Tortuga explains why their backpacks are made in China; a frank post about their factory-picking process from the beginning of the company. And then a follow-up about why their new Prelude bags are made in Vietnam: trade war.
Here is the story about a young Hawaii surfer being mentored by a pro to handle the most dangerous waves.
Nomadic Notes visits Tuy Hoa, a soon-to-be-developed Vietnamese coastal resort. Among the joys and treasures, there are also “windowless bird nest factories, where screeching bird noises are broadcast by loud speaker to attract birds to the houses.”
Vote in Carryology’s survey of the best carry-on backpacks. Entrants include Osprey, Tom Bihn, Aer, Pakt and others.
Here is a review of the Thousand Miles All Day shorts. Packing Less compares these against the Outlier New Way shorts, which is what is in my men’s packing list.
Tortuga posted their own list of best travel gear featuring a handful of old favorites.