Packing and Travel

goodjoy Hooking Razors

With all the money poured into the razor market, you’d have thought an idea like this would have surfaced back when double blades were the big thing. Made from PP plastic (polypropylene), this handy hanging razor can be recycled once the head is removed. The Hooking Razor can be purchased in a 4-pack at goodjoy’s shop (or if you’re in Europe, denicheuse.com). There’s also a hooking toothbrush, if you’re interested.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Available from: goodjoy

Grid-It Organization System

From our archives (originally published January 15, 2010), for your gift list consideration… to see more, visit our Gift Guide.

While this ‘organization system’ looks haphazard and crazy, I think it might be quite useful in organizing all the gadgets and chargers and such that we all know and love/hate. Order out of chaos…

“The Grid-It organization system is a unique weave of rubberized elastic bands made specifically to hold personal objects firmly in place. Designed to provide endless configurations of digital devices and personal effects. Slim design and conveniently sized for your current laptop bag or travel case, lets you easily find what you need. Features rear zippered pocket for additional storage.”

12in X 8.125in

Purchase Information:

Price: $22.00
Available from: Flight 001

Garment Hideaway

Here’s a smart way to hide valuables when you’re away from home or your hotel. This zippered pocket ‘garment’ is meant to be hung in a closet under a shirt so your important documents and jewelry are safely hidden when you’re out and about.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $25.85
Available from: Magellan's Travel Supplies

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Travelteq Trip

Back in March Travelteq’s first product made a pretty impressive debut. Their Trash Bag is a great laptop/office/overnight bag to carry everything you need.

Now they have brought out a bigger bag and it’s a beauty. It’s small enough to fit onboard yet will carry plenty of your kit for a short trip or a long weekend away. It has a ‘kangaroo pocket’ for the stuff you want to get to: laptop, magazine, phone, it has fold-out legs to turn it into a seat when you’ve had enough of traipsing round duty free and with the slightly more expensive Trip Sound you get speakers and an iPhone/Blackberry charger – incredible. It seems like they’ve thought of everything.

Buy yours now for the introductory rate of €595 or €650 for the Trip Sound before it goes back up. Later on they’ll introduce an Italian leather version. Seriously people you’ve got it all.

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Purchase Information:

Price: €595.00 or 650.00 for Trip Sound
Availability: Buy Travelteq Trip here

Jack Spade Tarpaulin Dry Dopp Kit

Devoid of any embellishment, the Tarpaulin Dry Dopp Kit is a rugged, waterproof toiletries bag in a simple and straightforward package, guranteed to take years of travel abuse.

Material: Industrial grade tarpaulin

Dimensions: 9.75″ x 5.75″ x 4″

Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00
Availability: Buy Jack Spade Tarpaulin Dry Dopp Kit here

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Accordion Bag

No more unpacking? Can it be true? This bag’s accordion strap allows for open shelf storage when hung, meaning you can do without hangers and hotel drawers. When folded, it looks like a normal-ish bag (in reflective material) that’s easy enough to carry around. It’s worth mentioning that the hook looks a little worrisome; if there’s no storage option for it, it might catch on something.

Available in Green, Blue, or Yellow.
Daniele Trebbi 2009
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Purchase Information:

Price: �235,00
Available from: Skitch.it

Kiosk

Do Kiosk owners Alisa Grifo and Marco Romeny have one of the best jobs ever? They travel the world finding the most interesting and unique products and bring them back to sell in their New York store. Each trip they take results in a curated exhibition at the store, together with on-going products from previous exhibitions. Emphasis is placed on goods that are traditionally used and cultural-specific. High-priced “over-designed” products don’t make the cut. Kiosk is a must visit if you’re in New York, but you can always browse their online shop. There really is no store quite like it.

Official Kiosk website:

kioskkiosk.com

Address:

95 Spring Street, Second Floor
New York NY 10012
United States

More information:

View Kiosk here

TravelTeq Trash bags

This travel bag is mighty impressive. Handmade in Italy, it has 8 inside compartments (4 open, 3 zipped) and one outside compartment/pocket (for ticket or mobile phone) to make sure all your important things stay put. It’s got an undercover sort of look to it, especially in the darker ‘Panther’ color. Also, there’s free shipping to the US and EU, if that helps take the edge off the price.

Accommodates up to a 15 inch laptop.
Florentine Vachetta leather with water resistant nylon lining.
40w x 30h x 8d cm

Check out the extra pics to see the alternate color option and other views.
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Purchase Information:

Price: �395.00
Availability: Buy TravelTeq Trash bags here

Bamford Travel Wallet

OK, so I need a wallet for my tickets, a cover for my passport, something for my credit cards and where am I going to put all those Zambian Kwacha notes? Bamford has made something that has you covered:

Calf Leather travel set by Bamford & Sons. 3 piece set in supple calf leather with 23 cm long ticket wallet with 3 full length slots, sections for cards and holders for the passport holder and card wallet. A beautiful and well thought through set to organise your documents, money and tickets.

Great – that’s that sorted. Now to find those Zambian Kwachas.

Purchase Information:

Price: 175.00
Availability: Buy Bamford Travel Wallet here

Bill Amberg Jag Laptop Bag

You’re going to Geneva for 24 hours on business and you don’t want to take a trolley bag. Laptop? Check. Socks and smalls? Check. Clean shirt? Check. Toiletries? Check. Great looking bag to put them in? …Check.

The perfect size for carry-on, the Jag Laptop Bag also features reinforced corners and handles, internal pocketing for everyday essentials, and a comfortable detachable shoulder strap. The back pocket zips open to slide over the extended handle of the matching Rolls Trolley Suitcase. A change of clothes can be packed in one side whilst your laptop is strapped-in securely in the other zipped pocket.

Available in brown, black, taupe and gold.

Purchase Information:

Price: �478.00
Availability: Buy Bill Amberg Jag Laptop Bag here

Globetrotter 110 Air Cabin case

OK, so it’s a little pricey but if you want the ultimate luggage then you’re going to have to pay, my friend.

Commemorating the 110th anniversary of Globe-Trotter, this exclusive black Carbon Fibre/Kevlar-weave travel bag of the future is stronger than steel, lighter than air, black like coal, and as innovative as tomorrow. At 21″ x 15″ x 7.5″ (53 cm x 38 cm x 20 cm) and weighing just 3 lbs (1.35 kg), this edition is the ultimate carry on piece traveling with any airline.

Thankfully it’s available in two finishes: matte or glossy.

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,525.00
Availability: Buy Globetrotter 110 Air Cabin case here

Want Les Essentiels de la Vie

This is a really nice bag. Canadian luxury goods company Want Les Essentiels de la Vie offer modern takes on classic leather goods. Named after famous airports, their range includes 24hr, 48hr and 72hr overnight bags, wallets, laptop bags and iPod cases.

Inspired by Timeless, functional design classics, Want Les Essentiels de la Vie was conceived out of a wantfor premium quality leather goods to house the essentialprofessional and personal products that we use in our modern everyday lives. It aims to create a balance between a traditional style and a modern compatibility. The brand’s core value, identified on its products by its ubiquitous gold and silver zipper, is to achieve unity through contrast.

The smallest overnight bag, Malpensa 24hr, is perfect for a night away and is available in six leather colours. It is made from 100% organic leather in Italy.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,495.00
Availability: Buy Want Les Essentiels de la Vie here

Travel Luggage Scale

Now you’ll know if you’ll be hit with fees or not, or maybe you’ll just get some satisfaction with knowing exactly how much weight you’re lugging around. (Sometimes it helps to be precise when looking for sympathy: ‘Wait up, this thing weighs 25.7 pounds!’, ‘Ack, my back is killing me, I carried around 19.5 pounds through three different airports today!’ etc.)

Upto 77lbs(35kg) Including Tape measurer 39″(1m)

$10.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Travel Luggage Scale here

Foldable Duffle Bag

There are two, I repeat two, MUJI stores within walking distance of where I’m staying right now, so apologies all around for any possible MUJI product overloads.

Size: 27w x 16″h; Folded: 9l x 4″w

$54.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $54.00
Availability: Buy Foldable Duffle Bag here

Outlets To Go Power Strip

I know someone who recently bought this and can’t stop extolling its virtues as a travel power strip. Compared to a regular sized power strip, it’s ridiculously tiny and the way the cord wraps around and plugs in simplifies cord management.

  • Four AC outlets to maximize the number of accessories that can be charged
  • Ultra compact design to fit into luggage and briefcases
  • Exclusive cord management to eliminate dangling power cords

11 x 3 x 7 inches

$12.96, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.96
Availability: Buy Outlets To Go Power Strip here