A major contributor to the stress of frequent travelers is knowing what to pack. Which bags should you use? How will you keep your camera gear safe while lugging it around? What about shoes, clothing, and electronics? The list is endless. One of the secrets to smart packing is choosing the right gear and also packing multi-purpose items.
After spending countless hours doing research, I've compiled a list; these items stood out and should travel well on any journey.
Ultralight Convertible Travel Case from Osprey
Osprey packs are in a class of their own, known for durability and high performance they are the perfect companion for adventure seekers. The launch Of Osprey's Ozone Convertible 50L/22" means you can go from a wheeled bag to daypack easily without much thought. Consider this - it's a piece of wheeled luggage that meets airlines maximum carry-on requirements and can be stored in overhead compartments. Secondly, it has a hidden backpack that you can unzip and use as a daypack. Say sayonara to check in luggage fees. Available in Red and Black.
Photo courtesy of Osprey.
Herald - Next Generation Camera Bags from Domke
Herald is the go-to camera bag of professional photographers worldwide. Domke has been a leader in the manufacture of camera bags for generations. They've been designed for accessibility, durability, style and, intentionally avoid attracting attention. The new Herald bags have been field tested by the pros and their feedback has been incorporated into the design you see today. Features include plenty of interior space for camera equipment, padded zippered Tablet sleeve for mini laptop or Ipad. Adjustable straps for hand carrying or over the shoulder and crossbody. There's also room for your iPhone, water bottles, and chargers. Available in Rugged Wear Military, Canvas Khaki/Black and Cordura Black.
photo courtesy of Domke website
Keen's Versatrail Shoe
Traveling requires good footwear, there's no way around it. Whether you're hiking Montana's Glacier National Park or walking the ancient streets of Pompeii. Keen's Versatrail shoes fit the bill. They are lightweight, flexible and provide sufficient support while absorbing shock. They're made of waterproof mesh that allows your feet to breathe without getting wet. Like the Keen UNEEK sandals, the bungee-lacing system adjusts for a snug fit.
Separate Your Gear with Gobi Gear's new SEG SAG
Arriving for the fall, Gobi Gear's newest organization stuff-sack, the SegSac. Four interior compartments keep travelers organized, no more digging into packs looking for lost items. The SegSac is ultralight 30D nylon and highly durable. Use it as a day bag or pop it into a backpack.
Photo courtesy of Gobi Gear
GAIAM's On-the -go Yoga and Wellness Gear
GAIAM is the leading lifestyle brand with a focus on yoga and fitness gear, and they do it well. What's coming up this fall is a series of new products that are perfect for travel.
The Duffle Bag in Heather Grey/Lime Green, perfect for traveling to the studio or out of town retreats. The compact bag with multiple pockets features pouches for water bottles, spacious main compartment, and yoga mat holder. Fill it with everything you'll need for keeping fit while on the road. The new Mini Muscle Roller, hand sized will help iron out all the knots of travel. Resistance Bands, come in handy for in-room workouts plus they can serve double duty as ties for compacting clothing. The Hot & Cold Neck Cradle is perfect for reducing neck stress, tension, and soothes the pain. Use it hot or cold. Best of all its inflatable and perfect for on-go-use.
Consonant's Travel and Gym Starter Kit
Toronto-based, organic Consonant Skincare believes that what "Goes on the Body goes in your Body". Their whole product line is 100% natural and formulated with the highest possible concentration of organic botanical ingredients. They offer many products, including sunscreens, cleansers, exfoliations and body lotions. Best of all they have starter kits like the Travel and Gym kit which would be perfect on the road; it contains Natural Foaming Face Wash 50ml, Organic Body Lotion and Body Wash , Natural Lip Conditioner, plus Gym and Travel Bag. There is enough room in the bag to add additional personal care items.
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