With a trip to Thailand planned to celebrate Songkran (the Thai New Year's festival, which thankfully involves lots of water fights during the warmest time of the year in Thailand), I grabbed a couple of lightweight clothes to wear in Thailand's notorious intense and oppressive tropical heat and humidity. One day I spotted the heat index at 115F equivalent to 46C. First up was the Craghoppers Bermera travel shirt - created with InsectShield … [Read more...]
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Bluffworks founder Stefan Loble recently reached out to me indicating he had released the next generation of the Bluffworks pants. Leaving soon after the pants arrived on an International trip lasting several months - involving a number of climatic zones and rigors of both adventure travel and urban travel - this time on the road served as the perfect testing ground for these new pants. New improvements include: - newly-designed slash … [Read more...]
What is in a name? If the name is "Sholdit", it is both fashion and peace of mind. At first glance, this elegant lightweight wrap for women is remarkably stylish - something to quickly put on for any of a number of activities - traveling, shopping or smart evenings out on the town. Ultimately, this is an ideal piece of clothing for those on the go. It can be worn as a infinity neck wrap, shoulder wrap, head wrap and even folds into a clutch. … [Read more...]
Alegria Shoes (Updated May 2013) Alegria has historically been recognized for their women's shoes but earlier this year they released a new Men's Collection for 2013 - featuring shoes for both professionals as well as casual footwear. These shoes are fashionable yet highly durable - they are certainly built to last. The sole is both cork, latex and memory foam and provides excellent comfort. Great with jeans. In our case, great for … [Read more...]
Pants, Bluff Works (Reviewed February 2013) Recently we were approached by an independent clothing company, Bluff Works, which boasted versatile pants that look good in an office yet hold up to the rigors of outdoor activities. These pants were the brainchild of founder Stefan Loble who wanted a solution to the constant ironing and washing of his work clothes. These sharp looking *wrinkle free* pants are ideal for the urban stylist - looking … [Read more...]
P^Cubed - A Dave's Featured Travel Product for 2012 (Reviewed: April 2012) was developed as a Pick-Pocket proof solution to give travelers peace of mind when traveling and remove the need for money belts. These heavy-duty pants allow travelers to select the level of security based on their surroundings. Nice! For example front pocket guards are retractable, rear pockets have anti-theft zippers and cut resistant fabric and behind the left rear … [Read more...]
Urbandillo (Reviewed: Apr 2011) tote bag (the "Classic Hobo") is the creative idea of Veronica James, fashion designer and avid traveler. The bag embodies her philosophy of"shrink and go" fashion. Similar to the animal which inspired the companies' name, this tote bag shrinks down into a fairly small ball with the pull of the draw cord using Urbandillo's patented SHRiNXtm design. The Urbandillo seamlessly blends style and function. Its the … [Read more...]
Vizini (Reviewed: Jul 2010) - Where better to test out a product meant to be worn in the sun then the sunny state of Hawaii. We took a Vizini on a recent trip to the big Island to test it out - from sea level to the top of Mauna Kea the Vizini worked as advertised! It is small and lightweight; simply slide in the straps on your sunglasses and voila you have shade without having to wear a cap. Since the Vizini is strapless and is a stand alone … [Read more...]
Cinzia Design, Sport 4 (Reviewed: Apr 2010) is the latest of Cinzia's trendy sunglasses from their Sport Collection. Cinzia was founded in 2002 but has a long optical history behind its products; it is a division of US based Europa International, Inc., which was founded in 1977. The company was founded by Cynthia Shapiro (also the lead designer). Cynthia has more than 30 years experience within the optical fashion industry. The Sport 4 glasses … [Read more...]
The "Shoul" (Reviewed: Mar 2010) by Casual Essentials, takes its name from Shawl and Shoulder and is a one size fits all shoulder wrap for a woman's shoulders. Once you put this shoulder wrap on, it stays on. It is basic yet very functional, small and easy to pack for travel, soft and is very lightweight. It is surprisingly warm and because it is so easy to put on an off it is a very versatile solutions for changing temperatures. The shoul … [Read more...]