Three practical Sea to Summit backpacking items
Last week, my 16-year-old son and I section-hiked through two Oregon wilderness areas of the PCT. Three Sea to Summit products definitely pulled their weight on the trip, and made our job as hikers easier. Pack Tap water container: My dad has an age-old water storage bladder with a... Read more
GSI Outdoors and HydroFlask Pint Glasses
Walk into any outdoor gear store, especially in craft brew hot spots like the Pacific Northwest, and it won’t take long to notice everyone is making travel-ready pint glasses. In my book, this can only be a good thing, and not just for beer consumption. In fact, we use... Read more
Outdoor Travel Safety and First Aid Round Up
I’m always glad to find new products for my outdoor first aid arsenal. If you need to restock your supply of insect repellents, emergency medical supplies, or outdoor survival tools before high camping season or outdoor excursions while traveling, Natrapel, Adventure Medical Kits, and Sol have some interesting new... Read more
Baliloca Cross-Body Purse
So, what exactly is a Baliloca purse? Just another anti-theft bag? Not quite. A money belt? Nope. A fashion accessory? Much more. Sitting down to this review, it’s actually hard for me to classify it, because it’s essentially a travel-friendly purse that does all of the above, but with flair... Read more
SplashFlash Waterproof LED Light
The size of a small finger and multi-functional, this little SplashFlash light should easily earn a place on your packing list. Some of the coolest, most useful gadgets we toss into our travel bags are often not the ones that cost hundreds of dollars. Sometimes the little “impulse buy”... Read more
Vapur Incognito Packable Flask
Want to carry some booze with you without it being obvious—or breakable? This Incognito Flexible Flask from collapsible water bottle company Vapur holds ten ounces of hooch when you want it, then washes out easily and packs flat when you don’t. This flask is pretty darn indestructible too, as... Read more
Inexpensive & Useful Travel Gadgets From Nite Ize
Want some gadgets that will make your travels easier, for ten bucks or less? Nite Ize has plenty of options for you—or your stocking stuffer recipient. Way back when I started this travel gear blog, the whole idea was to focus on things normal people could buy, pack, and... Read more
PocketMonkey One-piece Multi-tool Fits in a Wallet
Want to have a travel gadget that will come in handy, but is no trouble to pack? We like the useful pocket tools we’ve reviewed in the past, from the likes of Victorinox, Gerber Gear, and True Utility. The big difference with this PocketMonkey tool is that it’s so... Read more
Holiday Stocking Stuffers for Air Travel Days
Everyone needs stocking stuffers for the traveler in their lives. If yours spends a good amount of time in the air, the following travel-friendly gifts will go a long way toward a more comfortable, convenient flight. Whether traveling for business or with kids in tow, something on this list... Read more
SOL REPUBLIC Punk Wireless Speaker
We use Sol Republic’s Tracks HD headphones when we travel and at home, so I was eager to check out their newest wireless speaker. The perfect size for people on-the-go, the Punk speaker weighs less than 8 ounces and approximately 5″ x 5″ x 2″…small enough to fit into even the... Read more