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
Life Factory Food Storage and Bottles
I’m a bit of a water bottle enthusiast. Ask anyone in my family, and they’ll tell you we have way too many BPA-free plastic and stainless steel bottles crammed into our cupboards. Not to mention all the flip caps, twist tops, straw lids…you get the idea. Frankly, I love... 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
Coast HP1 Flashlight: a Tiny $10 Powerhouse
If you haven’t bought a flashlight in a decade or two, you might want to go for an upgrade. This little HP1 model from Coast Portland embodies all that has changed since your dad lugged around a big light with D-sized batteries in it. It’s small and uses a... Read more
Hydrapak SoftFlask Water Bottle
Distance runners, trail runners and hikers, and cyclists face an array of products designed to keep them hydrated and fueled. But what to put all these gels, powders, and drinks in? I tried out the Hydrapak SoftFlask (350 ml), and found a lot to love. First of all, the... Read more
Coghlan’s Camping Accessories
Over the years, I’ve reviewed a lot of Coghlan’s gear. What I appreciate most: this outdoor brand offers products that are truly useful and almost always reasonably priced. Many of my new favorite Coghlan’s items are camping accessories: tools and small gadgets easily added to your camping packing list. Here’s what... Read more
Dr. Cool Recovery Wraps
If you play hard during your vacations, traveling with a set of Dr. Cool Recovery Wraps isn’t a bad idea. As we like to camp, mountain bike, hike, and ski with three very active and growing boys, we’ve used our recovery wraps multiple times (and we’ve only owned a set... Read more
8 Great Camping and Outdoor Stocking Stuffers
Whether you’re playing Santa for an outdoor enthusiast in your life, or just want to fill a stocking full of camping gear for yourself, the following nifty products make for great additions to your holiday shopping list. Coghlan’s LED tent pegs: We love Coghlans! And I’ve tripped over my... Read more