Travel Gear

Travel Gear

When it comes to travel gear, less is often more. There’s a tendency to buy way more than you need. Look for items that are light, well-made, and can be used in multiple situations. In other words, travel gadgets that pull their weight. The following resources and stores can help you sort through the offerings and find the best travel gear for your situation.

Travel Gear and Gadget Resources



If you’ve got a good travel gear store in your area, take advantage of it to buy things that are tough to buy online because they need to be fitted: backpacks, hiking shoes, and the like. For other things, you can often find a much better deal online, especially if you check the outlets, the sales, and the “last season’s model” items. Here are a few good places for shopping around.

Backcountry.com

eBags

ExOfficio

Magellans – Temporarily out of service.  Call 1-888-450-7715

REI

Teva/Deckers

Rock Creek

Columbia Sportswear