New Packing Cubes

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Over the past few months, there have been a slew of new packing cubes introduced–many in new sizes, shapes and materials. I have all of the ones mentioned in this post and will present them in alphabetical order to  show …

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Gear Review: Tom Bihn Yeoman Duffel

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Tom Bihn introduced a new bag today that is completely different than anything I’ve seen from that company since I became aware of them over 8 years ago. The Yeoman Duffel is a larger than airline carry-on size bag designed …

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Gear Review: Standard Luggage Carry-On Backpack

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A couple of months ago, one of our readers told me about a new company, Standard Luggage, and their new Carry-on Travel Backpack. I looked at their website, was intrigued, and asked if they would send me a bag. They did …

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New Gear: Eagle Creek Weekend Bags, Pack It Sport

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Anyone who regularly visits this website knows I’m a fan of the Eagle Creek Adventure Weekender. Earlier this summer, Eagle Creek came out with two new similar style bags. Eagle Creek Tarmac Weekend Bag   The Eagle Creek Tarmac Weekend Bag is a …

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Gear Review: LiteGear Mobile Pro

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A few weeks ago, I became aware of a fairly new company making lightweight bags. They are called LiteGear and upon close inspection, many of their bags looked like copies of the same bags offered by Rick Steves. I was …

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Gear Review: Skyroll Garment Bag

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 I used to be a suit jockey–I had to wear a suit to work, travel with a suit, practically live in a suit. In those days, traveling with a suit or two wasn’t easy. There were no wheeled carry on …

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Gear Reviews: Bose 20i Noise Canceling Headphones, ConvertAHanger

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I recently found two new products that have made their way onto my permanent packing list. Bose 20i Noise Canceling Headphones For years, I put off buying noise canceling headphones for a few reasons: They were big, bulky and cost a …

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Gear Review: Rick Steves Rolling Backpack

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I was first introduced to one bag travel nearly 25 years ago watching Rick Steves. Ever since then, I’ve owned numerous bags offered by Rick Steves including my first one, the Original Back Door Bag. (I still have it and …

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Gear Review: Eagle Creek Lync 22

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Last summer, Eagle Creek announced a new type of travel bag that was the first of its kind. A wheeled backpack where the bag could be removed from the frame and then the frame disassembled for storage. It would be …

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Gear Review: Eagle Creek No Matter What Duffels

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Earlier this year, Eagle Creek began to offer a new line of both wheeled and non-wheeled duffel bags called the “No Matter What” duffels named after their “no matter what” warranty. I became intrigued when they started to offer very …

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