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Helly Hansen 50L Duffel | Practical Travel Gear

Helly Hansen 50L Duffel

NorChill Soft-Sided Cooler for Road Trips -- or Plane Travel | Practical Travel Gear 1

NorChill Soft-Sided Cooler for Road Trips — or Plane Travel

Six Moon Designs travel pouch

By Amy / February 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

I wasn’t familiar with Six Moon Designs until testing out their ePouch, designed specifically for travel days. They are known for their line of affordable, practical backpacking packs and tents, which have a utilitarian, streamlined look to them. It can be hard to find a travel bag that falls in the category between backpack and…

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Eagle Creek Global Companion 40L

Pack Your Essentials in Eagle Creek Global Companion 40L Backpack

By Jill / February 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

We often yearn for simple, stripped-down gear design, and then realize we can’t find anything. Sometimes, organization wins. The Eagle Creek Global Companion 40L has plenty of spaces to organize your gear, plus is carry-on size (13.75 inches x 21.5 inches x 8 inches) and fairly lightweight (3 pounds, 8 ounces). It’s not a top-open…

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Gregory Proxy travel backpack

By Amy / February 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Gregory Proxy 45 is the perfect weekender bag for adventurers! Small enough to be worn comfortably as a backpack while fully loaded, yet roomy enough to stash enough gear and clothing for a long weekend, the Proxy 45 has become my new companion for short trips. It’s just over three pounds, and has a…

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Big Agnes Big Joe Duffel for multi-purpose packing

By Amy / January 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

I’ve found the workhorse of all duffels! The Big Agnes Big Joe has become my go-to bag for all things messy, rugged, outdoorsy and practical. This tarmac waterproof bag can withstand anything! The Big Joe comes in three sizes (45L, 80L, and 110L), with multiple strap options to allow you to heft it to your…

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

By Leah Guill / January 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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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Rolling Mobile Pro Lite Gear Bag

By Ramsey / December 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

Like its underseat sibling that I tested out recently, the Rolling Mobile Pro Lite Gear Bag offers generous storage and an impressive composition. It is small enough to fit underneath an airplane seat or into the bag sizers used at the airport. Like other Lite Gear bags, it is produced using recycled materials including plastic.…

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Topo Designs The National Classic Duffel Bag

By Ramsey / December 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

This limited edition bag from Colorado-based Topo Designs is part of a collaboration with the Grammy Award winning band The National. You’re sure to impress your friends and colleagues with something so different and unique. It is also something that won’t easily be snatched by mistake from an overhead bin or luggage carousel from an…

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Rolling Mobile Pro Underseater by LiteGear

By Ramsey / November 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Rolling Mobile Pro Underseater by LiteGear retails for $129 and comes in both black and blue.

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Peak Design Travel Backpack

Pack and Play with the Peak Design Travel Backpack 45L

By Jill / November 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Everyone’s got their way of packing: toss everything in and sort it out later, roll everything up, fold instead of roll, or use packing cubes. I’m not here to convince you that any way is the right one, but I will say that packing cubes make it far easier for me on the road, and…

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