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.
Camelbak Octane 25

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

Matador Re-Ties

Matador Re-Ties: Reusable Zip Ties

MSR Thru-Link Inline Water Filter

Drink Clean Water with MSR Thru-Link Inline Water Filter

Kizik Alpine Shoes

No Hands Necessary with Kizik Alpine Shoes

Title Nine Adventurista Dress

Dress for Adventure with the Title Nine Adventurista Dress

Camelbak Pivot Bottle

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

RAD Rounds

Keep the Knots at Bay with RAD Rounds

Pacsafe Vibe

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

Forsake Range High Boots

From Trail to Tavern with Forsake Range High Boots

HH Odin Mountain Hybrid Softshell Jacket

Let it Snow with Helly Hansen Odin Mountain Softshell Jacket

Danner Rivercomber

Paddle Out Wearing Danner Rivercomber Water Shoes

By Jill / July 3, 2020 /

Whether you’re a year-round water rat, or you’re lured by the summer vibes of lakes, rivers, and ocean—you’ve probably encountered the need for appropriate footwear when you, oops, didn’t have it. Stepping on sharp rocks, getting stabbed by waterborne sticks, or even having your soles poop out from lack of support are all things that…

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Icebreaker Cool-Lite Yanni Sleeveless Dress

Classically Comfortable in Icebreaker Cool-Lite Yanni Sleeveless Dress

By Jill / June 26, 2020 /

My favorite travel dresses have a relaxed fit, are comfortable and breathable, and can pack easily. The last thing I need is to be uncomfortable in my clothing, whether I’m sitting down to a meal at a restaurant, sightseeing all day, or going for a hike. Clothes with classic lines and simple details are best…

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KEEN SOLR Sandal

Water Shoes for Water Fans: Keen SOLR Sandals

By Jill / June 19, 2020 /

Water shoes often suffer from the “do it all” syndrome. Acknowledging that all-terrain needs require on-water performance while also handling land-based features sometimes means that shoes fall short in one area or another. The Keen SOLR Sandals (SOLR stands for Sea, Ocean, Lake, River) focus extensively on high-performance in the water. The low-profile sandal is…

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Helly Hansen Solen Printed Watershorts

Make a Splash with Helly Hansen Solen Printed Watershorts

By Jill / June 12, 2020 /

Water is a big factor in summer enjoyment, whether you’re headed to the beach, lake, river, or local swimming pool. The story’s the same if you’re traveling or staying home. When you want to minimize what you’re packing in your suitcase or backpack and need clothing that will not only be awesome in the water,…

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Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket

Stay Dry in Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket and Pants

By Jill / June 5, 2020 /

Rain isn’t only for winter, and even if you’re the kind of person who loves going out in wet weather, it’s hard to stay out for long when you’re cold and soaking. Rain jackets and pants can also be bulky, which means that they take up more room in your suitcase when you’re traveling, but…

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Black Diamond Session Approach Shoes

Stay Grounded (in a Good Way) with Black Diamond Session Approach Shoes

By Jill / May 29, 2020 /

Whether you’re traveling to your dream climbing destination, going out for an early morning scramble in the nearby mountains, or headed from the gym from the coffee shop, it’s important to have the right climbing shoes. The Black Diamond Session Approach Shoes combine comfort with performance for a climbing inspired urban approach shoe that are…

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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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