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Ombraz Armless Sunglasses for all Your Travel Needs

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20 Picks by Practical Travel Gear for the 2020 Holidays

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Zenbivy Dry Sack and Compression Cap

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Sierra Design Adventure Out Double Hammock

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Decathalon Freeride 3-in-1 Ski Pants

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Craving a Maven from Gregory Backpacks

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All Hazards Prime 29L Backpack from 5.11 Tactical

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Time to Upgrade- A Father and Daughter Backpacking Trip Gear Review

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Chirp Loud with Birdie Personal Alarm

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Royal Robbins Wows with Hempline

Ombraz Armless Sunglasses for all Your Travel Needs

By Chris Guill / November 30, 2020 /

SNAP!  That was the sound of the sidearms of Ombraz CoFounder Jensen’s sunglasses breaking off in the middle of a camel safari.  With long desert days ahead Jensen channeled his inner Macgymver and used some twine around the back of his head to fix his sunglasses.   Not only did the creative fix work, but they…

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20 Picks by Practical Travel Gear for the 2020 Holidays

By Leah Guill / November 27, 2020 /

2020 is coming close to a close and we are ready for some skiing, fireworks and kissing this year goodbye at the strike of midnight. But first, we need to rock this holiday season. For the Secret Santa, Family, Boss and house warming gifts, we have 20 options to make gift giving easier. For Under…

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Zenbivy Dry Sack and Compression Cap

By Leah Guill / November 23, 2020 /

Zenbivy has added to its arsenal of great products with the Zenbivy Dry Sack and Compression Caps. Both made from the same quality materials and construction we have come to expect from Zenbivy, we are excited to push them to their limits for this review. Dry Sack Zenbivy Dry Sacks come in three sizes and…

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Sierra Design Adventure Out Double Hammock

By Leah Guill / November 2, 2020 /

Sierra Designs is Practical Travel Gear’s go-to for quality products at a family friendly price. The new Adventure Out Double Hammock is the perfect addition to any COVID sanctuary or to throw in your car or backpack for day adventures. We took ours on a trip to Sayulita, Mexico. The Sierra Designs Adventure Out Double…

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Decathalon Freeride 3-in-1 Ski Pants

By Chris Guill / October 20, 2020 /

While this year has been a bit of a disappointment with the ski resorts shutting down early due to the Corona Virus I was able to get a day in with the new Decathalon Freeride 3-in-1 Ski Pants.  I picked these out to test as I have struggled for years finding a pair of Ski…

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Craving a Maven from Gregory Backpacks

By Leah Guill / October 12, 2020 /

Dearest Quarantine, we are over you and ready to responsibly take our children to a land where nature is our screen. Zion has been on our bucket list for a while and now it’s time to see it. For this backpacking trip, the Maven from Gregory Backpacks will be my go-to pack. This will be…

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All Hazards Prime 29L Backpack from 5.11 Tactical

By Leah Guill / October 7, 2020 /

I have used the 5.11 All Hazards Prime 29L Backpack on a daily basis, for about 3 months. The short of it is, this pack is bullet proof! I use this pack for everything. I use it as my daily go bag for work, over night trips, tactical training, hikes and general rucking. As an…

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Time to Upgrade- A Father and Daughter Backpacking Trip Gear Review

By Leah Guill / September 17, 2020 /

Carey’s Summer Backpacking 2020 How does today’s quality backpacking gear compare to what was available just a decade ago? Having taken a bit of a hiatus from the outdoors, I have a garage full of what should be solid equipment to put to the test against all the goodies you can buy today. We spent…

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Chirp Loud with Birdie Personal Alarm

By Leah Guill / September 2, 2020 /

Here at Practical Travel Gear we support healthy, fun and most importantly safe travels. With all the planning for food, accommodations, activities and transportation, personal safety shouldn’t be something you have to plan ahead for. Birdie is a small, slim designed personal safety alarm that can attach to any bag, belt loop, key chain, dog…

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Royal Robbins Wows with Hempline

By Leah Guill / August 5, 2020 /

Royal Robbins continues to be a favorite clothing line not only in our own home but for our readers. New to our closest and hopefully on your “to buy” list, is the Women’s Hempline Pant and the Men’s Hempline Short Sleeve. These are 2 of 4 of the Hempline for Royal Robbins and we hope…

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