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

Pacsafe SlingSafe LX250 Anti-Theft Tote

Pacsafe SlingSafe LX250 Anti-Theft Tote – A Quick Review

By Jill / July 22, 2016 / Comments Off on Pacsafe SlingSafe LX250 Anti-Theft Tote – A Quick Review

I’m constantly on the lookout for the ideal tote for travel. For me, that means it’s roomy, looks good (so I can use it for nearly anything), fits my laptop and iPad, fits my huge camera, plus leaves room for a few other things (like wallet, phone, notebook, pens), and isn’t easy for thieves to…

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Filson 48-Hour Duffle.

Filson 48-Hour Duffle – A Quick Review

By Jill / July 15, 2016 / Comments Off on Filson 48-Hour Duffle – A Quick Review

When you’re looking for a great carry-on or overnight bag that is both stylish and rugged enough to be able to deal with the occasional rain shower, you often have to back up and decide which is really the most important element: style or ruggedness. Because it’s not often you get both in the same…

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Granite Gear 36-inch Packable Duffel

Granite Gear 36-inch Packable Duffel – A Quick Review

By Jill / July 8, 2016 /

We often consider duffels as simple methods of getting our gear from one place to another. But not all duffels are created equal. Some are far too bulky and awkward to be effective in using as a good traveling bag. Want one that’s the opposite? Check out the Granite Gear 36-inch Packable Duffel. One of…

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BioLite PowerLight Mini

BioLite PowerLight Mini – A Quick Review

By Jill / July 1, 2016 / Comments Off on BioLite PowerLight Mini – A Quick Review

Why drain your phone battery by using it as a flashlight when you can bring along a small-but-powerful flashlight on your travels? So tiny it fits in your palm (15 mm wide by 18 mm tall), the BioLite PowerLight Mini is a trusty travel companion. The ultra-slim clippable lantern is a headlamp, lantern, and bike…

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Dakine Recon WetDry Duffle 80L Bag

Dakine Recon Wet/Dry Duffle 80L Bag

By Jill / June 24, 2016 / Comments Off on Dakine Recon Wet/Dry Duffle 80L Bag

Duffles are versatile travel pals. Cram a little or a lot of gear in there, and everything is safely packed for you to get from Point A to Point B, with as many stops along the way as you like. The best duffles, though, allow you to separate some items from the others, all while…

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CamelBak Palos 4 LR

CamelBak Palos 4 LR Pack

By Jill / June 17, 2016 / Comments Off on CamelBak Palos 4 LR Pack

When you’re headed for blissful singletrack and mountain trails on your bike, do you resent having to carry a backpack? Sure, there are great MTB packs for those who need more than a water bottle when they hit the trails, but sometimes cyclists just want to have the monkey off their back, so to speak.…

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Patagonia 1

Patagonia Women’s R1 Long Jane

By Jill / June 10, 2016 / Comments Off on Patagonia Women’s R1 Long Jane

Farmer-John (aka Long-John) wetsuits are especially familiar to kayakers and others who want free arm movement along with warmth when on and in the water. But they’re often made exactly the same for Janes and Jills, despite our body types being very different. The Patagonia Women’s R1 Long Jane is just for the water-loving ladies.…

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TomTom

TomTom Spark Cardio + Music Watch

By Jill / June 3, 2016 / Comments Off on TomTom Spark Cardio + Music Watch

It seems as if everyone has a fitness tracker—whether you’re using your phone, watch, or other body accessories. The challenge comes in deciding what you need in a fitness tracker, and perhaps one can help you avoid carrying a lot of extra stuff around. The TomTom Spark Cardio + Music watch combines: activity tracking, where…

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Klymit Splash

Klymit Splash 25 Backpack

By Jill / May 27, 2016 / Comments Off on Klymit Splash 25 Backpack

Last week, I talked about dry bags and Amy talked about sleeping pads. Two seemingly very different things, but perhaps it’s possible to create something that uses the two technologies. That’s one of the benefits of the Klymit Splash 25 Backpack. Dry bags aren’t only useful when you’re on or near the water, and if…

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Chums Downstream Rolltop Bag

Chums Downstream Rolltop Bag

By Jill / May 20, 2016 / Comments Off on Chums Downstream Rolltop Bag

Dry bags are useful around water, especially if you want to keep water away from the contents of the bag. But minimalist construction dry bags are also not the easiest to carry around, since there’s usually only one handle, which requires that you grip it the entire time. The Chums Downstream Rolltop Bag is a…

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