Arc’teryx Atom LT Hoody

Arc’teryx Women’s Atom LT Hoody

By Jill | January 8, 2016

Whether you’re looking for winter gear to wear at home, or traveling somewhere with colder conditions, it’s important to know what you’re looking for in a jacket. What works for resort skiing doesn’t always work for cross-country skiing, and sometimes, neither jacket would work for just general walking around in a snowstorm. The Arc’teryx Women’s…

5.11 Tactical Pants

5.11 Tactical Pants

By Tim Guill | January 6, 2016

These are the pants for the working man. Designed for those who have other things to think about, rather than if their pants are going to last, these 5.11 Tactical Pants are constructed to be tough and hold up under all types of environmental conditions. Created to meet the demands of many industrial situations, the…


LOWA Innox Evo GTX Lo Shoes

By Amy | January 5, 2016

Before any major trip, I fret quite a lot about my shoes. Anyone traveling carry-on only understands why: shoes and boots take up the most room in my bag, so each selection had better pull its weight! For my most recent winter trip to Europe, I packed one pair of low-cut boots for slush and…

Wigwam Snow Sirocco socks

Wigwam Socks for Winter Sports

By Jill | December 25, 2015

For snow sports, socks are often an afterthought—until you realize that you don’t have exactly what you need to keep your feet warm, dry and comfortable for your outdoor pursuit of choice. Whether skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, ice climbing, snowmobiling, or merely walking from one place to the other, the right socks can mean the difference…

Keep Hands Warm with Hestra Moon Mitts | Practical Travel Gear

Keep Hands Warm with Hestra Moon Mitts

By Jill | December 18, 2015

You don’t have to be a skier to want quality mittens for winter. Cold digits are one of the main reasons we quit doing things outdoors and head inside for a warm fire, cozy blanket and après-anything cocktails. But just imagine how much fun you’d have if your fingers stayed warm and dry. Hestra Moon…

Smith Vantage Women’s Ski Helmet | Practical Travel Gear

Smith Vantage Women’s Ski Helmet

By Jill | December 11, 2015

Sure, you can rent ski helmets at pretty much every ski resort, saving precious suitcase space for something else, but if you’re a regular skier, your own helmet makes much more sense. Two reasons: resort helmets rarely feature leading-edge technology and ew, sharing your helmet with hundreds/thousands of other people? The Smith Vantage Women’s Ski…

The Best SCOTTeVEST Travel Products | Practical Travel Gear 4

The Best SCOTTeVEST Travel Products

By Tim Guill | December 10, 2015

With the earlier review of the SCOTTeVEST – or to refer to them as they themselves do, SEV – Microfleece Hoodie out of the way, it seems only fitting that we should examine a few more of their products. They are, after all, great additions to any traveler’s wardrobe, and the company itself is one…

ExOfficio Wanderlux Crossfront shirt | Practical Travel Gear

ExOfficio Wanderlux Crossfront shirt

By Amy | December 8, 2015

Well, ExOfficio has done it again. Somehow, they keep making travel shirts I would happily sleep in, they’re so comfortable. Even more remarkable: they don’t look like something I’d sleep in. The ExOfficio Wanderlux Crossfront is the perfect example. Right out of the box or off the rack, it’s immediately obvious this shirt is one of…

Wolverine Henrik Oxford Dress Shoes | Practical Travel Gear

Wolverine Henrik Oxford Dress Shoes

By Ramsey | December 7, 2015

These handmade, Portuguese leather dress shoes are beautiful in a simple and clean sort of way. They show a conservative, yet elegant, style as a typical Oxford shoe; it is part of Wolverine’s 1883 Collection showcasing a classic and traditional design. The Wolverine Henrik Oxford dress shoes have exceptional quality.

Icebreaker Destiny Dress | Practical Travel Gear

Icebreaker Destiny Dress

By Jill | December 4, 2015

Packing the right wardrobe, especially if your itinerary includes casual and somewhat dressy activities, can be a challenge. Some travelers turn to monochrome clothing that can easily mix and match, others bring extra luggage. But when you pick the right pieces, those that can be worn for nearly any occasion (perhaps not rock climbing, though),…