Luggage and Bags

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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Mammut Seon Transporter 26 L

Combine Work and Play with Mammut Seon Transporter 26 L

By Jill | February 21, 2020

I’m forever looking for the perfect carry-on pack that’s the ideal blend between my work and sporty life. One that easily carries my laptop and writing gear, but that I can also drop in a change of clothes for the gym or trail. Carrying two bags is too much. This week, I’m traveling with the…

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Camelbak Octane 25

Stay Hydrated on the Run with Camelbak Octane 25 70-ounce Hydration Pack

By Jill | February 7, 2020

When your trail time requires that you move fast and light, you don’t need to bring a lot of gear, and what you do decide to bring needs to perform well. Whether you’re a trail runner, fast hiker, or just like to get where you’re going without bringing a lot of stuff along, a good…

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Pacsafe Vibe

Pack Lightly with Pacsafe Vibe 325 Econyl Anti-Theft Recycled Sling Pack

By Jill | December 20, 2019

When it comes to the essentials, you don’t always need a backpack to tote your stuff around. It might make sense to have one bag that’s flexible enough to fit a little or a lot, but if you don’t like carrying a big pack when you only have a few items, consider sizing down. I…

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Keep Yourself Visible with Proviz Nightrider Cycling Rucksack

By Leah Guill | December 1, 2019

Proviz has always created highly visible products for cyclists and the Nightrider Cycling Rucksack is a great large capacity backpack. We live in a very active community and with two small children you can usually find us out and about. One of our favorite modes of transportation is our bikes. For our family, being visible…

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