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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

Nalgene Travel Bottle Kit

Date: May 10th, 2011 | No Comments

Nalgene Travel Bottle Kit – leakproof and break-resistant travel bottles

The economical Nalgene Travel Bottle Kit is perfect for packing and organizing shampoo, lotion, body wash, vitamins, and other travel essentials. Made from heavyduty polyethylene, these bottles are as rugged as their popular Nalgene water bottles.

The kit includes six guaranteed leakproof bottles (some which fit the two independent dispenser caps) and two storage jars not intended for liquids but great for things lik

Best Eco-Friendly Backpacks and Bags For Travel

Date: April 21st, 2011 | No Comments

Way to much of what gets made ends up in the trash. By buying gear made from recycled materials, we not only reduce the amount of wasted headed to the landfill, but we reduce the amount of raw materials needed to make a new product. Buying products made from recycled materials is also a statement to these companies that eco-friendly products are important to us.

GoLite says it best, “

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

GoLite Odyssey Pack

Date: February 25th, 2011 | 2 Comments

GoLite Odyssey Pack – sweet RTW bag made from recycled materials

I can’t imagine every needing a pack this size, but if I did the GoLite Odyssey Pack would be it. Holding up to 78 liters, the Odyssey is perfect for a multi-week backpacking adventure or a round-the-world kind of a trip.

Made from 50% Tier 1 recycled ripstop nylon, the Odyssey won a Backpacker Magazine’s Editors Choice Green Award for the finest innovatio

Deuter Speed Lite 20 Backpack

Date: February 22nd, 2011 | No Comments

Deuter Speed Lite 20 Pack – ultralight touring and hiking backpack

The Deuter Speed Lite 20 backpack is made for speed. Weighing in at just over a pound, the Speed Lite holds all your essentials without holding you back. A detachable waist belt and sternum strap lets you strip down the pack if you’re looking for more weight savings. Plus the Delrin frame-support rod can also be removed to save even mor