Gear that helps get you going on summer vacation
A multipocketed new jacket? A suitcase made out of tarp? A credit card-size charger that keeps your devices juiced? These are just a few of the items that can ease some of the stress of travel. Gear & Gadgets writer Judi Dash has tested these items for us and gives them a thumbs up.
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Thermacell lantern( ThermaCell )
ThermaCell has designed a bug banisher that multi-tasks as an outdoor lantern. Eight LED lights with low and high settings run on four AA batteries (not included). The butane cartridge heats an insect repellent pad (both included), thwarting mosquitoes and other flying insects for up to 15 square feet. At less than 8 inches tall, the lightweight lantern/repeller makes a good camping or outdoor lounging aid. Recommended for outdoor use only. $31.99.