Fall 2012 Gear Guide: Travel

Eagle Creek Pack It Specter Cubes

Fall is a great time to get out and travel. Summer is over so most people have headed back to work and kids have started school. Some of those overcrowded National Parks are still open minus all the people. This guide is mainly full of new travel bags for 2012, but it does have other products that will make traveling both convenient and comfortable. So plan a trip, pack your bags and remember to have fun.



Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Cube Set

Ultra lightweight packing organization. Three silnylon cubes that weigh less than 2.2 oz cumulatively, means you can keep your clothing organized without worrying about weight. This translucent fabric is the same fabric used for lightweight tents and backpacks, it is super-durable, stain and water-resistant. Provide customization and space savings for any backpack, day bag or piece of luggage. If you can roll it, these travel cubes can hold it.


Packing cubes are great for t-shirts, pants, gym clothes, undergarments, and socks

Ultra lightweight silnylon ripstop allows you to see what's inside

Quick-grab handle

Water-resistant and anti-staining properties

Lifetime Warranty

MSRP: $35.00

• http://shop.eaglecreek.com/packit-specter-cube-set/d/1229

thinkbaby_feedingthinkbaby Feeding Set

Traveling with your kids? The you have to check out this feeding set. thinkbabys Feeding set provides safe, sustainable, functional and elegant products for little ones.  In the development of the BPA Free Feeding system, thinkbaby continues their mission by providing a feeding set free of BPA, phthalates, nitrosamines, lead, and PVC. The Feeding Set was designed for a wide range of feeding ages. The set becomes useful from the moment that your doctor green lights solid food feeding to school days and beyond.  Parents find the set is perfect for feeding and food storage.   For traveling in the baby bag or in lunch boxes the Bento box is the ideal, no leak solution.  We also included the Kids cup for when your child grows out of the Sippy cup range.


Free of Bisphenol-A (BPA), phthalates, nitrosamines, lead, PVC, PET,  Melamine and biologically harmful chemicals.

The Complete BPA Free set contains: Bento box, soup bowl, baby bowl, kids cup, fork and spoon.  Made from highly sustainable materials.

Bento box with air tight lid. The container does not leak even with water placed inside it. Great for baby bags or lunch boxes.

Baby Bowl - Low profile baby feeding bowl with orange lid. Designed for early feeding. Orange lid will be easy to locate amongst other clear lids commonly found in household drawers...

Soup Bowl - High profile baby soup bowl. Perfect for soup or cereal. Also comes with orange lid.

Kids cup Perfect first cup and comes with handle that can clip onto bag straps.

Easy to grip fork and spoon. Made from polypropylene with TPR handle.

The bento box, baby bowls, and Kids cup are made from food grade stainless steel and then wrapped in polypropylene.

MSRP: $39.95


Thule_escortThule EnRoute bags

Historically, all of Thule’s world-class products have been developed based on the motto, “bring your life”. From skis to bike to kayaks and now electronics, Thule helps to bring your gear safely, easily and in style. New for fall 2012, Thule is releasing the new EnRoute series of daypacks which combines style and safety for your gear. Available in a 19L, 23L, 28L and 29L versions, each of the new EnRoute bags feature a variation of the patented Thule SafeZone. This hard-shell pocket which is integrated into the bag helps to protects smaller items such as sunglasses, cell phones or compact cameras. All Enroute Daypacks help to keep electronics safe by integrating padded sleeves to carry a laptop and an iPad.

Thule EnRoute Daypack Lineup

Strut -19L -MSRP: $79.95

Mosey - 28L - MSRP: $89.95

Blur - 23L - MSRP: $99.95

Escort -  29L - MSRP: $119.95


MK_CabinDuffleMountain Khakis Cabin Duffle

This signature piece from Mountain Khakis is ruggedly refined and worthy of any adventure.  And it will only get more beautiful and ruggedly handsome as the years go by. Built with bomber 20oz canvas, it’s reinforced with 18oz waxed canvas for durability and water-resistance. Bottom and trims are 100% leather. Zippered main compartment with wide-jaw opening. Exterior slip pocket keeps topo maps in place. Side compression straps minimize size. Removable leather-padded shoulder strap and interior organization panel. Carry-on compatible.


Body: 20oz Canvas, 18oz Waxed Canvas

Bottom & Trims: 100% Leather

Dimensions: 12.5”H x 21’W x 10.5”D

Volume: 32L

Zippered Jaw Opening Main Compartment

Leather End Tabs with Snap Closure

Exterior Slip Pocket

Side Compression Straps

Leather Bottom and Trimmed Haul Handles

Removable Interior Organization Panel

MK Antique Silver Bison Rivets

Removable Shoulder Strap with Embossed Leather Pad

Leather Zipper Pull

MSRP: $224.95


Gregory_Border25Gregory Border 25

The Gregory Border 25 travel backpack is a new TSA-friendly backpack that makes the TSA experience at the airport a lot easier. It has a butterfly opening that allows it to go through TSA security without removing a laptop, therefore cutting down on the amount of time needed to get through security. A paddedfront pocket is designed to carry iPads and other tablets while additional compartments and interior organizing pockets make the backpack extremely versatile for anything from a coffee shop run to an international business trip.


TSA compatible laptop/tablet panel for easy security scan

Interior organizer pockets

Multiple grab handles for overhead or underseat convenience

Back panel integrates with both the Wide Handle System and conventional handle luggage

Fits 15" laptop with TSA/Security friendly panel

Quick-access, padded tablet sleeve

Side pocket

Side zippered security pocket

Top organizer pocket

MSRP: $149.00



The lightweight and compressible Scream 25 sets the precedent as the perfect secondary pack to escort you into the backcountry or next overseas trip. With the reversible front panel pocket, the Scream 25 can be stuffed inside and stored in compact form for travel, packing, storage, etc. Coming in at under 1lb, this durable daypack is made from high tenacity nylon ensuring years of use on and off the trail. Dual trekking pole mounts, breathable shoulder straps and bottle compatible side pockets provide a perfect secondary ruck to escape from basecamp and explore those peaks in comfort!


Removable 1 inch waistbelt

Air-flow shoulder straps with perforated dual density foam

Diamond airmesh with anti-sweat DWR finish on shoulder straps

Deep side panel accessory pockets fit SIGG™ and Nalgene style water bottles

Tool and trekking pole attachment webbing loops

Side compression strap with tensionlock adjustment

Internal hydration sleeve and exit port accommodates up to 3L bladders (not included)

Pivoting toplid with zippered compartment

Zippered front panel pocket sized to fit the Ten Essentials

Front panel pocket reverses to allow pack to be stuffed into its own compressed pocket

MSRP: $69.95



Chicobag Travel Pack rePETe

Travel Pack rePETe™ -  The Travel Pack rePETe was developed in response to the popular request for a lightweight and secure travel pack. The pack features a large zippered main compartment, side and top stash pockets, adjustable straps, a sternum strap for added stabilization and a storage area for a hydration reservoir. The entire pack stuffs into the outside pocket when not in use for easy storage in another bag. The Travel Pack is the ultimate travel accessory and is available in three colors with heat embossed patterns.




StoS_padcellSea To Summit Ultra-Sil Padded Soft Cell

Padded Soft Cells are great for electronics and other delicate items that need a little more protection in your pack or bag. High-density, die-cut EVA foam encased in 30D Ultra-Sil® fabric provides cushioning in a robust and light weight packing cell. EVA foam offers low-temperature toughness, anti-crack properties, and water resistance. CORDURA® brand fabric provides durability without adding significant weight.


Die-cut high density EVA foam offers maximum cushioning with minimum weight

Hypalon® grab tabs and large grab handles for ease of use

Large U-shaped zipper creates a flip lid that stays open while packing

MSRP $29.95-$34.95


exofficio_roughianExOfficio Women’s Roughian Sweaters

Available in a shawl collar and ¼ zip, the women’s Roughian Sweater in a Wool Space Dye Fleece, offers a unique twist on the traditional wool pullover. Pieced construction, ribbed details and a convertible snap collar lend a modern edge to this warm wool blend. A soft space-dye fleece lines the interior, collar and cuffs. Thumb loops keep sleeves in place, and two hidden security zip pockets in the front seams.


Thermal wool blend

Space-dyed fleece lining

Convertible collar with snap closure

Two security zip hand pockets

Cuffed sleeves with thumb loops

Critical seams moved off the shoulder to prevent rubbing

Flatlock stitching

Ribbed details around shoulders and down sides


High warmth to weight ratio

Sizes: XS-XL

• MSRP: $100, $120

• http://www.exofficio.com/products/details/womens-roughian-sweater

AYG_BoxersAYG 365 Boxers

All Year Gear’s lightweight, breathable Boxers let you move freely with its loose-cut, soft, breathable fabric. The fabric wicks away sweat, while anti-odor technology prevents the growth of odor-causing microbes. The truth of the matter remains – All Year Gear Boxers represent the moisture wicking, odor-kicking, anti-stinking underwear.


100 % Acclimate Dry Polyester

Lightweight Technical Mesh

Acclimate Fresh Anti-Microbial

UPF Sun Protection

Relaxed Fit

MSRP: $27.95

• http://shop.polarmax.com/content/family/9784.

OG_CoolmaxSleepSackOutgo Ultra Compact COOLMAX Sleep Sack

New for 2012, Outgo has introduced the Ultra Compact COOLMAX Sleep Sack. Made of COOLMAX fabric, the sleep sack features an effective fiber-based moisture management system, which can move perspiration away from the body and through the fabric, where it can evaporate quickly, allowing for a more comfortable night's sleep. The ultra-compact COOLMAX Sleep Sack is a versatile sleep system, which is ideal for use as a sleeping bag liner or in place of a sleeping bag while traveling or in warmer climates. It’s perfect for travelers, backpackers and military personnel. In addition, the sleep sack is compact and does not take up much room in backpacks or luggage.

MSRP: $59.95