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Vibram® Furoshiki: Travel Shoe for All Adventures

Created by Masaya Hashimoto, the Vibram® Furoshiki wrap shoe is sure to impress. Whether you are on the barefoot bandwagon or not, the Vibram® Furoshiki will wrap you in comfort and convince you to come to the minimalist side. I hear they have cookies. New for 2018, are bright and inviting colors with a redesigned…

Kavu San Blas Overalls- Summer is Coming

Last Updated on June 17, 2019 Overalls have been a staple in my life since I was little. My Grandfather could always be found in his Oshkosh denim overalls on his farm. I even wore a pair of overalls throughout Highschool. I was excited to get a call from KAVU and check out their San…

Organic Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee Pods

One thing that is cool is that you can easily travel with them as they are TSA-compliant and be carried through airport security.

Best Tent And Sleeping Bag For The Family In 2018 – A Quick Review

Camping with kids, the tents, sleeping bags, cooking, water, etc. is a daunting task. A task so large it often causes many to NOT take their kids camping. We want to make the basics easier. So, what is the best tent for 2018? Most family friendly sleeping bags? We’ve got you covered! Wenzel Moose 40…

Outside Inside with GSI Outdoor – Fun for the Whole Family

Last Updated on January 15, 2018 Outside Inside Family Fun? Yes, Please! GSI has a more fun side in it’s Outside Inside lines. You can find anything from ornaments to present decoration and (our favorite) outdoor games. Outside Inside provided us with three great items for the lunar 2017 eclipse camping trip:   Backpack Mancala…

Sanuk Puff N Chill- Warmth for Him and Her

Last Updated on November 21, 2018 With winter weather quickly approaching, I am doing everything in my power to stay warm. Sanuk Puff N Chill boots are definitely helping to keep my feet warm and comfortable as the leaves begin to fall and Jack Frost leaves his wintery mark. What’s Inside? Constructed as a slip-on…

SLICKS Bags

Last Updated on May 13, 2016 When the time comes to travel for the holidays, business, or anywhere else my heart’s desire may take me, I want to be sure that all of my stuff gets to my destination safe and sound. While I cannot control any bags that are checked and taken to the…

Adidas: 3 Apparel Items for the Adventurer

Adidas has been a favorite and a staple in my closet since middle school track. Whether it was spikes, warm-up suits or runners, I have always had a special place in my heart for Adidas. Recently, we took the Terrex Agravic BOA, Terrex Agravic Speed Plus and Light Insulated Jacket out for a field test.…

Slicks Travel System Review: All Purpose Travel Backpack

Last Updated on January 10, 2019 The Slicks Travel System claims to be the one bag for all occasions.  We have been testing the Slicks for a few weeks in a wide variety of situations and it is proving to be one of the most versatile travel backpacks we have ever used. About the Slicks…

Pro Packing Cubes Reviewed

Last Updated on October 26, 2016 Whether it’s a business trip, a holiday get-together, or a sun-soaked vacation to someplace exotic, few things are more exciting than travel. Of course, the corollary to that statement is that packing for said getaway is just about the worst thing ever – or at least that’s the way…

The Shammy Towel that You Need Now

Last Updated on May 16, 2019 When I say, “Shammy” you say, “towel!”. Shammy! — Towel! Summer is closing in on us quickly and that means we are off to more outdoor adventures lakeside, beachside and into the woods we go. Packing light for the majority of our trips is ideal as we have finally…

Ahnu Shoes – Cruz Vegan

Last Updated on April 15, 2016 Designed for the man who enjoys casual slip-on footwear, these lightweight shoes are the essence of comfort and design. The Cruz Vegan men’s clogs from Ahnu are made from animal friendly materials with an easy to wear slip on style that incorporates a microfiber suede interior lining with a…

Aventure Gear

SABRE Red Safe Escape 3-in-1 Automotive Tool

There’s no easy way to say it, the world is a big place and it’s only getting bigger. With the amount that I travel to explore new trails and places, I find myself looking for personal protection more and more. The majority of the time I am on my own. It is because of this…

Hang it on a Heroclip

Travel gadgets abound. Some are useful, some aren’t, and you often figure out which are which when you’re on the road. Like everything else, learning what you need during your travels and what you can leave behind, is a process. One thing my travel packing process has taught me: I don’t travel without my Heroclip.…

Malin+Goetz Toiletry Products, Now At Le Meridien Hotels

Le Meridien, will be stocking these products in their hotel rooms. Goodies will include the gentle Peppermint Shampoo, which I love to smell before using because it is almost like an aromatherapy soother, and cilantro hair conditioner.

NOMAD Rugged Case for iPhone 8/7 Plus

Coated with beautiful Horween leather on the back, this rugged case for iPhone 8/7 Plus from Nomad is a stylish and masculine accessory for your iPhone.

GSI Outdoors Camping Essentials: Our Top Three Picks

GSI Outdoors camping makes life very easy when you are out of town and off the trail. We have reviewed and field tested many GSI Outdoors items and have picked out our three favorites for 2018. We have chosen the GSI Outdoors Bugaboo Cup, Santoku Knife Set and the Glacier Stainless 1.1L Boiler. BUGABOO CUP…

Garmont Tikal shoes for travel

Garmont has been making rugged and tough hiking and mountaineering shoes for decades, but if you haven’t discovered their lifestyle line, called their ‘travel’ line, you are in for a treat! Seriously, my Garmont Tikal shoes have gone on every active trip I’ve taken since I got them! Here’s why: The Tikal is lightweight and comfortable,…

Glacier Stainless Steel Camper cookware set

GSI Outdoors is a sure bet when it comes to camping gear, especially in the category of the camp kitchen. We’ve been testing and buying GSI Outdoors cookware and kitchen gear for years, and what’s nice is that all the pieces still work well together and can be nested and integrated into whatever configurations we…

Outside Inside with GSI Outdoor – Fun for the Whole Family

Last Updated on January 15, 2018 Outside Inside Family Fun? Yes, Please! GSI has a more fun side in it’s Outside Inside lines. You can find anything from ornaments to present decoration and (our favorite) outdoor games. Outside Inside provided us with three great items for the lunar 2017 eclipse camping trip:   Backpack Mancala…

In Review: Various Magellan Travel Products

Last Updated on January 14, 2019 If you are a frequent traveler for business or leisure, then you understand the importance of accessories that make traveling hassle-free. For most, traveling in comfort is high on the priority list. Especially for those unpleasant long flights. Magellan’s offers a broad variety of high quality travel clothing as…

GSI Outdoors: Travel Ready Favorites

GSI Outdoors’ booth is always a favorite place to look through and hear about the new products at the Outdoor Retailer Show. This year was no exception. We’ve picked out 2 new favorites and will update you the on the Bugaboo Cups in this review. Glacier Stainless Double Wall Wine Glass Much like your favorite…

myCharge Portable Chargers Will Complete Your Travel Go-Tos

Last Updated on January 31, 2018 myCharge portable chargers are the accessory you have been missing for your phone, tablet and computer.  myCharge portable chargers are available in all sizes and battery backup to ensure you have the power you need at the exact time you need it. We were given the HUBXtra, Simple Power…

Keep A Heroclip In Your Travel Bag – A Quick Review

Last Updated on September 27, 2017 A bunch of years ago, someone tried to give me one of those pretty wire contraptions you could use to attach to a table and hang your purse. While I do sometimes run around with a purse, I couldn’t imagine dragging a darn hanger around for it. But now,…

Clothing & Bags

Granite Gear Packable Duffel

Last Updated on April 15, 2016 I have learned, through the many years of travel, the importance of having proper bags. When on the move, the right bag determines how stress-free my trip will be. I’ve tried dozens of luggage solutions throughout the years, and have have come to the conclusion that performance, durability and…

Dare2b menswear for summer days

Time to look ahead to some casual vacation clothing for summer that will not only look good, but will be active enough wear for anything your adventure throws at you. Dare2b is my favorite brand that seams technical outdoor gear with casual wear, and two of their casual offerings this season double as hiking, SUP,…

Keep Your Gear Dry with Aloha Collection Bags

When you travel a lot, you end up trying out a lot of gear for the purpose of finding that one piece that’s just right. Your favorite piece may look good, or it may perform spectacularly, or it may just simply do its job better than many others. Or, it might do all of the…

Anchorpak Travel and Day Bag

Last Updated on December 27, 2017 The search for the perfect tote bag is almost as elusive as the search for the perfect travel backpack. I have several top contenders in my arsenal of travel totes, but without a doubt, my new Anchorpak is the most innovative. Designed by a R.I.S.D. trained artist and designer, Anchorpak…

Wazoo Gear: Our Top Two Picks for You

Last Updated on December 19, 2018 As you have seen on our Instagram feed, we first heard about Wazoo Survival Gear while listening to NPR’s How I Built This. I was so impressed with the ideas and application of necessities to everyday garments that I made my husband google them as soon as we came…

Helly Hansen 50L Duffel

Last Updated on September 27, 2016 You can’t go wrong with a classic. If you need a waterproof, rugged, all-purpose duffel bag and want to pay a bit less than you would for most adventure-gear brands of a similar size, Helly Hansen’s 50L duffel is for you. Helly Hansen offers their duffel bags in 30L,…

Olivers Capital Shorts – A Quick Review

Olivers Apparel makes a great pair of shorts known as the Capital Shorts that are designed for durability when getting active, but also can be worn as casual wear.

Patagonia Woolyester jacket for the fall travel season

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness! There is so much to love about this classic-styled, streamlined, simple-in-all-the-best-ways Patagonia jacket! The Woolyster comes in options for both men and women and is ideal for those shoulder season trips in spring and fall when you’re not quite sure what the weather will do. The heritage design will make…

Stay In Hiking Comfort With Danner Mountain 600 Boots – A Quick Review

Last Updated on November 2, 2017 Taking the time to break in good hiking boots is hard, especially when you finally get the boots a few weeks before your trip, and well… time just runs away with you. It’s a good thing a few boots are so comfortable that you don’t really need to spend…

REI Talusphere jacket for women

Last Updated on April 11, 2016 Spring may be just around the corner, but for me, it’s still solidly winter. Ideal for those outdoor adventure days when you may work up a sweat in the sun or those spring ski days where anything goes in terms of weather, the REI Talusphere jacket is lightweight, incredibly…

Carry It All On With The Eagle Creek Mission Control Backpack – A Quick Review

Last Updated on November 9, 2017 I’m on a constant search for some “killer app” travel items, and one of those is the optimal carry-on bag that’ll stash the things I need on the plane and/or won’t check. In a given year, I probably test through a 2-3 of these a month, and while many…

Pick-pocket Proof Shorts Feel Great and Keep Fingers at Bay

Last Updated on January 10, 2019 When we reviewed the first model of P^Cubed Pants, the design was a revelation and if the company had just stopped at those Pick-pocket Proof adventure pants, they would have had a nice little niche product that would slowly grow in sales each year as backpackers spread the word.…

Kids & Family

Headsweats: The Boonie Hat

Finding that one Go-To hat is always a problem. Can it pack well? Does it stay on? Is it cute? Headsweats is the leader in amazing hats for outdoor activities and the Boonie Hat is no exception. Available in black or white, the Boonie Hat is perfect for those summer days when the sun is…

Sanuk Puff N Chill- Warmth for Him and Her

Last Updated on November 21, 2018 With winter weather quickly approaching, I am doing everything in my power to stay warm. Sanuk Puff N Chill boots are definitely helping to keep my feet warm and comfortable as the leaves begin to fall and Jack Frost leaves his wintery mark. What’s Inside? Constructed as a slip-on…

Hit the snow in style with Obermeyer girls’ gear

Kids grow out of clothing items so quickly that you rarely want to spend money on specialized gear because they’ll wear it a couple of times before you hear, “it’s too tight!” That’s why many parents who don’t live in places where it snows in winter (and thus, you can get at least an entire…

Best Tent And Sleeping Bag For The Family In 2018 – A Quick Review

Camping with kids, the tents, sleeping bags, cooking, water, etc. is a daunting task. A task so large it often causes many to NOT take their kids camping. We want to make the basics easier. So, what is the best tent for 2018? Most family friendly sleeping bags? We’ve got you covered! Wenzel Moose 40…

In 10 Minutes Sven Can See And So Can You – A Quick Review

Last Updated on November 27, 2017 Do you have a minute? How about 10. You do, trust me. Sven Can See is a spray on anti-fog solution for the lenses in your life. Why 10 minutes? Because it is the most important part to the application process of this anti-fog solution, the drying time. If…

Zumer Sport Bags And Backpacks – A Quick Review

This unique company has found a clever way to recycle and repurpose old sporting equipment into stylish bags and carrying cases. Zumer Sport make perfect gifts for sports lovers or those that want to tote around a bag that is different from everyone else.

GSI Outdoors: Travel Ready Favorites

GSI Outdoors’ booth is always a favorite place to look through and hear about the new products at the Outdoor Retailer Show. This year was no exception. We’ve picked out 2 new favorites and will update you the on the Bugaboo Cups in this review. Glacier Stainless Double Wall Wine Glass Much like your favorite…

Trailfoody Review: Snacks For Everyone and Every Trail

Last Updated on March 19, 2018 TRAILFOODY  is a novel subscription service that provides automatic monthly shipments of high-quality trail snacks. Different subscription plans correspond to increasing amounts of food. You can choose regular, gluten-free, or vegetarian plans. I received a Trailfoody evaluation package containing their iconic Trailfoody orange food bag and an assortment of…

Headsweats Keeps You Cool and Covered

With the recent studies being published on the absorption rate of sunscreens, it is no wonder why we are searching for alternatives. Headsweats has always been a go-to brand for me. Their hats are incredibly comfortable and provide the relief from the sun that we crave. This season, Headsweats is introducing a new Ultra band.…

Hotel Saint Bernard- A Trip That Will Spark Generations of Ski Weeks

Last Updated on January 30, 2018 Hotel Saint Bernard Over the 2018 holiday I had finally earned enough ‘points’ with my in-laws to in be invited to attend “Ski Week” with them at the Hotel Saint Bernard. This is a hotel and a family experience that goes back a mere 20 years in their household.…

HYDAWAY Collapsible Water Bottle – A Quick Review

This is a great gift for those looking to do their small part for the planet when traveling.

GSI Outdoors Microlite Bottles are New and For You!

Last Updated on May 14, 2018 GSI Outdoors is continually pushing the boundaries of innovative products and their new line of GSI Outdoors Mircolite Twist has a gold star of approval from us at Practical Travel Gear. We tested the GSI Outdoors Microlite 500 Flip, 720 Twist and 1000 Twist. Weighing in at the heaviest…