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Zumer Sport bags and backpacks

Zumer Sport Bags And Backpacks – A Quick Review

By Ramsey | July 25, 2016

This unique company has found a clever way to recycle and repurpose old sporting equipment into stylish bags and carrying cases. Zumer Sport make perfect gifts for sports lovers or those that want to tote around a bag that is different from everyone else.

CamelBak Palos 4 LR

CamelBak Palos 4 LR Pack

By Jill | June 17, 2016

When you’re headed for blissful singletrack and mountain trails on your bike, do you resent having to carry a backpack? Sure, there are great MTB packs for those who need more than a water bottle when they hit the trails, but sometimes cyclists just want to have the monkey off their back, so to speak.…

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Swann DriveEye Ultra HD Dash Cam/ Action Cam

By Ramsey | June 13, 2016

Lest you think you are the latest new hire at the police academy, business travelers have many uses for this type of small camera. For me, it has exceptional use as a security device on the road since I travel so frequently. It is extremely small making it undetectable to the eye when in use.…

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Patagonia Women’s R1 Long Jane

By Jill | June 10, 2016

Farmer-John (aka Long-John) wetsuits are especially familiar to kayakers and others who want free arm movement along with warmth when on and in the water. But they’re often made exactly the same for Janes and Jills, despite our body types being very different. The Patagonia Women’s R1 Long Jane is just for the water-loving ladies.…


DryCASE Smartphone Case

By Ramsey | May 16, 2016

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


Yoga to go: Travel yoga tote and mat

By Amy | April 26, 2016

I love to practice yoga while on the road. When I don’t have time for my usual exercise routine, I can almost always spend 15-30 minutes in yoga practice in any hotel room. Sometimes, I’m lucky enough to find a class to join at a resort, and they’ll rent me a mat to use, but…

Patagonia Dirt Craft Bike Shorts

Patagonia Dirt Craft Bike Shorts

By Jill | April 1, 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 god her wardrobe all mixed up.…


ThermaCELL heated hand warmers and insoles

By Amy | March 1, 2016

I enjoy reviewing all the products I test for Practical Travel Gear, but ThermaCELL’s heated products feel like they were made just with me in mind. I spend a great deal of the time outdoors, both when I travel and while I’m at home, and I constantly suffer from cold hands and feet. I have poor…

Giro Range MIPS Helmet

Giro Range MIPS Helmet

By Jill | February 27, 2016

Headed to the slopes this winter? Even if you trust your skiing ability, it’s important to protect your head. I’m always a fan of wearing a helmet, with a variety out there, technology is evolving every season to give you a better way to protect your noggin. The Giro Range utilizes a 2-piece shell that…


Petzl Tikkina Headlamp

By Ramsey | February 8, 2016

The Petzl Tikkina Headlamp is the perfect gift for a frequent traveler. The way it works is that it wraps around your forehead as a headband and illuminates the area that you are facing, which makes it great for outdoorsmen (perhaps its original intention), but also perfect for road warriors like me (and my associates).