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Santa Fe, NM (January 10, 2017)—OUTSIDE Magazine has named Jason Heaton Watch Correspondent and in-house watch expert. Based in Minneapolis, Heaton is responsible for researching and curating all high-end watch reviews in print as well as spearheading the magazine’s effort to increase watch coverage on Outside Online. Additionally, Heaton will represent OUTSIDE at the Baselworld Watch and Jewelry Show (Switzerland; March 23-30) and other industry trade shows.

“Jason’s specialty lies at the intersection of adventure and watches—a truly unique combination and exactly what we are looking for in our inaugural OUTSIDE Watch Correspondent,” said OUTSIDE Executive Editor Michael Roberts. “His extensive knowledge of watches and gear, as well as his appetite for exploration makes him an excellent addition to the OUTSIDE editorial team.”

A member of the prestigious Explorers Club, Heaton has summited Mount Rainier, crewed a yacht in regattas, swum from Alcatraz, and has been scuba diving everywhere from New Zealand to the Great Lakes, all while wearing a wristwatch. Heaton has been writing about watches, outdoor gear, and adventure travel for a decade. Previously, Heaton has contributed to publications such as Gear Patrol, Revolution, Hodinkee, and Australian Geographic Outdoor.

“OUTSIDE has a longstanding track record for providing readers with top gear insights and recommendations,” Heaton said. “I am honored to join the team as their first Watch Correspondent and look forward to sharing the latest trends with readers as well as representing the publication at key industry events.”

Heaton received a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Minnesota. In his free time, Heaton enjoys traveling and a number of adventure sports including scuba diving, skiing, hiking, cycling, and paddling.

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About OUTSIDE: OUTSIDE is America’s leading active lifestyle brand. Since 1977, OUTSIDE has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The OUTSIDE family includes OUTSIDE magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, the Outside Podcast, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ for the iPad, Outside tablet edition, Outside Books, and Outside GO, a revolutionary, 21st-century adventure-travel company. Connect with OUTSIDE online, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017