Clothing

Black Diamond Session Approach Shoes

Stay Grounded (in a Good Way) with Black Diamond Session Approach Shoes

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Mountain Hardwear’s Women’s Exposure/2™ Gore-Tex Paclite® Plus Jacket

Darn Tough ATC Micro Crew Cushion Socks

Hit the Trail with Darn Tough ATC Micro Crew Cushion Socks

Kari Traa Smale Longsleeve

Layer Up in Comfort with Kari Traa Smale Longsleeve and Pant

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Thousand Bike Helmets are Here for you and Mother Earth

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Cotopaxi Gives Us all the Feels in the Retro Bandera Crew

Mountain Khaki Adventurist

Mountain Khakis men’s wear for spring

Carve Fletcher Shirt

Activity Friendly Button-Down Style with Carve Designs Fletcher Shirt

Danner Rivercomber

Danner Rivercomber shoe for summer adventure

Title Nine Sayonara Cafe Sleeve Dress

Go Farther with Title Nine Sayonara Café Sleeve Dress

Xero Alpine

Xero Alpine boot for winter minimalism

By Amy / September 29, 2020 /

We’ve reviewed a number of Xero shoes here on Practical Travel Gear: for those who love a ‘barefoot’ feel, Xero shows are no-fuss, low-weight, and easy to pack for outdoor adventure and city travel alike. Today, I’m back with the new Alpine (I reviewed the men’s version with my teenage son). For those of you…

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Danner Mountain 600 Hiking Boots

Warmth and Stability on the Trail with Danner Mountain 600 Insulated Boots

By Jill / September 25, 2020 /

I’ve loved many of my hiking boots over the years for their looks, performance, and versatility. But my Danner Mountain 600 boots are hands-down my favorite. They’ve taken me through different terrain, weather conditions, and countries around the world, and I’ll wear them until they die. The addition of Danner Mountain 600 Insulated Boots means…

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Smartwool 250 Base Layer Pattern Crew Iguchi

Stay Warm and Stylish with Smartwool Merino 250 Base Layer Pattern Crew

By Jill / September 18, 2020 /

Now that autumn temperatures are here, I’m craving cozy clothing items to wear both at home and one the road. One of the challenges of this pandemic year is living so much in super-casual home life that it’s often difficult to care about being somewhat “presentable” when I do venture out in the world. But…

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Welcome Fall with the Sierra Designs Tuolumne Sweater

By Amy / September 8, 2020 /

My dad’s first backpacking gear came from Sierra Designs, and he passed down this loyalty to me, along with a lifelong love of the outdoors. I’m pleased to be trying out Sierra Designs’ women’s Tuolumne sweater this fall, perfect for end-of-the-season camping and backpacking trips before it transitions into my ski mid-layer. The Tuolumne sweater…

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Xero Melbourne for home or travel

By Amy / September 1, 2020 /

As we turn toward autumn, it’s time for me to spotlight a shoe that will transition with you beautifully from outdoor adventure to urban lifestyle and, in my son’s case, college campus. A long-time fan of Xero hiking shoes, he has been happily testing the new Xero Melbourne, which features the same minimalist features he…

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Helly Hansen Odin 3D Air Shell Jacket

Step into Fall with the Helly Hansen Odin 3D Air Shell Jacket

By Jill / August 28, 2020 /

As we approach fall, I’m cleaning out my gear shed. It’s tempting to hang onto things that perform well, but my focus going forward are items that are excellent in a variety of situations so I’m not hauling around a number of things that I don’t really need. One of the items that’s staying is…

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Black Diamond Solution 150 Merino Base Crew

Stay Warm with Black Diamond Solution 150 Merino Base Crew and Bottom for Women

By Jill / August 21, 2020 /

Summer’s nearly over, and its peak, back in June, is long past. As daylight time shortens and the weather begins to change, it’s time to start thinking about baselayers. Take a look through your tried-and-true baselayers from the past few winters. Do they still fit? Do they have holes? Can they carry you through another…

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Royal Robbins Hemp line for comfort and style

By Amy / August 11, 2020 /

I’ve been traveling in Royal Robbins for years, and I’m so glad they’ve jumped onboard the hemp clothing trend. Sustainable and comfortable, hemp material doesn’t wrinkle, feels so soft to the touch, and can take a beating. Right now, we’re only road tripping and camping, and Royal Robbins has been along for the ride. I’ve…

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Rackle Shoes Introduces the 6 ounce Alex

By Leah Guill / August 1, 2020 /

During this time of lockdown and staged openings of our states, many of us are turning to the outdoors more than ever for a much needed break. Rackle Shoes has designed a natural, hemp upper shoe for your everyday adventures. Named the Alex, the Rackle shoe comes in three beautiful colors, Blue Nights, Redwood, and…

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Oboz Men’s Sawtooth II Boots

By Leah Guill / July 27, 2020 /

My new Oboz Sawtooth II boots came in the mail the night before my first backpacking trip in four years. I sat there staring at the new lightweight wonder boots and my old school leather indestructibly and heavy clodhoppers. Well, this was the last time I was going to do much with my daughter before…

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