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.
Sierra Designs California Collection Dress

Get Outdoors in the Sierra Designs California Collection Dress

OluKai Liko Pehuea

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Costa OCEARCH Slack Tide

Help Keep Ocean Ecosystems Balanced with Costa OCEARCH Collection

Goal Zero Sherpa 100AC Power Bank

Keep Your Laptop Powered on the Road with Goal Zero Sherpa 100 AC Power Bank

Marmot Bantamweight Jacket

Sing in the Rain with the Marmot Bantamweight Jacket

Lowe Alpine Fuse 20 Pack

Lightweight Simplicity with the Lowe Alpine Fuse 20 Pack

Ourdoor Research Guardian Jacket

Wet-Weather Flexibility With the Outdoor Research Guardian Jacket

Black Diamond Pursuit Hoody

Versatile Black Diamond Pursuit Hoody Not Just for Skiing

Icebreaker Tech Trainer Hybrid Jacket

Outdoor Training in Style with Icebreaker Tech Trainer Hybrid Jacket and Tights

Eagle Creek Global Companion 40L

Pack Your Essentials in Eagle Creek Global Companion 40L Backpack

Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL3 mtnGLO | Practical Travel Gear

Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL3 mtnGLO

By Jill / July 17, 2015 / Comments Off on Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL3 mtnGLO

If there’s any season that makes people want to go camping (no matter the “style” of camping), it’s summer. From backpackers to glampers to RV masters—everyone wants to get out into nature, even if it means cooling your heels in a packed campground. The Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL3 mtnGLO is ideal for the backpacker who…

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Arc’teryx Covert Case | Practical Travel Gear

Arc’teryx Covert Case

By Jill / June 26, 2015 / Comments Off on Arc’teryx Covert Case

Hard-sided luggage certainly can protect your valuables from getting smashed, but when it comes to carrying your bag around, you pretty much have to rely on the hard-sided case’s wheels. There may be some that convert to backpacks, but imagine shouldering the load from airport to city, including at least 10 city blocks. Do you…

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Craghoppers NosiLife Tafari Jersey Skirt | Practical Travel Gear

Craghoppers NosiLife Tafari Jersey Skirt

By Jill / June 12, 2015 / Comments Off on Craghoppers NosiLife Tafari Jersey Skirt

Travel skirts have come a long way. They used to be either short and skin-tight or long and granny style, and while either can work fine (depending on where you are)—they are sometimes limiting. Now, we can choose between a variety of travel skirts, some of which are even great for outdoor adventures. The Craghoppers…

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Gregory Deva 70 Backpack | Practical Travel Gear 2

Gregory Deva 70 Backpack

By Jill / June 5, 2015 / Comments Off on Gregory Deva 70 Backpack

Is your trusty women’s backpacking pack getting a little worn and not quite as comfortable as it used to be? Or perhaps you’re looking for a backpack for the first time? Gregory’s Deva line has been fully redesigned, and may be the one for you. The Gregory 70 Pack helps increase comfort, decrease pack weight,…

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ExOfficio BugsAway Leilani Multi-Way Dress and Lumen Wrap | Practical Travel Gear 2

ExOfficio BugsAway Leilani Multi-Way Dress and Lumen Wrap

By Jill / March 20, 2015 / Comments Off on ExOfficio BugsAway Leilani Multi-Way Dress and Lumen Wrap

When you think of insect-repellant clothing, do you think of safari-looking pants, a long-sleeved button-down shirt, and hat with a back flap and perhaps netting? While that can be incredibly effective at keeping the biting bugs away, you don’t have to say sayonara to style when repelling irritating critters. ExOfficio’s BugsAway line includes Insect Shield,…

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Fjallraven Totepack No. 1 | Practical Travel Gear

Fjallraven Totepack No. 1

By Jill / February 6, 2015 / Comments Off on Fjallraven Totepack No. 1

Sometimes all the bells and whistles get in the way when you’re traveling, and you feel the urge to ditch it all and go classic old-school. Fjallraven helps you out with the Totepack No. 1. Somewhat akin to the simple design of its famed Kanken backpack, the Totepack No. 1 is made from waxed G-1000…

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Pacsafe Camsafe Z16 | Practical Travel Gear

Pacsafe Camsafe Z16

By Jill / January 16, 2015 / Comments Off on Pacsafe Camsafe Z16

Somewhat like Goldilocks, I’m forever searching for something that’s just right. In my case, it’s a carry-on bag that totes my camera and laptop, has a little extra room for a wallet and phone, and is comfortable to use. Extra bonus if it’s not an obvious camera bag, so I can escape the watchful eyes…

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Filson Dry Day Backpack | Practical Travel Gear

Filson Dry Day Backpack

By Jill / September 25, 2014 / 2 Comments

Dry bags are rarely known for looking good. The most important feature, of course, is keeping your things dry. The rest is extra. It often seems that manufacturers just leave it at that, without throwing in useful additions, but the Filson Dry Day Backpack is more than just waterproof. The backpack style of the dry…

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Gregory Compass 30 Pack | Practical Travel Gear

Gregory Compass 30 Pack

By Jill / May 16, 2014 / Comments Off on Gregory Compass 30 Pack

Do you pack your backpack perfectly, placing the things you’ll need first on top, so you don’t have to dig for something? Don’t lie. Many have attempted, but few have accomplished the perfect packing technique. Wouldn’t it be great to have a backpack that opens like a duffel, so you can see all the contents…

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Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow | Practical Travel Gear

Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow

By Jill / April 18, 2014 / Comments Off on Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow

Plenty of elements of travel are uncomfortable, especially bus, train, airplane and airport seats. Considering the amount of time you send in each of them, perhaps a little more luxe treatment is in order, like the Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow. This inflatable pillow comes in two sizes: regular and large. The regular pillow…

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