Human Charger to fight jet lag

Human Charger to fight jet lag Practical Travel Gear

This revolutionary new gadget aims to transform the way we travel over various time zones, and as an international traveler, let’s just say this is one of the biggest pitfalls of constant travel. So I was quite intrigued to learn more about the Human Charger device.Sure, I follow the standard jet lag techniques about getting your body clock adjusted in advance, staying hydrated, getting plenty of sunlight (tough for business travelers in meetings all day), and napping at certain times. But, … [Read more...]

Serengeti Lipari Sunglasses are Lightweight and Elegant

Serengeti Lipari Sunglasses are Lightweight and Elegant Practical Travel Gear 1

Giant sunglasses that take up half your face might be a good bet if you're a celebrity trying to stay incognito, but if you're driving down a sunny highway or carrying a pair of sunglasses in your shirt or jacket pocket, you probably don't want something twice as big as your smart phone. These Lipari sunglesses from euro-cool Serengeti do the job of protecting your eyes in a minimalist, elegant fashion.This is one of those designs that looks like it either defies physics or would fall apart … [Read more...]

Stylish Chaos Summit Breeze Sun Hat for Women

Stylish Chaos Summit Breeze Sun Hat for Women Practical Travel Gear 1

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 actually looks fashionable instead of adventure-worthy. There are people like my wife who wouldn't be caught dead with anything bearing a chin strap and who are seemingly … [Read more...]

House of Marley Smile Jamaica Earth-Friendly Headphones

House of Marley Smile Jamaica Earth-Friendly Headphones Practical Travel Gear

This pair of earbuds not only gives you good quality audio sound, but also makes you feel good thanks to its eco-friendly construction. The House of Marley Smile Jamaica Earth-Friendly Headphones feature a smart-looking wood covering on the ear bud itself crafted from FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council) wood.On the front of the earbud, the casing is crafted from recycled aluminum. While that may sound less than comfortable, the earpiece fits snugly and softly in the ear and is … [Read more...]

White Sierra Happy Hour short-sleeve shirt

White Sierra Happy Hour short-sleeve shirt Practical Travel Gear

The White Sierra Happy Hour short-sleeve shirt is a great travel companion in so many ways. First, it is lightweight and made from a thin material so it is easy to fit into a carry-on bag without taking up too much space. I found it to be resistant to wrinkles when folded properly although I often like to place shirts into airtight plastic bags to minimize any unwanted creases.I really appreciated the lightweight and soft fabric that breathes in hot weather. Many shirts that I purchase look … [Read more...]

Techspresso Travel Polo Shirt From Exofficio

Techspresso Travel Polo Shirt From Exofficio Practical Travel Gear 1

A polo shirt can be a great staple for warm weather travel wardrobes and this Exofficio Techspresso polo has a lot of features to make it one of the best ones you can buy.It's a rare trip I take when there's not at least one shirt like this in my pack. As comfy as a t-shirt but nicer looking for every situation, this is an item that's double-duty without trying very hard. What turns one into a real travel-worthy shirt is having the features that make it built for the road. This Techspresso … [Read more...]

Tortuga Packable DayPack Backpack

Tortuga Packable DayPack Backpack Practical Travel Gear

If you are looking for a lightweight, small bag, the Tortuga Packable DayPack is your best bet. Often, I find myself at a crossroads looking for something professional while also lightweight. Typically, I end up toting around a briefcase or messenger bag that is mostly empty and too “heavy” for the convenience of lugging it around. I do it because it looks more professional, but these days, many business travelers carry backpacks. The Tortuga DayPack is purpose built for those that want to … [Read more...]

Terai Casual Travel Shirt From Sherpa Adventure Gear

Terai Casual Travel Shirt From Sherpa Adventure Gear Practical Travel Gear 1

This Terai short sleeve shirt from Sherpa Adventure Gear hits all the right travel shirt check boxes: lightweight, wicking, quick-drying, and wrinkle resistant. Unlike many of them though, it also has some styling to it and some thought went into the stitching design.We've only covered Sherpa gear in our travel gear reviews occasionally, but we're big fans of the brand and what they stand for. Started by a Nepalese man who moved to the USA, this is a company that does most of its … [Read more...]

Craghoppers Simba Travel Pants With NosiLife

Craghoppers Simba Travel Pants With NosiLife Practical Travel Gear 1

Looking for some good men's travel pants that aren't all baggy and shapeless? These fitted Simba Nosilife Trousers from Craghoppers give you all the right features, but with a low-profile look that doesn't broadcast the fact you're living out of a suitcase or backpack.We've reviewed other Craghoppers trousers in the past and really liked them. The last round was the Kiwi Pro Stretch version, which still comes on a lot of trips with me. These Simba ones are built rugged rather than soft, with … [Read more...]

Enlightened Equipment Revelation Quilt

Enlightened Equipment Revelation Quilt Practical Travel Gear

After gear testing a lot of outdoor travel products, it’s not too often that something really knocks our socks off. Enter the Revelation Quilt by Enlightened Equipment. This blanket and sleeping bag hybrid, available in either down or Downtek, solves all the complaints my teen sons have about traditional mummy-style sleeping bags. The Revelation gives them the freedom of movement they want, while still delivering the warmth they need.So what is it? In essence, the Revelation is a high … [Read more...]