Stio Hometown Down Jacket for Kids
I love outdoor wear companies who make kids’ clothing with the same attention to quality and detail as their adult versions. At Stio, the kids’ Hometown Down Jacket is just like Mom’s and Dad’s. Stio is based out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, so they know winter and they know what... Read more
Aventura Clothing Tunic and Jacket for Fall Travel
We’ve reviewed a lot of Aventura Clothing on Practical Travel Gear. It’s one of my favorite clothing brands for travel, because most pieces are organic cotton or bamboo, durable, fashionable, and comfortable. The best Aventura pieces can go from day to night, and be dressed up or dressed down. The... Read more
Nau Lightbeam Jacket: Stylish, but Packable
There are only a few brands that appeal to both the Euro fashion types and the travel clothing functionality types. Nau is at the top of the list, with gorgeous clothing that looks runway-ready, but is built to hold up to road rigors and nasty weather. This Lightbeam jacket... Read more
Adidas Terrex SkyClimb 2 Vest
Fall weather is here, and with it, my need for layers. Lately, I’ve been taking my early morning 5K run with the Adidas Terrex SkyClimb 2 vest (though with the name ‘SkyClimb’, I’ve been feeling like a bit of an underachiever). The SkyClimb 2 vest  comes in a men’s or women’s... Read more
Mountain Hardwear Hyaction Jacket
Where I live and play outdoors, it’s absolutely crucial to own a waterproof shell. And when I travel, it’s crucial for that shell to pack down to almost nothing. I have quite a few shell options in my closet, but Mountain Hardwear’s Hyaction Jacket beats them all. Here’s why:... Read more
Columbia Millennium Flash Shell Jacket
Sometimes, despite getting out in the winter cold, you need something that allows you to move more easily than a big bulky jacket will. But sacrificing bulk shouldn’t mean giving up protection from the elements. The women’s Millennium Flash Shell jacket packs some of Columbia’s best technologies together to... Read more
Canada Goose Camp Hoody Jacket
In the market for a big ticket winter jacket? I count my two Canada Goose jackets as the warmest I own, and they’re among my most comfortable, too. Canada Goose’s Camp Hoody is also one of the most versatile, lightweight enough to grab for a travel day or a quick... Read more
Mountain Hardwear Thermostatic Jacket for Men
Sometimes even the most dedicated light packers need a jacket with real insulation to keep them toasty in cold weather. But these days, warmth and bulk don’t have to go hand in hand. This men’s Thermostatic Jacket from Mountain Hardwear has come with me on a few cool place... Read more
Sherpa Adventure Gear: Langtang Jacket and Naulo Pant
If you’re not familiar with Sherpa Adventure Gear, the brand has a nice story behind it: founded by Tashi Sherpa in Nepal, purchases help support the education of Sherpa children. The company donates $.50 for every product sold to the Paldorje Education Fund, which then grants scholarships to deserving... Read more
Packable Trail Drier Windbreaker From Columbia
Here at Practical Travel Gear we’re big fans of jackets that pack down to nothing in transit. This Columbia Trail Drier Windbreaker is a great one to fit into a carry-on bag when traveling somewhere that is windy and cool, but not freezing cold. For most trips this year,... Read more