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By Everett Potter   The Ideal Duffel: Eagle Creek I’ve been a fan of Eagle Creek bags and packing systems for years, but even I was pleasantly surprised at how cool their Cargo Hauler Duffels are. They come in four sizes – 45, 60, 90 and 120 Liters — but

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By Jules Older Whether you journey by plane or ped, bus or burro, car or cycle, there’s stuff out there that will make your trip easier, more efficient, economical and/or enriched. Here’s the Good to Go list for this season … Let’s start with luggage. As airlines gouge charge more

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By Everett Potter I have a messy relationship with tents. It dates back to college years, when my friend Frank and I would drive his yellow VW van on fishing trips through New England and the Maritimes, tenting along the way. He had bought the tent second hand, from a

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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

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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

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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

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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