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Best Laptop Backpack: TLS Professional Slim Review

Best Laptop Backpack: TLS Professional Slim Review

Gregory Compass 30 Pack | Practical Travel Gear

Gregory Compass 30 Pack

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

Cotopaxi Taal convertible tote for your next adventure

By Amy / September 15, 2020 /

If you’re road tripping, camping, or otherwise traveling in a socially-distanced, safe way this fall, do it in style with a company that’s doing good. Cotopaxi has long been known for their ‘Do good’ campaign, which donates 1 percent of their annual revenues to the Cotopaxi Foundation, and their products designed and made with environmental…

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Briggs & Riley Delve Convertible Brief Bag

By Ramsey / June 8, 2020 /

If you cannot decide between taking a briefcase or a backpack on your next trip, the Briggs & Riley Delve Convertible Brief Bag could be the ideal travel companion. This day pack can function as both, and it comes with a cross-body sling so you can easily take it to work, the gym, on a…

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Six Moon Designs Daybreaker pack for home and abroad

By Amy / June 3, 2020 /

I’ve been a fan of Six Moon Designs since trying out their international travel pack, which went around Europe and India with my teenage son. Their Daybreaker daypack utilizes the same intentional design elements that I appreciated in the larger pack, making it perfect for both day hikes or day trips during longer vacations or…

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Speck Travel 29-Inch Upright bag

By Ramsey / June 1, 2020 /

The Speck Travel 29-Inch Upright bag retails for $250 on the Speck Travel website. Its smaller versions are priced lower, and there are many different color options.

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Leatherology Henderson Laptop Brief Bag

By Ramsey / May 25, 2020 /

Wow, is this a beautiful bag. The first thing you notice when you unpack the Leatherology Henderson Laptop Brief Bag is the high quality and lovely fragrance of the leather. It is smooth and perfect. I almost want to leave it in the packaging and just stare at it rather than get it scuffed up…

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Arc’teryx Granville 16 Backpack

By Ramsey / May 18, 2020 /

The Arc’teryx Granville 16 backpack is a winner for those that want to balance style and efficiency when they travel, camp, hike, picnic, or simply spend a day at the park or the beach. What strikes me as most appealing with this bag is its durability and efficiency in design. It works well whether you…

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Great Bag for Air Travel: Lojel Cubo Small Carry-On

By Ramsey / May 4, 2020 /

Great, four-wheel spinning luggage has become quite the trend of late. And the hard-shell style bags have delivered plenty of durability to the mix. That’s why I was excited to test out the Lojel Cubo Small carry-on size bag. It is visually appealing and a great size for carrying on your luggage rather than checking…

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United By Blue Sidekick 9L

Show Your Love for the Earth with United By Blue 9L Sidekick Backpack

By Jill / May 1, 2020 /

Travel gear isn’t only good for travel. Sure, maybe some items like passport cases and TSA locks really are only good when you’re boarding a plane elsewhere. But many of the things we review at Practical Travel Gear have home uses, as well. At home, I get tired of switching out my purse or day…

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Re:store Tote: Solo New York Gives Plastics an Urban Makeover

By Leah Guill / April 24, 2020 /

Solo New York has created a line of beautiful bags that are good for the environment and easy on the wallet. Re:store bags are made from recycled plastic bottles and the whole line comes in a unisexy gray that will please even the pickiest of shoppers in your house. We are testing out the Re:store…

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Gregory Juno backpack for day hikes in the outdoors

By Amy / April 7, 2020 /

Now is the time for exercise near home, and when you set out on your local trails (practicing social distancing measures, of course), you need a day pack that can go all day long, carrying everything you need. The Gregory Juno pack fits the bill with all the bells and whistles you could need in…

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