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By Everett Potter Outdoor gear for him from Outdoor Research, Helly Hansen, OluKai, Ibex and many more. Outdoor Research SuperStrand LT Vest Outdoor Research (OR) has long made some of my favorite winter gear, and the OR SuperStrand LT Vest is yet another hit for them. This is their lightest, softest,

By Everett Potter Gregory Inertia H20 18L My new favorite pack for day hikes is the Gregory Inertia 18 H2O daypack. I was a fan of Camelbacks when they came out a couple of decades ago but this new pack from Gregory made me rethink the concept. It has a 3D

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 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 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 In the battle for carry-on, every inch counts. After all, it’s about keeping your stuff away from the evil clutches of the airlines’ baggage systems and saving the cost of checking a bag.   Here are three backpacks from Eagle Creek, Timbuk2 and Cotopaxi that are ideal

By Everett Potter Spring weather is highly unpredictable, so road warriors are in need of sturdy and reliable luggage that can deal with the most mercurial of seasons. Here are three pieces to consider before you head off to Berlin, Belize or Bhutan … continue reading