Hike and play in Lowa Levante GTX Lo shoes

Sometimes you need hiking shoes on your vacation, but not any old hiking shoes. Let’s say you’re planning to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors, but you’re not going to be hardcore hiking, so you don’t need boots. And you need shoes with a great hiking sole, but you might want them to double as lightweight, all-around shoes, because you don’t want pack a…

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Eaglecreek Converge Weekend Gear Kit: A Trip To Cuba In A Carry On

While attending the outdoor show in the summer of 2017, we specifically requested the EagleCreek Converge Weekend Gear Kit for our 4 day trip to Cuba. The EagleCreek Converge Weekend Gear Kit has everything your wonderlust heart needs in a weekend getaway bag. The Converge Weekend Gear Kit comes with: Converge Weekend Gear Kit Pack-It Converge™ Cube S Cube M 2-Sided Cube- Fits up to Men’s…

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LEDLENSER MH6 HEADLAMP: A Three Day Biking Trip In Idaho

The German manufacturer, LEDLENSER, was founded by two brothers in their garage in 1994, one of those rags-to-riches stories that we all love.   Ledlenser is now a major manufacturer of portable lighting products and accessories. Their products include headlamps that are LED-based allowing for brightness and longevity with relatively low energy consumption. Ledlenser warrants their products for five years and don’t sell replacement bulbs,…

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Bollé Ski Helmet And Goggles For Women

You’ve heard of Bollé (makers of some of the best sunglasses and goggles on the market), so maybe you don’t realize their ski helmets are much more affordable than you’d think. At least, that was my happy surprise, when I tested out the Juliet helmet and Royal goggles, two products in their mid-price range. Here’s what I found. Juliet helmet: The women-centric Juliet features a lightweight…

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Cut The Wires With Jaybird Wireless Headphones – A Quick Review

Perhaps you’ve recently purchased a mobile phone with no headphone jack. Or, perhaps you’re tired of getting tangled up in headphone/earbud cords. Both are perfectly good reasons to get wireless headphones. I’ve been testing out a couple of Jaybird’s wireless headphones: Freedom 2 and Run. Let’s take a look at them one at a time: The Freedom 2 wireless sport headphones are great for those…

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Defunkify: Take The Time To Freshen Your Gear Up – A Quick Review

Defunkify will wash or spray the funk out of it. That is their promise and we put it to the test. Prior to leaving for a weeklong ski trip in Taos, I washed long underwear, socks, hats and balaclavas in the Defunkify ACTIVE WASH detergent. The detergent has little to no smell, is easy to use in both a top and a front load washers…

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Rumpl Sherpa Puffy Blanket For Cold Weather

Uh oh…my down blanket obsession is starting to look as serious as my insulated vacuum mug obsession. And Rumpl isn’t helping: this brand has been offering some of the best down blankets on the market today for active travelers and adventurers. My latest love: their Sherpa Puffy blanket, ideal for winter travel as well as all-season outdoor life (as the temps always get chilly in…

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QALO: A Wedding Ring Fit For Travel And Adventure – A Quick Review

Intrepid travelers as adventurers are often faced with the question of whether to wear their wedding ring on their travels. No, it’s not because they want to pretend to be single and hook up with people while they’re away from their partner, it’s because shiny things can often get unwanted attention from people who want to separate your shiny things from you, as well as…

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