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Rocky Mountain Underground BRFCS35.50 Canvas Ski Bag

By Chris Guill | February 2, 2020

Over the last few years, I have become obsessed with having just the right bag for each of my activities. I have been using an ancient Solomon ski bag since the early 2000’s that is finally getting close to the end of its life. When RMU Outdoors reached out to us to try out their…

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Lowa Wendelstein Warm GTX Review

By Chris Guill | December 2, 2019

Based on LOWA’s classic mountain trecking book the Lowa Wendelstein Warm GTX is updated for everyday use.  They have the fantastic VIBRAM outsole and GORE-TEX panda lining for warmth.   The upper is made from leather for toughness and flexibility.  The soles have an aggressive 4mm lug that gives it decent hiking performance and the VIBRAM…

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ROC Waterproof 10,000mAh Charger: Ready for Adventure

By Leah Guill | November 29, 2019

Annnnd in this corner of the World, weighing in at just under a pound, is the ROC Waterproof 10,000mAh Charger! Not only is this charger waterproof, it is also solar and wireless. It is the size of a smartphone in a rugged case. Let’s get into the details about the ROC Waterproof 10,000mAh Charger. As…

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Costa and Julbo sunglasses for active travel

By Amy | November 26, 2019

Are you headed somewhere sunny for the winter holidays? Or maybe you’re skiing and snowshoeing, and need eye protection that can move with you. Either way, I’ve recently tested three sunglass options for the active, outdoorsy traveler. Costa Vela: With 100% UV protection polarized lenses, Hydrolite® nose pads and adjustable temple tips, the Vela is…

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Designed for Good: The Toad&Co Flextime Moto Crop and Windmere ll Dress

By Leah Guill | November 13, 2019

Practical Travel Gear has been field testing Toad&Co clothing for years now. Toad&Co has proven itself not only as a quality clothing company but as a friend to our Mother Earth. The Flextime Moto Crops and Windmere II dress are the perfect earth friendly additions to your closet this year. Flextime Moto Crops If you…

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Relax with Winged- CBD Formulated for Women

By Leah Guill | October 25, 2019

Winged- CBD Formulated for Women Founded in 2017 by Jessica Mulligan, Winged CBD was developed and formulated to help other women find their inner peace and and enjoy the day again. With all that life throws at us, it is no wonder why anxiety and depression diagnoses are on the rise. Barnes and Noble, the…

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Make Mother Earth Proud with the Patagonia Black Hole Wheeled Duffle 70L

By Leah Guill | September 30, 2019

Weighing in at just under 8 pounds, the Black Hole Wheeled Duffle from Patagonia is an impressive bag. We loaded a long weekend of clothes for a family of four into the Black Hole Duffle and headed to warmer weather. The internal body is simply designed with two compression tie downs and two zippered mesh…

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Gregory Quadro Pro Hardcase 22”

By Leah Guill | September 22, 2019

New to the Gregory line is the Quadro Pro Hardcase with four, count them F-O-U-R wheels for a smooth ride. I am testing out the 22” Hardcase carry on for this review. The Quadro Pro Hardcase also comes in a 30” version for additional storage. The Outside Available in an anthracite black or steel grey,…

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2019 Golite for Women: Relite Jogger and ReActive Bikini

By Leah Guill | August 8, 2019

Golite is back and better than ever with their travel and active friendly line. Golite was gracious enough to send along a sample of their Relite Joggers and ReActive Bikini underwear for women. I have a bonus section covering their ReGreen Windshell you should stick around for too. Golite Reactive Bikini Let us begin with…

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2019 GoLite Mens ReBound Jogger and ReActive Boxer Briefs

By Chris Guill | August 7, 2019

GoLite is one of my favorite men’s activewear brands and I love when they send me their latest products to test.  This year they were kind enough to send me the ReBound Jogger and ReActive Boxers.  I love how GoLite products look and fit but it’s their amazing commitment to environmentally friendly low energy production…

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