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PackTowl Nano Towel | Practical Travel Gear

PackTowl Nano Towel

By Jill | October 9, 2015

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 same, especially when I’m traveling. Shh,…

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Snow Peak Silicone Wine Glass | Practical Travel Gear

Snow Peak Silicone Wine Glass

By Jill | September 4, 2015

When it comes to packing your favorite drink (once you’re past the TSA), everyone’s got a favorite way: plastic baggies, boda bags, flask, growler, and glass (or aluminum) beverage container. But when it’s time to enjoy your beverage of choice, it’s pretty hard to drink out of a plastic baggie, and sometimes you just crave…

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The Qlipter Carabiner and Hook | Practical Travel Gear 1

The Qlipter Carabiner and Hook

By Jill | August 21, 2015

I remember an aunt once showing me a new gadget she bought that would allow her to always be able to hang her handbag from a table when she went out to lunch. It was a pretty little metal hook combination that (in theory) hung from the table’s edge, letting her hang her purse from…

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Organized Travel With Pro Packing Cubes | Practical Travel Gear 1

Organized Travel With Pro Packing Cubes

By Tim Leffel | March 25, 2015

Want some heavy-duty, long-lasting packing cubes that are also lightweight? For frequent travelers, these Pro Packing Cubes are built to last you a hundred trips or more. I swing both ways when it comes to packing cubes, but the people who love using them really love them. If you shop at The Container Store or…

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Serious Anti-theft Suitcase: Toursafe EXP21 from Pacsafe | Practical Travel Gear 1

Serious Anti-theft Suitcase: Toursafe EXP21 from Pacsafe

By Tim Leffel | November 27, 2014

Have you ever had something disappear out of a suitcase? Have you been the victim of baggage theft, like from the months-long campaign that ended in multiple arrests at LAX Airport earlier this year? Or New Orleans? No system can completely protect you, especially if the ones doing the stealing work for the TSA, but…

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Maui Jim Keanu Sunglasses | Practical Travel Gear

Maui Jim Keanu Sunglasses

By Tim Leffel | March 20, 2013

Who’s ready for Spring? Today is officially the first day of that season the northerners are so happy to see, so put on some shades and head outdoors. Sunshine, warm weather…and Maui? Sounds like a good combination, so these Maui Jim sunglasses make you smile before you even put them on. The nice case they…

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Pacsafe Venturesafe 200 - Daypack with Extra Security | Practical Travel Gear 1

Pacsafe Venturesafe 200 – Daypack with Extra Security

By Tim Leffel | August 31, 2011

If you want to make sure nobody can steal what’s in your bag without a big fight, carry your belongings in a Pacsafe bag. Some travelers worry a lot about things being stolen out of their bag. Unlike the fears of being a terrorism kidnapping victim in the Middle East or getting beheaded by narcos…

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Packable Ultra-Sil Sling Bag is Tiny but Strong | Practical Travel Gear 1

Packable Ultra-Sil Sling Bag is Tiny but Strong

By Tim Leffel | February 10, 2011

We’ve reviewed a good number of Sea to Summit products here because they make a whole lot of practical travel gear and gadgets that won’t bust your budget. Since we also like to bring your attention to travel items that can pack up small, it’s time for their latest Ultra-sil product, the Sling Bag. Once…

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Cocoon Cases with Handy GRID-IT Organizers | Practical Travel Gear 1

Cocoon Cases with Handy GRID-IT Organizers

By Tim Leffel | May 19, 2010

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. So I’m always on the lookout…

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Brunton Restore Portable Solar Power Supply | Practical Travel Gear 1

Brunton Restore Portable Solar Power Supply

By Tim Leffel | March 4, 2010

If we’re not all charging up our music players and cell phones with solar power, it’s not for lack of trying on the part of device manufacturers. Some of these solar devices actually work quite well too, like this portable power supply from Brunton. The first idea here is you can charge it up at…

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