Goal Zero Lighthouse Mini Lantern

Do you really need a gigantic lantern on your travels? Perhaps, when you’re camping, and one big light is necessary at your campsite. But those big lights aren’t the easiest to carry around, and they don’t work well for trips when you need to pack all you need into a suitcase and fly somewhere. The Goal Zero Lighthouse Mini Lantern is a smaller version of the Lighthouse 250 Lantern & USB Power Hub. For the anywhere traveler, the smaller size is more versatile beyond camping, as you can pack the 8-ounce lantern (a tiny bit larger than my fist)...

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Stanley Mountain Vacuum Insulated Switchback Mug

There are plenty of insulated containers to carry your beverages around in, so it’s easy to understand why people switch allegiances so easily. But the one I’ve been using a lot lately goes with me everywhere. The Stanley Mountain Vacuum Insulated Switchback Mug is built from 18/8 stainless steel vacuum insulation, so it won’t rust. It’s also naturally BPA-free. When it’s dirty, just put it in your dishwasher—because it’s dishwasher safe. No extra time hand washing. The slimmed-down design has reduced its weight substantially: the 12-ounce mug weighs 0.6 pounds and the 16-ounce mug weighs 0.75 pounds. The mug...

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Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp

Reliable headlamps don’t have to cost a fortune. What you need from them is simple: kick out super-bright light, don’t require bulky batteries, have a variety of settings, and don’t lose function in the rain. All those things are covered with the Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp. The Cosmo features 160 lumens of power that works well for after-dark dinners on the tailgate, darn patrols, late hikes, camping any time, or merely a great light source to have on hand that doesn’t take up much room. The range for the Cosmo is 25 meters at single power, and 60 meters...

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Toad & Co. Jetlite Pant

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 happens to meet this requirement. Made from a stretchy, lightweight weave of 95 percent polyester and 5 percent spandex, these pants are incredibly comfortable for travel, as well as everyday life. The cut is sleek and contemporary, allowing them to work well for city...

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Pacsafe SlingSafe LX250 Anti-Theft Tote

I’m constantly on the lookout for the ideal tote for travel. For me, that means it’s roomy, looks good (so I can use it for nearly anything), fits my laptop and iPad, fits my huge camera, plus leaves room for a few other things (like wallet, phone, notebook, pens), and isn’t easy for thieves to snag. Am I asking a lot? I don’t think so. The Pacsafe SlingSafe LX250 Anti-Theft Tote comes close to doing it all for me. My recent go-to favorite has been the Citysafe LS400 Anti-Theft Travel Tote, which does a great job, however I’m constantly...

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Filson 48-Hour Duffle

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 package. Which is why you might take a look at the Filson 48-Hour Duffle. Understand, rain-repellent does not mean waterproof, but Filson’s Tin Cloth fabric is the most durable, abrasion-and wind-resistant material that Filson makes. Heavy and rugged, the fabric protects against rain, wind,...

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Granite Gear 36-inch Packable Duffel

We often consider duffels as simple methods of getting our gear from one place to another. But not all duffels are created equal. Some are far too bulky and awkward to be effective in using as a good traveling bag. Want one that’s the opposite? Check out the Granite Gear 36-inch Packable Duffel. One of the things I’ve liked about this duffel is that it comes in a compact carrying case. After the duffel is removed, the case can be used as a small separate case—one that can carry your toiletries, charging cables, or even technical gear for an...

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BioLite PowerLight Mini Review

BioLite PowerLight Lantern 200 Lm lantern, 250 Lm torch and USB powerbank.Battery can fill 3.5 GoPros, 3 phones, or run the light for up to 72 hours.Dimmable lighting modes with emergency strobe setting.USB rechargeable Ð charge from an outlet or BioLite stoves.Light range: 10 m (33 ft) – lantern; 100 m (328 ft) – torch. Buy on Amazon Last Updated - 2016-08-26 Why drain your phone battery by using it as a flashlight when you can bring along a small-but-powerful flashlight on your travels? So tiny it fits in your palm (15 mm wide by 18 mm tall), the...

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Dakine Recon Wet/Dry Duffle 80L Bag

Dakine Recon Wet/Dry Duffle 80L Bag Made in USA or Imported.Zipper closure.5″ high. 18″ wide.Dakine Recon W/D Duffle 80L. Men’s duffle bag and wet/dry bag.Waterproof zip close bottom container stores wet gear. Buy on Amazon Last Updated - 2016-08-26 Duffles are versatile travel pals. Cram a little or a lot of gear in there, and everything is safely packed for you to get from Point A to Point B, with as many stops along the way as you like. The best duffles, though, allow you to separate some items from the others, all while keeping them in the same...

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CamelBak Palos 4 LR Pack

CamelBak Skyline 10 L Hydration Pack A full-featured MTB pack with a lumbar design.Gives you maximum stability during aggressive downhill rides.Antidote Lumbar Reservoir features Quick Link System.Designed to carry helmet, armor, multi-tool, CO2 pump and cartridges.Bike tool organizer roll, magnetic tube trail, helmet hook, stretch overflow storage. Sale Buy on Amazon Last Updated - 2016-08-26 When you’re headed for blissful singletrack and mountain trails on your bike, do you resent having to carry a backpack? Sure, there are great MTB packs for those who need more than a water bottle when they hit the trails, but sometimes cyclists just...

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