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Lug Clearview Envelopes – A Quick Review

Keeping small items separated in your carry-on bag is an art, one that I am not particularly skilled at doing on a regular basis. The Lug Clearview envelopes are a stylish way to keep things organized.

5.11 Tactical Gear For Men And Women- New Items for 2018

Last Updated on January 30, 2018 5.11 Tactical Gear for 2018 Across the country, and for most of us here in the Gem State, being able to carry a concealed fire arm or being prepared for any situation is key. With two military bases within 40 miles of each other, we have plenty of trained…

Mophie Juice Pack H2PRO Charging iPhone Case

Mophie has a long line of respected iPhone cases that power up your device when it loses its own juice.

Mystery Ranch- The Scree Backpack

Mystery Ranch Scree By: Britney Smith (Guest Writer)             Mystery Ranch has built a profound equipment line to fit customers on a mission. They have constructed a variety of backpacks for men and women ranging from day trips goers, overnight adventurers, hunters and military and fire personnel. Their promise is to equip customers with backpacks…

LAT_56 Road Warrior Carry-on Eight Wheel Spinner Luggage

The LAT_56 features eight wheels for exceptional durability on any type of surface. Its soft exterior is ideal for constant wear and tear.

Mini GO Styling Iron from FHI Heat

Last Updated on January 10, 2019 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…

Timbuk2 Copilot Wheeled Luggage

Last Updated on September 28, 2016 I’m a fan of Timbuk2 products. Before anyone else seemed to know the brand, I had my trusty three-toned messenger bag, which I used in college, then repurposed as a rugged diaper bag when my kids were small. I’ve since tried out several additional Timbuk2 bags and backpacks, but…

Jade Yoga Travel Mat

Last Updated on September 27, 2016 I’m often asked how to stay active and healthy while on the road. Since we frequently travel, I have plenty of opportunity to figure out what works, and what doesn’t, when it comes to exercise in hotel rooms and vacation homes. While at home, I practice yoga, and I…

myCharge HubPlus 6700mAh portable charger

This device is capable of rapidly charging devices and maintains the same top battery life for at least one year.

Deuter XV 3 Commuter Bag

Last Updated on November 2, 2018 XV 3 Outside Features The Deuter XV 3 is a 21-liter daypack with one front pocket big enough to store a 32-ounce growler or water bottle. There is no hydration integration so the front pocket is perfect for carrying liquids. The Deuter XV 3 is unique in its adjustable…

Our Top 5 Woolrich Items For Your 2017 Closet – A Quick Review

Last Updated on December 6, 2017 We all have that one Aunt who sends Christmas gifts every year. Every year I would audibly protest receiving them and then the dreaded picture and thank you card. For a couple years, she would send Woolrich and, being the pretween I was, I could never muster the excitement…

5 Things I Always Pack – JohnnyJet

Last Updated on September 27, 2016 This month’s guest post of “5 things I always pack” is from John E. DiScala, otherwise known as Johnny Jet. His site has been one of my go-to travel resource sites for close to a decade now. Johnny travels around 150,000 miles and visits over 20 countries each year.…

Aventure Gear

Sustainable Food Storage with Bee’s Wrap Sandwich Wrap

Do you ever feel guilty about using zip-lock baggies on your travels? They’re handy for storing your snacks and lunches, but using them a lot without washing them out and re-using them over and over means that you’re adding a bunch of plastic to the nearest landfill. I recently started using Bee’s Wrap Sandwich Wrap…

Cocoon Cases with Handy GRID-IT Organizers

Last Updated on January 10, 2019 As our gadget and cord collections keep expanding, the accessory pocket of our laptop bags or backpacks can start to look like a pit filled with electronic snakes and critters. Trying to fish out the correct accessory if you’ve been packing and unpacking in a hurry isn’t always easy.…

Bliss Micro Magic Microdermabrasion Treatment – A Quick Review

It is recommended to use the Bliss Microderm Abrasion treatment twice a week in addition to regular facial cleanser, and Bliss claims that after just a few uses your pores will be smaller and skin smoother.

Rocketbook Everlast Notebook

This could certainly be the notebook of the future as the “everlast” name suggests since it can be used over and over saving plenty of paper and trees in the process. The Rocketbook Everlast Notebook costs about $40 including the pen and is a practical gift for those that like to take notes by hand.

Mens Lowa San Francisco GTX – Versatile and Great Looking Travel Shoe

Last Updated on September 23, 2018 The Lowa San Francisco GTX is the latest in a long line of high-quality Lowa street shoes. I am a massive fan of Lowa and was really excited to try these out. The San Francisco features a GORE-TEX® SURROUND™ for excellent waterproofing and breathability while still allowing drainage if…

My Husband Stole My Julbo Elevate Sunglasses

A couple months ago, I came home from the summer Outdoor Retailer show with a stash of gear to test and review. One of the many stand-out items was a pair of Julbo Elevate sunglasses. I wore them for about a week, and then they disappeared. I’m not usually prone to misplacing my sunglasses and…

Stocking stuffers for the outdoors-lover: Vargo BOT 700 and funnel flask

Still looking for that perfect stocking stuffer for the outdoors lover in your life? We’ve got two today, from Vargo, who certainly knows the outdoors. This brand has emerged lately to my awareness, and I love its take on standard backpacking and camping gear, which focuses on making things lighter, more useful, and sleeker. The Titanium BOT…

Keep It Cold With Klean Kanteen Insulated 64-ounce Growler – A Quick Review

Last Updated on December 6, 2017 Insulated water bottles seem to be a dime a dozen, with different shapes, sizes, colors and quality of performance. But when you’re looking to lug around a larger amount of beer, kombucha, or cold-brew coffee, do you really want to use a bunch of smaller water bottles—or would you…

Feetures Socks Are For You and Me

Last Updated on May 15, 2019 A little known fact about our writers at Practical Travel Gear, we love socks. Small ones, tall ones and even short ones. This is why we were very excited to receive samples of the Feetures no-show and their compression socks. Have Socks, Will Travel Feetures has moved into the…

GSI Outdoors Camping Essentials: Our Top Three Picks

GSI Outdoors camping makes life very easy when you are out of town and off the trail. We have reviewed and field tested many GSI Outdoors items and have picked out our three favorites for 2018. We have chosen the GSI Outdoors Bugaboo Cup, Santoku Knife Set and the Glacier Stainless 1.1L Boiler. BUGABOO CUP…

Winter Ski And Snowboard Native Eyewear Tank 7 Goggles – A Quick Review

Last Updated on December 13, 2017 It’s November, and that means ski and snowboard season is just around the corner. Many ski resorts are scheduled to open Thanksgiving weekend, so it’s time to get your gear out of storage and make a proper assessment. What stays and what goes? Which new items do you need?…

Nomad Battery Cable For Travel Days – A Quick Review

Last Updated on November 22, 2017 I’m always looking for new ways to extend my phone’s battery life on travel days. I’ve used battery cases, external battery packs, charging stations. Until recently, I’d never seen a battery pack attached to a USB cord. The Nomad Battery Cable combines their rugged USB cable (see our review link…

Clothing & Bags

LOWA Innox Evo GTX Lo Shoes

Last Updated on April 15, 2016 Before any major trip, I fret quite a lot about my shoes. Anyone traveling carry-on only understands why: shoes and boots take up the most room in my bag, so each selection had better pull its weight! For my most recent winter trip to Europe, I packed one pair…

Kavu San Blas Overalls- Summer is Coming

Last Updated on June 17, 2019 Overalls have been a staple in my life since I was little. My Grandfather could always be found in his Oshkosh denim overalls on his farm. I even wore a pair of overalls throughout Highschool. I was excited to get a call from KAVU and check out their San…

Camelbak Sundowner With Crux Reservoir – A Quick Review

Last Updated on November 28, 2017 If you’re looking for a hydration day pack with all the bells and whistles and a smart new way to carry your water reservoir, the new Camelbak Sundowner is for you. The Sundowner is a 22 liter day pack with a 3 liter reservoir ready for any day hike,…

Thule Subterra Luggage 55cm/22″ Rolling Duffel Bag – A Quick Review

The large interior is similar to many sports bags with wide space and a soft shell that allows you to stuff it quite full. When using it as a carry-on, there’s a handle that retracts from the back of the bag so you can roll it on its two, oversized wheels.

Packing convenience with Vibram Furoshiki Shoes

Fall and winter travel often consists of packing for destinations where the weather is cold and conditions can be rainy or even snowy. In those cases, travelers often wear sturdy shoes, leaving the summer sandals at home. But sturdy shoes can make less-than-optimal travel shoes—at least, where transportation comes into play. How many times do…

Kuru Footwear Kruzr Shoes for Women

Last Updated on January 10, 2019 I really wanted to love these shoes. After all, Kuru Footwear has garnered loads of rave reviews from bloggers galore. This company is not shy about giving away pairs of its hiking and walking shoes to everyone from Workout Mommy to MomTrend to The Pensive Blog (a dude, not…

Lowa Boots / Shoes: The Bandon

Last Updated on September 27, 2016 During the period between the First World War and the Second a small boot manufacture sprung up in the tiny town of Jetzendorf, Germany. Never heard of Jetzendorf? Don’t worry, you are not alone. With a population of less than 3,000 this tiny Bavarian town is way off most…

High Sierra AT8 Wheeled Duffel – A Quick Review

Last Updated on December 21, 2017 Approximately 90% of the time, my family and I travel carry-on only, with 22″ wheeled luggage. However, for that 10% of the time we check a bag, we want a workhorse of a duffel that’s also easy to pull and transport. The High Sierra AT8 wheeled duffel upright fits…

The Best SCOTTeVEST Travel Products

Last Updated on April 15, 2016 With the earlier review of the SCOTTeVEST – or to refer to them as they themselves do, SEV – Microfleece Hoodie out of the way, it seems only fitting that we should examine a few more of their products. They are, after all, great additions to any traveler’s wardrobe,…

Cotopaxi Nepal 65L backpack

Last Updated on April 15, 2016 Attention holiday shoppers! The Cotopaxi Nepal 65L is, without exception, the best all-round, multi-use travel and mountaineering backpack I’ve seen. If you have someone on your list (maybe you!) who needs a single pack that can go from the trail to the terminal, this may be the one. Why it’s…

Two Aventura Clothing fall jackets for women

Fall travel means layering, and layering means packing more stuff in carry-on and checked luggage. Bringing a jacket or two is unavoidable when visiting cold-weather destinations, so pick outerwear that will go with multiple outfits and can versatile for your travels. This week, I’m reviewing two new light jacket layering options from Aventura Clothing. Torrin…

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…

Kids & Family

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,…

GSI Outdoors Microlite Bottles are New and For You!

Last Updated on May 14, 2018 GSI Outdoors is continually pushing the boundaries of innovative products and their new line of GSI Outdoors Mircolite Twist has a gold star of approval from us at Practical Travel Gear. We tested the GSI Outdoors Microlite 500 Flip, 720 Twist and 1000 Twist. Weighing in at the heaviest…

Best Auto Stove Shut Off Device, Fire Avert – A Quick Review

FireAvert plugs into the back of your stove and does not require any type of regular fee (like an alarm system) or even batteries. It simply plugs into your power system.

Therm-a-Rest: Honcho Poncho and Women’s Prolite Mattress

In 1971, Jim Lea, Neil Anderson and John Burroughs came together to design a better mattress with comfort in mind and thus, Therm-a-Rest was born. Since its inception 40+ years ago, the focus has never strayed from comfort because the “better you rest, the better you play”. Practical Travel Gear met up with Therm-a-Rest in…

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.…

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…

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…

BPA-free Water Bottles From Innate

Last Updated on January 10, 2019 In a sea of water bottles it’s hard to stand out, but in my experience the ones from Innate are rugged and work well for travelers. With a kid and a personal trainer wife in the house, I have tried out more than my fair share of water bottles…

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.…

Chawel: Multiuse has never been so easy

Last Updated on November 28, 2018 is a multiuse hooded polyester that is going to make your trips so much easier! Invented in Vancouver, B.C. by a local beach lifeguard, the Chawel was born to make your beach, camping, airplane and car trips more enjoyable and with less gear or embarrassment. Due to the overwhelming…

Deuter XV 3 Commuter Bag

Last Updated on November 2, 2018 XV 3 Outside Features The Deuter XV 3 is a 21-liter daypack with one front pocket big enough to store a 32-ounce growler or water bottle. There is no hydration integration so the front pocket is perfect for carrying liquids. The Deuter XV 3 is unique in its adjustable…

GSI Outdoors Has Done It Again! Add These Two to Your Camping Set.

Last Updated on May 24, 2019 Welcome back fellow campers! We are excited to announce two new favorites from GSI Outdoors! We have been field testing the GSI Outdoors Gourmet Griddle and the ESCAPE 2L Collapsible Pot and are excited to share our findings and gear opinion with you. Gourmet Griddle Weighing in at only…