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Travel Gear Holiday Gift Guide

Date: November 23rd, 2011 | 11 Comments

The holiday season is upon us. To some that means nothing but joyous nights spent making gingerbread cookies, tying ribbon around your gorgeously wrapped presents, watching classics like A Christmas Story, It’s a Wonderful Life, and A Charlie Brown Christmas, and sitting around the fire with a cup of spiked eggnog.

But for some of us the holidays are a bit more stressful. The holidays mean racing around town and battling the crowd

Gift Ideas For Backpackers

Date: November 23rd, 2011 | 10 Comments

Backpacking and adventure travelers are pretty easy to please when it comes to holiday gifts. All you need to do is get them a shiny new piece of gear and you’re sure to see a smile when they open their gift. You pretty much can’t go wrong with a durable waterproof camera, a couple of compression sacks, or the latest in ultralight backpacking gear.

If all else fails you can always get th

GoLite Footwear Women’s Spring Lite Trail Shoes

Date: May 24th, 2011 | 1 Comment

GoLite Footwear Spring Lite Running Shoes – minimalist trail shoes

Why go barefoot when you can GoLite? With barefoot running being the latest rage, many shoe companies are releasing minimalist running shoes that stimulate a natural stride while offering your feet some protection from the hazards of the trail.

The Spring Lite Women’s Trail Shoes feature GoLite’s BareTech design. This zero heel drop design promotes a natural stride – similarly t

Brooks-Range Cirro Jacket

Date: May 13th, 2011 | No Comments

Brooks-Range Cirro Jacket – lightweight, synthetic mountaineering jacket

This is a guest review by Zac Robinson.

It has been a wet spring here in Utah.  With snowfall totaling over 700″ for the season, it looks like it will be easy for those folk who want to try to lay some ski tracks every single month of the year. Unfortunately, I packed the skis into the basement a few months ago and dug out th

Water Purification Systems For Travel

Date: April 19th, 2011 | 3 Comments

In honor of the upcoming Earth Day on April 22, we will be featuring eco-friendly travel gear and tips on choosing Earth friendly gear all week on Travel Gear Blog like how to choose eco-friendly travel gear.

Who says you can’t drink the water in a foreign country? With water filtration systems for travel, you can feel confident drinking the water while you travel and help reduce plastic bottle waste.

Having safe drinkin

Eureka! Silver City Sleeping Bag & Giveaway!

Date: April 13th, 2011 | 52 Comments

Eureka! Silver City Sleeping Bag – lightweight, 30-degree, synthetic sleeping bag

Simply like Travel Gear Blog and Eureka! on Facebook and enter a comment below telling us where your favorite hiking destination is to win! Sorry, but only US residents are eligible for the giveaway. Enter by 11:59pm EST, April 30, 2011 for your chance to win. Don’t forget to ente

Eureka! Apex 2 Tent & Giveaway!

Date: April 13th, 2011 | 92 Comments

Eureka! Apex 2 Tent – 2-person backpacking tent

Simply like Travel Gear Blog and Eureka! on Facebook and enter a comment below telling us where your favorite hiking destination is to win! Sorry, but only US residents are eligible for the giveaway. Enter by 11:59pm EST, April 30, 2011 for your chance to win. Don’t forget to enter to win the Eureka!

GoLite Jam Backpack

Date: March 8th, 2011 | 1 Comment

GoLite Jam Pack – ultralight pack made from recycled materials

If you’re looking to go lighter and faster the GoLite Jam Pack will get you moving in the right direction. Weighing in at only 1 lb. 7 oz. for the women’s pack and 1 lb 15 oz. for the men’s pack, this pack is as ultralight as they get. When I first picked up this pack to try it on, I was completel

Best Heart Rate Monitors

Date: March 2nd, 2011 | 1 Comment

Looking to improve your fitness level? Heart Rate Monitors are a great tool for monitoring your fitness progress and helping you stay in your target zone during workouts. Heart Rate Monitors measure and display your heart rate in real time giving you continuous feedback about your level of effort so you can adjust your level of intensity to get in your desired workout zone.

Whether you are a casual walker or veteran marathoner

Best Backpacks for RTW Trips

Date: February 28th, 2011 | 8 Comments

The backpack is the single most important gear item for your round-the-world trip. Your backpack will be your home for the next 6 months or how ever long you’ve been lucky enough to score off for travel – so you’re going to want it to be perfect. If your backpack is too small, not padded enough, or poorly designed for your tastes it can seriously put a damper o