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.
Black Diamond Session Approach Shoes

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

Polar Bottle Breakaway Bolt 20

Stay Cool and Hydrated with Polar Bottle Breakaway Insulated Bolt Bottle

Darn Tough ATC Micro Crew Cushion Socks

Hit the Trail with Darn Tough ATC Micro Crew Cushion Socks

Kari Traa Smale Longsleeve

Layer Up in Comfort with Kari Traa Smale Longsleeve and Pant

United By Blue Sidekick 9L

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

Carve Fletcher Shirt

Activity Friendly Button-Down Style with Carve Designs Fletcher Shirt

Yeti Trailhead Camp Chair

Kick Your Feet Up with the Yeti Trailhead Camp Chair

Title Nine Sayonara Cafe Sleeve Dress

Go Farther with Title Nine Sayonara Café Sleeve Dress

Prana Sky Canyon Jogger

Prana Sky Canyon Jogger for Stylish Comfort

Beyond K3 - Prima Lochi Jacket

Head Outdoors with Beyond K3 – Prima Lochi Jacket

Eddie Bauer Women's Telemetry Freeride Jacket

Eddie Bauer Women’s Telemetry Freeride Jacket and Pants

By Jill / January 29, 2016 / Comments Off on Eddie Bauer Women’s Telemetry Freeride Jacket and Pants

We’re mid-ski season, so if you’re anything like me, you’re assessing whether you really love your ski gear. If not, it’s time to take advantage of mid-season sales and up your game so you’re happy and comfortable for the remainder of the season. If you love what you have, there’s no need to spend more…

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ExOfficio Women's Minka Pant

ExOfficio Women’s Minka Pant

By Jill / January 22, 2016 / Comments Off on ExOfficio Women’s Minka Pant

Are leggings pants? You might be surprised at the bandwidth spent by discussing this very topic. Ultimately, whether an item of clothing is acceptable in a certain situation depends on whether you’re comfortable (with your own clothing choice, not bodysnarking at others) and whether it works for the occasion. If you’re just not sure if…

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Scrubba Wash Bag

By Jill / January 15, 2016 / Comments Off on Scrubba Wash Bag

This is not an exaggeration: I do hotel sink laundry on every single trip I take. Sometimes, it’s merely underwear and socks. Other times, I work in shirts and pants. Ultimately, I try to avoid packing too much and also try to avoid paying expensive hotel prices on laundry service (as well as extra time…

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Arc’teryx Atom LT Hoody

Arc’teryx Women’s Atom LT Hoody

By Jill / January 8, 2016 / Comments Off on Arc’teryx Women’s Atom LT Hoody

Whether you’re looking for winter gear to wear at home, or traveling somewhere with colder conditions, it’s important to know what you’re looking for in a jacket. What works for resort skiing doesn’t always work for cross-country skiing, and sometimes, neither jacket would work for just general walking around in a snowstorm. The Arc’teryx Women’s…

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Wigwam Snow Sirocco socks

Wigwam Socks for Winter Sports

By Jill / December 25, 2015 /

For snow sports, socks are often an afterthought—until you realize that you don’t have exactly what you need to keep your feet warm, dry and comfortable for your outdoor pursuit of choice. Whether skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, ice climbing, snowmobiling, or merely walking from one place to the other, the right socks can mean the difference…

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Keep Hands Warm with Hestra Moon Mitts | Practical Travel Gear

Keep Hands Warm with Hestra Moon Mitts

By Jill / December 18, 2015 / Comments Off on Keep Hands Warm with Hestra Moon Mitts

You don’t have to be a skier to want quality mittens for winter. Cold digits are one of the main reasons we quit doing things outdoors and head inside for a warm fire, cozy blanket and après-anything cocktails. But just imagine how much fun you’d have if your fingers stayed warm and dry. Hestra Moon…

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Smith Vantage Women’s Ski Helmet | Practical Travel Gear

Smith Vantage Women’s Ski Helmet

By Jill / December 11, 2015 / Comments Off on Smith Vantage Women’s Ski Helmet

Sure, you can rent ski helmets at pretty much every ski resort, saving precious suitcase space for something else, but if you’re a regular skier, your own helmet makes much more sense. Two reasons: resort helmets rarely feature leading-edge technology and ew, sharing your helmet with hundreds/thousands of other people? The Smith Vantage Women’s Ski…

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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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