6 Awesome Travel Products You’ll Love

The thing about a really great bag, is it just gets better with use.  It softens, and molds to the way you lug it.  You instinctively know exactly where to find things, after repeatedly storing and digging for them.  It becomes an extension of you on your adventures, as it accumulates all sorts of great memories. That’s why I feel it’s so essential to choose quality travel products, with well thought out designs.  When you find an entire brand that consistently makes this type of gear, it’s nice to be able to rely on them for your hiking and travel luggage needs. 6 Awesome Eagle Creek Travel Products Eagle Creek has been making durable travel outfitter goods since the 1970’s.  They offer a great assortment of luggage, backpacks, and even packing organizers.  They offer a “No Matter What” Warranty, which is lifetime coverage of their products.  They will either repair or replace, depending on the product failure. Here are some of what I think are their best products to check … [Read more...]

Must-See New Haiku Bag Designs for Fall

Coming to you from the hip Northwestern US, Haiku Bags are a must have for any outdoor adventuring gal.  I love their use of durable recycled materials, fun decorative details, and meticulous attention to bag design.  Once you’ve used an organized, adorable Haiku Bag… you’ll never go back! Here are some of my absolute favorites, two of which are completely new styles this Fall: The Haiku Renaissance (Mama!) New for Fall 2016, what an incredible multi-use bag this is!  Have you ever thought to yourself, “I just need a nice sized, catch-all bag with lots of organization, that I can use for anything my day brings”?  Then you’ll be thrilled to discover the Haiku Renaissance Mama. This hobo shaped, generous sized bag could be used for: Work tote - there’s a padded laptop sleeve Workout bag - tuckaway strap holds yoga mat or jacket Diaper bag - "Mama" diaper changing kit available Plus each end has an external drink holder pocket (Woo hoo!  Nicely done, … [Read more...]

Best Laptop Travel Bag ~ STM Velo 2

When I found out I was headed for a week in LA on a work trip, I decided it was high time to up my laptop bag game.  I searched for the best laptop travel bag, and I believe I found it:  the STM Velo 2. It needed to be able to securely house my beefy 15" Dell work laptop.  And it also needed to be a slick travel companion in the airport, efficiently toting all my needed carry on items as my primary travel bag.  It did both, and it did it in style. Best Laptop Travel Bag ~ STM Velo 2 After it arrived, the STM Velo 2 instantly impressed me with it's quality construction.  I'm fairly obsessed with bags, and own quite a few brands and styles.  Quality-wise, this is one of the best I've seen. Sturdy, smooth release buckles Easy gliding zippers with handy pull tabs Nicely cushioned shoulder pad Generously padded and soft-lined compartments for both your laptop and tablet Durable material and overall solid construction. Impressive.  This picture gives you a nice … [Read more...]

Travelon Anti-Theft Urban Tour Bag [Giveaway, Ended 1/16]

Travelon is a company offering numerous essential travel gear items, from bags and accessories to locks, eye masks, and travel-sized toiletry containers.  They've done their research, making many clever travel solutions available to you in one site.   But one product line where they truly stand out is their Anti-Theft bag series, including the Urban Tour bag. Being on the road, and away from home, you want peace of mind in feeling your valuables are secure.  I love the features this Anti-Theft series have incorporated, and think they are a fantastic idea to use while traveling, or even just during your urban commute. Travelon Anti-Theft Urban Tour Bag The Travelon Anti-Theft Urban Tour Bag only comes in black, but it's useful and hip style will quickly win you over. To give you an idea of its size, it can hold your iPad in it's protective, thick internal felt-like sleeve - that footprint being a good descriptor of the general height and width of the bag itself.  This sleeve is really … [Read more...]

Tom Bihn Aeronaut Travel Bag and Accessories

If you follow the online escapades of serious globe trotters, it won't be long before you catch wind of Tom Bihn.  Their bags and travel gear are tried and true, and carry along with them an established reputation for practical design and serious durability. Indeed, Tom Bihn appears to have inspired a bit of a cult following from it's loyal fans.  You should be warned, once exposed to their products, you could fall victim to the diagnosable condition TBAS:  TOM BIHN Anticipation Syndrome.  (Not to fret, their are forums to support you while you battle this fate.) Tom Bihn - A Seattle Company Tom Bihn products are made in the US, come with a solid guarantee behind them, and are all original designs by Tom Bihn himself out of Seattle, Washington. They're just so darn likeable, and they have impressive resolve as to what a laptop bag, travel bag, or backpack should be.  Check out their fun About Us page, and I know that you'll agree.   (Plus you'll get a look at Tom Bihn … [Read more...]

Travelon Anti-Theft React Cross-Body Bag [Giveaway, Ended 11/6]

I found Travelon while searching for companies that specialize in travel gear.  Travelon offers a range of travel products – including travel bags, wallets, travel purses, and travel accessories. While I had initially wanted to review one of Travelon’s nifty Anti-Theft bags during my recent blogging conference trip, alas, the React Cross-Body Bag they sent me didn’t arrive in time to take along.  But let me tell you a little bit about it. Anti-Theft React Cross-Body Bag Features Travelon’s Anti-Theft bags offer a variety of styling options.  They have three lines, each with its own unique look-and-feel:  Urban, React, and Classic. Within each line, you’ll find a nice range of sizes and shapes – including backpacks, messenger bags, hobos, and cross-bodys.  What makes these bags great is the core, anti-theft features that all of them include.  Locking Compartment – No worries that a talented pickpocket will steal your stuff while you are distracted Slash-Proof Construction … [Read more...]