Toad & Co. Jetlite Pant

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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 happens ...

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Coleman Mountain View Screen Dome shelter

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Hopefully you and your family are enjoying plenty of state and national parks this summer, as in the US, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of our parks. Coleman is getting in on the action, with some made-in-the-USA gear designed specifically for the #FindYourPark anniversary. You can read about them here. The Mountain View Screen Dome Shelter is ...

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Zumer Sport bags and backpacks

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This unique company has found a clever way to recycle and repurpose old sporting equipment into stylish bags and carrying cases. Zumer Sport make perfect gifts for sports lovers or those that want to tote around a bag that is different from everyone else. The company uses actual sports ball materials in the design of everything ...

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Pacsafe SlingSafe LX250 Anti-Theft Tote

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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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GoTenna off-grid communication

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I'm always interested in new options in off-grid communication, so GoTenna immediately caught my eye. This two-way cell phone antenna device allows two cell phone users to text and share location with each other (or other GoTenna users in the area) whenever and wherever they may find themselves without cellular service: in both wilderness or urban settings. The ...

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Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Lotion

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Only recently did I succumb to the necessity of toting around facial moisturizer in my travel toiletry kit. Perhaps it is all the flying, extended exposure to sun, or simply aging, but the wrinkles are starting to introduce themselves! So I was on the hunt for a non-oily facial moisturizer that was small enough to carry ...

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Filson 48-Hour Duffle

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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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REI Flash 65L Backpack

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I always feel very well-taken care of by REI; I trust in their store brand products. That said, I've been testing a lot of overnight backpacking packs the past few years, and the REI Flash is the first REI-branded pack I've tried. Bottom line: I shouldn't have waited so long. The REI Flash backpack line offers ...

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NOHO Anti-Hangover Drink

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Part of the fun of frequent travel is treating yourself to a few cocktails or enjoying an evening with colleagues after a big meeting. But, that can also lead to some headaches, literal ones, the next day. That’s why I was eager to try NOHO to see if it could help undo the sour effects ...

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Avalanche Clothing Review | A New Favorite

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Here at PracticalTravelGear we love trying out new brands and after meeting the amazing people at Avalanche clothing we could not wait to get our hands on a few of their items to review. Avalanche clothing is a family owned business that started in 1987 in Salem, Massachusetts.  Avalanche is dedicated to creating high quality outdoor ...

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