Gear

Reviewed By Gerrie Summers     Key Smart Urban 21 Commuter Backpack I’m a big backpack person. I find them more convenient and they (usually) place less stress on my back and shoulders than totes. The only problem, when I travel with one, I can’t find anything—I usually dump items

By Everett Potter Hydro Flask 21 ounce Standard Mouth w/ Sport Cap Job number one on any flight is staying hydrated. So the obvious answer is a sturdy and colorful Hydro Flask. This combo marries a 21 oz. Standard Mouth Bottle and an insulated Sport Cap. TempShield™ insulation eliminates condensation and

  By Everett Potter Merrell Men’s Moab Adventure Chelsea Waterproof  It seems like everyone is coming out with a variation on the classic Chelsea boot this winter. What grabbed me about the Merrell Men’s Moab Adventure Chelsea Waterproof is that they are not only stylish and cool-looking but were built to defy

By Everett Potter Clothing Arts Pick-Pocket Proof® Explorer Travel Jeans  I have been a fan of Clothing Arts Pickpocket Proof Clothing since they began and their Adventure Travel pants are usually my first choice when I hit the road. Now they’ve rolled out their Pick-Pocket Proof® Explorer Travel Jeans and they’ll make

By Jules Older Two things you should know about global warming: No, it’s not a Chinese plot; look out the window. It’s bringing ticks and chiggers to previously cold regions, i.e. where you hike and camp. Thus, it’s ever more important to protect your body, your kids. That starts with

By Everett Potter Airstream fanatics are an exceptionally loyal bunch and anything the company makes has a built-in audience. So when the 80 plus year old company reintroduced its smallest model, the Basecamp, in 2016, there was a lot of buzz among #vanlife enthusiasts. The same could be said for

By Everett Potter When Valentine’s Day rolls around, say “I love you” with a new piece of outdoor gear or clothing for an adventurous traveler, especially one set to embark on a winter trip or a spring escape. Here’s a roundup of gear and garb that’s bound to please and

by Kim D. McHugh Turning a phrase from “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere”, the song made popular by Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett, it’s winter somewhere. That means being prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws your way, whether you’re skiing in Utah, snowshoeing in Vermont, ski touring in Switzerland or walking your dog on

By Neil Wolkodoff Different parts of the world require not only the right protection to the elements but different levels of style. For Americans heading to Europe, it is a bit more formal in how one should dress, even in casual situations. Heading out in the morning means your clothes

By Jules Older In cities from New Zealand to New England, what are the latest hand-wringing concerns? Drugs? So 1980s. Parking? Nothing new here. Panhandlers? Been there, seen that. No, aside from coyotes (though not in New Zealand), the latest threats to civilization are electric scooters and electric bikes. Naturally,