I was lucky enough recently to try a pair of xS2 XFyro wireless earbuds. As an ultra runner, swimmer, triathlete and traveller, I've really put these wireless, waterproof earbuds through their paces to review for you here. The XFryro Xs2 earbuds have so many features that are, honestly, amazing. The earbuds are more high tech than any device I've ever tried, they're a fantastic … [Read more...]
Travel Gear Reviews Blog Posts
Travel Gear Reviews
Travel gear reviews from expert travellers. We travelled full-time for almost 6 years and in that time created reviews on the gear we loved, the best travel gear for world travel.
We cover world travel gear of all sorts, from luxury to budget, from backpacking to trekking and hiking. We also cover gear for sports and outdoor pursuits. Find our gear posts below.
The sunglasses pictured can be found here, they come in various styles and you can custom pick your colours.
Don't waste your money on travel gear you don't need and do spend it on some of the travel gear below.
Find this collection of blog posts below.
When we travel, long or short term, vacation, cruise, backpacking, beach or city breaks, most of us carry a daypack. I know I do, I've carried a daypack every day more or less for the last 7 years on every continent bar Antarctica. With rising crime rates around the world, an anti theft daypack is a very good thing to have. We look at the best anti theft daypacks and talk about … [Read more...]
When choosing a bag ( a handbag, travel purse, daypack or backpack) for travel or city use most people will give some thought to security. It makes sense to buy a bag that makes a bag snatcher's or pickpocket's life as hard as possible. We've taken a look at the best anti theft travel bags for travellers, the ones designed to keep your passport, cash and other travel essentials … [Read more...]
It's been 8 years on the road now, what are our travel essentials and what should we have left at home? I spent 12 months thinking about what to pack for this, now epic, RTW trip. I wrote a few posts about travel gear and what I was probably going to pack as a way of getting it straight in my head and curing my terrible packing anxiety. When crunch time came I took a lot less … [Read more...]
When looking to buy a travel drone you'll soon realise that there are numerous choices ranging from $50 through to $2500. Obviously drones vary in quality and performance. Cheap drones are more like toys and maybe won't give travel photography results you could use professionally, on a travel blog or Instagram account. Likewise you may not need to get the full professional … [Read more...]
Earning a location independent income is a huge advantage in life. Are you, like us, travel bloggers? Unfortunately even those of us who travel full-time still have to work, so picking the best laptop for travel blogging, the tool that you'll spend your time on and run your business from, is important. Not all laptops are created equal and you need to weight up what you need … [Read more...]
Trekking watches have made huge advances in the last 5 years. With the invention and continued improvement of GPS based watches they are now more accessible to more people. You can still get great trekking watches without GPS capabilities and I've listed a few favourites below but for me the best trekking watchs should have GPS capabilities along with the usual features for … [Read more...]
One of the things that really bugs me about travelling, which has been particularly noticeable in South East Asia and Egypt, is the vast amount of plastic trash that we, the population generate. All countries are guilty but in some places it's visible everywhere, on roadsides, on beaches and in rivers. We, as travellers, are in danger of making the plastic problem even … [Read more...]
Head torches are a must for many types of travel, hiking, camping, running, trekking, fishing, and daily life. Situations will pop up that require the need for not just a phone torch but a good head torch. Sure, most phones these days have built-in flashlights, but they won't do the job in a lot of situations plus you may not want to wave your $500 iPhone around all the time, … [Read more...]
SunGod Sunglasses offer high performance, high quality, customisable sunglasses that you can order online and have in your hands through mail order delivery. Their glasses are extremely good looking, outstandingly so, they are perfect for adventure, sport and travel use and they come with a lifetime guarantee. What other sunglasses company offers that? Sunglasses for … [Read more...]
I have my own microfibre travel towel as does my husband and both of the children. We've been travelling with them full-time for the last 6 years and before that we'd take them on shorter vacations and use them for sports, for visiting the pool, we even use them at home. They're smaller to pack, smaller to store, easier to wash, quicker to dry, antibacterial and generally … [Read more...]
Before you buy a carry on bag or backpack, read this. Yesterday I was ready to buy the immensely popular Farpoint 40 L Backpack for my son. It's a great bag, good quality and has everything you could ask for but, just as I reached for my credit card, the shop assistant mentioned that although the Farpoint ( or Fairview for women) is the maximum carry on size for European … [Read more...]