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Wazoo Gear: Our Top Two Picks for You

Last Updated on December 19, 2018 As you have seen on our Instagram feed, we first heard about Wazoo Survival Gear while listening to NPR’s How I Built This. I was so impressed with the ideas and application of necessities to everyday garments that I made my husband google them as soon as we came…

Adidas Terrex CC Voyager Sleek: Our Pick For a Walking Shoe

Adidas Terrex CC Voyager Sleek Long gone are the days of heavy, non-breathing sports shoes.  The Adidas Terrex CC Voyager Sleek is a comfortable shoe that’s stylish and durable.  The top of the shoe is breathable while the sole provides ample support.  The Adidas Terrex CC Voyager Sleek shoe was comfortable for long walks around…

In 10 Minutes Sven Can See And So Can You – A Quick Review

Last Updated on November 27, 2017 Do you have a minute? How about 10. You do, trust me. Sven Can See is a spray on anti-fog solution for the lenses in your life. Why 10 minutes? Because it is the most important part to the application process of this anti-fog solution, the drying time. If…

Headsweats: The Boonie Hat

Finding that one Go-To hat is always a problem. Can it pack well? Does it stay on? Is it cute? Headsweats is the leader in amazing hats for outdoor activities and the Boonie Hat is no exception. Available in black or white, the Boonie Hat is perfect for those summer days when the sun is…

Phone Soap UV Light Sanitizing Machine

A bit of a germaphobe myself, I was intrigued to learn about the Phone Soap machine. It is certainly clunky looking and a bit large (perhaps to fit a multitude of phone types), but it is a no-brainer to set up on a countertop and keep discreetly out of the way. It is designed to kill germs on the surface of your phone through infrared light.

Hotel Saint Bernard- A Trip That Will Spark Generations of Ski Weeks

Last Updated on January 30, 2018 Hotel Saint Bernard Over the 2018 holiday I had finally earned enough ‘points’ with my in-laws to in be invited to attend “Ski Week” with them at the Hotel Saint Bernard. This is a hotel and a family experience that goes back a mere 20 years in their household.…

The Shammy Towel that You Need Now

Last Updated on May 16, 2019 When I say, “Shammy” you say, “towel!”. Shammy! — Towel! Summer is closing in on us quickly and that means we are off to more outdoor adventures lakeside, beachside and into the woods we go. Packing light for the majority of our trips is ideal as we have finally…

Showers Pass Trailhead Bamboo-Merino Hoodie

My first takeaway from the Showers Pass Trailhead Bamboo-Merino Hoodie is that it is incredibly soft. The weight of the 50/50 Bamboo to Merino Wool fabric is warm without causing you to sweat. Construction The 50/50 Bamboo and Merino Wool Cool Tech Fabric is comprised of Bamboo and Merino Wool fibers knit together for a…

LifeProof FRE Power Case

Last Updated on September 27, 2016 Everyone gets a bit attached to his or her favorite phone case. After all, if you use your phone as much as the average person, you want a case that works for you—whether your needs are stylish or functional. Once of my favorite cases for my iPhone is LifeProof.…

Malin+Goetz Dark Rum 3.4 oz Eau de Parfum – A Quick Review

I encountered the same dark rum scent in the soap and body wash from Malin+Goetz at several hotels. That’s when I realized I was hooked on this scent and went on the hunt for a cologne or eau de parfum that I could wear on a daily basis.

GSI Outdoors: Travel Ready Favorites

GSI Outdoors’ booth is always a favorite place to look through and hear about the new products at the Outdoor Retailer Show. This year was no exception. We’ve picked out 2 new favorites and will update you the on the Bugaboo Cups in this review. Glacier Stainless Double Wall Wine Glass Much like your favorite…

Stanley Mountain Vacuum Insulated Switchback Mug – A Quick Review

Last Updated on December 25, 2017 There are plenty of insulated containers to carry your beverages around in, so it’s easy to understand why people switch allegiances so easily. But the one I’ve been using a lot lately goes with me everywhere. The Stanley Mountain Vacuum Insulated Switchback Mug is built from 18/8 stainless steel…

Aventure Gear

Best of Aventura Winter Wear for Women for 2017

It is cold and wet here in the Pacific NorthWest and the last thing I want to do is put on nice dress pants for the endless holiday gatherings. Aventura is my new winter wear company. With warm fabrics and flattering prints, these clothes take you from the plane to the board room to the…

Organic Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee Pods

One thing that is cool is that you can easily travel with them as they are TSA-compliant and be carried through airport security.

Verve Coffee Roasters Dripkit

Last Updated on March 26, 2019 Let’s face it, I (like many frequent travelers) rely regularly on coffee when crossing time zones. That’s why I was especially intrigued to test out Verve Coffee Roasters new partnership with Dripkit. From Brooklyn, Dripkit allows you to use the coffee packs anywhere you can get ahold of hot…

Rumpl Sherpa Puffy Blanket For Cold Weather

Last Updated on February 8, 2018 Uh oh…my down blanket obsession is starting to look as serious as my insulated vacuum mug obsession. And Rumpl isn’t helping: this brand has been offering some of the best down blankets on the market today for active travelers and adventurers. My latest love: their Sherpa Puffy blanket, ideal…

2017 Columbia Underwear For The Active Traveler – A Quick Review

Last Updated on November 16, 2017 Columbia Underwear Recently, I received a care package from Columbia complete with a Ombre Stripe Racerback Bra and an All Way Stretch Micro Mesh Omni-Wick Thong 2-pack. Do I sense some jealousy? You should be!   Columbia All Way Stretch Micro Mesh Omni-Wick Thong First, these are available in…

NOMAD Rugged Case for iPhone 8/7 Plus

Coated with beautiful Horween leather on the back, this rugged case for iPhone 8/7 Plus from Nomad is a stylish and masculine accessory for your iPhone.

Lifestraw Universal to the rescue

Lifestraw’s mission is simple: they make contaminated water safe to drink. I’m sure you’ve heard of them, and if you travel frequently to countries without potable water readily available or spend ample time in the backcountry, you have probably used their products. We’ve been using Lifestraws for several years, but never had we needed one…

Bring Your Own Tableware with Keep Wild Co. Utensil Kits

If you care only about the planet on Earth Day, or during Earth Month, or when someone gives you the stink eye when you throw your recycling into the trash, you might want to consider that opting for a sustainable life doesn’t have to be the huge hurdle that you imagine. Small steps are often…

January 2017: A 7 Day Stay at Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa

Last Updated on January 10, 2019 It has been two weeks since we reluctantly returned from Oahu and Aulani Resort and every single day we have been home our children have asked to return. Would we return to the Aulani Resort? Absolutely. However, knowing what we know now, we could have saved a couple thousand…

CleverMade SnapBasket – A Quick Review

Last Updated on December 27, 2017 Busy road warriors (especially those that live in condos or apartments with limited space) may find these to be a great way to stay organized during short breaks when returning home. It is not uncommon for me to arrive from overseas in the evening, turn my suitcase upside down,…

Craghoppers Jackets And Pants For All Your Traveling Needs – A Quick Review

Last Updated on December 14, 2017 Craghoppers Voyager Hybrid Jacket Most women face a unique predicament when trying to dress for an outdoor adventure or harsh weather: to wear something fashionable or practical? However, with the Craghoppers Voyager Hybrid Jacket and the Women’s Fleurie pant, women no longer have to make the choice. Pros +Secure…

Patagonia Dirt Craft Bike Shorts

Last Updated on April 15, 2016 Sleek spandex shorts don’t have much of a place on mountain bike (MTB) trails. Dirt trails are made for semi-baggy shorts and a casual style. That’s why, on my off-road days, I’ve been sporting the Patagonia Dirt Craft Bike Shorts, so I don’t look like a road biker that…

Clothing & Bags

Best Nylon Daypack By Cotopaxi Luzon Reviewed – A Quick Review

Last Updated on December 15, 2017 If you’ve been outdoors lately, traveling or on the trail, you’ve undoubtedly seen at least one Cotopaxi Luzon day pack on the back of a fellow traveler. A new bag for Cotopaxi, an outdoor adventure company with a grassroots vibe, the Luzon 18L is a colorful, almost whimsical daypack…

Fall picks for men from Ećoths

If you have an outdoorsy, travel-ready, adventure-seeking guy in your life (or are one yourself), if you don’t yet know about Ećoths, you’re missing out. This men’s line from Aventura Clothing focuses on comfortable, practical clothing, most of which is organic cotton and soft as butter. I know guys who don’t care one iota what…

Outdoor Training in Style with Icebreaker Tech Trainer Hybrid Jacket and Tights

When you’re traveling, it can be hard to keep up the same training routine you have at home. Whether it’s hard to wake up early on vacation, or you have to plan a new running route in a city with which you’re not very familiar, there are countless reasons to blow the whole thing off.…

Ultimate Active Travel Wear: Aventura Kineta Skort Capri

Last Updated on November 17, 2017 I love the comfort of skirts when I travel, but c’mon…when you’re riding a bike, hiking, walking, and I don’t know, perhaps zip-lining all in one day, a skirt just isn’t going to cut it. Enter Aventura Clothing’s new Kineta Skort Capri, the new love of my life. Honestly,…

Eddie Bauer Women’s Telemetry Freeride Jacket and Pants

Last Updated on April 11, 2016 We’re mid-ski season, so if you’re anything like me, you’re assessing whether you really love your ski gear. If not, it’s time to take advantage of mid-season sales and up your game so you’re happy and comfortable for the remainder of the season. If you love what you have,…

Stay Comfortable in Patagonia Ahnya Fleece Pants

When you consider how many hours you spend on planes, boats, trains, buses, and cars, you might realize it’s worth the effort to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible. We might not all be able to afford purchasing first-class seats or scramble for upgrades, so comfort often comes in what we choose to wear.…

Wūru Wool: Organic Comfort for all Seasons

2019 provides 365 opportunities to try something new or to make better something you already enjoy. Why not make it the year to step up your comfort with Wūru Wool? Wūru Wool is a product of comfort that was born on the trail of the Milford Track when two Americans went looking for relief from…

Hardcore Warmth With Black Diamond Cold Forge Down Hoody – A Quick Review

Cold weather can sometimes make you hesitate to get out there and have fun. You know you’ll be glad you did, but when you’re inside at a cozy hotel/resort/cabin/lodge, it’s hard to take that step to walk out the door. But when you have the Black Diamond Cold Forge Hoody along for the adventure, you…

Stretchy, Insect-Repellent NosiLife Berko Shirt From Craghoppers

Last Updated on September 27, 2016 Want a travel shirt that moves when you do but looks fitted when you hit the pub at the end of the day? One that will keep the mosquitoes at bay when you’re setting up a tent or chilling out in the courtyard of that tropical guesthouse? This Craghoppers…

DSTLD Raw Premium Slim Jeans

These Raw Premium Slim jeans from DSTLD are exceptionally comfortable for long travel days.

Comfortable Travel Shoes For Men: OluKai Nohea Moku – A Quick Review

Travel gear is always about versatility. Unless you have unlimited patience for hauling around luggage and unlimited funds to pay for checking your bags when you fly, then you have unlimited wardrobe options when you travel. But if you’d rather keep it lightweight and inexpensive, you need to choose gear that you can wear over…

Trail Time with Fjallraven Keb Curved Trousers

I recently spent a long weekend in the Colorado backcountry, hiking daily on trails and through meadows with a group of friends. The days are still warm in the sun, but nights have grown chilly with the approaching change of seasons. Sure, I could have worn yoga pants for stretch and freedom of movement. But…

Kids & Family

Best Of SUP Boards: 2016 10’6 Ride MSL From Red Paddle Co – A Quick Review

Last Updated on November 28, 2017 First, this board is beautiful. Even the board bag it comes in is well constructed and can be pulled via the wheels or worn as a backpack. We traveled from the mainland to Honolulu, Oahu in January 2017 with a demo board from Red Paddle Co. I am so…

myCharge: Home & Go and myFlipShade Phone Accessories for Everyday Use

myCharge has been a favored battery pack for Practical Travel Gear’s writers for many years now. We have covered portable chargers, ear bud cases with an integrated charge system and the Adventure Jump Start for cars. Home & Go myCharge Home & Go is a slim, powerful charger with two USB ports and a fold-out…

Sanuk Puff N Chill- Warmth for Him and Her

Last Updated on November 21, 2018 With winter weather quickly approaching, I am doing everything in my power to stay warm. Sanuk Puff N Chill boots are definitely helping to keep my feet warm and comfortable as the leaves begin to fall and Jack Frost leaves his wintery mark. What’s Inside? Constructed as a slip-on…

Phone Soap UV Light Sanitizing Machine

A bit of a germaphobe myself, I was intrigued to learn about the Phone Soap machine. It is certainly clunky looking and a bit large (perhaps to fit a multitude of phone types), but it is a no-brainer to set up on a countertop and keep discreetly out of the way. It is designed to kill germs on the surface of your phone through infrared light.

Hi-Tec Altitude Lite Jr hiking boot for kids

Last Updated on April 15, 2016 We’ve reviewed multiple Hi-Tec shoes and boots, including the men’s lightweight Altitude Lite, but what about the Altitude Lite for kids? Hi-Tec Altitude Lite Jr  combines the same high-quality, low impact hiking boot for adults with a fit designed just for younger hikers. We have three junior hikers in the…

8 Wonderful Things You Should Know About Gore-Tex

Last Updated on September 28, 2016 I spent a couple days at the GORE-TEX headquarters last week for a blogger’s summit with people who cover gear for traveling, snowboarding, rock climbing, camping, mountain biking, hiking, and more. It was the company’s plan to teach us how their stuff works, tell us about a new Experience…

myCharge Portable Chargers Will Complete Your Travel Go-Tos

Last Updated on January 31, 2018 myCharge portable chargers are the accessory you have been missing for your phone, tablet and computer.  myCharge portable chargers are available in all sizes and battery backup to ensure you have the power you need at the exact time you need it. We were given the HUBXtra, Simple Power…

CleverMade SnapBasket – A Quick Review

Last Updated on December 27, 2017 Busy road warriors (especially those that live in condos or apartments with limited space) may find these to be a great way to stay organized during short breaks when returning home. It is not uncommon for me to arrive from overseas in the evening, turn my suitcase upside down,…

What We Recommend For Your Outdoor Trips: ASAP Wound Dressing Gel- OTC

Last Updated on December 24, 2017 I live in a house where Band-Aids fix everything from the real ‘boo-boo’ to the imaginary. There’s something in the psychology of children that requires a cartoon branded sticker to fix the moment. But, what about adults? We don’t look nearly as cool with our Ninja Turtle or Doc…

January 2017: A 7 Day Stay at Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa

Last Updated on January 10, 2019 It has been two weeks since we reluctantly returned from Oahu and Aulani Resort and every single day we have been home our children have asked to return. Would we return to the Aulani Resort? Absolutely. However, knowing what we know now, we could have saved a couple thousand…

PackTowl Nano Towel

Last Updated on April 15, 2016 Currently, I’m trying to teach a 6-year-old that using a napkin is much better than wiping her dirty and greasy hands on her clothing. And even though I remind her after seeing one wipe on the napkin per four wipes on her jeans, I know I often do the…

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.…