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.
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

Polar Bottle Breakaway Bolt 20

Stay Cool and Hydrated with Polar Bottle Breakaway Insulated Bolt Bottle

By Jill / May 22, 2020 /

I’m riding my bike way more that I used to, now that I’m grounded from travel for the time being. It’s allowed me to rediscover how much I love cycling, and I tend to forget that when I’m zipping around the world for work and not on cycling trips. But because I don’t have a…

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Darn Tough ATC Micro Crew Cushion Socks

Hit the Trail with Darn Tough ATC Micro Crew Cushion Socks

By Jill / May 15, 2020 /

Maybe this year you’ve dreamed of through-hiking the Appalachian Trail, or another long trail where you can get away and rely on your own skill and what you’ve brought along in your pack. Or perhaps it’s a dream for a future time. Regardless, whether you’re traveling or on your own home trail, the right socks…

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Kari Traa Smale Longsleeve

Layer Up in Comfort with Kari Traa Smale Longsleeve and Pant

By Jill / May 8, 2020 /

Baselayers aren’t just for winter. You may need to layer up when camping, hiking, or even working from home during a global pandemic. Well, let’s hope the latter situation will resolve safely very soon. Ultimately, layers are a good thing when temperatures are cool or variable. It’s even better when those baselayers are super soft,…

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United By Blue Sidekick 9L

Show Your Love for the Earth with United By Blue 9L Sidekick Backpack

By Jill / May 1, 2020 /

Travel gear isn’t only good for travel. Sure, maybe some items like passport cases and TSA locks really are only good when you’re boarding a plane elsewhere. But many of the things we review at Practical Travel Gear have home uses, as well. At home, I get tired of switching out my purse or day…

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Carve Fletcher Shirt

Activity Friendly Button-Down Style with Carve Designs Fletcher Shirt

By Jill / April 24, 2020 /

Classic button-down shirts never go out of style. But sometimes, like when you’re on the water, cotton shirts aren’t the best choice due to the time they take to dry once they get wet. In those cases, it would be great to have another option. The Carve Designs Fletcher Shirt for women is that option.…

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Yeti Trailhead Camp Chair

Kick Your Feet Up with the Yeti Trailhead Camp Chair

By Jill / April 17, 2020 /

Being one with nature often requires rest—like taking a seat on a log, rock, or the ground. And unless you run into a really cushy pillow of moss, those spots may be restful, but they’re not always super comfortable. For those moments when you need a seat before or after an adventure, consider the Yeti…

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Title Nine Sayonara Cafe Sleeve Dress

Go Farther with Title Nine Sayonara Café Sleeve Dress

By Jill / April 10, 2020 /

One of my biggest warm-weather clothing travel challenges has been being active (like running or hiking) while wearing a dress. Sure, with the right dress, it works. But not all dresses are the same, and I’m not down with giving a show while I try to get outdoors and go from place to place. With…

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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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