Jill

Timbuk2 Lightweight Flight Messenger Bag

Pack Light with Timbuk2 Lightweight Flight Messenger Bag

By Jill | December 3, 2021

I have fond memories of my first Timbuk2 messenger bag. It was 1994, 5 years after the company was founded, and I worked for HotWired—the first commercial online magazine, and sister to Wired. Employees all had Timbuk2’s Classic Messenger Bag in black, with either Wired or HotWired emblazoned on the front. I don’t remember when…

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CamelBak Eddy +

Drink Safely with CamelBak Eddy+ Filtered by LifeStraw

By Jill | November 26, 2021

Being confident about the safety of your drinking water while on the road often results in people buying water bottled in single-use plastic containers. To keep from adding to landfills and landscapes in countries that don’t have robust recycling programs, as well as minimize our reliance on plastic, it’s far better to pick up a…

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Cuyana Tech Carryall

Keep Your Laptop Safe in Style

By Jill | November 19, 2021

For many years, I used a padded, neoprene case to add additional protection for my laptop when I traveled. When the zipper finally gave up, I had to shop around for a new case. I’d already become familiar with Cuyana and the brand’s philosophy of “fewer, better”—and the concept especially appeals to me as I…

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OluKai Kuʻi Slippers

Keep Your Feet Warm with OluKai Women’s Slippers

By Jill | November 12, 2021

Travel and adventure are important. But it’s also important to have some down time at the end of the day. And when you’re traveling (or living) in cold climates, cozy slippers are excellent essentials to have.   I was a huge fan of last winter’s OluKai Kuʻuna slippers. But Iʻm also a fan of two…

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Cotopaxi x Teva Teca Calido Hooded Jacket

Take the Cotopaxi x Teva Teca Cálido Women’s Hooded Jacket on Your Adventures

By Jill | November 5, 2021

Choosing an all-purpose adventure jacket can be challenging. Do you want a performance layer? What about down? Do you want it to be easy to pack, for those times you might need it but you’re not sure?   The new Cotopaxi x Teva collaboration Teca Cálido Women’s Hooded Jacket picks that line between a down…

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Slipsilk Sleep Mask

Lights Out with Slipsilk Sleep Mask

By Jill | October 29, 2021

On my last trip before the pandemic changed everything, I bought a new sleep mask. I’d been using the same one for years, and it was time to change things up. But because I only use a sleep mask when traveling, I’ve only been able to test the new one out recently, when I started…

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Roll Recovery R8 Plus

Ease Your Sore Muscles with Roll Recovery R8 Plus

By Jill | October 22, 2021

If I could get a massage every day for the rest of my life, I really would. But because I can’t, I’m always looking for ways to ease my tired muscles.   The Roll Recovery R8 Plus is a deep-tissue massage roller that takes the work out of rolling out your muscles after working out…

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OluKai x Rumpl

Celebrate the Natural Beauty of Hawaiʻi with OluKai x Rumpl

By Jill | October 8, 2021

Outdoor brands are constantly kicking quality products at a frequency that can often have consumers feeling overwhelmed. That’s partly why reviews are helpful, so you can sort through what’s worthwhile and what’s just something shiny with not much substance. When brand collaborations release even more new gear, especially when those brands are favorites in the…

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Icebreaker Merino Quantum III Long Sleeve Zip Hoodie

Gear Up for Fall With Icebreaker Women’s Merino Clothing

By Jill | October 1, 2021

Now that we’re on the slow slide toward winter, a lot of people are starting to think more about merino wool layers. Despite the fact that lightweight merino is perfectly fine to wear in warmer temperatures and even keeps you cool, it always seems to be top of mind when the weather turns chilly.  …

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ReFleece Favorite Reusable Tote Bag

Shop Responsibly With ReFleece Favorite Reusable Tote Bag

By Jill | September 24, 2021

What happens with the scraps of garment production, or even from those clothing items that remain, after shoppers have chosen their favorites? More and more brands are finding ways to use as much as possible from the production process, making useful, long-lasting products out of items that would otherwise be discarded.   ReFleece takes used…

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