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64oz Growler from Miir

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My Favorite Hiking Items that go from Spring to Fall

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Maya Frames from Costa Sunglasses

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Kurgo’s Stash and Dash Harness for Your Best Friend

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Interview with Co-Founders of BANDITS Bandanas, Nicole and Conner Humphreys

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The Zeus from Uncharted Supply Co.

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Uncharted Supply Co First Aid and Triage Kit

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Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow | Practical Travel Gear

Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow

By Jill / April 18, 2014 / Comments Off on Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow

Plenty of elements of travel are uncomfortable, especially bus, train, airplane and airport seats. Considering the amount of time you send in each of them, perhaps a little more luxe treatment is in order, like the Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow. This inflatable pillow comes in two sizes: regular and large. The regular pillow…

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Pakems Packable Boots | Practical Travel Gear 2

Pakems Packable Boots

By Amy / March 4, 2014 / Comments Off on Pakems Packable Boots

In my quest for the perfect apres ski boot and all-round, packable outdoor travel shoe, I gave Pakems a trial run. This brand new product designed by a single mom is marketed as a lightweight, compressible shoe designed for use after a ski day. Pakems come in two styles (for both men and women): a high…

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Squishy Oofos Shoes for Recovery or Just Comfy Walking | Practical Travel Gear 1

Squishy Oofos Shoes for Recovery or Just Comfy Walking

By Tim Leffel / February 20, 2013 /

I may have found the most comfortable shoes ever. On top of that, they’re super-light and durable. As Jill and I walked around the floor of the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market last month, a trade show where 1 out of 10 exhibitors seems to be selling footwear, it was easy to get jaded and feel…

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Helium II Packable Jacket From Outdoor Research | Practical Travel Gear 1

Helium II Packable Jacket From Outdoor Research

By Tim Leffel / April 19, 2012 /

Taking the concept of a packable, water-resistant, breathable jacket one step further, this super-light Helium II one from Outdoor Research packs a punch in a pouch. Sure, when I’m out on the town in my home city or driving somewhere with loads of room in the car, I love to wear the best-looking jacket in…

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Icebreaker Challenge: Five Merino Wool Pieces for 10 Days | Practical Travel Gear 1

Icebreaker Challenge: Five Merino Wool Pieces for 10 Days

By Jill / March 16, 2012 /

One of the most important requirements for travel clothing is the ability to mix and match a limited wardrobe. But when you’re traveling for more than a few days, you have to start thinking about washing your clothes. Or not. Would you believe it’s possible to wear five pieces of clothing for 10 days without…

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Innergie PocketCell Travel Gadget Charger | Practical Travel Gear 1

Innergie PocketCell Travel Gadget Charger

By Tim Leffel / February 9, 2012 /

Need to recharge your gadgets on the go without carrying a lot of extra bulk? This Innergie Pocket Cell charger is a handy little device that’s not much bigger than a Bic lighter. Smart phones and gaming gadgets are great fun when you’re traveling except for one thing: lousy battery life. On an Android phone…

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TravelLite Seat Cushion by Lifeform  | Practical Travel Gear

TravelLite Seat Cushion by Lifeform

By Kara / September 6, 2011 /

When I drive long distances in one stint – say the 3.5 hours from my mountain house to the “big city” of Denver – my right foot gets fatigued and I feel dull pain radiating up my leg to my tush. Sometimes my lower back gets a bit sore, too. I stretch and flex while…

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Mini GO Styling Iron from FHI Heat | Practical Travel Gear

Mini GO Styling Iron from FHI Heat

By Kara / May 31, 2011 /

At the 2011 Aspen Fashion Week festivities last March, I picked up a Mini GO Styling Iron from FHI Heat, a hairstyling-tool company that was one of the event’s sponsors. While I rarely straighten my hair with the full-size iron I already own (coincidentally also a freebie I received the 2010 Aspen Fashion Week swag…

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Serengeti Sunglasses with Polar PhD Lenses | Practical Travel Gear 1

Serengeti Sunglasses with Polar PhD Lenses

By Tim Leffel / February 4, 2010 /

When does one graduate from mall kiosk shades to performance sunglasses? If you’re there yet, check out this new line from Serengeti Eyewear. When you’re a purist backpacker traveling on a shoestring, scoffing at anything requiring a sizable layout of cash is a necessary survival instinct. You laugh at the rich package tourists who spend…

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