Provisions: Travel gear and more

01/12/2014 12:00 AM

01/09/2014 6:44 PM

BUY

• Ruffwear SingleTrak Dog Pack

$89.95; www.ruffwear.com/Singletrak-Pack-Dog-Pack?sc=2&category=13

For those who like to hike with Rover, the Ruffwear pack has been rated tops by several gear-oriented websites. Why not let the dog carry all your stuff while you saunter down the trail? The SingleTrak pack can carry water and provisions and is adjustable to most breeds (sizes) of dogs. Reviewers say the pack is comfortable on the dogs, but you’d have ask the dog to really know for sure.

BUY

• Icebreaker LS Siren Crewe

$74.99; www.amazon.com/Icebreaker-Womens-Sleeve-Siren-Crewe/dp/B008E77PQ8

Yes, we know that $75 seems a bit steep for base-layer clothing (a.k.a. underwear), but do you want to stay warm on the slopes, or not? This product is 96 percent merino wool (4 percent elastane), and the great thing about merino wool – other than its toastiness – is that it repels odor.

READ

• Outside Magazine’s Best Snowboards of 2014

www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-gear/snow-sports/snowboards/The-Best-Snowboards-of-2013.html

The magazine tested more than 100 snowboards in Colorado and all of its selections ranged in the $500-$600 range.

THE LIST

• 7 Cycling-Friendly Luxury Hotels in the World

www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2013/12/20/7-of-the-most-cyclist-friendly-luxury-hotels-in-the-world/

The website “A Luxury Travel Blog” lists swanky hotels that won’t bat an eye when you walk through the lobby in Lycra and take your racing bike in the elevator. Hotels also were ranked by access to road-bike routes and mountain bike trails:

1. Cap Rocat, Mallorca, Spain

2. Eight Hotel Paraggi, Cinque Terre, Italy

3. Moraine Lake Lodge, Rocky Mountains, Canada

4. H2hotel, Healdsburg

5. Hotel Richard Lowenherz, Wachau, Austria

6. Bicycle Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands

7. Hotel Osejava, Makarska, Croatia

THE TWEET

From Lauren Shaw (@ohsoxx): “Note to self: do not open tube of @UrbanDecay lip junkie mid-flight. Leaked gloss all over myself. :/ #travelfail.”

— Compiled by Sam McManis, smcmanis@sacbee.com

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