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.
Patagonia P-6 Label Uprisal Sweatpants

Stay Campground Cozy with Patagonia P-6 Label Uprisal Sweatpants

Fjallraven Abisko Midsummer Zip Off Trousers

Hit the Trail in Fjallraven Abisko Midsummer Zip Off Trousers

TriggerPoint GRID Travel

Roll Out Tight Muscles with TriggerPoint GRID Travel Foam Roller

Goal Zero Yeti 200X Portable Power Station

Power Up with Goal Zero Yeti 200X Portable Power Station

Cotopaxi Hielo 12L Cooler Bag

Keep Your Cool with Cotopaxi Hielo 12L Cooler Bag

FEND

Breathe Deeply with Fend

Thermarest Vela Double Quilt

Improve Your Camping Game with Therm-a-Rest MondoKing 3D Sleeping Pad and Vela Double Quilt

Ruffwear Float Coat

Keep Fido Safe on the Water with Ruffwear Float Coat Dog Life Jacket

Machines for Freedom Versatile Off-Road Collection

The Versatile Off-Road Collection From Machines for Freedom

Klean Kanteen Insulated TKCanisters

Meals on the Road with Klean Kanteen Insulated TKCanisters

OluKai Luana Sandal

OluKai Luana Sandal – A Quick Review

By Jill / September 30, 2016 / Comments Off on OluKai Luana Sandal – A Quick Review

It can often seem that women’s sandals are either sporty or pretty, but it’s hard to find an example of both all in one. Sure, true sporty sandals allow you to walk in pebbly creek beds, hike on trails, and take part in all those non-hiking-boot adventures. But they’re not often the sandals you’ll pick…

Read More
Suitcase From Eagle Creek

Best Suitcase From Eagle Creek – A Quick Review

By Jill / September 23, 2016 / Comments Off on Best Suitcase From Eagle Creek – A Quick Review

Can you think back to a time when you didn’t have a suitcase with wheels? In some ways it seems ages since then, but in others… I still see people dragging their two-wheeled bag on the wrong side, or taking a corner quickly and making their wheelie bag spin out. Certainly, the solution in the…

Read More
Scarpa Cosmo Shoes

Scarpa Cosmo Shoes – A Quick Review

By Jill / September 16, 2016 / Comments Off on Scarpa Cosmo Shoes – A Quick Review

Perhaps your outdoorsy vacation is a little more vacation than outdoorsy. That’s cool, it’s your time off. But if you’ve got a little hiking or climbing planned in addition to all the lounging about and city discovery, consider keeping the shoe count down and bringing along a pair of Scarpa Cosmo shoes. It’s often difficult…

Read More
Arc’teryx Arakys Approach Shoe

Arc’teryx Arakys Approach Shoe – A Quick Review

By Jill / September 9, 2016 / Comments Off on Arc’teryx Arakys Approach Shoe – A Quick Review

Packing a shoe style for every single vacation possibility can often ensure that you’re not traveling carry-on only. Sure, if your trip is limited to pool and beach and the occasional fancy dinner, you’re good. But what happens when you need more than a pair of flip-flops and a pair of sandals? The Arc’teryx Arakys…

Read More
Platypus Meta Bottle and Microfilter

Platypus Meta Bottle And Microfilter – A Quick Review

By Jill / September 2, 2016 / Comments Off on Platypus Meta Bottle And Microfilter – A Quick Review

You may be lucky enough to travel to places where there’s always a glass of filtered water on the table. But if you go beyond those spots, or are often out in the wilderness away from restaurant water sources (and closer to traditional water sources), you might consider bringing a refillable bottle along with you.…

Read More
OluKai ‘Upena Women’s Sandals

OluKai ‘Upena Women’s Sandals – A Quick Review

By Jill / August 26, 2016 / Comments Off on OluKai ‘Upena Women’s Sandals – A Quick Review

In the seemingly endless struggle with keeping footwear needs to a minimum while traveling, one remaining challenge is finding a women’s sandal that looks good for a somewhat dressy evening but is also comfortable to wear while walking around all day. Who knows, maybe you can even wear them on the plane, as well. My…

Read More
Goal Zero Lighthouse Mini Lantern

Goal Zero Lighthouse Mini Lantern – A Quick Review

By Jill / August 19, 2016 / Comments Off on Goal Zero Lighthouse Mini Lantern – A Quick Review

Do you really need a gigantic lantern on your travels? Perhaps, when you’re camping, and one big light is necessary at your campsite. But those big lights aren’t the easiest to carry around, and they don’t work well for trips when you need to pack all you need into a suitcase and fly somewhere. The…

Read More
Stanley Mountain Vacuum Insulated Switchback Mug

Stanley Mountain Vacuum Insulated Switchback Mug – A Quick Review

By Jill / August 12, 2016 / Comments Off on Stanley Mountain Vacuum Insulated Switchback Mug – A Quick Review

There are plenty of insulated containers to carry your beverages around in, so it’s easy to understand why people switch allegiances so easily. But the one I’ve been using a lot lately goes with me everywhere. The Stanley Mountain Vacuum Insulated Switchback Mug is built from 18/8 stainless steel vacuum insulation, so it won’t rust.…

Read More
Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp

Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp – A Quick Review

By Jill / August 5, 2016 / Comments Off on Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp – A Quick Review

Reliable headlamps don’t have to cost a fortune. What you need from them is simple: kick out super-bright light, don’t require bulky batteries, have a variety of settings, and don’t lose function in the rain. All those things are covered with the Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp. The Cosmo features 160 lumens of power that works…

Read More
Toad & Co. Jetlite Pant

Toad & Co. Jetlite Pant – A Quick Review

By Jill / July 29, 2016 / Comments Off on Toad & Co. Jetlite Pant – A Quick Review

True minimalists prefer multi-functional clothing items when it comes to packing for travel. Pieces that can be worn different ways, or can function both as daytime and evening wear, are immediately valuable because you can limit the suitcase space needed for your wardrobe. The Toad & Co. Jetlite Pant is one of my favorites and…

Read More