New Reviews

Olita Sunscreen: Making a Big Splash

By Leah Guill | August 31, 2021

Sunscreen has always been a hard one for me to well, apply. I don’t like the feeling and the smell of the “tropics” or “coconut” has always been an absolute assault on my olfactory nerve. Needless to say, I was very hesitant when we were invite to meet with the founder of Olita and see…

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LifeHandle is the Extra Hand You Need in Life

By Leah Guill | August 30, 2021

Have you also felt the surge of outdoor explorers in the these past 18 months? We have seen a noticeable increase in families, pets, gear and activities in our home of Boise, Idaho. We are also part of the problem and have been using the time we’ve been given to explore more and trying to…

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Title Nine is Making Traveling Easier and More Fashionable

By Leah Guill | August 25, 2021

“I’m in love! I’m in love and I don’t care who knows it!” -Buddy the Elf Title Nine is a woman run business that has been around since 1989. Title Nine’s belief is that the outdoors and a good workout can cure the soul and I have to agree. Having shopped Title Nine for many…

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A Quick Review: UltraLite Tube from Phunkshun

By Leah Guill | August 20, 2021

Raise your hand high if you also hate sunscreen and the sticky, icky feeling against your skin. I am always on the lookout for gear that allows me to wear less of the stuff and protects my skin all the same. Phunkshun has introduced their newest piece of gear, UltraLite Tube. This versatile tube can…

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WynoBago for Year Round Refreshments

By Leah Guill | August 2, 2021

With summer plans in full swing and get togethers a plenty we are on the hunt for gear that can go where we go and bring a little party with! The WynoBago is just the thing to bring along on hikes, picnics, boating and to your favorite outdoor festival. Lighter and far more practical than…

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Gregory Arrio 22 Unisex Bag for Day Hiking

By Leah Guill | July 28, 2021

Summer is coming to an end with school starting in a couple of weeks and cooler weather on the forecast. It’s been a summer full of adventure,  travel and making memories. Looking back at our photos from the last couple of months, one piece of gear has been in all of them! It is the…

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64oz Growler from Miir

By Leah Guill | June 14, 2021

Helllooooo from my backyard, cold drink in hand and my Miir Growler ready for the afternoon of relaxation and great conversation. Miir was one of the first lines we were introduced to at the Outdoor Retailer when my family purchased the PTG site and I still use my blue camp cup to this day! With…

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My Favorite Hiking Items that go from Spring to Fall

By Leah Guill | June 7, 2021

So, I did a thing… I signed our family up for the #52hikechallenge for 2021. 52 hikes in 52 weeks! With all the planning and actual hiking, I wanted to share with you some clutch finds that have made our hikes more enjoyable! Minus 33 Mini Crew Socks Starting at the most important place, the…

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Maya Frames from Costa Sunglasses

By Leah Guill | May 13, 2021

The Maya frames are the newest offering from Costa and hands down, they are my favorite frames I have ever reviewed from Costa! The Maya frames is sassy with a hint of the iconic 1950’s cat-eye that is best for a smaller face. I opted for the Shiny Coral Tortoise frame with the gray polycarbonate…

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Kurgo’s Stash and Dash Harness for Your Best Friend

By Leah Guill | May 10, 2021

We love dogs and our dogs at Practical Travel Gear love Kurgo. Kurgo’s newest harness has been a blast to test out with our crazy black lab, Odie. Ideal for day hiking and running, the easy to fit Stash and Dash Harness goes on in two snaps! When not in use, the Stash and Dash…

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