Inexpensive & Useful Travel Gadgets From Nite Ize

Inexpensive & Useful Travel Gadgets From Nite Ize Practical Travel Gear 4

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 use without breaking the bank. While Outside, Robb Report, and Wired catered to the 1% in their aspirational gear reviews, we would review items that you didn't have to be a stockbroker or Silicon Valley mogul to afford. … [Read more...]

Serious Anti-theft Suitcase: Toursafe EXP21 from Pacsafe

Serious Anti-theft Suitcase: Toursafe EXP21 from Pacsafe Practical Travel Gear 1

Have you ever had something disappear out of a suitcase? Have you been the victim of baggage theft, like from the months-long campaign that ended in multiple arrests at LAX Airport earlier this year? Or New Orleans?No system can completely protect you, especially if the ones doing the stealing work for the TSA, but this Toursafe EXP21 sure throws up a lot of obstacles for anyone with sticky fingers. Most likely a potential robber will take a look at this baggage fortress and go try an easier … [Read more...]

New Trends in Travel Gear for 2015

New Trends in Travel Gear for 2015 Practical Travel Gear 3

Want to know what you're going to see in your local travel gear store in 2015?We've got a crystal ball for you, after Jill and I put 10 miles a day on our walking shoes checking out the booths and the demo parties at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market.This is where some 1,400+ brands show off their stuff, basically anything that can be tied to enjoying the outdoors. So you've got paddleboards and kayaks, rock climbing gear and jackets, lanterns and headlamps, tents and apparel. And of … [Read more...]

New Nylon Pickpocket Proof Biz Pants Are The Best for Light Packers

New Nylon Pickpocket Proof Biz Pants Are The Best for Light Packers Practical Travel Gear 2

If you want to keep your phone and valuables safe and look good while you're doing it, these new nylon business pants from Clothing Arts combine light weight and stylishness with impressive pocket technology.We were fans of the P^Cubed Pickpocket Proof Pants from the day they hit the market. Back when there was only one cargo pants style, we thought they were groundbreaking, They filled a need for travelers who wanted to keep their valuables safe without having to buy (and fumble around … [Read more...]

Screwpop Clip-on Light and Cash Stash

Screwpop Clip-on Light and Cash Stash Practical Travel Gear 2

A few years back we reviewed the cool Screwpop tool I still travel with and use around the house sometimes. Now the company has expanded into other neat gadgets that don't take up much space. The latest are a little clip-on light and a secret stash place for your cash.The Screwpop Light is a handy little flashlight that you probably won't lose. That's because it clips onto your daypack, belt loop, or keys when you're not using it. And in a feature that we always love, that clip doubles as a … [Read more...]

Innate Portal Waist Pouch for Your Cash

Innate Portal Waist Pouch for Your Cash Practical Travel Gear

Keep your cash secure, dry, and handy with this Portal Money Waist Pouch from Innate.I've tried just about every kind of way there is to carry money securely while traveling: neck pouch, an under-pants pouch, one that straps to your leg, and different styles of Pickpocket-proof Pants. Ramsey even tried out some underwear with a security pocket. All of them have their advantages and disadvantages, but the people who use a waist pouch like it for one major reason: while others can't get to … [Read more...]

Response Fake TV Burglar Deterrent

Response Fake TV Burglar Deterrent  Practical Travel Gear

The Response Fake TV Burglar Deterrent is a kitschy, yet surprisingly useful, security precaution that travelers can use when on the road. If you do not have a timer feature on your lighting system at home, this is the perfect device that is only a fraction of the cost of paying for a timer setting. It essentially emits a flashing light mimicking the effect of someone watching TV. This is a great way to show that someone is at home, even if you are away to help in deterring thieves. It uses … [Read more...]

Hotspot Shield VPN for International Web Surfing

Hotspot Shield VPN for International Web Surfing Practical Travel Gear

Just as all the money in the world couldn't save Steve Jobs from cancer, all the money in the world is not going to save you from the army of lawyers running the entertainment and social media tech sites you would like to keep using when you travel. Even the richest expatriate is going to get stymied when trying to log onto Netflix, Pandora, iTunes, Spotify, or Amazon. In some countries (like Vietnam and China), you may not even be able to send a simple status update to Facebook or Twitter. … [Read more...]

Women’s P-Cubed Pants from Clothing Arts

Women's P-Cubed Pants from Clothing Arts Practical Travel Gear 1

If you haven't heard of P^Cubed Pick-Pocket Proof Pants, take a second to click on the ad to the right of this page and check out the company behind them, Clothing Arts. Editor and reviewer Tim tried these pants out first, back when they were only available in one men's style, and created this great video on P^Cubed pant features and how they look after a week of straight wear. (I promise it's not gross.) In the time since this video, you can read more Practical Travel Gear reviews on P^Cubed … [Read more...]

P-Cubed Travel Shirt From Clothing Arts

P-Cubed Travel Shirt From Clothing Arts Practical Travel Gear 1

Want to have the advantages of one of those travel wallets that hang around your neck without the neck thing? The pockets on this Pickpocket Proof Shirt will keep your valuables next to you and safe.These shirts aren't quite as heavy-duty Pickpocket Proof as the P^Cubed pants because they're not meant to make you look like you're wearing a ScotteVest. Instead there are just two chest pockets that look normal.They're not quite normal though, because both are two pockets in one. The … [Read more...]