We are always looking for the latest in travel products. We heard of this company, Lewis N Clark, and found they have a wide variety of travel items that we liked. We had our staff review their website for items they wanted to try, sounded interesting, and would be something they would use on a trip. Below are Lewis N Clark product reviews from our staff of seasoned travelers.
How did we choose the Lewis N Clark products?
Our team enjoys camping, hiking, taking cruises, road trips, RV-ing, flying, tours, river rafting, and all out adventuring anywhere. We love travel products that serve dual purposes, are light, compact, easy-to-carry, and are practical. We like to travel light wherever we go, so we are prudent about what we recommend. Many of the items we selected are under $20 and would make great gifts as well.
Latest Lewis N Clark Product Reviews
Roll-Top Duffel Bag – 60 Liters
This is what I’ve been waiting for! I have wanted a lightweight, waterproof bag to take on our river rafting trips. It is awesome for other outdoor adventures as well, even in the dry season.
I’ve used this Roll-Top DuffeI bag several times, mostly for camping. My fourth grader took it for his three-night Cub Scout camping trip. The only piece of “luggage” he owned was his school backpack, and I realized that he probably shouldn’t bring one of my suitcases on his camping trip. This Duffle Bag from Lewis N Clark fit all his belongings well. The only downside is that there isn’t a separate compartment to keep smaller things organized and easy to find, especially things like money and a flashlight. It POURED for one entire day, and while this bag was in his tent, it stayed completely dry, even with the winds and rain coming inside.
This rugged waterproof bag measures approximately 24” wide and 21.5” in height when fully extended. It folds down to about 12” in height. The easy roll-top closure ensures the contents stay dry. There is a removable shoulder strap. It’s made from durable 600D mesh PVC that is dual-coated.
I will continue to take this for my outside overnight adventures (my husband has already tried to take it for his own use), and even on day trips on my friend’s boat. It’s lightweight (their website says it weighs just 38 ounces) and folds easily for storage. This duffel comes with a 1yr warranty, but I love that their other duffel bags come with a lifetime guarantee.
Ice Mate Cool Towel
This Ice Mate Cool Towel SAVED ME the summer I spent in Tucson, AZ. Yes, it’s a dry heat, but 100 degrees is 100 degrees, and it was hot morning, noon, and night. And we were outside a lot. I am so very glad I remembered to pack it for my trip.
There are other brands of towels like this available but what makes this one different is that it is described as not being chemically treated. In the product description it also explained the 2-sided feature – the mesh side is for fast cooling and the cloth side for soft drying. (Meaning, it doesn’t dry hard, like a car shammy would when dry). It is soft and comfortable and the perfect length.
While on my trip, I actually ordered this for the two friends I went to Tucson with because I felt guilty that I wasn’t as hot as they were. And the funny part was that the couple we were staying with – Tucson natives – had never seen these towels. I ordered them each one as well, and they loved them. Finally we would all enjoy some relief from the heat!
Just put this cooling towel in water and place it around your neck. You won’t believe how wonderful it works. Another time I put it in ice water, and it was even better. A third way I tried was using regular tap water and putting the towel in the refrigerator. All offered cooling relief from the desert heat.
I used this towel every single day. Most of the time I wore it, rinsed it at night, and then instead of letting it dry, I just kept it wet in the refrigerator for the next day’s adventure because I wanted it to be as cold as possible. If I weren’t using this in such extreme temperatures, it would not need refrigeration, but being it was 100+, every bit of coolness helped.
I recently bought one for my mother-in-law who is hot a lot of the time. This would make a great gift for people who work outside in the summer, wherever they live. I also could see sports teams using this, especially for those hot weekend soccer and Little League games. This is great for hiking, camping, fishing, anywhere really. It is 40” by 8” and comes in three colors which is great if you are buying several for a family for each person to keep track of. It’s even machine washable.
Comfort Neck Pillow
I have wanted one of these travel neck pillows for years. Even though they aren’t terribly expensive, I never bought one. I’ve considered them many times, and I’ve walked past them at stores in airports. Once on my flight, I always regretted not buying them.
I saw this item on the Lewis N Clark website, and thought, “It’s now or never.” I soon realized that I have been missing out. Not only could have I been using this on the many flights I’ve taken, I could have been using this while as a passenger for long car rides. My kids always want a turn using it as well.
This Comfort Neck Pillow is comfortable and props my head in a good position so that I can sleep while upright. There are several brands available. This pillow from Lewis N Clark offers ergonomic support for my head and neck. It has loop if you want to hang it when not using it and a velcro strap so that you can attach it to your bag or luggage when in transit. The only downside is that it doesn’t have a removable cover. I really wish it did. However, the fleece (offered in four different colors) is hand washable. Best of all and surprisingly, it actually enables me to get some sleep while in transit… something I haven’t been able to do in years.
RFID Clip Stash
It is bad enough we have to worry about actually having our wallet stolen, and now we have to worry about electronic pick-pocking too? High on our list when traveling is feeling safe and secure; we want that in our daily outings too, whether traveling or not. This little case is meant to block the RFID (radio frequency identification) signals that enable thieves to steal your credit card information. It is large enough to hold a driver’s license and several credit, debit and insurance cards. There is room to spare for money, but that would be the most it could carry as it is just 3.5” x 4.5”. It clips to clothing and comes in black or a tan-ish gray.
RFID Luxe Neck Stash
I love products that help me protect and keep track of my valuables and essentials, like my IDs, credit cards and money. I have tried money belts and clothes with hidden zippers and like them. When I saw this Neck Stash advertised, I wanted to try it for my trip to Mexico.
Another great Lewis N Clark product, I like that this Neck Stash is lightweight, weighing only 5.5 ounces. It is in a neutral, unobtrusive color, olive, with black on the backside. (It is also available in tan.) I wore this often, sandwiching it between by tee shirt and sweater. It was hidden yet easily accessible when I needed it. I love that it wasn’t as visible as a purse or backpack. My husband wasn’t worried about his wallet getting pick-pocketed because everything he and I needed fit in the RFID Luxe Neck Stash.
There are two zippered pockets and two pockets that open. There is a clear area (without a closure) to put an ID in though I didn’t use this feature. The strap adjusts which is great because it is comfortable for whatever your height. The Neck Stash was larger than I expected it to be, almost 8 inches in height and 5.5 inches in width. At first I thought it would be too big but it worked out that it fit everything we needed. I even put my smart phone in it for most of the time.
What makes this neck protective case different from many is that it blocks up to 13.56 Mhz frequencies making it difficult for someone to scan your credit cards or passport.
Collapsible Travel Cup
I love this cup mostly because I love to be green whenever I can. Many times in restaurants, especially at take out places, I just order water. This cup is handy because I can keep it in my purse, pop it up, fill it up, and say no to a plastic cup that at best will be recycled (rare in restaurants) and at the typical worst, end up contributing to the landfills.
This would work well for airports too. Usually, I bring an empty stainless steel water bottle when I go to the airport and fill up at the water fountain after passing through security. Then I reuse the stainless steel water bottle the duration of my trip. This Collapsible Travel Cup offers the same reusability with just one downside – you have to drink it right then as there isn’t a lid – but it is still great.
This fits easily in my purse, backpack or tote when we go on trips. I just keep it in a small zip-lock bag so it stays clean and my bag stays dry. For years I’ve been ridding my kitchen and life of plastics but this one is FDA food-grade silicone, BPA and phthalate free, so I feel good about using it. It holds 6.4 oz. We do a lot of hiking, camping and traveling in general, and I bring it with me even when I have a water bottle, just in case.
Flat Cloth Tape
Here is something that is so handy but you never really think about buying it until you need it. This Flat Cloth Tape is something to tuck inside your backpack or first aid kit. It will be waiting for you when you need it to repair a leaking canteen or a rip in your tent. I first used it when my daughter went to overnight camp, and I needed to label her belongings, including her clothing. I used a Sharpie on the tape as well as a regular pen and was happy with both. I’ve since used this Flat Cloth Tape from Lewis N Clark several times for various things. It comes in different colors – including camo — which is fun and also helpful if you are trying to label different people’s belongings.
We asked our staff to pick a few items they would be interested in trying and that they would want to use while traveling. These Lewis N Clark product reviews include some products that are more unique than others. Some are items we always wanted to own, just never bought them. Others are travel products we might already have but Lewis N Clark has found a way to improve upon them. We always love reviewing the latest in travel products.