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A Pinch of EDC Madness: 6 Slim, Pocketable Multi-Tools the Size of a Credit Card

Alright MacGyver, time to streamline that chunky Swiss army knife multitool – you get one slim pocket tool the size of a credit card, that’s it – which…

Stacked Boats

Portage This: 3 Types of Backpackers’ Watercraft

We’ve been daydreaming of multi-modal expeditions in the outdoors. No, not the kind where you hike to the edge of some insane cliff, don your squirrel suit, and…

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Reimagining Grid-Free Living: 3 Portable Micro Dwellings to Call Anywhere Home

Tiny homes seem to be all the rage these days, at least on the great big Internet (oh the irony, we know). It doesn’t look like huge crowds…

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In the Founders’ Dreams: 5 Portable Items that will Help You Establish Your Independence on the 4th of July

What holiday could be more in the spirit of mobility and portability than July 4th, Independence Day in the US? Go where you want and spend the day…

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Breathing Easy & Sleeping Heavy: The Portable CPAP Game Changer

If you’ve ever unfortunately been diagnosed with OSA, or Obstructive Sleep Apnea, you know that the principal means of managing the condition is through the use of a…

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Feeling All-Propped-Up: The Ultra-Portable Insta-Chair

Portable chairs have been around foreeeeever, foldable, packable, modular, you name it, making sure we stay comfy just about anywhere – at the beach, in the stands, at…

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That Time of the Month? No Sweat, Just Cup It: The Ultra-Portable Personal Hygeine Device

First and foremost, have you even heard of a menstrual cup? It’s extremely surprising (and suspicious) how many people don’t even seem to know they exist. Hmmm… Are…

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Reinforcement Is Here: The Portable Door Safety System

Portable door safety devices are no strangers to PortAbout, given our last article on the DoorJammer (note, you’ll have to look for that on Amazon.com as SkyMall is…

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So Fresh & So Green Clean: The Pedal-Powered Washing “Machine”

While not the most portable clothes washing system we’ve written about here on PortAbout, this little R2-D2 lookalike has nevertheless caught our attention and piqued our curiosity. It’s…

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Thanks for the Cash, Goodbye: Three Portable Items from Successfully-Funded Kickstarter Campaigns that Never Made it in the Real World

For one reason or another, be it a unscrupulous campaigner, government legislation, or the simple practicalities of production, not everything that catches our fancy in Kickstarterville is meant for the long…

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Hot-Water Therapy in the Woods: The Collapsible Hot Tub

Many hot tubs out there claim to be “portable”, from the Coleman Lay-Z-Spa on through to the Homax and Intex lines of inflatable hot tubs. Even some hardshell…

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Your Transparent Stack of Paper Has Water in It: The Water Bottle Disguised as Office Material

Yeah, water bottles are a dime a dozen these days, so why would we waste our precious time writing about one? Well, there’s something novel about this one,…

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And the Oscar Goes to…Who Cares, I’m Just Here for the Gift Bag

So, you’ve probably heard that income inequality continues to increase, right? Well, as you look forward to watching the Academy Awards on Sunday, we have news for you…

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Holy Roller: 3 Extremely Packable Brands of Shoes

We’ve definitely known moments where we’re not willing to haul our heavy, rigid hiking boots in our packs, even when we know for certain we’re going to do…

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Growing on-the-Go: The Portable Indoor-Cultivation Container

Things have really been moving and shaking in the marijuana department recently and signs point to eventual widescale legitimization of the cash crop in the medical and even…

1 Voice Bluetooth Beanie

Cold-Weather Audio Wear: The Toasty Bluetooth Beanie

Well, 1 Voice is certainly not concerned about you getting brain cancer, but like a loving and protective mother, they are concerned about you keeping your sweet little…

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Last Minute Stocking Stuffers: Five Portable Items from Successful Kickstarter Campaigns That Might Just Save Your Ass This Christmas

A major gift-giving deadline of the year (well, the major one after a person’s birthday, for some) is upon us once again and you’re about to screw it…

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Coffee is Safer than Cocaine: The Ultra-Portable Espresso Machine

Feeling low, slow, craving blow? Need a boost but don’t want to reach for that that cocaine straw? Don’t worry, Wacaco has your other addiction – espresso –…

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Know thy Enemy [Fish]: The Portable, Castable War-Maker’s Spying Eye in the Water

Let’s face it, fishing is no longer about relaxing with friends, grandpa, or a beer while you dangle your bait in some body of water hoping for something…

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A Pinch of a Cable: The Tangle-Free Mobile Device Lifeline

We know you love carrying around that tangled mess of a charging cable all snagged on other things in your bag, just so you can make sure that…

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Making Travel Accessible: The Portable CST Chair

The “Go-Anywhere portable Commode, Shower ‘n Tub (CST) Chair” by Go! Mobility Solutions promises to make traveling easier, more user-friendly, and more accessible for the disabled. If you’ve…

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Relaxation Therapy over Still Water: The Portable (We Guess) Floating Sauna

We gotta be honest here, we’re a little conflicted about this one. It will be capable of being transported from lake to lake by trailer or stored on…

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Embrace This: The Baby-Life-Saving Portable Incubator

Yeah, you read right, it’s a portable baby incubator, and it has already saved infant lives, no joke. Sometimes you just have to take a step back and…

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Bust that Perp: The Portable Laser Drug Scanner

Dubbed the “TruNarc” (oh jeez, did they have to?), this handheld drug scanner from Thermo Scientific uses Raman spectroscopy technology to scan and identify narcotics, precursors, and cutting…