Best Packing Cubes 2017

Best Packing Cubes 2017

This summer I went on a wonderful trip with my 15-year old daughter. We were away for two weeks. The first week we stayed in the same place, a small property in California where we took care of two horses and three dogs. We enjoyed every minute!

During the last week we stayed in three different places, and that’s when it became apparent that my suitcase organization was not, shall we say, optimized? I grew so tired of searching for clean underwear (and not getting hold of the dirty instead), socks, T-shirts and toiletries not to mention how crumpled up everything got.

The truth of it all is that I only had myself to blame. I did know about packing organizers of course, but somehow didn’t think it was something that I would actually need. I mean, how hard can it be to keep your suitcase tidy and your belongings organized? Well, as it turned out, very hard!

Once home and summer gone I decided that it was time for Travel Gear Depot to take a step out of the carry-ons and suitcases. So without further ado, let us present our reviews of the Best Packing Cubes for 2017!

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7 Awesome Tips for Bike Touring on a Budget

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Are you totally in love with bike tours? Me too! However, one thing that lets us down when we want to go for long tours with our faithful companions is the expense. Already the process of getting the bike ready can be so expensive. It can even make you think of just letting go off the trip.

But the good news are that you can actually go bike touring on a budget! Initially, I thought the only time to go for a long journey with my bike was when I had huge chunks of money in my savings account. But I have come to realize it doesn’t have to be expensive, and I have learned several tips that I am going to share with you so you can travel on a budget to wherever you want and at any time.

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Best Leather Weekend Bag and Overnight Bag 2017

Now why would you want an overnight bag, when you already have nice suitcase in the wardrobe? Well, we think everyone should have one. If you're only going away for a night or two, you don't want to bring a proper suitcase. Too big, too bulky. A weekend bag is perfect, preferably made with good quality leather that will hold up and look good for years to come. We have dug out the best ones for you!

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Leather Duffel Bags – Best In 2017

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Why A Leather Duffel Bag?

If we had to choose one single bag that would be the only one we could ever own, it would definitely be a duffel bag. A duffel can be used as an overnight bag, a weekend bag, a travel bag or even as both men's and women's gym bag.

If it stays inside the cabin luggage size restrictions of the airline in question it will be a stylish carry-on or even a personal item if it's really small. Considering it would have to last a lifetime, the given choice of material would definitely be leather. Let us show you why!

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Leather Backpacks – Best Picks 2017

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Why Buy a Leather Backpack?

Do you like products that last for a long time, perhaps even for life? If not, then these reviews are perhaps not for you. Good quality leather is an outstanding material when it comes to longevity in bags and other products.

We have choosen to only review backpacks of high quality here. This is partly because we think that choosing to buy stuff that will  serve you for a long time is good for maintaining the resources of the planet, but also because they are classy and beautiful.

We hope you will find a backpack that suits your needs and wishes here. If there is a bag you think we should take a closer look at and perhaps include, please leave a comment below. Thank you!

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Best Leather Briefcase – Top Choices 2017

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Who needs a briefcase?

A briefcase is primarly designed for being carried short distances, for example between your car or commuter bus or train and the office. Or perhaps as your carry on personal item when flying, the piece of luggage that fits under the seat in front of you. But you may be surprised to find that some of them also has the ability to convert to a backpack!

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Best Luggage Sets Of 2017? Our Research Reveals!

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You know the concept many stores use, buy more and pay less? That’s exactly what luggage sets are all about.Instead of buying all the bags you need one at a time, you buy them all at once. As this means manufacturers then have managed to sell you all your bags from their own brand, they are happy to make buying the luggage set a good deal for you.Also, if you like having matching luggage, buying a set is a good choice. If you buy your carry-on one year, and then decide you need a large suitcase as well two years later, chances are you won’t find a matching one.The sets come in a wide range of colors, patterns and models. There are sets for women, for men, for kids. There are 2-piece, 3-piece, 4-piece and even 5-piece sets. Make sure you have thought through what kind of bags and how many you need, then it will be a lot easier to find the right set for you.We have, as usual, done the research for you and picked out the top rated luggage sets that we also prefer ourselves. Some of them we have personal experience from, and for the ones we don’t we have spent even more hours evaluating others views.Read along, or choose from the table of contents what you are most interested in.

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The Best Hardside Luggage In 2017!

One of the major and unavoidable decisions you have to make when looking for a new piece of luggage is whether you should buy a hardside or a softside. What the best choice is depends on your personal preferences and what qualities you are looking for in a bag.

Have you decided on buying a new hardside suitcase, but don’t know which one to choose? Well, congratulations my friend, you’ve come to the right place We have, as we have promised to do, searched the market for you and picked the ones we believe to be the best hardside luggage out there in 2017.

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Different Types Of Leather – The Ultimate Guide To The Best Leather

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Why buy leather luggage when there are so many new materials seeing the light of day? Isn’t leather old fashioned and out of date?


If you think that, we strongly advise you to think again. There are several reasons that leather is an outstanding choice of material when you’re looking for a new bag or luggage. Or why not a tablet case or a wallet?


We here at Travel Gear have to admit that we have lived in leather-related ignorance. There is so much to know about this material that we didn’t have a clue about. Now we do, and we want to share this knowledge with you. Let’s go!

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