Camping Gear

Lifestraw Universal to the rescue

By Amy | September 18, 2018

Lifestraw’s mission is simple: they make contaminated water safe to drink. I’m sure you’ve heard of them, and if you travel frequently to countries without potable water readily available or spend ample time in the backcountry, you have probably used their products. We’ve been using Lifestraws for several years, but never had we needed one…


The Unisexy Sanuk Chiba Quest

By Leah Guill | September 16, 2018

The Sanuk Chiba Quest is an all-around shoe for your next adventure. A casual and comfortable shoe, the Sanuk Chiba Quest is perfect for the men and women in your life. I like to think of it as “Unisexy”. I’ve spoken a lot about my son lately, mostly because he and I are now the…


Thermacell Radius: Travel Friendly Repellant

By Leah Guill | September 15, 2018

What do we want? No Misquitos! How are we going to get it? Thermacell Radius! Travelers unite! Thermacell has developed a lithium ion battery powered mosquito repellant that is air travel friendly. Voted Best Camping Gear by our friends at Outside Magazine, we quickly agreed. Having Type 0 blood leaves me far more susceptible to…


GSI Outdoors: Travel Ready Favorites

By Leah Guill | September 14, 2018

GSI Outdoors’ booth is always a favorite place to look through and hear about the new products at the Outdoor Retailer Show. This year was no exception. We’ve picked out 2 new favorites and will update you the on the Bugaboo Cups in this review. Glacier Stainless Double Wall Wine Glass Much like your favorite…


Klean Kanteen: A Company’s goal of Plastic Free Hydration

By Leah Guill | September 12, 2018

TKPro Klean Kanteen has always produce sustainable products for your hot and cold beverages, food and hydration needs. After years of research, the Klean Kanteen team has developed the next generation of lifetime use bottles, the TKPro. What makes TKPro innovative? The plastic-free and thermal bottle is sleek with a 360 degree pour through system.…


Therm-a-Rest: Honcho Poncho and Women’s Prolite Mattress

By Leah Guill | September 6, 2018

In 1971, Jim Lea, Neil Anderson and John Burroughs came together to design a better mattress with comfort in mind and thus, Therm-a-Rest was born. Since its inception 40+ years ago, the focus has never strayed from comfort because the “better you rest, the better you play”. Practical Travel Gear met up with Therm-a-Rest in…


myCharge: Home & Go and myFlipShade Phone Accessories for Everyday Use

By Leah Guill | September 5, 2018

myCharge has been a favored battery pack for Practical Travel Gear’s writers for many years now. We have covered portable chargers, ear bud cases with an integrated charge system and the Adventure Jump Start for cars. Home & Go myCharge Home & Go is a slim, powerful charger with two USB ports and a fold-out…


MSR DynaLock Explore trekking poles

By Amy | September 4, 2018

MSR’s newest line of trekking poles, DynaLock, have something for every outdoor enthusiast. The Ascent, the lightest and most technical in the line, is ideal for hardcore explorers and mountaineers, and the Trail is the bare bones model (though that said, it still has everything your everyday hiker or snowshoer might need). Right in the…


Lowa Locarno GTX® – A Lightweight Boot for Hiking

By Leah Guill | August 27, 2018

LOWA has heard your cries and we present to you the lighter, but still sturdy and responsive, Locarno GTX® Qc midrise. The Locarno GTX® now boasts a new inverted MONOWRAP frame with a midsole constructed of both DuraPU and DynaPU.  This new hybrid allows a spring into your step as the support returns to its…


Carve Designs: Apparel Favorites for Warmer Weather

By Leah Guill | August 26, 2018

Carve Designs is what Practical Travel Gear is all about. Clean lines, sustainability, clothing that looks great, can perform multiple tasks and is affordable. One of the best piece of advice I got when I bought my first house was to fill it with items I LOVED instead of what was immediately available. This philosophy…