Carto – Arcade Performance Stretch Belt – New Buckle Same Amazing Belt

By Chris Guill | March 28, 2023

As a writer for Practical Travel Gear, I have had the opportunity to test out a variety of travel gear, from backpacks to hiking boots to travel pillows. But one item that has truly stood out to me during my recent trip to Wyoming for a hiking adventure is the Arcade Carto Stretch Belt. One…

Bogs Casual Lace Boots

Keep Your Feet Dry with Bogs Casual Lace Boots

By Jill | March 24, 2023

Even if you don’t live in a place that’s having an epic winter/spring deluge, you can appreciate the simple luxury of keeping your feet dry when you’re out in the elements. And when you’re traveling somewhere rainy, it’s helpful to have casual rain boots that perform well and are also comfortable enough to wear them…

Jack Wolfskin Men's Tapeless Jacket

Stay Dry in All Weather with Jack Wolfskin Men’s Tapeless Jacket

By Jill | February 24, 2023

Weatherproof jackets often use seam tape to seal seams and keep them from leaking. But that practice can use as much as 65 feet of tape per jacket, causing a lot of waste. Jackets using seam-sealing tape also can have double layers, which isn’t optimal for breathability.   The Jack Wolfskin Men’s Tapeless Jacket eliminates…

Patagonia Capilene Cool Daily Graphic Hoody

Avoid Overheating in Patagonia Women’s Capilene Cool Daily Graphic Hoody

By Jill | February 3, 2023

In warm climates, it’s tempting to wear tanks or shirts with short sleeves when you’re out on the water or on the trail. Even if you’re wearing sunscreen, later in the day, you may realize that you got just a little too much sun. But long-sleeved shirts aren’t always cooling.   That’s why I bring…

Loose Leopard Sabah

Dress Up Your Travel Wardrobe with Sabah Shoes

By Jill | January 27, 2023

Way back when I was a very young traveler in high school, I went on a trip with five pairs of shoes. It was a city trip—there were no adventures beyond the paved sidewalks, yet I felt like I needed all those shoes at the time. Flash forward to today, when I try to pack…


Highlights of Snow Show 2023

By Leah Guill | January 13, 2023

We are wrapping up Outdoor Retailer’s Snow Show for 2023 and have some favorite brands to bring to your attention. Over the next few days, I will be posting on these companies with links to grab up your own gear. PAKA Apparel Founded in Peru by owner, Chris, PAKA apparel is a sustainable fabric company…

Hoka Speedgoat 5

Hoka Speedgoat 5 Shoes Handle Technical Trails

By Jill | December 30, 2022

A longtime trail runner, I always prefer dirt trails to pavement when it comes to going for a run. And while in my earlier years I may have prioritized lightweight shoes while training for trail races like the Dipsea, I’ve long since made the switch to stable runners because those priorities changed.   From the…


Deckers X Lab Unisex KO-Z EZ SCUFF

By Leah Guill | December 6, 2022

Jack Frost has arrived and Winter activities are in full swing here in Idaho. However, as we all know, with cold weather comes colder toes and recovery days. The Deckers X Lab Unisex KO-Z EZ SCUFF will be your best friend this season. Constructed with the Deckers X Lab Meta-Rocker your feet will thank you…

Patagonia Women's Organic Cotton Roaming Joggers

Casual Comfort: Patagonia Women’s Organic Cotton Roaming Joggers

By Jill | November 25, 2022

We all want to be comfortable when traveling, whether it’s a road trip in our own vehicle or a long flight crammed into increasingly shrinking airplane seats. It’s a bonus when we can wear clothing that isn’t restrictive and can be worn for other purposes on our travels.   I’m always in search of the…

Arc'teryx Women's Atom Hoody

Arc’teryx Women’s Atom Hoody Performs Well as Midlayer or Standalone Jacket

By Jill | November 18, 2022

It’s not quite the “one ring to rule them all” approach, but packing only one jacket is the smart traveler’s way to rule the carry-on vs. checked-bag conflict. In winter, that means excellent performance across a range of weather conditions and output levels—whether you’re out skiing the backcountry or exploring a new-to-you city.   The…