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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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear, Travel Gear
GAEMS Vanguard

I like gaming, but I seem to be traveling more and more these days and that puts a crimp in my gaming time. The Vanguard, a portable gaming solution from GAEMS could be the answer to any gamers prayers. The Vanguard is a hard shell case with a 19" LED display built into the top [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear, News, Travel Gear
scottevest_questvest_44

SCOTTeVEST, or SeV for short, has been producing their patented TEC, or Technology Enabled Clothing, since 2000. Included in a now extensive product line, the Travel Vest (the original SCOTTeVEST), boasted 24 pockets designed to hold all sorts of items for travelers, hardcore technology users or anyone with gadgets to carry on their person. SCOTTeVEST has [...]

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tombihn-aeronaut30nightflight

Tom Bihn, maker of travel bags and accessories that are designed smart and built strong in the USA, recently released several new items. First, the Aeronaut 30 Carry-on Travel Bag ($270, upper image). This is the little brother to the original Aeronaut 45 (as it has been renamed), and the numbers indicate their approximate volume in liters. [...]

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moleskine-voyageur

I always like to take my journal with me when I go on vacations so I can go back later and read about the things I've seen and done. I usually print out a Google map with the trip route and stops and glue it to the page that starts the trip. I also glue [...]

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HOBOROLL

Being in the travel business, I seem to find myself on the road more and more. Packing for long trips is fairly easy: I pull out the large suitcase, pack it up, and go. Packing for a short day trips or even short tours on my longer travels can be a real hassle. I tend [...]

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MBI HF-1

  I would think it is fair to say that we have done our fair share of flashlight reviews at The Gadgeteer. We get them in all shapes and sizes, so for me to do a review on one it has to be unique or have an unexpected feature. The MBI HF from Match Box [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
OgdenBag 11

I must admit. I really like having a bag. Whether a backpack, messenger bag, or sling bag. In high school I used three different backpacks in a school year. I own two large travel skate backpacks, both the same brand and model. I couldn't choose between the color designs so I bought both of them. [...]

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lay-n-go-bags-2

Lay-n-Go manufactures "innovative organizational solutions for life, play, and travel."  These bags have drawstrings that pull the bag closed into a ball shape, so they can be carried along with your or used as a storage bag.  They come in various sizes that are small enough to hold your cosmetics or grooming supplies to keep [...]

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calypsotag-2

The CalypsoTag luggage tag pairs your smart phone with Bluetooth 4.0 (iPhone 4s and newer, both generations of the iPad mini, iPad 3rd gen and newer, and iPod Touch 5th generation, Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4) running the app with the CalypsoTag attached to your luggage.  It uses technology built by Chipolo that alerts the [...]

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ecoscooter2

If I lived in a large city with crazy traffic, and insane parking space rentals, I'd seriously look into buying an alternative vehicle like the e-Scooter from EcoReco. This is an eco-friendly electric scooter with a quiet motor that outputs zero exhaust and no CO2 emissions. The scooter's high-capacity Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) rechargeable battery [...]

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