Gear

By Jules Older Starting at the top and working down, down, down, here’s gear that’ll get you going this winter. Helmets. There are two major trends in helmets, a.k.a. brain buckets. One is connectivity; the other, safety. For connectivity, it’s hard to beat Swagtron’s Snowtide helmet. Not only does it

By Everett Potter There’s an incredible array of travel gear and gadgets out there. So here are 10 items that can make your travels safer, easier and more comfortable. Leica D-Lux 7 Who doesn’t want a great travel camera that goes steps beyond an iPhone? Enter the new Leica D-Lux

Whether you’re heading for Mustique, Montana or Machu Picchu this winter, there’s a bag to make your travels easier. Here are 10 standouts in this highly competitive market. Patagonia Lightweight Travel Tote Pack 22L A daypack for your exploration of Dublin, Paris or Prague? A knapsack for beach excursions on

By Everett Potter It may seem like an endless summer in much of the country, but cooler temperatures are on the way. Anticipating their arrival are a host of new garments aimed at highly active travelers looking for lightweight fabrics, style and functionality. These are pieces that can be easily

By Everett Potter I’m just back from 12 days in Switzerland and Italy, accompanied by two exceptionally smart pieces of luggage from Dakine. Their new Ready 2 Roll Collection encompasses nine pack and bag styles. The bags I used on my journey through the Alps and down to Lake Como

By Jules Older   Photos by Effin Older Wherever you travel, you travel with stuff. From the shirt on your back to the shades on your eyes, the socks on your feet to the poles in your hands … stuff. This is about stuff that adds to your traveling pleasure. Starting with,

By Everett Potter What is the most iconic travel trailer in America? An Airstream, of course, those silver bullet-shaped aluminum trailers that have been a familiar presence on American highways since the 1930’s. Designer Wally Byam created these classic trailers in various models. By the 1950’s, he was leading caravans

      By Everett Potter Gearing up for a spring trip? Here are three jackets that will do you right if you’re headed to Vancouver, Berlin or even Chicago in the coming months. Places where things can get wet, windy and unexpectedly wild, weather-wise. Tekkima Mobilizer Hooded Shell Tekkima

  Story & photo by Neil Wolkodoff, shot with a Panasonic DMC G85 I will admit to not being very good with cameras. As I write travel stories and pieces on gear, my wordsmithery has far outweighed my poor imitation of Ansel Adams. At least it did until now. Thanks

By Everett Potter Of the all displays at the recent New York Times Travel Show, a sensory assault of colorful destination booths, swarming crowds and chatter, one of them really caught my attention. In a far corner, away from the action, was the most beautiful travel trailer I had ever seen. The