Travel Gear

In his latest guest post, Practical Hacks contributor and bag aficionado Michael W. evaluates the usefulness of a new kids’ school backpack from Red Oxx as a flight or ” seat side” bag: Although Red Oxx calls its new daypack the “K-12 Kat Pack Backpack,” the same basic design elements that make it great as […]

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Kevin on August 22nd, 2012

Tom Bihn recently introduced four Dyneema Travel Stuff Sacks that are useful for packing (and categorizing via color, if you wish) a variety of small items and clothing. Bihn Stuff Sacks come in four sizes, and each is available in a variety of colors.  All models feature oval bases, making them a bit easier to […]

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The carry-on bag that has redefined value in the budget category – the Campmor Essential Carry-On (née Outdoor Products Essential Carry-On)  is back, priced at a mere $29.98  This is a lot of bag for the buck, and definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for a convertible carry-on.   Read my review by clicking […]

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Berg on August 15th, 2012

This is another guest post by our good friend and Practical Hacks contributor Berg.  In her latest post, she takes a close look at the Sea-to-Summit Daypack:   The Pros: Compressible, low-profile, lightweight, quality materials, fairly water-resistant The Cons: No structure, only one pocket, not fully waterproof The Verdict: A tough, featherweight bag that takes a licking and […]

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I’m not sure where I first stumbled across this eBay seller, but the husband and wife team known as Blue Bonnet Beauty Supplies offers a staggering array of small bottles and containers that are perfect for travel (click for larger image): This image is a tiny sampling of the type of items they offer, all […]

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Interesting article from The Wall Street Journal‘s Middle Seat column:  Oops! I Forgot My New iPad On the Plane; Now  What?    Author reports that hundreds of iPads are being left behind by harried or careless travelers.  At the end of the piece is a useful checklist of steps you can take; an excerpt: Protect […]

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The Highs: Surprising capacity, light weight, dirt cheap The Lows: Some materials are decidedly “basic;” feature creep is not an issue The Verdict: At the price, a legitimate value; if it wears out, buy another! The guy who coined the word “underwhelmed” might have had this bag in mind.  When it arrived,  I removed it […]

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