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Keen Voyageur Hikers | Practical Travel Gear

Keen Voyageur Hikers

By Pam | June 10, 2011

I’ve said it before, I really do test out all the gear I get for review. That’s why during the last window of sunshine, I was stomping around in a muddy creek not far from my house. That day I walked five miles in a pair of Keen Voyageur Hikers. My hope was that they’d…

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Thermo Soles for Warm Feet | Practical Travel Gear

Thermo Soles for Warm Feet

By Pam | March 11, 2011

I’d picked up a package of those stick on throw away air activated foot warmers for a recent trip to a Very Cold Place, but I’m not crazy about disposable goods for the outdoors — I like products that generate less trash rather than more. I do suffer from cold feet, even in fairly mild…

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ExOfficio Women's Vent'r Pants | Practical Travel Gear

ExOfficio Women’s Vent’r Pants

By Kara | September 14, 2010

I wore the ExOfficio Women’s Vent’r Pants during my shore excursions on an Alaska cruise last month, and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the performance. Granted, I had a pair of leggings on under the pants in both instances — ziplining through the Alaska rainforest and trekking on a glacier — so I…

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Don't Call Them Flip-Flops: Spenco Total Support Sandals | Practical Travel Gear 1

Don’t Call Them Flip-Flops: Spenco Total Support Sandals

By Tim Leffel | June 9, 2010

What would a company known for orthotic insoles do with a pair of flip-flops? Spenco took a shot at it and completely redesigned the experience. You won’t confuse these with beach flip-flops from Wal-mart, so Spenco won’t even use that term. These are “Polysorb Total Support Sandals.” It’s not just semantics though. Your feet will…

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Travel Underwear by Tilley | Practical Travel Gear 1

Travel Underwear by Tilley

By Kara | January 21, 2010

The challenge: Pack only two pairs of Tilley “fast drying, sweat defying” underwear on my week-long road trip from Colorado to California. The reasoning: The undies are made with 100% polyester CoolMax Extreme Mesh fabric, so I could wash them by hand in hotel sinks (or my mom’s bathroom), and they’d dry by morning. My…

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8 Wonderful Things You Should Know About Gore-Tex

By Tim Leffel | November 5, 2009

I spent a couple days at the GORE-TEX headquarters last week for a blogger’s summit with people who cover gear for traveling, snowboarding, rock climbing, camping, mountain biking, hiking, and more. It was the company’s plan to teach us how their stuff works, tell us about a new Experience More social network they’re launching, and…

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5 Things I Always Pack - JohnnyJet | Practical Travel Gear 1

5 Things I Always Pack – JohnnyJet

By Tim Leffel | October 8, 2009

This month’s guest post of “5 things I always pack” is from John E. DiScala, otherwise known as Johnny Jet. His site has been one of my go-to travel resource sites for close to a decade now. Johnny travels around 150,000 miles and visits over 20 countries each year. He and his website JohnnyJet.com have…

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Kuru Footwear Kruzr Shoes for Women | Practical Travel Gear 1

Kuru Footwear Kruzr Shoes for Women

By Kara | October 1, 2009

I really wanted to love these shoes. After all, Kuru Footwear has garnered loads of rave reviews from bloggers galore. This company is not shy about giving away pairs of its hiking and walking shoes to everyone from Workout Mommy to MomTrend to The Pensive Blog (a dude, not a mom). Loads of online testimonials¬†…

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Lucy Activewear: Comfortable, Stylish Travel Clothes for Women

By Kara | May 29, 2009

Are you a PracticalTravelGear.com reader who Tweets? That is, you’re active on the social-networking site Twitter? I sure am (follow me at @karasw), and earlier this month, one of the travel folks I follow on Twitter wrote: “If you love comfortable, flattering active/travel clothes… I love Lucy. Check em’ out at @lucyactivewear.” Of course, I’m…

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