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Travel Gear Reviews

Toad & Co Outbound Long Hoodie

The Toad & Co Outbound Long Hoodie ($139) is one of those hoodies that really has no business being labeled a hoodie. Made from 75% recycled Polyester and 25% recycled wool, it’s a harbinger of environmentally-friendly and sustainable clothing design… Continue Reading →

Ibex Woolie 1 Crew

Regardless if you live in a sopping inferno in summer or cryogenic tank in winter, you can wear the Ibex Woolie 1 ($80) all year ‘round. This isn’t my first rodeo with Merino wool. I’ve been using it for cycling, running,… Continue Reading →

SalmonberryOrigins Arctic Renewal Face Cream

I’m a longtime user and huge fan of Rainey Hobson’s arctic skin care products, scent memories, teas, and art. I’m a new adopter of Arctic Renewal Face Cream, though, and I don’t know what took me so long to try… Continue Reading →

Arcade Adventure Belts

Last fall Arcade contacted us to ask about reviewing their belts. I agreed because of the fancy designs, but inwardly I was reluctant because I am weirdly attached to the military-style black web belt that I used to wear under… Continue Reading →

Deuter Helion 80

The Deuter Helion 80 ($289) is a cavernous, big-gear hauling wheeled Sherpa for travel on land, air and sea. How I used it: Air travel for a four-day ski trip: Packed ski boots, ski pants, gloves, helmet, goggles, socks, baselayers, usual… Continue Reading →

Nau Allee: No goose died for its down in this down jacket

There’s a review of the Nau Allee ($300) jacket in this post but first I have to go someplace none of ever want to. The down in our jackets and sleeping bags comes about as a byproduct of the food… Continue Reading →

Wild Hedgehog Tactical Hers Medical Kit

Usually when a company pitches an idea to me it’s a quick transaction, as in “hey, want to try our product?” and I say “sure, sounds good!” or some variation thereof. But with Wild Hedgehog‘s owner Jonathan, we ended up… Continue Reading →

Deuter Airlite 26L: Is it more than just a daypack with a little yellow flower?

I’ve decided to go in another direction with my review of the Deuter Airlite 26 SL. Rant first about women-specific gear, review last. I’m suspicious of women-specific gear So much of the outdoor industry’s spin on women-specific gear feels like… Continue Reading →

Gear review: Timbuk 2 Sunset pack completes its first successful European tour

I realize that a proper review of the Timbuk2 Sunset ($109) should include at least one annoyance to counteract the lengthy list of why I love and recommend this casual urban pack for non-sweaty outdoor endeavors and general travel. Notice… Continue Reading →

Patagonia Nano-Air Jacket

    You’ve probably already heard about this jacket as it was assessed to death when it first came out.  The idea of the jacket technology is that it’s so insulating and breathable that once you put it on, you… Continue Reading →

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