Travel Gear

biaggi-sharktank

There are only a couple of gadget specific TV shows that I know of and Shark Tank is my favorite. I always love it when I'm watching the show and someone comes on to pitch a product that we've written about or even reviewed in the past. It's fun to see people who I've interacted [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear
waterfield-razor-case

A few months ago, I told you about the luxurious travel kit I had assembled for my husband after he discovered wet-shaving with vintage razors.  Whether you use vintage razors or new ones, you need a case to protect it in your Dopp kit, and Waterfield has introduced a nice-looking Razor Case that could be [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Travel Gear
scottevest_questvest_46

   Here are three gift ideas for your favorite world traveler. First of all we have the Biaggi Contempo 28″ Expandable 4 Wheel Spinner Upright folding luggage. I reviewed this bag last year and still love it. First of all, I like the fact that it's well made and has fully swiveling wheels which makes it [...]

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Visenta Recon Wireless Folding Mouse

When traveling it's all about getting the maximum amount of items into the minimum amount of space. When it comes to computer peripherals we see that with small external hard drives and keyboards. The mouse seems to be the one device that although has gotten smaller, is still a bit bulky. The Recon Wireless Folding [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News, Travel Gear
Carry On Cocktail Kit

Flying these days can be a big hassle, long lines, short tempers and that's just at the security checks. But there was a time when flying and being on an airplane was a more civilized venture, with hand mixed cocktails and plenty of elbow room. You can't do anything about the elbow room, but you [...]

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booq Boa Flow Graphite review

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Back in 2010, I reviewed the booq Boa Flow M backpack after decades of carrying a messenger type bag. Since then, I regularly use the Boa Flow M when I need to carry a majority of my tech/travel gear or am going out into the damp Seattle weather. I am surprised by just how much I like and [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
panda-portable-compact-washer

The Panda Compact Washing Machine is only 14" wide and 19.3" tall, but it can wash 5.5 pounds of laundry.  You just plug it in, load in your clothes, and add water and detergent, and it will handle the washing.  It's good for doing small loads and can handle delicates to towels.  It's great for [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News, Travel Gear
lynxhooks

Bungee cables, I love them and I hate them. I remember using them all the time when I had a small pickup truck. I would use them to secure boxes in the back on trash day. Numerous times I was snapped by one of the cords when it slipped out of the hook while trying [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear, Travel Gear
blue-bottle-travel-coffee-kit

If your coffee is the key to a good morning for you, and if the cost of getting it your way is no object, then the Blue Bottle Coffee Travel Kit from Timbuk2 Bags is the perfect addition to your travel gear.  The kit is packed in a Timbuk2 bag with 14-oz waxed canvas exterior with [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News, Travel Gear
bluesmart-suitcase

The Bluesmart carryon is actively seeking funding on indiegogo, although it's already raised more than 650% of its funding goal with 33 days left in the funding period.  This piece of luggage connects to your smartphone via an app and tells you all about itself and your travel - and it charges your devices, too. [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear
tylt-backpack-1

Since I travel frequently, I am always searching for the perfect backpack. Finding the balance between size, comfort, and usability is the biggest challenge. The TYLT Energi+ backpack looks to be not only comfortable, but convenient, so when I was offered to review it, I was happy to accept. I had two weekend trips to [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews, Travel Gear
travelon-slim-pouch

The Anti-Theft Classic Slim Pouch from Travelon looks perfect for keeping your cards, passport, and a phone with you while you travel.  The bag has a quick-access phone pocket on the front and a small zippered pocket for cash or small items.  The main zipper compartment can be locked to prevent easy access to the [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear
heated-luggage

ThermalStrike Heated Luggage promises to be the only luggage that kills bedbugs, so you don't bring any unwanted little hangers-on home from trips.  I hear stories every week about how bad bedbug infestations are to eliminate and how this place or that place is infested.  You don't always know what hotels to avoid to prevent [...]

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wet-shaving-travel-kit-1a

My husband discovered the joys of shaving with vintage double-edged razors and warm shaving cream a few years ago.  He uses an old Gillette "Fat Boy" razor older than he is with Gillette 7 O'clock double-edge blades, and his skin has never been better.  His beard, which used to literally shred the collars of his shirts [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Travel Gear
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I often think that I should have been born in an earlier time. Back when the world was a simpler place, a person's word/handshake was their bond, people made things with their hands, doors were left unlocked etc. The Colonel Littleton gear I have had the fortune to review is truly the embodiment of those [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear
Just Power Stick

For those of us old enough to have noticed, it’s amazing how quickly phones have transitioned from stationary devices to portable toys for the rich-and-famous to in-case-of-emergency gear to essential, inseparable extensions of ourselves. Along with that dependency, we've developed a primal fear of, running down our life-giving phone batteries. One of the many companies providing [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews, Travel Gear
convert-a-hanger

Do the anti-theft style hangers that you find in hotel closets annoy you because they can't be removed to hang your clothing on a door knob or shower rod due to the fact that they don't have an actual hook on top? Here's a solution for you, it's the ConvertAHanger adapter. The CovertAHanger is an [...]

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GigaWatt SunJack-1

These days, it is impossible to conceive of life without our phones, tablets gaming and other mobile devices. And I would guess for most of us having a backup power source is a must. But what happens when you decide to go off the grid to go camping or worse yet, you end up in an area [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Outdoor Gear, Travel Gear
travelon-anti-theft-convertible-hobo-and-wallet-2

Travelon, as you can guess from the name, makes great bags for traveling - around town or around the world.  This particular wallet and bag combination is perfect for protecting your valuables and your personal data as you go about your daily travels.  The Travelon Anti-Theft Convertible Hobo with RFID Blocking Wallet are made of 100% polyester. [...]

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Hydrapack Stash Bottle

Always on the lookout for neat travel gear, I recently stumbled upon this product from Hydrapak, the Stash Bottle a collapsible TPU walled water bottle. What makes this so interesting to me is that when not in use, the hard molded top and bottom can be collapsed together for storage. This feature is a travelers [...]

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