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Our Latest Travel Gear Reviews

Native Eyewear Kannah Sunglasses

Sunglasses seem to be everywhere, but unless you lose them all the time and want to keep buying the dime-store specials, it’s better to look at quality eyewear that will protect you on your many outdo…

baggallini-tote-bag

I love to practice yoga while on the road. When I don’t have time for my usual exercise routine, I can almost always spend 15-30 minutes in yoga practice in any hotel room. Sometimes, I’m lucky enough…

Ballistic Explorer case for iPhone 6

The sinking feeling that comes when you drop your phone can be avoided with a heavy-duty case. The Ballistic Explorer case for iPhone 6 does just that. In fact, the manufacturer has drop tested the ph…

DopoplerBottle

I made the choice recently to stop being such a slob and actually start paying attention to how many plastic water bottles I was wasting. It occurred to me, after reading an article about the amount o…

Columbia OutDry Ex Platinum Tech Shell Jacket

Sure, it may be spring, but remember what they say about April showers. Just because the weather’s warming up in many places doesn’t mean you’re escaping the rain. When you’re spring cleaning, ditch a…

nemo-meta-tent

This spring, my teen son and I have been on a mission to find the most user-friendly trekking pole backpacking tent. Our family anticipates logging a lot of backcountry nights this summer, many of whi…

Urban Junket

The next time you recycle your plastic bottles, think that this may not be the last time you see the. Urban Junket repurposes them into crafty hand bags, tote bags, and tablet cases. Turning bottles i…

Arc'teryx Norvan Jacket

Do you have two types of rain shells: 1) one that’s appropriately light and packs small but wets out in a rainstorm, and 2) one that’s heavier and you’d rather not bring it, but is better to wear in t…

eagle-creek-duffel

  Every serious traveler needs at least one go-to, all-purpose, work horse of a duffel bag. I’ve had the same bright yellow duffel in my closet since heading to college 20+ years ago, and it just…

Go Travel Slimline Power Bank

The Go Travel Slim Power Bank has something special about it though since it is as small and thin as a credit card. That’s my biggest beef when taking mobile chargers places since they can be a bit bu…

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