I really like and use all the items below. As you know, I'm all about packing light so I don't have a long gear list. I consider every one of these products worth its weight to carry. I hope this page is of help.
It took me over 15 years to wear out my first Marmot Jacket
I bought my first Marmot jacket in 2001. I bought the rain pants at the same time and they're still going since they're not used as often. With pitzips and breathable, waterproof, ripstop material, it's a great jacket. Marmot Precip Jacket
I don't use the rain pants as often as the jacket so my original pair are still hanging in. They're light and roll up really small so I take them on most trips that will involve a lot of outdoor time. Marmot Rain Pants
WiFi Almost Anywhere for just $8/day
I use the Skyroam hotspot for travel out of Canada. After purchasing the unit, you pay $8 a day for unlimited data. You can connect up to 5 devices to Skyroam and it crosses borders with no SIM card, no hassle. With Skype and What'sApp on my phone I can call, text and go online.. Skyroam hotspot. Pay-as-you-go for global travel.
Countless miles since 2006
My Swiss Gear carry-on has been through Europe, India and other parts of Asia, and most of North America and it has performed flawlessly. The zipper is strong. The wheels are great - and I've dragged it over seriously tough terrain. I swear by Swiss Gear. Here's a link to a variety of their products.
Men's and Women's Mac coat from the UK
They know rain in the UK. If you’ve ever traveled in Manchester, or Seattle or Vancouver... for that matter, you know the term ‘water resistant’ just won't cut it. This coat is made from the same high-spec Barricade™ technology that's used in specialist outdoor jackets. Get it from Rohan.
I loved my Merrells. But since a knee injury it's all about my Eccos.
I've had a number of pairs of Merrell sandals in my life and I have found them to be comfortable and durable. But after wrecking my knee I need a sandal with more support. I now wear the Ecco Yucatan. The Merrell Sandals here. Here's my ECCO Yucatan Sandal.
I walked out of the store onto the trail in my Berghaus.
I bought these Berghaus hiking boots on my trip to the Lake District of England in 2009 and I'm still using them. It was November so I was hiking in the rain and through streams. These boots were a perfect fit from the get-go and waterproof. BERGHAUS Ladies Boots
This is a great camera bag.
The Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag is great for men and women – it looks just like an ordinary city bag but functions like a day pack and travel bag. I love it. Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag
I love my Vaude Backpack
Unfortunately, this isn't my pack exactly but it's pretty close. It seems that my pack was designed for the Canadian store where I bought it. Regardless, Vaude backpacks are smart and sturdy. This one, like mine, is 45 litres +10 making it the right size. I can't overpack. Designed for women, the frame is adjustable and there are zipper pockets in the hip belt. Here's a wide range of Vaude backpacks
This is Tracey's Find of 2016
Demi Hugger is a travel strap. Sounds simple but it's really, really useful. It securely attaches most travel items such as a backpack, laptop bag, purse, shopping bag... to your roller bag making carrying all your gear easy. Get the Demi Hugger on Amazon.
The 2nd edition of The Solo Traveler’s Handbook offers more stories and tips on solo travel fun and safety. Part how-to manual and part travel literature, it will help you venture out with confidence to discover yourself as you discover the world!
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