Practical Travel Gear

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Our Latest Travel Gear Reviews

Mountain Backpacking

Yes, almost anyone can create a product or a business, but how many people can actually create a brand? Creating a brand is more than just creating a unique item. It has to have a tale of its origin,…

cruz-hat

Nothing says summer to me quite like breaking out my selection of sun hats and fedoras. I’ve long attested to the fact that accessories make fashion easy to pull off when you’re traveling, but let’s f…

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Finding the perfect backpack is hard. If you are looking for a durable backpack designed for rugged travel, or if you are more of an organized traveler in need of a backpack to serve as carry-on lugga…

Spibelt

Joggers and frequent travelers will find this Velcro-strapping Spi-Belt to be a helpful addition to their workout regime. It is a water-resistant belt that at first looks a bit strange, but later prov…

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Water bottle and protein bars? Check. First aid kit? Check. Insect repellant? Check Electronics? Check. There are probably at least twenty-five items on your checklist that you need to remember to pac…

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 u…

sock family

With a name like Darn Tough, it is difficult to take this company seriously but the socks made by this brand are the real deal. These socks really do justice to its brand name. They are specifically d…

Klymit-sleeping-pad

Camping season is here in most of the Northern Hemisphere, and there’s good news for those of us who like to camp and backpack light, but also comfortably. I’m not a fan of cutting ounces in my pack o…

Maison Socks

Imagine for a second the perfect pair of socks. In my eyes they would be soft, durable, colorful, thermal, and if there were some way to avoid losing one in the laundry black hole, then that would be…

DryCase for smartphones

This DryCASE smartphone case is actually a sealed pouch that keeps your device completely free from the elements.

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