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By Chris Guill | January 30, 2019

ROC Waterproof 10,000mAh Charger: Ready for Adventure By Leah Guill | November 29, 2019 Tortuga Setout Backpack for Women By Jill | November 29, 2019 Costa and Julbo sunglasses for active travel By Amy | November 26, 2019 ShiftCam 6-in-1 Travel Set with Front Facing Lens By Ramsey | November 25, 2019 LOWA Barina II…

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Toad & Co. Jetlite Pant

Toad & Co. Jetlite Pant – A Quick Review

By Jill | July 29, 2016

True minimalists prefer multi-functional clothing items when it comes to packing for travel. Pieces that can be worn different ways, or can function both as daytime and evening wear, are immediately valuable because you can limit the suitcase space needed for your wardrobe. The Toad & Co. Jetlite Pant is one of my favorites and…

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Icebug Glava Boots Keep You Steady

Icebug Glava Boots Keep You Steady – A Quick Review

By Jill | January 27, 2017

You know how it happens: You’re in a rush, or distracted, walking on a sidewalk with a combination of ice and snow. It looks fine to walk on, but suddenly you hit a slippery patch. If you’re lucky, you save yourself from falling (but perhaps tweak a muscle in your back from your quick body…

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Granite Gear Cross Trek 36 Liter Backpack

Granite Gear Cross Trek 36 Liter Backpack – A Quick Review

By Amy | May 2, 2017

We have long loved Granite Gear’s overnight packs for backpacking (in fact, our son took the Granite Gear Lutsen on a trek across Oregon last summer). Worth checking out for 2017, however, is their Cross Trek series for travel, and their Cross Trek 36 liter backpack in particular. The Cross Trek 36 L is a…

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White Sierra Zephyr Jacket | Practical Travel Gear

White Sierra Zephyr Jacket

By Amy | December 1, 2015

Everyone who travels in the winter needs at least one lightweight, packable, isolated jacket for the road. Bonus points if it’s highly affordable. The White Sierra Zephyr jacket meets all this criteria, for only $100. The Zephyr is a men’s jacket that fits both my teens perfectly, but there’s also a boys’ version. I absolutely…

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United by Blue Base Backpack for your next adventure

By Amy | March 27, 2018

The value of a quality, all-purpose travel-ready backpack cannot be underestimated. United by Blue’s 30L Base Backpack delivers, with just the right amount of bells and whistles without going overboard.  After all, there is such a thing as too complicated. At 30 liters, it’s just the right size to use as a day pack while traveling…

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Filson 48-Hour Duffle.

Filson 48-Hour Duffle – A Quick Review

By Jill | July 15, 2016

When you’re looking for a great carry-on or overnight bag that is both stylish and rugged enough to be able to deal with the occasional rain shower, you often have to back up and decide which is really the most important element: style or ruggedness. Because it’s not often you get both in the same…

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Patagonia Black Hole Duffel | Practical Travel Gear

Patagonia Black Hole Duffel

By Jill | November 20, 2015

When you need a bag to carry everything—and I mean everything essential—the duffel is hard to beat. Sure, it doesn’t have fancy wheels, and the shapeless tubular style isn’t always great if you have far fewer things to pack inside, but that same shape is fantastic for cramming your gear inside and hauling it to…

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ExOfficio Emei Trench

Keep The Rain Off With ExOfficio Emei Trench – A Quick Review

By Jill | January 12, 2018

Finding the right rain jacket can be a challenge. Do you go with the extreme athletic performance piece, or the one you can wear downtown when you’re headed out to meet friends for dinner? Sure, either will work, but unless you’re a gear reviewer or someone with tons of closet space, one jacket should be…

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Columbia Travel Clothes For Women

By Chris Guill | July 22, 2016

As a woman, it can be tough to find the right clothes for the right outdoor adventure. Looking for the perfect outdoor jacket that is durable, comfortable, and fashionable – and that fits right – can be a frustrating experience. But with Columbia travel clothing line for women, it doesn’t have to be. Columbia has…

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