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LEDLENSER MH6 HEADLAMP: A Three Day Biking Trip In Idaho

Last Updated on February 14, 2018 The German manufacturer, LEDLENSER, was founded by two brothers in their garage in 1994, one of those rags-to-riches stories that we all love.   Ledlenser is now a major manufacturer of portable lighting products and accessories. Their products include headlamps that are LED-based allowing for brightness and longevity with…

Ecco O2 Shoes With Gore-Tex Surround

Last Updated on January 10, 2019 One of the first entries using an innovative new technology, these Ecco O2 shoes let the heat out from all angles. There are all kinds of ways for your sweaty feet to breathe, from mesh to wide weaves to waterproof membranes that let heat out but keep rain at…

Coverage Created in Colorado: 5 Things You Need From Phunkshun Wear

Last Updated on November 17, 2017 If your winter weather was anything like the one we experience this season, I wish I would have had Phunkshun Wear in my bag. Created from those pesky water bottles you have rolling around on the floor of your car, these environmentally friendly neck tubes, infinity scarfs and headbands…

Lowa Locarno GTX® – A Lightweight Boot for Hiking

Last Updated on August 27, 2018 LOWA has heard your cries and we present to you the lighter, but still sturdy and responsive, Locarno GTX® Qc midrise. The Locarno GTX® now boasts a new inverted MONOWRAP frame with a midsole constructed of both DuraPU and DynaPU.  This new hybrid allows a spring into your step…

BottleKeeper: Warm Beer is No More!

The history of the BottleKeeper is based on a true story of two dudes sitting around complaining about their warm beers. The goal of keeping a beer cold and the bottle intact was the goal and the BottleKeeper was born. Myself? I love ice cold beer. In fact, I am notorious for dumping out the…

ROXs 2s Provides Entertainment for Kids and Parents Alike

ROXs 2s Provides Entertainment for Kids and Parents Alike Like any parent, we are trying to limit the amount of screen time our kids have. Let’s be honest with ourselves, it’s tough.  However, A-Champs has created the ROXs 2s system to cure not only summer boredom but the winter blues as well. The ROXs 2s…

Review for Ecco Yura

Last Updated on April 15, 2016 This classy sports shoe is wearable out in the woods or on the street. Unquestionably, it is perfect for any environment. Inside the ECCO Yura, your feet will constantly remain steady, comfy, and dry on a range of trails and terrain. The comfort is simply stupendous. A great attribute…

Icebreaker Challenge: Five Merino Wool Pieces for 10 Days

Last Updated on September 27, 2016 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…

Slicks Travel System Review: All Purpose Travel Backpack

Last Updated on January 10, 2019 The Slicks Travel System claims to be the one bag for all occasions.  We have been testing the Slicks for a few weeks in a wide variety of situations and it is proving to be one of the most versatile travel backpacks we have ever used. About the Slicks…

ExOfficio BugsAway Leilani Multi-Way Dress and Lumen Wrap

Last Updated on January 10, 2019 When you think of insect-repellant clothing, do you think of safari-looking pants, a long-sleeved button-down shirt, and hat with a back flap and perhaps netting? While that can be incredibly effective at keeping the biting bugs away, you don’t have to say sayonara to style when repelling irritating critters.…

2017 Best All Natural Mosquito Repellent- PARA’KITO – A Quick Review

Last Updated on November 20, 2017 2017 Best All Natural Mosquito Repellent- PARA’KITO If you spend a lot of time on the water or in the woods like we do, you know the struggle is real when it comes to mosquitoes and keeping them away. PARA’KITO is an all-natural mosquito repellent that utilizes essential oils.…

Picture Keeper Connect – A Quick Review

This clever Picture Keeper Connect device allows you to clear space from your smart phone or tablet and save photos on its secure drive. To begin, you have to download the free app to your device.

Aventure Gear

Lather Road Warrior Men’s Survivor Kit

The Lather Road Warrior Men’s Survivor Kit is packed with unique products designed for the high-flying man that subjects his skin to dry airplane air.

Stay cozy almost anywhere with the Klymit Versa Blanket

Last Updated on April 17, 2018 Camp blankets aren’t only for camping. Think of all the times you could stand to be cozy and warm: on the plane, at the beach, on a picnic… The options are nearly endless, so the next time you’re headed out and want a little cozy coverage, consider bringing along…

Ultimate Ears Megablast Speaker Brings Music to Your Ears

It’s always nice to have your tunes along when you travel. Whether you prefer sorting by genre or playlist, listen to entire albums in chronological order, or are lured to the storytelling of podcasts, our audio choices often enhance our journey. I’ve taken the Ultimate Ears Megablast speaker along on my recent road trips, and…

All-Day Warmth With Gordini DT Gauntlet Gloves – A Quick Review

Last Updated on November 28, 2017 It’s my opinion that a pair of quality ski gloves are an essential part of your ski ensemble. I have been known to bargain hunt for some aspects of my family’s ski gear, but not gloves, not ever. There’s just something about cold hands that can ruin a day…

Best Stylish Headphones, Wraps CORE Wristband – A Quick Review

Traditional in their function as headphones, Wraps has taken the added step of making them stylish enough to something that can be worn on your wrist. The Wraps CORE Wristband Headphones come in a variety of colors so that they fit into one’s personal preference and fashion style. But, don’t let it be confused that this is just an aesthetic piece.

DryCASE Smartphone Case

This DryCASE smartphone case is actually a sealed pouch that keeps your device completely free from the elements.

Keep Meals Fresh with Yeti Daytrip Lunch Bag

You don’t have to be an office-goer to care about packing a lunch. Whether you’re hitting the trail or the airport, there are plenty of reasons to pack your own meal, and nobody needs soggy sandwiches and lukewarm beverages smashed in a paper bag. Lately, I’ve been packing my on-the-road meals in a Yeti Daytrip…

Catalyst Case For Apple iPhone 7 – Stealth Black – A Quick Review

This is an exceptionally strong and sturdy iPhone case for the iPhone 7 by Catalyst. Most importantly for an iPhone case, it is “drop proof,” which essentially means that you can drop it from as high as 6.6 feet and it remains safe.

Light the Way with Coast HX4 Cliplight

I’m a huge fan of the hands-free nature of headlamps, but the challenge with them arises when you need light, but don’t want to have the beacon on your head. But the alternative isn’t always a hand-held flashlight. I’ve become a fan of the Coast HX4 Cliplight, which I can clip onto the bill of…

Catalyst Waterproof and Drop Proof Case for AirPods

The Catalyst Waterproof and Drop Proof Case for AirPods retails for $25 on the Catalyst website and comes in numerous coordinated color patterns to fit your preferred mood and style.

DU/ER N2X Slim Fit Travel Pant For Men – A Quick Review

Last Updated on November 23, 2017 Jeans look great and feel great, except when they get wet. Most avid outdoor adventure-seekers would agree that jeans are too restricting and can get a little uncomfortable when trying to do the things you love. No sweat! Meet the N2X travel pant by DU/ER. The DU/ER N2X slim-fit…

Eight Stocking Stuffers For Travelers – A Quick Review

Last Updated on November 28, 2017 Have a traveler in your life? An adventurer? A nomad or wanderer? We have the stocking stuffer for him or her this holiday season. Whether the traveler you’re buying for hits the road with family, travels for business, or gets off the grid, the following ideas will get you…

Clothing & Bags

Granite Gear Cross-Trek 22” Wheeled Carry-On Upright w/ Removable 28 Liter Pack

The Cross-Trek Collection from Granite Gear boasts that it is “undeniably all-terrain,” and you know what? They could not be more spot on. The Cross-Trek line offers 5 different travel bags ranging from a 36 Liter Backpack to a 32” Wheeled Duffel, but for this review we selected the most versatile of the range: the…

Best Durable Backpacks From Kelty Reviewed

Last Updated on October 19, 2016 If you are embarking on an outdoor adventure or camping trip, then you know you need to carry a lot of gear. Having a comfortable and durable backpack to carry all your gear is a must-have item for your outdoor adventures. If you are looking for a backpack that…

Smartwool Women’s NTS Mid 250 Hoody Sport has Baselayer and Midlayer Covered – A Quick Review

Last Updated on December 7, 2017 It there’s anything worth repeating over and over about the best types of travel gear, it’s the value of items that cover more than one function. Clothing that cover dress-up or dress-down situations, or even clothing that can be worn for more than just extreme temperatures—on either the high…

SWIMS Unisex Navy Tote Bag

The navy SWIMS carry-all tote bag is great for all the same times when I would wear my SWIMS shoes. The durable, nylon fabric is water-resistant meaning I don’t have to worry if someone splashes water on the bag containing my iPad.

Summer bag pick: eqpd Last Bag

Most of us are working hard–both at home and while traveling–to avoid disposal items and reduce consumption. Personally, I’m on a mission to avoid disposable plastic at all costs, which, as many can surely attest, is harder on the road than at home. Eqpd is helping my cause with their Last Bag collection. This is…

8K Flexwarm Has Perfected Stylish Warmth

Do you know the secret to happiness? A warm wife. I’m sure there are other answers, but in my house, it is this girl’s warmth that can make or break any adventure! 8k Flexwarm has created a line of heated jackets and a vest that are both stylish, comfortable and the greatest thing to hit…

Favorite Aventura Clothing travel picks for fall

My favorite travel-ready women’s clothing line, Aventura Clothing, has one of my favorite fall/winter lines to date. Why? More and more organic cotton, always oh-so cozy and never wrinkling in my carry-on, and styles that look as good as they feel. You can read many more Aventura Clothing reviews from me here, and then read…

Klymit Splash 25 Backpack

Last Updated on June 27, 2016 Last week, I talked about dry bags and Amy talked about sleeping pads. Two seemingly very different things, but perhaps it’s possible to create something that uses the two technologies. That’s one of the benefits of the Klymit Splash 25 Backpack. Dry bags aren’t only useful when you’re on…

OluKai Luana Sandal – A Quick Review

Last Updated on December 21, 2017 It can often seem that women’s sandals are either sporty or pretty, but it’s hard to find an example of both all in one. Sure, true sporty sandals allow you to walk in pebbly creek beds, hike on trails, and take part in all those non-hiking-boot adventures. But they’re…

Bugsway Insect Shield Clothing Review

Last Updated on June 27, 2016 Forget about lions, tigers, and bears: Mosquitoes are the deadliest animals of all. The World Health Organization estimates that mosquitoes cause a million human deaths annually, a figure that dwarfs all others of its kind. While malaria accounts for the vast majority of that unfortunate toll, a frightening threat…

Rolling Mobile Pro Lite Gear Bag

Like its underseat sibling that I tested out recently, the Rolling Mobile Pro Lite Gear Bag offers generous storage and an impressive composition. It is small enough to fit underneath an airplane seat or into the bag sizers used at the airport. Like other Lite Gear bags, it is produced using recycled materials including plastic.…

Versatile Black Diamond Pursuit Hoody Not Just for Skiing

If you’re the kind of person who reads the first description of a piece of clothing, and then moves on if it’s described as good for a particular sport in which you don’t spend much time pursuing, I’m here to tell you to adopt a new behavior. Keep reading. Just because a jacket is “for…

Kids & Family

Deuter Speed Lite 24L and Fox 40L Backpack

Deuter backpacks have been on our review list for a while now. There bright colors, lightweight design and signature Vari Quick strap adjustment system makes them a great option for you or your family. We reviewed the Speed Lite 24L and the Fox 40 for kids. Speed Lite 24SL Women’s Day Backpack First, I thought…

Thermacell Radius: Travel Friendly Repellant

What do we want? No Misquitos! How are we going to get it? Thermacell Radius! Travelers unite! Thermacell has developed a lithium ion battery powered mosquito repellant that is air travel friendly. Voted Best Camping Gear by our friends at Outside Magazine, we quickly agreed. Having Type 0 blood leaves me far more susceptible to…

Country Archer Jerky: 11 Of The Best Flavors To Satisfy Any Traveler – A Quick Review

Last Updated on November 28, 2017 2017’s new go-to protein packed snack. In the era when we are running from one spot to the next and trying to maintain a ‘Pintrest Perfect’ lifestyle, it has become increasingly difficult to find quick, healthy food on the go. Especially food that is whole, nutritious and requires no…

Chaco Footwear is A Year Round Option for the Whole Family

Chaco Women Field Boot The Chaco Women Fields Boot combines style with authentic ruggedness.   The Chaco Women Field Boot’s durability make them perfect for backcountry adventures. TheseChaco Women Field boots are made of two-tone flat black and green leather, giving them a sleek, clean look.  They are much more attractive than your average pair of…

Makeup Junkie Bag For Family Travel

Last Updated on November 9, 2017 Don’t let the name fool you…Makeup Junkie bags can hold far more than just make-up. Personally, I don’t travel with a lot of make-up, but I do have a collection of cosmetic and toiletry items I’ve been wanting to consolidate into one easy-to-keep-clean location when I fly carry-on only.…

Craghoppers Appleby Half Zip For Fall And Winter Travel – A Quick Review

Last Updated on October 3, 2017 Have you checked out Craghoppers yet? This outdoor brand is quietly but steadily winning a place in my heart. Their clothing is consistently practical, affordable, comfortable, and stylish, and they have an especially nice selection of kids’ outdoor wear, which can be hard to find. The Craghoppers Appleby Half…

Review for Kidz Gear Bluetooth Headphones

Last Updated on April 15, 2016 Trying to find a pair of headphones that fit head of Alex, my 7-year old daughter, without slipping off seemed like a simple task to accomplish. Sadly, it was not so. In-ear buds were never her first choice, and I found they were prone to falling out when she…

ECO Adventure Kit: A Plastic Free Option

As a traveler, we should all be conscience of our carbon footprint on this beautiful planet we call home. It takes a lot of transportation to get to some of the most beautiful places in the world so the little things we can do at home and on the road, will ensure future generations can…

Best Tent And Sleeping Bag For The Family In 2018 – A Quick Review

Camping with kids, the tents, sleeping bags, cooking, water, etc. is a daunting task. A task so large it often causes many to NOT take their kids camping. We want to make the basics easier. So, what is the best tent for 2018? Most family friendly sleeping bags? We’ve got you covered! Wenzel Moose 40…

Hit the snow in style with Obermeyer girls’ gear

Kids grow out of clothing items so quickly that you rarely want to spend money on specialized gear because they’ll wear it a couple of times before you hear, “it’s too tight!” That’s why many parents who don’t live in places where it snows in winter (and thus, you can get at least an entire…

Showers Pass Little Crossover rain jacket for kids

Last Updated on April 15, 2016 It’s tempting to buy a high quality rain jacket for the adults in the family then skimp out on the kids…hey, they grow fast! But a quality rain jacket can mean the difference between happy traveling kids and whiny, miserable ones. And when you’re on a family trip, the…

8K Flexwarm Has Perfected Stylish Warmth

Do you know the secret to happiness? A warm wife. I’m sure there are other answers, but in my house, it is this girl’s warmth that can make or break any adventure! 8k Flexwarm has created a line of heated jackets and a vest that are both stylish, comfortable and the greatest thing to hit…