May 31, 2010

Cocoon TravelSheets

Cocoon TravelSheets

A TravelSheet is an extremely lightweight and roomy sleep sack or sleeping bag liner.


- hotels, youth hostels, alpine huts, boats, planes, trains

- warm weather sleeping bag

- rectangular sleeping bag liner

- for overnights with friends or as a guestsheet

Standard size: 220 x 90 cm

Cocoon TravelSheets

May 29, 2010

Osprey Meridian

Osprey Meridian 28 Inch/75L Pack, Black

For the traveler who enjoys deluxe features, the Osprey's Meridian Deluxe Wheeled Travel Pack provides it all. The main compartment is spacious and includes straps to prevent clothing migration while a side mesh and side fabric pocket offer organization possibilities. A large panel zippered area accesses the main compartment without removing the daypack. Underneath, you'll find a full mesh pocket for further organization, a padded laptop sleeve, side water bottle pockets, and a top and backpanel entry.

Osprey Meridian Series

May 28, 2010

Deuter Quantum

Deuter Quantum 70+10 Backpacking Pack

World travelers love the quality and the practical slim shape of the Quantum travel backpacks. Even when fully laden you won't get stuck in bus doorways or train passages. These roomy companions have kept all their excellent functions, yet are in a new modern design with a different daypack construction on the front..

Deuter Quantum 55+10 / 70+10

May 27, 2010


Backpack & Bag Protector

Pacsafe 120 Anti-Theft Backpack And Bag Protector, Steel

Built for multi-purpose use. Whether outdoors, touring or adventure travelling PacSafe’s tough, expandable design fits most popular-sized backpacks, duffels or soft-sided wheeled luggage.

May 26, 2010

Eagle Creek Switchback

Eagle Creek Travel Gear Switchback Max 22 Luggage,Black

Wheeled luggage is ideal for sidewalks, but backpacks are far more convenient when walking over uneven terrain on the way to class. So why not enjoy the best attributes of both with the Eagle Creek Switchback Max 22? Boasting a set of travel wheels that provide smooth and reliable transit over all flat surfaces, along with a pair of moisture-wicking Air Mesh backpack straps, the Switchback Max 22 is a great choice for anyone who's constantly on the move. The bag boasts 3,900 cubic inches of storage space, with a zip-off daypack that measures 1,600 cubic inches by itself. Storage chambers include a large main compartment, an organizational panel for paperwork and travel necessities, a fleece-lined interior pocket for electronics or sunglasses, and side zip-away pockets to keep water and other quick-grab items within easy access. In addition, the Switchback Max 22 is remarkably comfortable on the back thanks to the adjustable padded hip belt and the breathable foam back panel. The hip belt and shoulder straps combine to distribute the pack's weight evenly and comfortably over the long haul. Other details include a Zip-Away Comfort Zone suspension system, Soul Patch corner guards, and support for Eagle Creek's Pack-It organizational system.

May 17, 2010

Best Hostels of 2009

The winners of the coveted Hoscars were:

  1. Traveller's House, Lisbon, Portugal
  2. Rossio Hostel, Lisbon, Portugal
  3. Living Lounge Hostel, Lisbon, Portugal
  4. Academy Hostel, Florence, Italy
  5. Carpe Noctem, Budapest, Hungary
  6. The Riverhouse Backpackers, Cardiff, Wales
  7. Lisbon Lounge Hostel, Lisbon, Portugal
  8. Greg & Tom Hostel, Krakow, Poland
  9. The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel, Riga, Latvia
  10. Lisboa Central Hostel, Lisbon, Portugal

Top Hostels by Continent:

North America

  1. ACBB Hostel Niagara, Niagra Falls, Canada
  2. USA Hostels San Diego, USA
  3. Clarence Castle, Toronto, Canada

Latin America

  1. Hostel Lao, Mendoza, Argentina
  2. America del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires, Argentina
  3. Hostel Estoril,Buenos Aires, Argentina


  1. Dahab Dorms, Dahab, Egypt
  2. Riad Massine II, Marrakech, Morocco
  3. The Backpack & Africa Travel Centre, Cape Town, South Africa


  1. Sitting On The City Walls Courtyard House, Beijing, China
  2. Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel, Beijing, China
  3. Nagasaki International Hostel AKARI, Nagasaki, Japan


  1. Jailhouse Accommodation, Christchurch, New Zealand
  2. Sydney Central YHA, Sydney, Australia
  3. Backpack Oz, Adelaide, Australia

Special Category Awards were also given to the following hostels:

Best Hostel Chain

  1. Wombats, Austria and Germany
  2. HI USA
  3. Astor Hostels