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
Brunton Revolt 9000
It’s hard to beat Brunton when it comes to rechargeable power. We’ve reviewed their headlamps and portable solar energy packs, both of which are incredibly useful for traveling. In addition to the new  Revolt 4000, the folks at Brunton have come out with the Revolt 9000. The name makes... Read more
Steripen Classic 3 AA-powered Water Purifier
We’ve reviewed several versions of the SteriPEN over the years and I’m a huge fan. It’s the one thing I absolutely always pack when I’m going to a country where you can’t drink the tap water. In a nutshell, you wave this thing around in tap water anywhere in... Read more
Kigo Pai Minimalist Footwear
What makes a shoe minimalist? For me, it’s not just a light weight or zero depth. A truly useful and practical minimalist shoe will also be (dare I say it?) comfortable, and good for your foot. Kigo footwear is something special. This company is designing stylish, trendy shoes that... Read more
Migration Hemp Shirt From Patagonia
Many people buy Patagonia outdoor and travel clothing just because they like it, but this is also the most responsible big brand around when it comes to how they source and manufacture their apparel. Nearly everything they’re putting out now is made from fabrics with a recycled component or... Read more
Grand Trunk Double Hammock
I love Grand Trunk Goods products, and I love hammocks, so reviewing the Grand Trunk Double Hammock was meant to be. We took this hammock on a short national park tour, and successfully slept under the stars. Like most travel hammocks, the Grand Trunk double hammock is made of... Read more
Sigg Thermo Classic Bottles
‘Tis the season for steaming drinks after outdoor excursions! I’m something of a collector of thermal bottles and mugs, as evidenced by the disarray in my cupboards, but given that I use thermal containers nearly every day of the winter, I feel justified. The new Thermo collection at SIGG... Read more
Stanley eCycle Flask for Adult Beverages
I’ve been known to carry a flask along now and then, so I was glad to give this new one from Stanley a whirl after I saw it at their Outdoor Retailer Show booth. Besides it being useful and cool, it’s made of very tough plastic, so I wasn’t... Read more
LuminAID Inflatable Solar Light That Packs Down Small
This LuminAID lamp ticks off a lot of boxes that make us happy on this travel gear blog: eco-friendly, practical, inexpensive, lightweight, and easy to pack. On top of all that, the company is doing some good in the world as well. Yes, I’m doing two reviews this week... Read more
6 Travel Gear Trends for 2014
Want a look into what kind of travel gear innovations and trends you’ll be seeing in spring and summer of next year? We’ve got your crystal ball right here. Jill, Amy, and I spent a few days bouncing around booths at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market a couple weeks... Read more