Dakine Recon Wet/Dry Duffle 80L Bag

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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 keeping ...

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Dryfins Swimwear for Guys

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Let me start by saying I'm not a guy, and Dryfins swimwear makes products for guys. That said, I'm the mom of three boys, and as such, I'm acquainted with the problem Dryfins has set out to solve: chafing and rash below the belt caused by those netted liners in men and boys' swimsuits. So sure, this ...

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Innate Active Travel Towel

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Imagine a towel that is lightweight, perfect for travel or your outdoor activities or even drying off after a workout at the gym, and even made from recyclable materials and fabrics. The good news is, one already exists! The Innate Active travel towel is designed to do just that, and much more.   Using an ordinary ...

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Occles Travel Eyewear

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  Let's chalk this one up to something that looks entirely interesting, but may not be always practical. These plastic eye goggles, named Occles, are meant to protect your eyes from unwanted light whether on the road or even on the beach. I typically travel with eyeshades to use on airplanes, but they might look silly (and ...

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CamelBak Palos 4 LR Pack

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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. The ...

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Backpacking duo: Cotopaxi Taboche and Good to Go

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I think I enjoy backpacking season just as much as I love ski season. I've been a fan of Cotopaxi since I had the pleasure of testing their Nepal pack. The Nepal taught me that Cotopaxi is smart about design, which features such as extra storage that converts to  a day pack, and I found that ...

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Bugsway Insect Shield Clothing Review

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Forget about lions, tigers, and bears: Mosquitoes are the deadliest animals of all. The World Health Organization estimates that mosquitoes cause a million human deaths annually, a figure that dwarfs all others of its kind. While malaria accounts for the vast majority of that unfortunate toll, a frightening threat of another sort has been steadily gaining ...

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Swann DriveEye Ultra HD Dash Cam/ Action Cam

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Lest you think you are the latest new hire at the police academy, business travelers have many uses for this type of small camera. For me, it has exceptional use as a security device on the road since I travel so frequently. It is extremely small making it undetectable to the eye when in use. ...

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Patagonia Women’s R1 Long Jane

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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. Made ...

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Eyeskey waterproof binoculars

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Recently, I had the opportunity to go birding during a trip to SW Louisiana's Gulf Coast. A few months before that, I was in rural Alberta, and coming up, I have a trip to spot wildlife in Costa Rica and Panama. For all of these trips, I like to bring my own binoculars. Of course, ...

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