Chris Guill

Having spent most of his adult life traveling for business Chris is obsessed with the latest business and travel gear. He lives in Boise with his wife and 2 boys.
Olukai Nohea Mesh Shoes | Practical Travel Gear 2

Olukai Sandals and Shoes Reviewed

Helinox Chairs

4 of The Best [Helinox] Outdoor Chairs Reviewed

In Review: Osprey Daypacks

In Review: Osprey Daypacks

4 Of The Best Osprey Backpack Classics Reviewed

4 Of The Best Osprey Backpack Classics Reviewed

Mountain Backpacking

Mountain Khakis – An In-Depth Review

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The Traveler’s Guide to Darn Tough Socks

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Slicks Travel System Review: All Purpose Travel Backpack

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The Powerfilm Solar LightSaver USB Roll-up Solar Charger and Battery Bank

Arc'teryx Blade 20 Backpack | Practical Travel Gear 1

Arc’teryx Blade 20 Backpack

Nau Mens Kush Pants and Stealth Crew Neck Sweater

By Chris Guill / January 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

We were introduced to Nau at the Outdoor Retailer this show and fell in love with their amazing clothes. Nau was started in 2007 with the goal of creating a company that was a real force for good. Their early code name, “UTW” stood for how to “Un-F*&K The World”   Nau believes in making…

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Lem’s Trailhead Men’s Lightweight Hikers

By Chris Guill / January 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

Lems Trailhead Review I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone on a hike in the wrong shoes and ended up paying for it through a series of blisters on my feet. That’s why I would recommend getting a lightweight hiking shoe that won’t trip you up on rough terrain. The developers behind Lems…

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Proviz Switch Reversible Backpack Cover

By Chris Guill / January 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

Proviz Switch Reversible Backpack Cover Review Biking is not exactly something that comes easy at first. It’s always been a struggle for me to find time to actually improve and build my stamina. I find that biking at night works best for me, but it can be really hazardous trying to navigate the streets in…

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Are Conner Hats the Best Hats On Earth? Nathan Hemp Mesh and Mt Warning Wool Hat

By Chris Guill / October 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

 “You can travel the world on what you can make with your own two hands.”  That’s was the advice Stan Thompson gave Bill Conner that set Bill on his journey from Florida to The Australian coast with his wife and 11-month old son in search of a laid-back surfing lifestyle.  While he started making sandals…

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Mens Lowa San Francisco GTX – Versatile and Great Looking Travel Shoe

By Chris Guill / September 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Lowa San Francisco GTX is the latest in a long line of high-quality Lowa street shoes. I am a massive fan of Lowa and was really excited to try these out. The San Francisco features a GORE-TEX® SURROUND™ for excellent waterproofing and breathability while still allowing drainage if you happen to get the insides…

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Boulder Denim Review and Kickstarter For Denim 2.0

By Chris Guill / September 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

Created by two self-proclaimed “dirtbags” these climbing buddies have created what I think is the perfect pair of jeans for guys that hate how constricting regular jeans are. Their solution, create a pair of jeans made for climbers and those of us who “used to climb” I fall solidly in the second category, while I…

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Brooks of England Sparkhill Backpack

By Chris Guill / August 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Brooks Sparkhill cycling travel bag has become my new favorite multi-functional travel backpack.  I have been using my Arterix Blade backpack for 3 years now and been searching for a solid replacement that could match its versatility.  I like to have a single primary work bag that I use on my bike ride to…

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Lowa Rocket Rock Climbing Shoes

By Chris Guill / May 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

My first climb with the Lowa Rocket was at our local Asana climbing gym.  I met up with a few friends who all instantly noticed my new shoes. “What the heck are those?” was the common thread as none of them had seen a Lowa brand shoe here in Boise.  They all noticed the rubber…

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SOG Tactical Travel Gear 2017

By Chris Guill / December 30, 2017 / 0 Comments

SOG Prophet 33L Pack – Tactical Travel Versatility I have been testing the SOG Prophet 33 Liter pack this fall as a replacement for my standard hiking & hunting pack. SOG, known for its tactical gear, has been working hard to bring military-grade materials to consumer level products. The Prophet is one of it’s latest…

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Ecoths Mens Trace Pants & Rupert Shirt

Ecoths Mens Trace Pants & Rupert Shirt – A Quick Review

By Chris Guill / December 9, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Trace Pant is the perfect blend of comfort, casual, and class. With the Trace Pant, you will experience the right amount of stretch to maintain maximum comfort in whatever adventures you may encounter while still remaining stylish. The Trace Pant comes equipped with two deep front pockets, two rear pockets, a back pant pocket…

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