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Carry-ons, toiletry kits, personal items, oversized luggage – it can be tiring to know what to bring with you on vacation! Our gear section highlights only the best options.

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iPhone photography tips: How to take better travel photos on your phone

Though the latest iPhones are technological marvels, capable of taking vivid pics, there are ways to take your photography even further.
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You need this new limited edition Rimowa luggage collection in your closet

Baggage Inspection

Don’t pack these 9 TSA-prohibited items in your checked baggage

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Tumi vs Briggs & Riley: Who makes better luggage in 2024?

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Tumi vs Monos: Who makes better luggage in 2024?

A woman stands next to the Away Travel Carry-On suitcase in olive green.

Rimowa vs Away: How do the two luggage brands compare?

The Rimowa Sea Blue luggage placed next to a plant outside.

Tumi vs Rimowa: How do the two luggage brands compare?

A view of the Monos Monos Hybrid Carry-on Plus suitcase.

Monos vs Away: Which is the better luggage brand?

Couple camping with the new 2023 Escapod TOPO2 Teardrop Trailer.

REI camp kitchen sale: Up to 55% off stoves, cookware, and more

Packing with packing cubes

The 8 best packing cubes to organize your stuff with ease


The AeroPress portable coffee maker makes a great cup of coffee anywhere, anytime

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Travel tips: 5 easy ways to pack more efficiently for your skiing or snowboarding trip

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Go ultralight on your next flight with the best carry-on luggage

Finding the right carry-on luggage can be challenging, especially if you're a newbie traveler. Hence, we gathered the best carry-on luggage.
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Fly high in style with the best travel accessories for long flights in 2024

With the right gear, flying can be a lot less terrible. Here are some of the best air travel accessories we could find for your next long-haul flight in 2024.
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The best fitness trackers: Our top picks

These are some of the best fitness trackers that help you with monitor your workout, your run, or even your sleep.
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Get ready for your next trip: The best luggage brands for every type of traveler

Whatever your flavor of luggage — from carry-all backpack and compact carry-on to wheeled duffel — these are the best brands for every type of traveler.
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The best men’s athleisure brands in 2024 for year-round style and comfort

Athleisure is the combination of loungewear and athletic clothes and these are some of the best brands in 2023.
Pocket Tripod

This $35 accessory is my secret weapon to great travel photography – and it fits in my wallet

If you are a seasoned traveler, you need this incredible phone stand for your travel photography.
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The best winter running gear: Our top picks

These are the best winter running gear you can get to help combat the cold if you're planning on doing any running this winter.
Baltoro Impetro modular backpack set.

Do you need a modular backpack? We tested the Baltoro Impetro, and weight the pros and cons

Is a modular backpack right for you? We test the Baltoro Impetro to find out why the modular backpack trend is catching on
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Travel gear gift guide: The best from Samsonite, Apple, and more

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the travel lover in your life? Here are a few suggestions.
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This is the must-have travel item iPhone 15 users need (and it’s less than $20)

This eSIM is a great deal that iPhone 15 users should take advantage of.
Ben Sherman 24/7 Motion Stretch Chino

Review: These Ben Sherman pants might be the only pair I’ll even buy – here’s why

Ben Sherman makes great clothing, n doubt about it, but the 24/7 Motion Stretch Slim Chino may be the best pants I've ever worn.
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Luggage 101: How to clean and store hard shell and soft sided luggage

Whether you have hard shell luggage or soft sided luggage, these are the cleaning and storage tips you need.
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Make travel easy: The best packing apps for every type of traveler

There's an app for everything, and they have come up with the best packing apps, so you don't have to cry while putting things randomly into your suitcase.
Sony PlayStation Portal

Will Sony’s portable PlayStation Portal be your new travel buddy?

The PlayStation Portal is designed to let you play your PS5 console games anywhere in the world, as long as you have a fast enough Wi-Fi connection.
Apple AirTags in carrying cases

Your travel bag probably doesn’t have an Apple AirTag, but it needs one — here’s why

Carry-on or checked, every bag you travel with should have an AirTag - here's why
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Costco has a secret online store, Costco Next, that any member can access – here’s how

Did you know Costco has a secret online store named Costco Next? It's true! Here's how to access it
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Check in with the best lightweight luggage for any kind of travel

Luggage is a very important part of travel. What is the best lightweight luggage you need for every kind of travel? We've got you covered, check out our list.
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Travel in style — our 3 favorite luxury carry-on luggage pieces

A luxury carry-on luggage piece can make you feel as great as you look. Here are our favorites.
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This must-have travel accessory is nearly weightless and costs less than $55

The AirFly wireless adapter from Twelve South is going to be your new best friend whenever you leave the house, wherever you go, but especially when you fly.
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Here’s everything you need to pack for a trip to Yellowstone National Park

Just like Old Faithful, these essential items can always be counted on to ensure a safe and fun adventure trip to Yellowstone National Park in 2023.
Salomon running shoe on the ground

Salomon everyday running shoes: How do they stack up to the blue blood competition?

Salomon shoes offer lightweight construction. How do they stack up against oft-recommended New Balance shoes? Ready, set, review.
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Pitch up in the best motorcycle tents for camping with your two-wheeler

There's nothing more exhilarating than the thought of hitting the open road on two wheels again. Here are the best motorcycle tents if a motel just won't do.
iPhone 14 Plus.

Review: Does the iPhone 14 Plus live up to its outdoorsy reputation?

Apple has marketed the iPhone 14 as the ideal phone for travelers and outdoor enthusiasts. Our review takes a look at its travel chops.
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DaKine High Roller snowboard bag review: Traveling like a pro (snowboarder)

The DaKine High Roller is a lightweight snowboard bag for travelers - but does it protect your gear? Will it hold up to baggage handlers? Read on to find out!
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4 good reasons to buy an Apple Watch Ultra if you travel often

They're not calling it the rugged Apple Watch for nothing. The Apple Watch Ultra has numerous benefits that make it an ideal travel companion.
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Salomon made a running shoe designed to be beat up – then recycled

The new Salomon shoes are out. They're recyclable once again, and more comfortable and colorful than the originals.
Man running in a workout shirt

The 10 best men’s workout shirts to help you get fit in 2023

With brands like Vuori, Under Armour, and Lululemon, featuring moisture-wicking, anti-odor technology, here are some of the best men's workout tees.
Amazfit GTR 4 watch.

We tried the Amazfit GTR 4 watch to see if it’s worth the hype

The Amazfit GTR 4, a smartwatch built for all conditions, has arrived. It has a lot going for it, from great sensors to a stylish build.
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The best stylish workout gear to help you stick to your 2023 fitness resolutions

New Year Resolutions can be challenging to maintain after January. Check out these stylish gear to help get you back on track.
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The Best Fitness Gear For Runners To Help You Run Better

If you're serious about your running routine and want to take your workouts to the next level, here are the best fitness products for runners.
Rogue Feed Sack.

The best sandbags for workouts to build upper body strength

Sandbags deliver a great, versatile workout. We've rounded up the best of the best.

Sleep tight (and warm) this winter in the best cold-weather sleeping bags

Just because the weather cools off doesn't mean you have to give up camping. Hit the trails this winter with the right winter-ready sleeping bag.
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Go green and save with the best places to rent your outdoor gear in 2023

A growing number of companies are getting into the pay-per-use game for outdoor gear. These are the best places to rent all your outdoor gear in 2023.
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How to buy the right ski gear this winter: A complete guide

It's time to head to the mountains for a weekend of skiing and snowboarding. If you're wondering what to wear, here's everything you'll need in ski gear.
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Camping gear 101: the must-have equipment for everyone

Winter camping is a whole different ball game. Why go lightweight this winter when you can go in comfort with our best winter camping gear.
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How to winterize your motorcycle in a single afternoon

For most riders, the arrival of the holidays means it's time to winterize your motorcycle. Knock it out in an afternoon with these five simple steps.
Tortuga travel backpack.

First look: the next generation of the Tortuga Travel Backpack

The new version of the Tortuga Travel Backpack is almost here. Find out what's new and whether or not it's worth the upgrade.
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This is the essential winter motorcycle gear to keep you riding all year long

There are two kinds of men in this world: Those who ride in the winter, and those who don't. Earn your curves year-round with the best winter motorcycle gear.

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