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How To Use Packing Cubes

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What are Packing Cubes?   Mesh top panel for easy identification of contents, and ventilation. These cubes will go the distance. No broken zippers, no weak stitching. Laundry bag included to help separate your dirty clothes at the end of the trip . Your 4 piece set fits like a glove into most airline carry-on suitcases, ...

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Keen UNEEK Corded Sandal Shoes

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In the footwear world, there are hundreds of "me too" styles for every one that's truly innovative. A little tweak here, a little change there, but not much that's really unique. Then something comes along that's so different they have to call it...UNEEK. Are these shoes? Are they sandals? Are they just a few pieces of ...

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Lighted Getaway Toiletry Bag From Grand Trunk

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Take the frequent traveler favorite, the hanging toiletry kit, then make one little change that has a huge impact. That's the story with this new Getaway toiletry bag with a built-in light and mirror from Grand Trunk. We can argue all day about what's essential and what's not when you're packing light, but almost everyone has ...

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Acoustic and Utilize Shorts From Nau

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If you want shorts that are well made and look great in multiple situations, you can count on Nau to deliver. These synthetic Acoustic ones and the organic cotton Utilize ones are worth packing for your next warm weather adventure. We review a lot of travel pants on this gear blog because it usually makes more ...

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Stylish Chaos Summit Breeze Sun Hat for Women

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Let's face it: most of the sun hats made for travelers are more about function than fashion. They're meant to protect you from the elements, be washable, and stay in your possession. Anything beyond that is "nice to have" but not essential. Some travelers aren't content with this though and would like to have something that ...

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Hi-tec Altitude Lite 1 Waterproof Hiking Boots

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In the title I call these "boots," but that word certainly doesn't conjure up an accurate image of the lightweight Altitude Lite Waterproof footwear from Hi-Tec. These may be the lightest over-the-ankle shoes/boots I've ever strapped on for a hike: they weigh in at just a shade more than a pound each, which is in ...

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