Get Your Gear Reviewed
Practical Travel Gear posts a new review every weekday, so we are always looking for interesting and useful items to share with our readers. This is generally the most popular gear review blog on the web and we appear on the front page of search engine results for hundreds of keyword phrases, including the #1 spot in multiple search engines for “travel gear reviews.”
All product reviews on the Practical Travel Gear blog are based on first-person tests in typical travel circumstances. We almost never publish gear news, sponsored posts, or do a write-up based on a press release, so all inquiries must include sample availability information.
If you are interested in having your travel gear item reviewed here, please contact us first and include the following information: retail availability, list price, what it does, and why it works within our editorial focus. We generally avoid any item in Kickstarter stage or only available on a company’s website. Readers should be able to click a link and buy from a place they’ve heard of before.
In the rare circumstances when we accept an item that must be returned after trashing it in the field, this will require pre-paid postage or a UPS/FedEx number—all contributors work from home offices and on the road. We generally require a month or two of hard use on the road to see that the product delivers so you probably won’t want it back after that anyway.
In general we review items that are available in the marketplace, and when people would actually buy them and use them. So winter apparel in winter, summer apparel in summer—not on a wholesale pre-order timeline. Our readers are consumers, not B2B. Non-seasonal items run throughout the year.
Tim Leffel is the editor and the other contributors are Jill Robinson, Amy Whitley, and Ramsey Qubein. You can see more about all three on the About Us page.
There is some overlap in what we cover, but here are general guidelines for who to contact:
General inquiries, male clothing, active gear, dad items – tim [at] practicaltravelgear.com
Business gear, wireless, tech gadgets – ramsey [at] practicaltravelgear.com
Female clothing, female active gear – jill [at] practicaltravelgear.com (in California) or amy [at] practicaltravelgear.com (in central Oregon). Amy is the better bet for family gear and Jill a better bet for water sports.
We look forward to working with you!
About the Author
Tim Leffel is founder of the Practical Travel Gear blog, as well as the Cheapest Destinations blog and the narrative webzine Perceptive Travel. He is the author of The World's Cheapest Destinations (now in its 4th edition), Make Your Travel Dollars Worth a Fortune, and A Better Life for Half the Price.