Archive for the "Gear" category

Reviews and information on the best travel gear and products.

GSI Glacier Stainless Vacuum Bottle ~ WanderGear Wednesday

by Beth Whitman (January 13th, 2016)

My office is in the basement of our home. In the summer it’s great because it’s the coolest location in the house. But in the winter, it’s also the coldest place in the house. When I’ve got my groove on and am super focused with my head down, working for several hours at a stretch, […]

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Goal Zero Flip 20 Recharger ~ WanderGear Wednesday

by Beth Whitman (November 18th, 2015)

Ever find yourself on a train, plane or bus and your cell phone is nearly dead? On top of it all, there are no outlets to be found and your significant other is waiting to find out what time you arrive. It’s a terrible feeling. And completely avoidable when you’ve got a power source like […]

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This Month Win a Mystic Cardi Sweater from Royal Robbins

by Beth Whitman (November 1st, 2015)

Congratulations to Whitney G. from Gainesboro, TN, a new subscriber to the Wanderlust and Lipstick Newsletter, for winning this month’s prize! ***** There’s a word that comes to my mind when I think about clothing from Royal Robbins. It’s “soft.” Well, more specifically, “snuggly soft.” I mentioned this when I wrote about their Mission Knit […]

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LOWA Innox GTX Lo Boots ~ WanderGear Wednesday

by Beth Whitman (October 14th, 2015)

Even though I live in one of the most hiking-friendly areas of the country, I haven’t been that into hiking until recently. For the longest time I had one old pair of hiking boots that I wore for all sorts of weather and trails. Now, when I open my shoe closet, I have lots of […]

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Essentials for Running ~ Road ID

by Beth Whitman (September 11th, 2015)

It’s funny. I’ve been wanting to get this review/mention about Road ID up on the blog for a long time but have, frankly, been sidetracked with a lot of other things and it’s been lower down on the priority list (sorry, Road ID folks!). But after publishing yesterday’s post about running (and travel) and how […]

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Klymit V2 Sleeping Pad ~ WanderGear Wednesday

by Beth Whitman (September 2nd, 2015)

Looking back, it’s a little embarrassing to think about the sleeping pad I brought with me on the Snowman Trek last year. It was a pad I had used many times while car camping in the Pacific Northwest and it had served me well. It was one of those large inflatable pads that you can […]

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This Month Win a Mission Knit Long Sleeve Shirt from Royal Robbins

by Beth Whitman (September 1st, 2015)

Congratulations to Mary J. from La Quinta, CA, a new subscriber to the Wanderlust and Lipstick Newsletter, for winning this month’s prize! ***** There’s the moment when you get a new piece of clothing. You know, that moment when you get a little buzz from the purchase. Then there’s the moment when you get a […]

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Ahnu Serena Sandal ~ WanderGear Wednesday

by Beth Whitman (July 29th, 2015)

Summer has been glorious in Seattle and, as a result, there have been lots of opportunities for me to wear my Ahnu Serena sandals. Adorable, right? But not only are these great to have in Seattle’s warm weather, they are lightweight and small enough to pack away for any warm weather destination. With travel to […]

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Icebreaker Cool-Lite Spark Shorts ~ WanderGear Wednesday

by Beth Whitman (July 22nd, 2015)

I couldn’t have anticipated at the beginning of this summer that these Icebreaker Cool-Lite Spark Shorts would get so much use in such a short amount of time. Meant for warm weather, I’ve been wearing these often during my runs in Seattle because of our record-breaking temps. (No complaints, I’m loving it!) The material is […]

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Olukai Momi Shoes ~ WanderGear Wednesday

by Beth Whitman (July 15th, 2015)

I love Hawaii. And I love a lot of things that connect me with the islands. Including Olukai. Enter…the Olukai Momi shoes. Any shoe that I can easily slip on and off gets major points from me. I think if I had it my way (maybe when I move to Hawaii – ha ha!), I […]

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