Camping Gear

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…


Diamond Gear: Retro Throwback with the New Belay Bag

By Leah Guill | August 24, 2018

The 1980s are calling and they want you to have your Belay Bag back! Except, it has been updated and ready for the new generation of adventurers! The Diamond Brand Gear Company has been making camping gear and tents here in the USA since 1881. The Belay Bag was originally designed in the 1980’s. The…


Adidas: 3 Apparel Items for the Adventurer

By Leah Guill | August 23, 2018

Adidas has been a favorite and a staple in my closet since middle school track. Whether it was spikes, warm-up suits or runners, I have always had a special place in my heart for Adidas. Recently, we took the Terrex Agravic BOA, Terrex Agravic Speed Plus and Light Insulated Jacket out for a field test.…


Tinkle Belle: Move over Peter, There’s a New Belle in Town

By Leah Guill | August 22, 2018

The Tinkle Belle is the cheeky answer to your outdoor voiding issues. Tinkle Belle was created by a urology nurse and a group of adventure loving women for car travel, backpacking, camping or even potty-training! With a great sense of humor to address the stand-up peeing phenomenon Tinkle Belle will be sure to cause, you…


ECO Adventure Kit: A Plastic Free Option

By Leah Guill | August 18, 2018

As a traveler, we should all be conscience of our carbon footprint on this beautiful planet we call home. It takes a lot of transportation to get to some of the most beautiful places in the world so the little things we can do at home and on the road, will ensure future generations can…


ROXs 2s Provides Entertainment for Kids and Parents Alike

By Leah Guill | August 16, 2018

ROXs 2s Provides Entertainment for Kids and Parents Alike Like any parent, we are trying to limit the amount of screen time our kids have. Let’s be honest with ourselves, it’s tough.  However, A-Champs has created the ROXs 2s system to cure not only summer boredom but the winter blues as well. The ROXs 2s…