On the Road: Gear for Adventure

Vapium Summit

You knew it was coming, right? This vaporizer is weatherproof, designed to work in the worst of weather conditions. Germ freaks will appreciate the interchangeable mouthpieces, and green aficionados will gush over the eight temperature settings. $149; vapium.com

Tasc Performance Wayfare Short

One pair of shorts that can handle everything is all you need pack for a big trip. With a mix of cotton, polyester and nylon, the Wayfare can handle everything from fly fishing to margaritas. $68; tascperformance.com

Blundstone 561 Crazy Horse

The beauty of Blundstones is that they fall somewhere between shit-kicker (hey, they were originally boots for Aussie sheep ranchers) and casual work shoe. But that doesn’t mean they can’t dress up for dinner, too. Plus that beefy sole includes a shock-absorbing compound so that it withstands pounding on trail. $169; us.blundstone.com

Spy Fold

Few things are worse than breaking your sunglasses because you have them shoved in your bag during travel. That’s why pro surfer John Florence worked with Spy to design the multi-hinged Fold frame. This baby packs away safe. $120-$180 (depending on lens type); spyoptic.com


ABC Pant

Yes, ABC stands for Ant-Ball-Crushing. And yes, even the most macho dudes among us can say that these Lululemon’s are the best god damn pants we own. And we can wear them day after day. $128; shoplululemon.com

Trigger Point X Factor Ball

Sitting on planes, trains and automobiles can really mess with your anatomy. Most of us can’t travel with a personal massage therapist, but this easy-to-pack ball will help roll away those kinks. $25; tptherapy.com

Yeti Hopper

You have to appreciate a cooler that was designed to carry “12 icy cans.” And since this is a Yeti, it will keep those cold boys chilled for days. But this is no hard plastic beast of a cooler. We like to think of this soft carrier as a man purse for your beer. $300; yeticoolers.com


Everything is about documentation these days, whether you are shooting photos or video or simply trying to stay caught up with work. But it can be tough to manage all that big data on the road. That is exactly why this MFI (“Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod”) certified hard drive will become your new best friend. It gives you 15 hours backup charging and 128 GB backup storage. Plus, it’s easy to move that data between your phone and laptop. $230; mazzomobile.com

Bose QC 20

The only problem with these surprisingly comfy noise-cancelling ear buds? You may not be able to hear the flight attendant asking what you want to drink—but you will also drown out that yakking person next to you with sublime sound. $300; bose.com

Kindle Voyage

Carrying around big heavy books in your carry on or in your pack is a drag. But you still want that reading material. Smaller and easier to manage than it’s big brother, the Voyage will become your own personal library when you trot the globe. $199; amazon.com

Outdoor Research Harrelson

This comfy shirt excels at everything from long flights to hikes in hot clime. It’s made of 55 percent hemp and 45 percent organic cotton, making it quite breathable, and it wicks away moisture (and sweat). Best little detail? A secret boarding-card pocket designed to hold a passport. $79; outdoorressearch.com

Anker Astro E3

Since there is nothing worse than your all-important iPhone dying in the midst of a long drive or flight (or even at the local coffee shop), we take this 10000mAh external battery everywhere. $80; ianker.com

Scarpa Zen Pro Mid

This shoe does it all—hikes easy, climbs with an approach sole, keeps out wet and breathes with a Gore-tex liner. It even looks damn good around town. $199; scarpa.com

Selk’bag Patagon 5G

A wearable sleeping bag may sound silly. But everyone in that European hut will be jealous when you walk straight form your bunk to breakfast. $199; selkbagusa.com

Eagle Creek No Matter What Flatbed Duffel 22

All we really ask of our luggage these days is that it fits legal carry on. This smart bag does just that, and weighs just six pounds, six ounces. $180; eaglecreek.com

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