Sports Gear

LifeSaver Liberty: Clean Water No Matter the Conditions

By Leah Guill | September 21, 2018

Lifesaver Liberty has developed the world’s FIRST and ONLY portable water purifier and inline pump filter combined and it comes to you, and with you, disguised as a water bottle. The Liberty Lifesaver is lightweight, coming in at an easy to carry 0.425kg. This makes it ideal to pack into your backpack, carry on or…


Thermacell Radius: Travel Friendly Repellant

By Leah Guill | September 15, 2018

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…


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

By Leah Guill | September 6, 2018

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…


Adidas: 3 Apparel Items for the Adventurer

By Leah Guill | August 23, 2018

Adidas has been a favorite and a staple in my closet since middle school track. Whether it was spikes, warm-up suits or runners, I have always had a special place in my heart for Adidas. Recently, we took the Terrex Agravic BOA, Terrex Agravic Speed Plus and Light Insulated Jacket out for a field test.…


Tinkle Belle: Move over Peter, There’s a New Belle in Town

By Leah Guill | August 22, 2018

The Tinkle Belle is the cheeky answer to your outdoor voiding issues. Tinkle Belle was created by a urology nurse and a group of adventure loving women for car travel, backpacking, camping or even potty-training! With a great sense of humor to address the stand-up peeing phenomenon Tinkle Belle will be sure to cause, you…


ROXs 2s Provides Entertainment for Kids and Parents Alike

By Leah Guill | August 16, 2018

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…


Headsweats: The Boonie Hat

By Leah Guill | August 15, 2018

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…

Run Gum

Power up with Run Gum

By Jill | July 27, 2018

For some of us, morning coffee is more than a way to wake up. It starts with the aroma wafting through the house—a signal that another day will need your full attention. Even in a tiny hotel room, however the method of delivery (old-school drip, single-use pods, French press), coffee service for many is essential.…


Deuter Speed Lite 24L and Fox 40L Backpack

By Leah Guill | May 26, 2018

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…


GSI Outdoors Camping Essentials: Our Top Three Picks

By Leah Guill | May 11, 2018

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…