Best Gear For Travel


1. Five Ten Urban Approach

This slick kick looks casual enough for plane rides and touring around town, but there’s more here than meets the eye. A Phantom rubber sticky sole gives it the technical ability for a bit of bouldering (or buildering), and just enough traction for an impromptu hike. $80; fiveten.com

 

2. AKG N60NC Wireless

The new wireless version (available starting in April) of these plush headphones will get you through  long, noisy flights in comfortable style. With AKG noise-canceling technology specifically designed to eliminate airplane-engine hum, and the ability to fold up neatly so you can stash them in your pack, they’ll accelerate you getting to your special place. $300; akg.com

 

 

 

3. Stanley Classic Vacuum Travel Press

Yes, we know you’re a deadbeat without your craft roast—so why not take it everywhere you please? Stanley’s 16-ounce insulated travel mug is also a French press. Plus, it keeps your java warm for most of the day. $35; stanley-pmi.com

 

 

 


4. Toad and Co. Drop-in Short

The perfect travel short can handle anything. You won’t worry about tromping through streams (or even spilling coffee all over yourself) with this stretchy, athletic version. The quick-drying material means you can hop in a hot spring and then head out for beers without losing style points. $79; toadandco.com

 

 

 


5. Picture Organic Chloe Puff

Versatility is key in any travel piece, and this reversible, insulated jacket is the one to rely on when you hit the road. Not only does the Chamonix-based brand understand style, it’s also sustainability-focused with Primaloft ECO stuffing and material spun from plastic bottles recovered from the planet’s oceans. $150; picture-organic-clothing.com

 

 

 

 


6. Eagle Creek Converge Backpack

This carry-on-meets-rucksack hauls an impressive amount of gear, and fits in the compartment above your seat. Inside, multiple pockets organize, laptop, cords and essential electronics. $119; eaglecreek.com/converge

 

 

 

 

 

7. 686 Multi Jacket

This all-season shell is our new favorite to deal with all the unexpected weather and conditions of travel. Gore-tex Paclite material keeps it waterproof, breathable and light, and the integrated internal backpack straps mean you can shed on the go without taking off your jacket. Plus, it packs down into its own pocket. $300; 686.com

 

 

 

 

 

8. Costa del Mar Reefton

The right pair of sunglasses are fly, while also making you see better. Costa’s polarized plastic lens technology (or choose from several more technically specific options) cuts glare on the water (or the highway) and in the mountains—and the frames can take some abuse. $169; costadelmar.com

 

 

 

9. Trew Shirtweight Down

Your new rule: Never travel without a puffy, like this water-resistant version, which offers  warmth and comfort while shoving down small enough to fit into the bottom of a pack—until you need loft for a hike or flight that gets suddenly chilly. $185; trewgear.com

 

 

 

 

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