07/23/2012 01:03 EDT | Updated 09/21/2012 05:12 EDT

Fun (and Functional) Travel Gear for Summer


With summer holidays in full swing, we thought it was time to round up some of our favourite travel gear. Because this is a big year for London, with both the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics on the calendar, we couldn't help including a few Englishy items.

While style was important, so too was functionality: these items are both useful and classic staples no world traveller should be without. From our favourite refillable water bottle to stylish sandals built to take on tough terrain while aligning the feet and providing comfort, you'll want these as you explore the world this summer.

Have a look and see if any of these items fit the bill.

Best Travel Gear for Summer 2012