Looking for some comfort in this cold weather? Mountain Khaki’s Christi is a cozy, furry, fleece lined flannel shirt that feels more like a pet than clothing. It’s awesome and screams cozy. You can wear it as a light jacket over a wool top, or solo, and when you feel that soft fleece next to your skin, you won’t want to take it off. And look at these awesome autumn colors! This shirt is perfect for frosty late fall weather and sitting by the fire. Find it HERE.by
Vasque’s Skadia Winter Boot is warm yet well ventilated so that when you’re indoors, your feet don’t burn up. These are some stable boots. The beefed up heel makes you feel totally secure and solid. Very sure footed. I love the toggle on the lace that makes them easy to lace up and down without ever having loose laces flopping around outside your boot when you get active. They’re also quick and easy to take on and off making them great for getting through airport security.
As snow boots go, these are light and appropriate for travel at just 2 lbs. They’re waterproof, so if it’s a rainy winter, you’ll be covered. The comfort level is excellent. These are the kind of boots you can walk and walk in and remain comfortable. Sizing runs pretty true, I sized up from 9 to 9.5 to accommodate ultra thick wool socks and that probably wasn’t necessary. Find it HERE.by
Looking for a great jacket for your children’s winter travel? Check out this Compress Lite Jacket from Craghoppers. The green is much brighter in person–bright enough to spot your kid in a crowd. It’s super soft, light weight, and perfect for travel. The ClimaPlus fill is comparable to down. I wish it had an inner pocket for my son’s device, but I still love it and would recommend it. It comes with a little stuff sack and it gets pretty small (about half the size of a Nalgene) for easy packing. No reason not to bring it along, this jacket is great for fall, spring, and winter–and chilly summer nights by the campfire. Find this awesome versatile jacket HERE.by
Chums Latitude Cases are colorful and high quality. The bright colors help me A–spot them in my bag and B–not leave them in hotel rooms. For instance I swapped out the little black case that came with my expensive Bose Earphones for a bright orange Latitude case. The Bose case was lighter, but now I can see this easily and it’s better made with two zip pockets for the extra ear buds and charging cord. I feel much more secure now that the case is orange, the Bose case camouflaged with my other things (I travel with a lot of black, so I like my pouches and accessories to be bright).
The cases come in different sizes and colors for color coding. You can use them for toiletries, miscellaneous camping gear and supplies, jewelry, whatever you want. I particularly like them for organizing electronics and cords. Each pouch has a clear outer zip pocket so you can find your stuff quickly, and a discreet inner zip pocket, so three zipped compartments. They’re not ultralight, but substantial and well made. I can see these lasting forever. Great cases. Find them HERE.by
Do you like to cycle when you travel? Rental bikes are usually pretty bare bones and don’t have head lights or blinkies. Check out this awesome Blackburn Central 100 Rechargeable Front Light perfect for travel. It has a high, low, and strobe setting. They’re not just for cycling, you can attach them to your backpack for visibility during other activities too. The light clips right on to your backpack harness, Bike pannier, purse, or any other gear you fancy. When you’re ready to recharge, you simply plug it into your computer via USB. What a cool little gadget. Find it HERE.by
Going on a ski trip this year? Then you need these ultra cute wool socks from Darn Tough. The Yeti is a light weight sock with snow capped mountains and a fuscia ski gondola. They make a light and extra cushion version–go for the extra cush. These would be an excellent holiday gift or stocking stuffer. They’re festive and warm, and the best thing about Darn Tough socks is they’re very difficult to wear out. In fact, if you do, you can send them back to the company for a replacement. For real. Find them HERE.by
If you’re like me, you travel with a lot of electronics. This creates the need for a lot of chargers, which takes up space. Enter the Anker 5-Port USB Family Size Charger. This bad boy charges all our stuff (iPad, iPod, external batteries, Kindle, etc) at once. No fuss, no muss. It’s straight forward and easy to use, reliable, and saves valuable space. The plug in cord is long, so it takes up more room in your bag, but it allows you to plug it in hard to reach spots giving you more accessibility. I wish I’d had this a long time ago. Find it HERE.by