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Maya Frames from Costa Sunglasses

Balega Hidden Dry Socks

Pack a Pair of Lightweight Balega Hidden Dry Running Socks

Hoka Wind Pant

Bring the Hoka Wind Pant Along on Your Adventures

OluKai Ki'ihele Sneakers

Slip-on Comfort with OluKai Kiʻihele Sneakers

Fjallraven High Coast Relaxed Shorts

Gear Up for Summer Adventures with Fjallraven High Coast Relaxed Shorts

Title Nine Deep Pockets Dress

Travel in Comfort with Title Nine Deep Pockets Dress

Royal Robbins Venture Crew Sock

Royal Robbins Venture Crew Socks are in Step with Your Adventure

Cotopaxi Liso Baselayers

Spring Forward into Cotopaxi Liso Base Layers

Mustang Survival Callan Waterproof Jacket

Stay Dry with Mustang Survival Callan Waterproof Jacket

Merrell x Unlikely Hikers

Embrace Your Outdoor Life with Merrell X Unlikely Hikers Boots

Athleta Whatever Skort | Practical Travel Gear

Athleta Whatever Skort

By Jill / December 30, 2011 /

I ducked into an Athleta store this summer with a girlfriend who, like me, travels a lot and likes to have versatile clothing for outdoor adventures at home and abroad. She walked straight to a rack against the wall, pulled out a skirt, and proclaimed: “I love this! I even got one for my sister.”…

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Thwart Pickpockets with P-Cubed Pants | Practical Travel Gear 1

Thwart Pickpockets with P-Cubed Pants

By Tim Leffel / November 10, 2011 /

Valid or not, many travelers worry far more about their valuables when they travel than they do in their home town, packing all sorts of special gadgets and bags designed to keep thieves away from their belongings. Some places are really safer than home in this respect, while others (hello Rome!) are known for separating…

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Mountain Khakis Travel Belt - and Beer Bottle Opener! | Practical Travel Gear 1

Mountain Khakis Travel Belt – and Beer Bottle Opener!

By Tim Leffel / September 29, 2011 /

We’re on a double-duty travel gear roll this week and we’ve got another item that earns its keep in your suitcase or backpack. It’s a rugged belt from Mountain Khakis that also will pop open a bottle of beer. This is a nylon webbing belt, which has long been a kind of belt popular with…

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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 / Comments Off on Thermo Soles for Warm Feet

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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