Summer Gear Guide
Planning a trip this summer? Check out Travel Channel's picks for summer gear and gadgets, including gear to protect your mp3 player from getting waterlogged and the perfect all-in-one safety gadget for your next outdoor excursion. Watch Travel Channel's Gear Guide web series, and take a closer look at our top picks for this summer.
Luggage on WheelsBreeze through the airport on wheels! The Kick is a hard shell travel bag that’s also a scooter. It has a running board, handlebar and third wheel. The Kick fits in the overhead compartment of most jetliners and is security-checkpoint compliant.
Keep Your Dog HydratedThe Ruff Wear Singletrak Hydration Dog Pack is ideal to keep your dusty, thirsty dog going on those outdoor trails. The adjustable pack has 2 removable water reservoirs for you and your pet, and the breathable material keeps your dog cool.
Keep Track of Your PetsGarmin’s GTU 10 is a waterproof tracking box, fitted with a GPS chip, that triggers an email or text message alert when the tracker moves outside a virtual boundary. Use it to keep up with your children, pet, car or anything else that might wander away.
Portable Tripod ($18)Tired of taking shaking vacation video shots? The GorillaPod is an on-the-go tripod that allows you to follow the action seamlessly with smooth pan and tilt. It’s perfect for pocket-sized video cameras and flip cams.
Cool iPod Nano WatchThe TikTok fits seamlessly with iPod Nano, making it look like a watch first and media player second. It’s durable with a thick, flexible hard plastic mount to hold your iPod in place. Just snap it in and you’re ready to go.
Paul Jr. Designs GrillGet a tricked-out road trip grill created by Paul Jr. Designs. He normally designs motorcycles, but this unique grill includes 285 square inches of cooking space, dual 10,000 BTU burners and detachable side tables. Check out this grill, and get cookin’ this summer!
Travel with Your PetThis backpack is designed to carry any pet under that weighs below 15 pounds. It’s super durable, waterproof and its easy-to-clean fabric-backed tarpaulin holds up against claws and drool. The mesh side panels keep your pet well-ventilated.
Maximize Your Fun in the SunThe Minox Suntimer UV Radiation Monitor Watch provides outdoor enthusiasts with an estimate of the maximum amount of time you should be exposed to sunlight. So go hiking or lay out on the beach without over doing it with this compact gadget.
Get Great Outdoor Action ShotsThis waterproof and shockproof camera shoots HD video and high-resolution photos. It only weighs 3 ounces, making it great for outdoor enthusiasts to mount it to their surf board or helmet to capture those perfect point-of-view moments.
Stay Fresh and Clean While CampingThis portable shower allows you to heat more than 60 gallons of water, and you can adjust its temperature. It also comes with accessories, including the privacy shelter so you can enjoy a hot shower without all eyes on you.
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