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Platypus Meta Bottle and Microfilter

Platypus Meta Bottle And Microfilter – A Quick Review

By Jill | September 2, 2016

You may be lucky enough to travel to places where there’s always a glass of filtered water on the table. But if you go beyond those spots, or are often out in the wilderness away from restaurant water sources (and closer to traditional water sources), you might consider bringing a refillable bottle along with you.…

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OluKai ‘Upena Women’s Sandals

OluKai ‘Upena Women’s Sandals – A Quick Review

By Jill | August 26, 2016

In the seemingly endless struggle with keeping footwear needs to a minimum while traveling, one remaining challenge is finding a women’s sandal that looks good for a somewhat dressy evening but is also comfortable to wear while walking around all day. Who knows, maybe you can even wear them on the plane, as well. My…

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Goal Zero Lighthouse Mini Lantern

Goal Zero Lighthouse Mini Lantern – A Quick Review

By Jill | August 19, 2016

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…

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Stanley Mountain Vacuum Insulated Switchback Mug

Stanley Mountain Vacuum Insulated Switchback Mug – A Quick Review

By Jill | August 12, 2016

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.…

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Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp

Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp – A Quick Review

By Jill | August 5, 2016

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…

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Toad & Co. Jetlite Pant

Toad & Co. Jetlite Pant – A Quick Review

By Jill | July 29, 2016

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…

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Pacsafe SlingSafe LX250 Anti-Theft Tote

Pacsafe SlingSafe LX250 Anti-Theft Tote – A Quick Review

By Jill | July 22, 2016

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…

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Filson 48-Hour Duffle.

Filson 48-Hour Duffle – A Quick Review

By Jill | July 15, 2016

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…

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Granite Gear 36-inch Packable Duffel

Granite Gear 36-inch Packable Duffel – A Quick Review

By Jill | July 8, 2016

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…

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BioLite PowerLight Mini

BioLite PowerLight Mini – A Quick Review

By Jill | July 1, 2016

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 BioLite PowerLight Mini is a trusty travel companion. The ultra-slim clippable lantern is a headlamp, lantern, and bike…

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