Travel Gear

travelon-anti-theft-classic-neck-wallet

My husband was telling me about a co-worker who has to travel outside the country a lot on business.  This person said he was swarmed by a crowd of people, all talking at him and bumping into him in the lobby of his hotel.  When he reached into his pocket, grabbed his wallet out, and [...]

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Posted in: News, Travel Gear, Wallets
hootoo-tripmate-nano-2

The HT-TM02 TripMate Nano Wireless N Pocket Travel Router is tiny enough, at 2.2" X 2" X 0.7" and 1 ounce, to fit in a pocket or bag.  It's a 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz wireless router that lets you create a personal WiFi network for your mobile devices and laptop when you travel.  You can also plug in a [...]

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Posted in: News, Travel Gear, Wireless
Mophie Spacestation

Being an iPhone and iPad user over the past 4 years, the one thing that I have found is that I tend to run up against the file storage limitations of those devices. I especially find it an issue when trying to edit movies or music on the road. Mophie, a company we know at The [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Travel Gear
cafflano-klassic-coffee-maker

This may look like a travel mug, but it's a full coffee brewing station.  Unscrew the lid, and you'll find a coffee grinder and a filter basket inside.  Put 20g of coffee beans in the grinder, crank the handle to grind the beans directly into the permanent filter basket, then slowly pour hot water through [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News, Travel Gear
Nendo Kame

A decent set of luggage is almost paramount these days when doing extensive or long travel. While polycarbonate luggage is usually a little more durable and lighter, it often only comes in a clam shell design (basically the suitcase zippers down the middle and opens with two equal size sides). Fabric luggage usually has a [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear
waterfield-designs-razor-case-1a

I've mentioned before that my husband shaves with a vintage double-edged razor, and that I created a kit with his shaving gear and other toiletries for when he travels.  (Check the links at the end of this review to read more about his travel kit.)  In the past, men had elaborate travel kits with fittings [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, Reviews, Travel Gear
collittleton_37satchel-1b

The Colonel Littleton No. 37 Satchel in American buffalo is a beautiful bag bringing Old World quality, artistry, and charm to modern times. As the title states, this eye-catching bag is made from buffalo leather instead of the more classic cowhide. The combination of both design and rugged, marbled leather makes the No.37 Satchel unique to [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear
rise-gear-weekender

When you have a place for everything, it's easier to see when everything is in its place.  And you'll be less likely to reach to destination and find that you've forgotten something very important - like your pants for the week.   Rise Gear bags incorporate a patent-pending collapsible shelving system that makes packing a [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear
travel-laundry-stuff-sack

The Travel Laundry Stuff Sack from Tom Bihn makes it easy to pack and easy to separate your clean from dirty clothes when you travel.  The Sack is available in two sizes: 11.8" x 5.5" x 5.5" to fit the Tom Bihn Aeronaut 30 bag and 13.8" x 6.7" x 6.7" to fit the Tom Bihn Aeronaut [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear
triple-bar-set

You can take three of your favorite beverages with you in this luxurious Daines and Hathaway Triple Bar Set.  The round case is made of premium leather with a suede lining;  it has a shoulder strap for easy carrying.  Perfectly fitted inside are three stainless steel flasks and three stainless cups.  The strap can be [...]

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mini-travel-electric-shaver-and-cigarette-lighter

I told you about the travel kit I put together for my husband who wet-shaves with vintage double-edged razors in a previous post (see links at the end of this post).  His kit is loaded with all of the luxuries of home, but it's big and heavy and takes a lot of room in his [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Pocket Gear, Travel Gear
suit-pack-garment-bag

No matter how carefully you fold it, your suit is likely to arrived rumpled and wrinkled when you pack it in a suitcase or a traditional garment bag.  Garment bags are usually large and unwieldy, too, and often earn you angry glares from fellow travelers when you try to carry them on the plane.  With [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear

Vector cupholder review

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Stylish, clever and practical. If a gadget covers those three adjectives, it’s got a chance for success. And those are the words that first come to mind for the Vector cupholder that I was fortunate to get my hands on. If you want to reduce your worry level about spilling a drink on your keyboard [...]

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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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