PackTowl Nano Towel
Currently, I’m trying to teach a 6-year-old that using a napkin is much better than wiping her dirty and greasy hands on her clothing. And even though I remind her after seeing one wipe on the napkin per four wipes on her jeans, I know I often do the... Read more
Eagle Creek Tarmac Weekend Bag
Sometimes, you don’t need a wheelie suitcase to pack your gear in for vacation, even if that wheelie is carry-on size. If you’re a great packer or traveling only for a few days, you might be able to pull off a smaller bag. And why shouldn’t you? It’s far... Read more
Giro Petra VR Shoes and Savant MIPS Helmet
You don’t have to bring your bike along with you on vacation, but even if you’re renting while on the road, it’s good to have comfortable cycling gear in your suitcase. Let’s review two of the most important elements: shoes and a helmet. The Giro Petra VR shoes (for... Read more
CamelBak Arete 18 Pack
The right daypack to bring along on vacation is sometimes an elusive beast. Go in the ultra-light direction, and you often lose comfort and space for everything you need to bring along. Head in the other direction, and sometimes you’ve just got a heavy pack and wish you didn’t... Read more
La Sportiva Bushido Trail Shoes
Trail running has its obstacles: work schedules, family schedules, laziness, illness, roots, leaves, rocks, scree, rain, snow, and plenty of reasons to take a pass. For the past few months, my reason was a broken leg. But now that it’s healed, I’m slowly getting back into trail running, and... Read more
Snow Peak Silicone Wine Glass
When it comes to packing your favorite drink (once you’re past the TSA), everyone’s got a favorite way: plastic baggies, boda bags, flask, growler, and glass (or aluminum) beverage container. But when it’s time to enjoy your beverage of choice, it’s pretty hard to drink out of a plastic... Read more
Arc’teryx Index Dopp Kit
Unless you’re planning on taking a ton of selfies on your vacation, you really don’t need all that stuff in your toiletry bag. No, really, you look fine. Traveling light requires travelers to focus on only the essential elements to enjoy a new place, and the pleasure of having... Read more
The Qlipter Carabiner and Hook
I remember an aunt once showing me a new gadget she bought that would allow her to always be able to hang her handbag from a table when she went out to lunch. It was a pretty little metal hook combination that (in theory) hung from the table’s edge,... Read more
Nite Ize Steelie Vent Mount Kit
You know you’re not supposed to hold your phone while you’re driving. Distracted driving kills more than 9 people and injures more than 1,153 people per day in the United States alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So what do you do about it, whether... Read more
Eddie Bauer Resolution T-Shirt and Daisy Wrap
Performance clothing is all about allowing body movement without binding, keeping you dry, and even minimizing odor. With all that work to do, it’s not always easy for performance gear to look stylish enough to cross over into non-performance travel moments, like when you’re visiting a museum, wandering... Read more