You know how airplane black boxes are designed to withstand a crash from 30,000 feet, then set on fire, then being submerged underwater indefinitely? Snow Lizard’s new SLXTREME 5 case is kind of like that level of protection for your iPhone. OK, it’s not quite that durable, but it is designed to withstand the daily [...]
For years, I’ve touted eBags own line of luggage and backpacks for their durability, ingenuity, design and affordability. In fact, it’s the only luggage I personally travel with. On a six-week trip through Southern Africa, the only suitcase I packed was their Mother Lode TLS Mini 21″ Wheeled Duffel. It proved so damn near-perfect in [...]
Last month, we reviewed our top five favorite reasons that every connected traveler should be using a VPN. All five boil down to two essentials for travelers in the digital age: security and safety. There’s a ton of options that will help with both when you’re on the road, but none that we know are [...]
Mountain Hardwear Super Light Plasmic Jacket: The Go-anywhere, Waterproof Outer Shell for Adventure Travelers
Mountain Hardwear manufacturers some of the best outdoor and adventure gear available. What’s more: they’re constantly innovating new ways to make their products lighter, more comfortable, more durable and just plain better.
Osprey has pretty much defined awesome lightweight travel backpacks for decades. Their Talon series has virtually become the standard kit for minimalist backpackers. The recently updated Talon 33 is the Goldilocks of the series – not too small, not too big. It’s just right for backpackers looking to take their minimalist packing skills to the [...]
Super minimalist travelers revel in packing exactly what they need for every trip. That means every bit of gear occupies the smallest possible footprint with little to no extraneous weight. And, if you can cut ounces (or even grams) from even the charging/syncing cables you pack for your gear, why not? CHARGEKEY is a Lightning [...]
iPods, tablets, smartphones, PCs … traveling with a handful of gadgets is practically standard in today’s world. Particularly for bloggers and digital nomads who often conduct the majority of their business online from all corners of the globe. But that constant connectivity also leaves your devices vulnerable to attack – viruses, snooping, data theft or [...]
Protect Your Home While Traveling with Swann’s SwannCloud HD Pan and Tilt Wireless Camera [First Look]
We’ve long been fans of Swann’s line of wireless security cameras, particularly when we’re traveling abroad for long periods. Their latest releases for 2014 include the SwannCloud HD Pan and Tilt – a smartphone/tablet controlled Wi-Fi camera that offers remote pan/tilt & 2-way audio. Other features include: Shoots real time 720p video or still images [...]
For years, I’ve been on a quest for the perfect travel shoe. Thus far, I’m convinced that perfect is damn near impossible, but the kicks from shoemaker Blundstone come pretty close. Virtually their entire product line is durable and lightweight featuring an understated, minimalist style and convenient. slip-on design. They were kind enough to send [...]
We’ve mentioned the scientific 7-minute workout before and in the past few months it’s become all the rage among travelers. If you haven’t heard, here’s the gist:
Travel geek or not, keeping an eye on your home or apartment while you’re away (especially for long-term travelers) is critical. And, thankfully, it’s now easier than ever with ultra-affordable, wireless security cameras that even your Nana can setup herself.
Sennheiser has had their hands in the high-end audio industry for seventy years. In addition to kickass headphones we were pleasantly surprised to discover their Bluetooth headsets are pretty sweet as well. Their latest release – simply dubbed Presence – focuses on taking today’s ubiquitous Bluetooth headset to the next level with truly premium audio [...]
The portable speaker market has literally (ok, not literally) exploded in the past year. Now, audio/mobile accessory manufacturer id America is throwing their hat in the ring with the new TouchTone Portable Wireless Speaker. We’ve long been fans of their headphones, but this new venture helps travelers share their audio beyond their own personal listening [...]
If it didn’t make me look like a complete lunatic (or serial killer), I’d wallpaper Vagabondish HQ with every Instagram and travel photo I’ve ever taken. Just so I never forget a single moment of my travels. Alas, I enjoy sometimes having people over so … I’m relegated to more “classy” ways to bring my [...]
I only travel with two pairs of shoes tops, ideally one if I can manage it. So I’m notoriously picky about my kicks. They have to be comfortable, stylish, packable, rugged and (perhaps most importantly) versatile. This all might seem obvious but it’s a tall order to find all of these attributes in one’s footwear. [...]
We’ve said it before, but … it’s rare for us to see anything truly new and unique here in the way of travel gadgets at Vagabondish HQ. But every so often, something catches our eye that we’re pretty sure no one thought of (or at least actually produced) before. Say hello to The PowerPot V. [...]
Manufacturer Divoom’s entire line of portable, rechargeable wireless speakers is ideal for travelers. Their latest Bluetune-Bean is pocket-sized and features a built-in microphone, rechargeable battery (good for up to 8 hours of listening), wireless Bluetooth audio … all neatly packaged in a clip-on design available in a variety of fun, stylish colors. Just clip it [...]
And the awesome packs keep rollin’ in. (Get it? No, really … d’ya get it?) Seriously, in addition to their Pixel Port daypack, Osprey Packs kindly supplied us with a test sample of their Ozone 22-Inch Wheeled Convertible.
Osprey Packs have been a staple for backpackers since long before the idea for Vagabondish.com was even a twinkle in my eye. And with good reason – their entire line offers rock solid build construction, smart pocket placement, and clever forward-thinking design. Which is how the company’s latest Portal Series came to be – it’s [...]
Sure, there are plenty of battery cases available for every variety of smartphone. But we’ve yet to see a charger case – that is, a case the also acts a power adapter for your smartphone. Prong’s latest PocketPlug aims to remedy that – it’s the first smartphone case+charger in-one. And a clever solution for the [...]