Travel Gear

News, reviews and articles about travel gear and accessories.

Matador Nanodry packable shower towel review – Don’t forget your towel!

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REVIEW – Packing towels for travel is a pain. Most of them need to be fluffy in order to be absorbent, which makes them bulky. Then, they have to flap around in the air to dry. In the last few decades, however, new materials have been developed that give you great absorption without the bulk. […]

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The Carsule is the perfect gift for an adventurer — and it’s just $279.97 for Black Friday

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DEAL NEWS – Want to create a portable living space anywhere you roam? The Carsule Pop-Up Cabin might be the answer, especially at the limited-time Black Friday price of $279.97 (reg. $379). Who doesn’t love hitting the open road? For any travel-hungry family and friends on your holiday list, it probably isn’t in the budget

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Tired of using backpacks or totes for your camping trips? Check out these gear boxes from Radius Outfitters

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NEWS – Radius Outfitters offers a range of high-quality storage boxes perfect for camping, overlanding, and other outdoor activities. The Gear Box 3000, Gear Box 3500, and Gear Box 5500 are all precision-engineered to keep you organized on or off-road. The Gear Box 3000 is the smallest of the three and is priced at $219.

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4 cool tools for your EDC tool box and 1 quirky travel accessory that you have to see to believe

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CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Today I have 4 Kickstarter campaigns for you that I think are worth checking out. Lately, there have been a lot of really cool items on Kickstarter, and the ones I have for you today look pledge-worthy. First up is the Symtik S1 Boost EDC Screwdriver. What is it? The Symtik S1

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Armbie is a cross between a straight jacket and a hug for relaxed dual armed support

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NEWS – If you ever thought that a straight jacket would be a great accessory for travel, then check out Armbie. While not as restrictive as a straight jacket, it does wrap itself around your upper body to provide relaxed support for your arms and shoulders. Why would you want something like this? Think travel.

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Turn your vehicle into a tailgating or camping hub with the $300 CARSULE

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DEAL NEWS – Tailgating and camping adventures don’t require an oversized truck or RV. The CARSULE Pop-Up Cabin makes it possible for just about anyone with an SUV or hatchback car. Purchase it today for an exclusive $299.97 (reg. $379). While camping and tailgating can be enjoyed any time of the year, the fall months

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EKSTER GRID Backpack and power station review – perfect laptop travel bag for me

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REVIEW – I’ve had a string of reviews come to me lately with serendipitous timing, but the EKSTER GRID Backpack and power station takes the crown of the “perfect review at the perfect time”. I haven’t travelled since the great pandemic of 2020, so to have my first business trip right after the EKSTER bag

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Aer Travel Weekender review – Have duffle, will travel

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REVIEW – Aer got their start by crowdfunding a combination gym/office bag and as they approach a 10 year anniversary next year, they now have quite an exhaustive collection of bags and travel essentials. I still have their first generation Travel Pack and after all this time it’s barely showing any wear. So a chance

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WaterField Travel Toiletry Bag review – Tip top tiny tote

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REVIEW – The first toiletry travel bag I ever had was from the early 1980s. It was a vinyl zip up bag that came with my Remington shaver. It eventually cracked and dissolved from years of use and exposure to DEET bug repellent. I’m not quite as adventurous now but the WaterField Travel Toiletry Bag

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Fluentalk T1 Mini by Timekettle review – Don’t speak the language? No problem!

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REVIEW – It was almost with perfect timing that Fluentalk made available their newest translation device, the Fluentalk T1 Mini. This timing would allow for its use on a previously planned trip to Japan. Exactly how useful is a device like this and do you need a separate device to perform routine translation tasks while

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Zero Breeze Mark 2 Plus Portable AC review – Powerful on-the-go cooling to help you beat the heat!

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REVIEW – With deadly heat waves occurring across the U.S. and other countries around the world, many people are desperate to find ways to stay cool. While air conditioners work great at cooling things down, they are large, power-hungry devices that lack portability. Enter the Zero Breeze Mark 2, a portable AC unit that, when

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Simplify your away game with the Handyman Compact Electric Face Shaver from Manscaped

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NEWS – Manscaped, a company specializing in male grooming, has introduced a new product called The Handyman Compact Electric Face Shaver. This waterproof dual-action foil shaver is designed for grooming on the go. It is a compact device that can easily fit into a travel bag or backpack, making it convenient for men who are

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