces while I’m on a shorter leash. And one of the pieces of clothing I’m always searching for is a pair of travel…

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Beyond K3 - Prima Lochi Jacket

Head Outdoors with Beyond K3 – Prima Lochi Jacket

By Jill / March 20, 2020 /

Rugged weather protection in a jacket doesn’t have to lack style. And when traveling, while versatility is important, sometimes you wish you’d brought two jackets so you’re not wearing the exact same thing every day. With the Beyond K3 – Prima Lochi Jacket, you have two serious outdoor jackets in one, because it’s reversible. Made…

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Klean Kanteen TK Pro Bottle

Carry Your Drinks in Klean Kanteen Insulated TK Pro Bottles

By Jill / March 13, 2020 /

My household has a “one in, one out” rule with beverage containers. No matter how cool the complete collection is, if we must make an addition, we have to be able to live with repatriating one to another owner so the overall number doesn’t change. In the case of the Klean Kanteen Insulated TK Pro…

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Icebreaker Tropos Hooded Windbreaker

Out in the Elements With Icebreaker Tropos Hooded Windbreaker

By Jill / March 6, 2020 /

When you’re headed out on a windy day, you want a jacket that keeps you warm, protects you from the wind cutting through your skin like a knife, and isn’t made from a loud fabric that folks might hear three blocks away. My current windbreaker of choice is the Icebreaker Tropos Hooded Windbreaker. Icebreaker is…

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Bombas Compression Socks

Wear Bombas Compressions Socks on Long Flights

By Jill / February 28, 2020 /

There are seemingly endless reasons to hate long-haul flights: cramped seats, indifferent treatment, bad food, stale air, cranky travelers, no room to stretch, and health hazards from viruses to sore muscles to deep-vein thrombosis (DVT). All for combined hours and hours of discomfort. But all with the promise of landing in a different place packed…

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Mammut Seon Transporter 26 L

Combine Work and Play with Mammut Seon Transporter 26 L

By Jill / February 21, 2020 /

I’m forever looking for the perfect carry-on pack that’s the ideal blend between my work and sporty life. One that easily carries my laptop and writing gear, but that I can also drop in a change of clothes for the gym or trail. Carrying two bags is too much. This week, I’m traveling with the…

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Gregory Juno 24

Improve Your Trail Experience with Gregory Juno 24 Pack

By Jill / February 14, 2020 /

Hitting the trail and getting away from it all, even for just a day, is something outdoor folks think about more and more now that winter is beginning to transition to spring. But even in spring weather, a poorly fitting pack with no ventilation can make you sweat just like you might on a hot…

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Camelbak Octane 25

Stay Hydrated on the Run with Camelbak Octane 25 70-ounce Hydration Pack

By Jill / February 7, 2020 /

When your trail time requires that you move fast and light, you don’t need to bring a lot of gear, and what you do decide to bring needs to perform well. Whether you’re a trail runner, fast hiker, or just like to get where you’re going without bringing a lot of stuff along, a good…

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Matador Re-Ties

Matador Re-Ties: Reusable Zip Ties

By Jill / January 31, 2020 /

I have a love/hate relationship with zip ties. Almost as reliable a travel gear solution as duct tape, zip ties help bundle items together, attach items to your pack, and secure bags. But they’re made from plastic, and once you use one, its life is over and you have to throw it away. Now there’s…

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MSR Thru-Link Inline Water Filter

Drink Clean Water with MSR Thru-Link Inline Water Filter

By Jill / January 24, 2020 /

If you regularly travel to places where you need to consider your water source, you know that it’s not always easy. Sure, you can buy plenty of plastic bottles of spring or filtered water, but doing so means you end up with single-use plastic bottles that likely end up in a dump or waterway somewhere.…

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