By Everett Potter I started wearing Mountain Khakis’ trademark pants about a decade ago. They were like Carhartts taken to a higher level – tough as hell, beyond durable, pants that you could wear on a plane, or in any ski town bar and then go have dinner at the


By Everett Potter I’ve been a big fan of Clothing Arts for a couple of years, ever since I had a chance to “test drive” their Pickpocket Proof Pants on a trip to Namibia a few years ago. Whether it was desert in all its varied forms, dust like you

Vincente Passport Wallet

By Everett Potter Of all the scourges facing contemporary travelers, identity theft has risen through the ranks to become one of the most potent. I’m not talking old fashioned pickpocketing here, or even someone observing you at an ATM. The 21st century sticky fingers move is all about radio-frequency identification


By Everett Potter Like me, you’ve probably seen the SCOTTeVEST advertised and promoted for years. The premise is a good one: it’s a piece of travel clothing designed with multiple pockets, some of them quite hidden and ingenious indeed, designed to foil pick pockets and to provide you with ample

Phone charger and water bottle holder in the ecbc Sparrow Wheeled Garment Bag

By Everett Potter Luggage manufacturers are always trying to do more with less. After all, they need to abide by airline space restrictions while also giving travelers everything they might desire in a single piece of luggage. A case in point is the new ecbc Sparrow Wheeled Garment Bag. At

Royal Robbins, climbing in the Billy Goat Shorts he designed.

By Everett Potter Once upon a time, back in the mid 1970’s, men’s shorts were either made of polyester in a pastel color and worn by your father on the golf course or they were heavy, cut-off jeans you wore if you were under 30. In 1975,  an American climbing

Eagle Creek Tarmac AWD 25 blue

By Neil Wolkodoff Traveling is stressful enough without continually fighting your luggage. One of the keys to luggage is to pick the right carrier for your belongings that fit your style and needs. Head to head tests are almost non-existent in luggage as for some reason most manufacturers don’t want


By Everett Potter The ideal semi-dressy pants for traveling don’t wrinkle and are light enough for warm weather but give you a bit of warmth when temperatures plunge. They should have a few clever pockets but not endless appendages consisting of cargo pockets, buttons, loops and zippers that you never


By Everett Potter My life as a skier began on a pair of skinny skis on some rolling hills in central Wisconsin when I needed a break from the books during graduate school. It was pretty much love at first sight and while I’ve spent most of the ensuing winter

A MyCharge RazorMax at work

By Everett Potter Now that we’re all seemingly tethered 24-7 to one device or another, we need to make sure that we’re charged up and ready to go. If you never leave home, that’s not a problem. But if you travel — a lot or even a little — you