Sports Gear

Yeti Trailhead Camp Chair

Kick Your Feet Up with the Yeti Trailhead Camp Chair

By Jill | April 17, 2020

Being one with nature often requires rest—like taking a seat on a log, rock, or the ground. And unless you run into a really cushy pillow of moss, those spots may be restful, but they’re not always super comfortable. For those moments when you need a seat before or after an adventure, consider the Yeti…

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Ski-ready travel: Julbo Cyrius goggles

By Amy | February 25, 2020

When you travel for a ski vacation, you need one-quiver gear that can all be stashed into one boot bag for packing ease. Julbo’s Cyrius Reactiv goggles are all-weather, all-purpose without compromising on the high quality you need. Forget bringing multiple pairs of goggles to serve different conditions: the CYRIUS has a cylindrical photochromic lens with…

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Bolle 2020- Start the Year Out in Stylish and Safer Gear

By Leah Guill | February 8, 2020

Bolle has been a well-known brand throughout the snow sports arena for some time now, 130 years to be exact. Created by Seraphin Bolle in France, Bolle was one of the first companies to utilize a new type of Celluloid in the production of their products. It wasn’t until 1950 when Bolle added goggles to…

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Keep Yourself Visible with Proviz Nightrider Cycling Rucksack

By Leah Guill | December 1, 2019

Proviz has always created highly visible products for cyclists and the Nightrider Cycling Rucksack is a great large capacity backpack. We live in a very active community and with two small children you can usually find us out and about. One of our favorite modes of transportation is our bikes. For our family, being visible…

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Sunski is Polarized Eye Protection at a Great Price

By Leah Guill | June 22, 2019

Summer has finally arrived and we couldn’t be more excited to play. However, with the changing of the seasons and temperature, it means your gear needs to as well. A favorite piece to change up are my sunglasses. Sunski is hitting the market with quality, polarized lenses and a price tag that allows you to…

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Headsweats Keeps You Cool and Covered

By Leah Guill | June 16, 2019

With the recent studies being published on the absorption rate of sunscreens, it is no wonder why we are searching for alternatives. Headsweats has always been a go-to brand for me. Their hats are incredibly comfortable and provide the relief from the sun that we crave. This season, Headsweats is introducing a new Ultra band.…

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The Shammy Towel that You Need Now

By Leah Guill | 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 instituted the rule requiring everyone to…

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Feetures Socks Are For You and Me

By Leah Guill | May 10, 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 absolute no show sock realm with…

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My Top Two Picks for Skiing: Nirvana Pro S and Backcountry Matilda Baselayer

By Leah Guill | January 21, 2019

We have just returned from our yearly ski trip to Taos, New Mexico and I was able to bring along some new gear to try out. I have two new favorites that are permanent to my gear bag after the trip, the Nirvana Pro S by Mammut and Backcountry Matilda Baselayer. Nirvana Pro S I…

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Cannae Pro Gear Introduces the Optio Sling Pack

By Leah Guill | December 26, 2018

The Optio Sling Pack from Cannae is a lightweight carry all for the daily commuter, the gray citizen and the adventurer. From the outside working our way in, the Optio Sling Pack has two zippered pockets on the front. These pockets allow for quick storage of cell phones, sunglasses, snacks, and keys.  I like that…

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