Gear Deals: The Best Portable Espresso Makers

Gear Deals: The Best Portable Espresso Makers

Did you know that washing a lot of outdoor gear can pollute our waterways with synthetic microfibers? Thankfully, there is a way to put a stop to it. Learn about that in this week’s gear deals and highlights.

We’ve also selected a couple great gift ideas and gathered the top three portable espresso makers. Now is easier than ever to bring along top-tier espresso no matter where your adventures take you!

Let’s jump into the deals.

Patagonia Retro Pile Pullover

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Put your fears of manufacturing abuse to ease by buying Patagonia products. This classic pullover fleece features Polartec® recycled polyester fleece and is made in a Fair Trade approved facility, which promotes safe working conditions and sustainable livelihoods.

Featuring a front zipper pocket, spandex-trimmed cuffs and hem, plus set-in sleeves to offer a full range of motion. You can’t go wrong with this retro pullover from Patagonia.

GuppyFriend Washing Bag

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This bag can stop microfibers from washing off of your clothes and into the waterways. Notoriously difficult to remove from contaminated water, microfibers are an area of pollution catching more attention. And for good reason: They pose health threats to animals and humans.

Patagonia has teamed up with the owners of Langbrett, a German outdoor retailer, to distribute this bag at cost. Use it to wash your fleeces and other synthetic materials. Once done, you can remove the microfibers by hand and throw them in the trash.

Orbitkey Leather Key Organizer

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Time to get rid of the nasty old key ring and upgrade to this sleek organizer. Capable of holding up to 7 keys, this little device will provide the organization you never knew you wanted.

Plus, by surrounding the keys with a soft leather, the keys are kept away from your phone and other surfaces that are prone to scratching. A great gift idea too!

Light Phone II – Distraction Free Cell Phone

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Are you getting sucked into the world of social media or the never-ending news stream? Put that behind you with this distraction-free Light Phone II.

By focusing on the most important aspects of cell phones (calling, texting, alarms, contacts, and hotspot ability), this awesome little phone brings minimalist design to your pocket. Ditch the constant barrage of smart phones and take a step toward mental health with this excellent little device.


It doesn’t take much to create a great cup of espresso, but when you’re away from home, it might be difficult to find a good cup. Put those fears to rest by bringing along one of these portable espresso makers. Without taking up much space, you can have that lovely cup of espresso you crave.

For those traditional coffee drinkers, you can simply add more boiling water to the espresso to create an Americano or long black.

WACACO Nanopresso Portable Espresso Maker

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Our top choice is the Wacaco Nanopresso, which uses a manual pump to dish out 18 bar (over 260 psi). More than enough to extract unparalleled coffee from whatever grounds you choose. No need to use single-use pods, but you can get an adapter to use Nespresso pods if you desire.

The ergonomic design is easy to use and incredibly light at just 0.74 pounds. It also comes with a packing case. Never leave behind your favorite cup of espresso again with this little beast.

STARESSO Portable Espresso Machine

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If you love Nespresso pods, then the STARESSO espresso machine might be for you. With a slightly larger and more modern design, this portable machine is perfect for those on the go or in the office. Feel free to use any grounds or use the built-in ability for Nespresso pods.

This one dishes out between 15 and 20 bar of pressure. Once again, more than enough to get all of that flavor out of your coffee.

Handpresso Wild Hybrid Espresso Machine

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Our other top choice comes from Handpresso and dishes out 16 bar of pressure. It accepts ground espresso or ESE pods, which are don’t use plastic and are slightly more environmentally friendly than Nespresso.

This sleek design is a bit larger, but still perfectly portable for any camper or traveler. Throw it in your glove compartment, suitcase, or in with the rest of your gear and stay caffeinated no matter where you are.

Gear Deals: Fleeces and Coffee

Get ready for winter with the retro Patagonia fleece or stay caffeinated while on the road with some of the best portable espresso makers around.

And don’t forget: Now is the time to get your winter gear at a cheap price. Check out the deals at REI to browse their current selection.

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