Luggage and Bags

An Updated Winner: Osprey Waypoint Backpack | Practical Travel Gear 3

A Waypoint Backpack for Ten Bucks?

By Tim Leffel | December 2, 2014

Sorry kids, but this contest is over. Thanks everyone for helping Passports with Purpose raise more than $25,000 for Sustainable Harvest International! Yes, we recently reviewed the Osprey Waypoint 80 travel backpack so you’re not seeing double. But Osprey Packs has teamed up with us this year to contribute a prize to Passports with Purpose.…

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Best Laptop Backpack: TLS Professional Slim Review

By Ramsey | August 11, 2014

Like all products in the favored TLS series, there are a number of popular uses for those traveling frequently with laptop computers. What I appreciate most is the standard of solid padding, but beyond that, I had never tested one of their gear items. The fully padded and lockable laptop compartment of the TLS Professional Slim…

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Gregory Compass 30 Pack | Practical Travel Gear

Gregory Compass 30 Pack

By Jill | May 16, 2014

Do you pack your backpack perfectly, placing the things you’ll need first on top, so you don’t have to dig for something? Don’t lie. Many have attempted, but few have accomplished the perfect packing technique. Wouldn’t it be great to have a backpack that opens like a duffel, so you can see all the contents…

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Helly Hansen 50L Duffel | Practical Travel Gear

Helly Hansen 50L Duffel

By Amy | September 17, 2013

You can’t go wrong with a classic. If you need a waterproof, rugged, all-purpose duffel bag and want to pay a bit less than you would for most adventure-gear brands of a similar size, Helly Hansen’s 50L duffel is for you. Helly Hansen offers their duffel bags in 30L, 50L, and 90L for  $75, $90,…

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

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

By Kara | July 16, 2010

Ever use a soft-sided cooler bag as a carry-on? I did last month, when we were flying from Colorado to Minnesota to begin a wild mystery road trip through seven states. A cooler for storing water bottles, snacks, sandwiches and leftovers is a non-negotiable must have for our family road trips, and I knew I…

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