Monthly Archives: May 2010

10 Graduation Gift Ideas for the Traveling Grad

Looking for a gift for that high school or college graduate?  If your graduate is planning a trip after graduation, finding a gift can actually be a blast. Traveling grads needs some basic gear to make it around the world safely and with ease.  Consider enclosing a small gift that will make their travels easier and more comfortable alongside some […]

Topeak Alien II 26-Function Bicycle Tool

Topeak Alien II 26-Function Bicycle Tool – the ultimate cycling multi-tool With 26 high-quality steel tools, the Topeak Alien is the mother of all cycling multi-tools.  All 26 tools are housed in a break-apart body and fold up easily to store in a compact case. Whether you are commuting to work, hitting the trails, or cycling across Europe, the Topeak […]

Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboutit Mini Bicycle U-Lock

Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboutit Mini Bicycle U-Lock – serious theft protection for your bike Cyclists needing serious protection will find solace in Kryptonite’s New York Fahgettaboutit U-Lock.  With a ranking of 12 on the Kryptonite’s 1-12 scale of toughness, thieves will need a chainsaw to hack through this high-grade steel lock.  The New York lock features a super duper steel […]

SealLine Urban Backpack

SealLine Urban Backpack – breathable, waterproof cycling backpack The SealLine Urban Backpack provides serious water protection for bike commuters and mountain bikers. A simple roll-top closure keeps the bag watertight and an eco-friendly, PVC-free coated body keeps water out. The ergonomic shoulder straps, hideaway waist belt, and sternum strap provide a comfortable, supportive fit whether you are cruising around town […]

How to Choose the Best Travel Tent

Looking for a new tent? This guide will help you determine what you need to look for in a tent and recommend some of the best tents available for a variety of needs and preferences. There are many items to consider when choosing a tent for your travels: Type – Will you be primarily car camping or backpacking? Weight – […]

Kelty Yellowstone 4 Tent

Kelty Yellowstone 4 Tent – affordable 4-person family tent The Kelty Yellowstone is an affordable, 3-season dome-style tent that is perfect for car camping.  With 64 square feet of floor space, the Yellowstone has plenty of room for a family of four or a couple with loads of gear and dogs. The tent is easy to setup with its color-coded […]

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 – the ultimate ultralight travel tent At just over 2 pounds, you will barely notice the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 in your pack.  This tent weight is phenomenal for a freestanding 2-person tent so it is no wonder the Big Agnes Fly Creek received a Backpacker Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award for one of the […]

REI Hobitat 4 Tent

REI Hobitat 4 Tent – spacious 4-person car camping tent The REI Hobitat 4 is a spacious home away from home that fits 4 people snugly or two people, a couple of dogs, and a ton of gear comfortably. The rectangular floor design maximizes space so there are no awkward nooks and crannies and the spacious design offers plenty of […]

Try Glamping! 10 Non-Essential Items For Un-Rugged Camping

The idea of camping might sound appealing to you if it wasn’t for sleeping on the cold hard ground, questionable food, and going days without a shower. For many people roughing it just isn’t for them.  But you have to admit that waking up to a cup of steamy hot espresso at a little known National Park or cozying up […]

MSR Hubba Hubba 2-Person Tent

MSR Hubba Hubba – lightweight backpacking tent with generous space and durable design At only 4 pounds, the Hubba Hubba by MSR is a fabulous lightweight tent for backpackers and minimalist travelers.  Pack this popular freestanding, 2-person, 3-season tent when you need a generous amount of space without having to haul a heavy load. The Hubba Hubba’s latest model features […]