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.
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

Tortuga Women's Setout Backpack

Tortuga Setout Backpack for Women

OluKai Hawaiiloa Manu Hope

Stride Into Winter with OluKai Hawaiʻiloa Manu Hope Boot

Icebreaker Destiny Dress | Practical Travel Gear

Icebreaker Destiny Dress

By Jill / December 4, 2015 / Comments Off on Icebreaker Destiny Dress

Packing the right wardrobe, especially if your itinerary includes casual and somewhat dressy activities, can be a challenge. Some travelers turn to monochrome clothing that can easily mix and match, others bring extra luggage. But when you pick the right pieces, those that can be worn for nearly any occasion (perhaps not rock climbing, though),…

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Icebug Juniper-L RB9X GTX Boots

By Jill / November 27, 2015 / Comments Off on Icebug Juniper-L RB9X GTX Boots

In the outdoor gear world, studded gear (like shoes and tires) gets a certain amount of respect. Traction in wet and slippery conditions is extremely important, and while studded gear may look badass (as opposed to pretend badass in the general clothing world), it also allows us to get a grip. But unless you spend…

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Patagonia Black Hole Duffel | Practical Travel Gear

Patagonia Black Hole Duffel

By Jill / November 20, 2015 / Comments Off on Patagonia Black Hole Duffel

When you need a bag to carry everything—and I mean everything essential—the duffel is hard to beat. Sure, it doesn’t have fancy wheels, and the shapeless tubular style isn’t always great if you have far fewer things to pack inside, but that same shape is fantastic for cramming your gear inside and hauling it to…

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Nau Down Shirt and Synner Cape | Practical Travel Gear 1

Nau Down Shirt and Synner Cape

By Jill / November 13, 2015 / Comments Off on Nau Down Shirt and Synner Cape

Do you love the idea of a down jacket, but not always the execution? Do you think insulated jackets make you look like the Michelin Man? The problem may not be all down jackets, but only their construction. Take a look at two different styles of jacket by Nau: the Down Shirt and the Synner…

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La Sportiva Saturn Hoody | Practical Travel Gear

La Sportiva Saturn Hoody

By Jill / November 6, 2015 / Comments Off on La Sportiva Saturn Hoody

Winter comes sooner than we think, and before we know it, everything’s all icy and snowy and you have to shovel the drive every day. Or, perhaps you live somewhere that doesn’t get that kind of weather, but you still plan ski trips during the winter season. Regardless, it can’t hurt to have a cozy…

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Aventura Avila Top | Practical Travel Gear

Aventura Avila Top

By Jill / October 30, 2015 / Comments Off on Aventura Avila Top

I’m somewhat of a Plain Jane when it comes to my travel wardrobe. Unless I’m on a luxury adventure or attending an industry conference (aside from Outdoor Retailer), my clothing choices are usually T-shirts, jeans or comfortable pants, simple skirts, and shoes with very little heel (if at all). Every once in a while, a…

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Rareform Classic Tote | Practical Travel Gear

Rareform Classic Tote

By Jill / October 23, 2015 / Comments Off on Rareform Classic Tote

We already know it’s the case for carry-on-sized wheelies, but it also seems that many laptop bags look the same. Whether you shove yours into the overhead bin or have it sitting against the wall in the airport while you scarf down your lunch between flights, you want to make sure that someone doesn’t mistake…

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Icebreaker Crush Pants | Practical Travel Gear

Icebreaker Crush Pants

By Jill / October 16, 2015 / Comments Off on Icebreaker Crush Pants

Do you wear sweats when you travel, or do they make you feel like a slob? Some claim that dressing up when you’re flying can often score you choice upgrades. Others prefer being comfortable on long-haul trips, and as long as they’re appropriately covered, who cares what they’re wearing? I fall between the two camps.…

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PackTowl Nano Towel | Practical Travel Gear

PackTowl Nano Towel

By Jill / October 9, 2015 / Comments Off on PackTowl Nano Towel

Currently, I’m trying to teach a 6-year-old that using a napkin is much better than wiping her dirty and greasy hands on her clothing. And even though I remind her after seeing one wipe on the napkin per four wipes on her jeans, I know I often do the same, especially when I’m traveling. Shh,…

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CamelBak Arete 18 Pack | Practical Travel Gear

CamelBak Arete 18 Pack

By Jill / September 18, 2015 / Comments Off on CamelBak Arete 18 Pack

The right daypack to bring along on vacation is sometimes an elusive beast. Go in the ultra-light direction, and you often lose comfort and space for everything you need to bring along. Head in the other direction, and sometimes you’ve just got a heavy pack and wish you didn’t bring so much weight. Take a…

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