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.
Danner Rivercomber

Paddle Out Wearing Danner Rivercomber Water Shoes

Icebreaker Cool-Lite Yanni Sleeveless Dress

Classically Comfortable in Icebreaker Cool-Lite Yanni Sleeveless Dress

KEEN SOLR Sandal

Water Shoes for Water Fans: Keen SOLR Sandals

Helly Hansen Solen Printed Watershorts

Make a Splash with Helly Hansen Solen Printed Watershorts

Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket

Stay Dry in Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket and Pants

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

Camelbak Octane 25

Stay Hydrated on the Run with Camelbak Octane 25 70-ounce Hydration Pack

By Jill / February 7, 2020 /

When your trail time requires that you move fast and light, you don’t need to bring a lot of gear, and what you do decide to bring needs to perform well. Whether you’re a trail runner, fast hiker, or just like to get where you’re going without bringing a lot of stuff along, a good…

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Matador Re-Ties

Matador Re-Ties: Reusable Zip Ties

By Jill / January 31, 2020 /

I have a love/hate relationship with zip ties. Almost as reliable a travel gear solution as duct tape, zip ties help bundle items together, attach items to your pack, and secure bags. But they’re made from plastic, and once you use one, its life is over and you have to throw it away. Now there’s…

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MSR Thru-Link Inline Water Filter

Drink Clean Water with MSR Thru-Link Inline Water Filter

By Jill / January 24, 2020 /

If you regularly travel to places where you need to consider your water source, you know that it’s not always easy. Sure, you can buy plenty of plastic bottles of spring or filtered water, but doing so means you end up with single-use plastic bottles that likely end up in a dump or waterway somewhere.…

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Kizik Alpine Shoes

No Hands Necessary with Kizik Alpine Shoes

By Jill / January 17, 2020 /

Unless you are a regular wearer of slippas (AKA flip-flops), you know the feeling of having to bend down to put your shoes on—whether you are seated or standing while doing it. But when you struggle to get your shoes on, especially after walking through the security section of an airport, you might wish for…

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Title Nine Adventurista Dress

Dress for Adventure with the Title Nine Adventurista Dress

By Jill / January 10, 2020 /

Travel dresses are sometimes so specialized that it’s hard to just travel with one. You have the beach cover-up, the dinner dress, the daytime sun dress, and even more options. When you’re trying to pack extremely light, one dress is what you want—and finding one dress that covers everything isn’t always easy. I’m thankful for…

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Camelbak Pivot Bottle

Step Up Your Sustainable Game With CamelBak Pivot .75L Bottle

By Jill / January 3, 2020 /

Now that we’re in a new decade, there are some things that we expect at an absolute base level with travel and sustainability. Hotels that only wash linens when you ask and not every day, check. Items not made of harmful materials, check. People who carry reusable bottles instead of buying single-use plastic bottles, working…

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RAD Rounds

Keep the Knots at Bay with RAD Rounds

By Jill / December 27, 2019 /

While travel is full of a million wonderful moments, it can also take a toll on your body. Sitting in uncomfortable airplane seats, toting bags, and sleeping in different beds can leave you with aching and knotted muscles that can affect you longer than your few days off. Recently, I visited a wellness resort where…

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Pacsafe Vibe

Pack Lightly with Pacsafe Vibe 325 Econyl Anti-Theft Recycled Sling Pack

By Jill / December 20, 2019 /

When it comes to the essentials, you don’t always need a backpack to tote your stuff around. It might make sense to have one bag that’s flexible enough to fit a little or a lot, but if you don’t like carrying a big pack when you only have a few items, consider sizing down. I…

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Forsake Range High Boots

From Trail to Tavern with Forsake Range High Boots

By Jill / December 13, 2019 /

If there’s anything we talk about over and over at Practical Travel Gear, it’s the need for versatility in gear so that you don’t have to cram your suitcase with a bunch of single-use items that are awesome for one thing, but not so great for many others. When your itinerary includes outdoor adventures, you…

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HH Odin Mountain Hybrid Softshell Jacket

Let it Snow with Helly Hansen Odin Mountain Softshell Jacket

By Jill / December 6, 2019 /

Snow is everywhere as we ease into the winter season, and if you haven’t already pulled your winter wardrobe out of storage, now’s the time. It’s also often when we look through the clothing from past seasons that we realize we need one new item—either to replace what we’ve grown out of, or replace what…

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