Below is a current list of the gear we are using for van life, running, and photography. It’s been tested extensively in the field. We only endorse products that we have tested, genuinely use and like.

Best Women’s Running and Hiking Gear

Hoka One One Women’s Speedgoat 4 (trail running shoes)
Hoka One One Women’s Challenger Mid Gore-Tex (lightweight hiking boots)
Hoka One One Challenger ATR 5 (trail running shoes)
Hoka One One Clifton 6 (road running shoes)
Nathan VaporHowe 4 Liter 2.0 Women’s Ultralight Race Vest
Nathan TrailMix 7 Liter Women’s Multi-Adventure Vest
Best Women’s Safety Running Gear
Best Women’s Running Gear

Best Van Life Gear and Packing Guides

Fall – Winter Camper Van Gear Guide
Best Tires for the Ram Promaster City Camper Van
Jackery Explorer 500 Portable Power Station and Solar Panel
Review of the Google Pixel Slate, Keyboard and Pen
Yakima Backswing Bike Rack
Exped SIM Comfort Duo 7.5 Sleeping Pad
9 Van Life Essentials
Ozark Trail 26 Quart Cooler Review
20 Gift Ideas under $50 for the Van Life Adventurer


Review of the CamelBak Pivot Roll Top Backpack
Review of the Backcountry 27L Daypack
Review of the Backcountry Lightweight 22L Pack

Photography Gear

Review of the Google Pixel 4
Fuji Camera Bodies and Lenses
Google Pixel 3XL and 2XL Phones
Lowepro Tahoe BP 150 Camera Bag
Pixel Slate, Keyboard and Pen (for editing photos)

Erin McGrady and Caroline Whatley are travel writers, photographers, content creators, and the authors of Authentic Asheville.

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