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Humangear GoToob Travel Bottles

Humangear GoToob Travel Bottles – carry-on approved travel bottles GoToobs have revolutionized travel toiletry bottles. I’ve been using Nalgene Travel Bottles for years, but I am tempted to crossover to the GoToob. Main thing I liked about these bottles is that unlike the Nalgene bottles they are squeezable. You can get that list bit of shampoo out of a GoToob […]


Timbuk2 Zeitgeist Backpack

Timbuk2 Zeitgeist Backpack – top-loading commuter pack Timbuk2’s brand new Zeitgeist pack will surely make an excellent around the town companion. This slim profile pack holds a 17-inch laptop in a padded low-profile compartment, which you can access without even having to take off your pack with Timbuk2’s patented Swing Around Access. Plenty of external zip pockets give you easy […]


12 Days of Travel Gear Giveaways: Win a Hammock Bliss Ultralight Travel Hammock

And the winner is lucky commenter #16 – Abbie! From the makers of the ridiculously roomy Hammock Bliss Triple comes a stunningly comfortable and compact Ultralight Hammock. The Hammock Bliss Ultralight weighs in at a scant 13 ounces and packs down smaller than the size of a Nalgene water bottle. If you’ve been following this blog you would know that […]


12 Days of Travel Gear Giveaways: Win LOKSAK Waterproof Bags!

And the winner of the LOKSAK bags are lucky readers 48 (Rhonda), 3 (Matt S), and 9 (Linda S). I’ve sadly lost several digital cameras to both sand and water and have vowed for my new camera to last at least a year. Thankfully I discovered LOKSAK bags, my new favorite travel companion. LOKSAK bags are re-sealable little bags that […]


Best Toiletry Bags For Travel

After reviewing nothing but toiletry kits this week I am thinking about upgrading my trusty 5+ year old REI Shower Kit with one of these new fangled bags. Whether you’re looking for a compact, rugged, waterproof toiletry kit or a way to organize your full-size toiletries for a month-long trip, there’s a toiletry kit made just for you. Hanging styles […]


The North Face Base Camp Travel Canister

The North Face Base Camp Toiletry Kit – sporty toiletry bag for adventure travelers The North Face Base Camp Travel Canister is a toiletry kit for sporty travelers. Made from super durable water and abrasion-resistant fabric, the Base Camp will hold up to the abuse of a weeklong backpacking trip or a month-long road trip. A D-shaped zipper gives you […]


Eagle Creek Bombshell Toiletry Kit

Eagle Creek Bombshell Toiletry Kit – spacious toiletry kit for the woman who doesn’t travel light Designed especially for women who like to carry a ton of toiletries on their journeys, the Eagle Creek Bombshell Toiletry Kit is pretty much the bomb. The main compartment is spacious with some organizer pockets and the slim top zip compartment is great for […]


Eagle Creek Pack-It Slim Toiletry Kit

Eagle Creek Pack-It Slim Toiletry Kit – sleek hanging toiletry bag The Eagle Creek Pack-It Slim Kit is a fairly compact hanging toiletry bag with plenty of pockets and a handy built-in mirror. Perfect for weekend excursions and camping trips, the Pack-It Slim may not hold enough goods for round-the-world trips or heavy packers, but if you like the style […]


REI Shower Kit

REI Shower Kit – simple and lightweight toiletry kit I have been using REI’s Shower Kit for years. It is simple, straightforward, and holds everything I need for a weekend trip or a month-long adventure. It lacks the bells and whistles of the Sea to Summit Hanging Toiletry Bag, but it is perfect for storing travel-sized toiletries without a lot […]


Sea to Summit Hanging Toiletry Bag

Sea to Summit Hanging Toiletry Bag – ultralight, durable hanging toiletry bag The Sea to Summit Hanging Toiletry Bag lets you travel with everything but the bathroom sink. Multiple internal pockets keeps your goods organized and the mesh design lets you view the bag’s contents even when pockets are zipped closed. Best thing about the Sea to Summit Toiletry Bag […]