Gear Review: Eagle Creek Pack-It Cubes

Gear Review: Eagle Creek Pack-It Cubes (3)

Shorty review time! I bought these cubes ages ago on my first trip through Europe. I used a suitcase with wheels, and these cubes worked marvelously to keep my clothes organized.

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Gear Review: Patagonia Women’s Torrentshell Jacket

Gear Review: Patagonia Women's Torrentshell Jacket (4)

Another item bought for my trip through Europe. I needed a rain jacket that was small enough to fit into my backpack but large enough I could wear several layers underneath for warmth. Last, I also wanted a jacket that I could reuse on backpacking trips.

The Patagonia Women’s Torrentshell Jacket fit all of these requirements. The only downside was the bright green color — which isn’t a fault of the jacket (I deliberately choose it to be visible while backpacking and mountaineering), but wasn’t the most classy item when out in public.

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Gear Review: Merrell Women’s Captiva Strap Waterproof Boot

Gear Review: Merrell Women's Captiva Strap Waterproof Boot (4)

Another amazingly useful item from my travels through Europe!

I’ve wanted a knee-high casual boot for a long time, but most I found had issues — trendy, saggy ankles (never the best look on me), too much of a heel, not tall enough, or not tall enough… so when these Merrell boots (Merrell Captiva Strap) went on sale at REI, I snatched them up immediately right before we departed for Europe.

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