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Gregory Compass 30 Pack | Practical Travel Gear

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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

Away The Everywhere Bag

By Ramsey / May 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

I am a huge fan of Away’s products, and when the company launched this beautiful leather duffel-type briefcase bag that fits perfectly atop the Away Bigger Carry-On Suitcase, I had to try it out. Known as The Everywhere Bag, it is the perfect replacement to an aging Briggs and Riley bag that I am currently…

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International travel solution: Six Moon Designs Traveler pack

By Amy / April 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

Not long ago, I reviewed Six Moon Designs’ travel pouch, which worked so well as a travel accessory through Greece, I opted to try the full Traveler Pack, a duffel/backpack hybrid made specifically for long-term travel. In fact, it was conceptualized by founder Ron Moak during an extended trip through Spain. It’s intended to be…

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Gear up for backpacking season with the Gregory Jade 53

By Amy / April 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

Gregory makes a nice line of women’s backpacking/overnight packs, but the Jade 53 is the only one that offers the exact sizing I prefer when I’m headed into the wilderness. I’m not a minimalist hiker, so a 40 liter or smaller pack is not right for me during overnights, but I’m also not a must-have-my-luxuries…

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Topo Designs Light Pack

By Ramsey / April 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

If you are looking for a lightweight and easy to carry backpack to use on a daily basis, the Topo Designs Light Pack seems to do just the trick.

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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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