Gear

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

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

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

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

By Everett Potter The surest sign that someone in my town embraces winter (rather than hibernates with the third series of House of Cards) is a Thule cargo box perched atop their car. The iconic sleek black box pretty much says “Bring it on” to winter. Clearly, that dare has

By Bobbie Leigh This is a true story.  The scene is  New York City.  The  time is evening rush hour.  On the downtown  E subway, a well-dressed man  gets on a super-crowded car. As the train is about to approach the next station, he feels something strange happening around his

by Everett Potter For anyone who travels off the grid to places where a cellphone won’t work but a satellite phone seems like costly overkill, Maine-based DeLorme may have the ideal solution. DeLorme’s inReach is a hybrid device and a system that utilizes satellite technology to make sure you’re never

  Everett Potter I’m as particular as the next guy about my sunglasses but never more so when I’m fly fishing, a sport that demands a good pair of polarized specs to cut the glare and help you read the water. So I decided to test a pair of Smith