Category archives for Steve Casimiro

Awesome Travel Pillow

Is the secret to surviving long flights powerful sleeping potions? More experienced travelers than I argue so. But I’m not so sure. I’ve found that snoozing through an overnight from North America to Europe or Africa and waking up refreshed depends less on pharmaceuticals and more on positioning your body where and how it needs…

The Improved Carryon Suitcase

You might know Incase best for its presence on Apple store accessory shelves, and there’s a reason for that: The California brand has clearly and openly staked its aesthetic fortunes on Mac styling and coordination with products from Cupertino. This extends not just from sleek laptop cases like the ICON Sleeve with Tensaerlite ($70; incase.com),…

Gear for the Millennial Outdoor Adventurer

The bearded adventurer of today is not the bearded adventurer of yesterday. Backpacking is out, car camping is in. Standing in the Woodstock mud, out. Floating from tent to Coachella tent, in. So how does REI, the ubiquitous outdoor gear co-op, respond to a market that is changing seemingly by the day? When Urban Outfitters…

Flawless, Wireless Photo Transfer With Eyefi Mobi Pro SD Card

More cameras have wi-fi these days to enable fast and seamless transfer of images to phone or computer, but not all of them, and not all ever will. The Canon 5D Mark iii, for example, is so weatherproofed that getting a signal through its body would be tricky. And while taking a memory card from…

The Ultimate Men’s Travel Underwear

In my book, the lighter one travels the better, and that extends to underwear. For the last decade or so, my go-to choice has been boxer-briefs from Ex Officio — just two pairs, no matter how long the trip — but a few months ago I came into possession of some boxers made by Saxx,…

The New/Old Camping Shoe

Danner’s new/old Canoe Mocs are built on a shoe mold first developed in 1936, with an upper silhouette created in the 1970s, which come together in a hand-stitched shoe that’s spot-on for these retro/heritage/summer-camp times. The crepe rubber outsole guards against pavement or rocks or trail hazards (and sore feet of all kinds), and a removable…

The Hiker’s Jacket

The definition of “softshell” has always been fuzzy and ambiguous. And these days it means pretty much whatever a brand wants it to mean. If it’s a shell and it’s softish and it’s not full-on waterproof, it can be tossed in the giant box called softshell. With that kind of fluidity, we as buyers and…

POV Camera to Take on GoPro

Will GoPro ever be knocked from its perch at the top of the hands-free camera mountain? Challengers keep challenging, and the latest is TomTom — yes, the GPS maker — which thinks smart editing is the key The Bandit Action Camera attempts to solve one of the biggest hassles of shooting with POV cameras (or…

Never Get Stranded Again With a Dead Car Battery

When you drive a 25-year-old Volkswagen van, you discover that the ways in which you can break down and become stranded are nearly endless. And this is only a joking matter when you’ve become de-stranded; when you’re still out there, stuck at the trailhead many miles from pavement, a cell signal, or good espresso, it’s…

Stylish Sunglasses That Are Made of Veggies

“People will stare. Make it worth their while.” This quote seems very Oscar Wilde, but it’s attributed to author Harry Winston, who absolutely would have approved of the new women’s Sidney shades from Smith Optics. They’re seen here in the anything-but-wallflower “red tortoise,” the least-shy of Smith’s three color options. More than half of the…