Chris Guill

Carto – Arcade Performance Stretch Belt – New Buckle Same Amazing Belt

By Chris Guill | March 28, 2023

As a writer for Practical Travel Gear, I have had the opportunity to test out a variety of travel gear, from backpacks to hiking boots to travel pillows. But one item that has truly stood out to me during my recent trip to Wyoming for a hiking adventure is the Arcade Carto Stretch Belt. One…


Livsn Flex Canvas Mens Pants

By Chris Guill | January 4, 2023

As a writer for, I was excited to be given the opportunity to review the . Livsn sent me a pair to test out, and I’ve been wearing them for the past few months. I have to say, I’m really impressed. First of all, the fit is spot on. I’m a guy in my…


Arcade Ranger Belt – A TSA Friendly Stretchy Belt That Actually Looks Nice

By Chris Guill | October 1, 2022

I have had the same 3 leather belts for years and while my wife had been trying to get me to pick up something new for years I just didn’t see the need.  Per the usual I was proven sorely wrong on our family trip to Costa Rica this summer where my 1 1/2” wide…


Costa Rinconcito – Lightweight, High-Performance Style

By Chris Guill | July 18, 2022

I have been wearing Costa Sunglasses for years and am a huge fan of their technical lenses and innovative frame material.  The Rinconcito is my favorite Costa’s of all time.  Costa sent these to me for our recent trip to Costa Rica.  There wasn’t a day there that I didn’t wear them Because I have…


Costa Santiago Sunglasses – For Those Who Love Being On The Water

By Chris Guill | October 31, 2021

In a sea of sunglasses brands, there is one brand that stands out for paying more than lip service to their environmental claims.   Costa Sunglasses took the leap of faith to try something audacious with their Untangled line. By taking something useless, even harmful – used and worthless fishing nets and converting them into the…


Bollé Trackdown MIPS Mountain Bike Helmet

By Chris Guill | December 1, 2020

This year my amazing wife let me buy a new fat tire e-bike for some winter mountain biking. With the snow starting to fly I am dying to get out riding but my 8-year-old mountain bike helmet just isn’t cutting it.  I have been looking for a new helmet that works in the summer but…


Ombraz Armless Sunglasses for all Your Travel Needs

By Chris Guill | November 30, 2020

SNAP!  That was the sound of the sidearms of Ombraz CoFounder Jensen’s sunglasses breaking off in the middle of a camel safari.  With long desert days ahead Jensen channeled his inner Macgymver and used some twine around the back of his head to fix his sunglasses.   Not only did the creative fix work, but they…


Decathalon Freeride 3-in-1 Ski Pants

By Chris Guill | October 20, 2020

While this year has been a bit of a disappointment with the ski resorts shutting down early due to the Corona Virus I was able to get a day in with the new Decathalon Freeride 3-in-1 Ski Pants.  I picked these out to test as I have struggled for years finding a pair of Ski…

Western Rise

Western Rise Active Collection – Men’s Activewear Elevated

By Chris Guill | October 8, 2020

With our kids finally big enough to handle some real adventure we decided to take on Zion National park this fall. Anyone that’s been to this amazing part of southern Utah knows that with the unreal sensory comes some of the hottest temperatures in the nation. I needed activewear that could handle 5 days of…


Outdoor Research Mens Trail Mix Snap Pullover and Next To None TEE

By Chris Guill | July 19, 2020

Summertime in the outdoors here in Idaho is my favorite time of the year. With nearly unlimited activities available within just a few hours, the hardest part is picking what to do next. Now that both of our boys are old enough to start really adventuring we have a full calendar this summer. To get…