Packing and Travel

Classic Travel Wallet

I know this is a tad expensive, but I love the classic look of this travel wallet. It’s timeless.

Travel wallet with suede calf lining and concertina pockets.
– Made in Smythson’s smooth, black calfskin.
– Concertina pockets are gold-stamped : Tickets, Passport, Documents & Other.
– Zipped pocket gold-stamped: Currency.
– Handy front pocket gold-stamped: Boarding Pass.
– Lined in soft suede calf leather.

9.75″ x 6″ / 15cm x 25cm

Purchase Information:

Price: $232.50
Availability: Buy Classic Travel Wallet here

Amphib 15 by Boblbee

Maybe to you hard core skiiers/snowboarders/mountain climbers this backpack is nothing new, but I think it might be one of the coolest ones I’ve ever seen. Looks like it accommodates all sorts of gear/accessories to make your excursion that much more enjoyable…

“Extreme water protection and our rip stop laminated foam shell makes it an ideal companion for rough conditions whether it be rain, snow, or sea water.
The ergonomics are excellent regardless if it is empty or heavily packed thanks to the body molded shell. Shoulder straps are made of top quality neoprene to follow the movements of your arms. It features a water tight roll top, a goggle pocket inside the lid, pole/ice axe attachments, quick lock straps for skis and boards, and a built in shovel guard.”

Height: 16.93 inches
Width: 11.42 inches
Depth: 6.3 inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Availability: Buy Amphib 15 by Boblbee here

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Charlybox

If you’re the type to take your pet on trips, this would make packing a snap.

“Much like a canteen for campers, this simple design is a compact carrier for your pet’s food and water. Made of two halves, the Charlybox includes a two-liter canteen for fresh water, and two bowls for water and kibble. Snap the two halves together and set out for a day with your dog.”

H 8.75″ W 11″ D 4″

Purchase Information:

Price: $60
Availability: Buy Charlybox here

Suede Weekend Bag

Whether you’re jetting off to an island or stashing some stuff for the gym, this bag has that casual-yet-polished look that will accommodate those extra things you might need.

“Combining quality materials with a simple, classic design, this weekend bag won’t date. Made from soft suede with leather straps and detailing, it has a zipped top and an external and internal pocket…available in blue suede and red or black leather.”

W21 x D7 x H15 in.

Purchase Information:

Price: $175.00
Availability: Buy Suede Weekend Bag here

Travel Moleskins, set of 3

A Mokeskin set with a built-in travel guide? Yes, please.

“Each guide includes 228 pages – 44 in color – and up to 36 maps, including areas of interest, metro routes and an alphabetical street index. Tabbed sections help organize information on hotels, restaurants or whatever interests you, and there up to 76 blank pages on which to record your thoughts. There are slots for your travel documents. Crafted with a sewn binding, these City Guides fit all the information you need in one compact, durable package.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $17.95
Availability: Buy Travel Moleskins, set of 3 here

Pack This Pad

How many times have you forgotten something on a trip? This pad will aid you in making sure you take everything you need.

“An exhaustive checklist of everything you could ever need, this organizational tool will help even the most forgetful to arrive and depart fully equipped. Now you only have to worry about getting to the airport on time! The Pack This pad consists of 60 pages that are 80-pound uncoated text stock with chipboard backing and adhesive binding.”

6″ x 9″

Purchase Information:

Price: $6.95
Availability: Buy Pack This Pad here

aluminum folding coat hanger

What will they think of next?

“Folding Coat Hanger helps keep the wrinkles away. No more folding your suit jacket or looking for that clear hook to hang it on. With this travel solution, you can arrive to the meeting looking as fresh as you did when you left home.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $5.95
Availability: Buy aluminum folding coat hanger here

Filson Luggage Collection

This luggage collection looks like it could belong to Indiana Jones. It’s both utilitarian and elegant, which is kind of hard to pull off, so it deserves consideration if you’re thinking about updating your traveling gear.

“This durable luggage collection is made with industrial-weight rugged twill that’s densely woven and soaked in paraffin wax. The result is a strong material that’s highly water repellent, even in arduous conditions. Brass fittings resist corrosion in fresh or salt water and full-grain, vegetable-tanned bridle leather provides comfortable, durable straps.”

100% cotton twill; paraffin wax coating; cowhide straps.

Canvas Duffle Bag, H 14″ W 25″ D 13″, $255

Canvas Padded Laptop Bag, H 14″ W 16.5″ D 7.5″, $275

Canvas Tote, H 14″ W 14″ D 6″, $98

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $255
Availability: Buy Filson Luggage Collection here

ECO Pneumo Dry Sacks

These dry sacks are noteworthy for several reasons. First, they’re designed to keep your valuables and electronics dry, perfect for backpacking trips where rain could be involved. The sacks also feature an easy-to-open recycled aluminum valve on the side which twists open and closed to purge trapped air inside bag, helping to reduce bulk.

Most notably though, is the fact that it’s made sustainably:

  • Constructed with a non-dyed, single-coated bamboo fabric, these durable dry sacks will keep your gear dry and the world around you clean
  • Bamboo is a highly renewable resource that is easily grown without fertilizers and pesticides, resulting in far less impact on the environment
  • Pacific Outdoor Equipment purchases environmentally friendly wind power to offset the carbon created in the production of the sacks

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy ECO Pneumo Dry Sacks here

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The North Face Base Camp Duffel – Large

The North Face is one of very few logos that I can look out without getting an allergic reaction (anybody read Pattern Recognition by William Gibson?). This bag actually looks pretty sleek, which seems unlikely considering it’s a duffel coated with polyurethane, but there you go. It looks decent.

“Main compartment features a D-shaped zippered opening for high visibility of entire interior, plus an internal mesh pocket for organization; Shoulder straps with an alpine cut for comfortable, easy hauling as a backpack; Constructed of waterproof, tear-proof and abrasion-resistant 1000-denier polyester; coated with PVC on the inside and polyurethane on the outside.”

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $120
Availability: Buy The North Face Base Camp Duffel – Large here

F1 Carry-on Bottle Set

This would reduce all the bottle bulk that goes along with traveling with toiletries.

Set includes 7 empty travel sized bottles in a variety of sizes, all under 3oz. Packaged in a reusable transparent quart-size zip pouch.

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World Traveler’s Plug Set

These make adapting your electrical devices look fun- maybe because they look kind of puzzle-ish?

“These five lightweight and compact adaptor plugs accommodate plug sizes in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, North America, South America, Japan, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. Made of high-impact plastic. For use with electrical appliances that suit or are switchable to suit the foreign wall outlet voltage.”


Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy World Traveler’s Plug Set here

DIY hand sanitizer

When you’re traveling, anti-bacterial hand washes are great to have because more often than not, you’re eating on the run. My good friend D. over at Less is More Balanced has come up with a recipe to make your own hand sanitizer which not only smells amazing and really works, but also is a genius way to keep all those little bottles out of the landfills.

Make a solution of 60% of alcohol and 40% distilled water and then add a dash of your favorite essential oil. Peppermint smells amazing, but I’m sure any oil would work just as well. Since it is liquid, you will want to put it in an atomizer or spray bottle (I like the one’s sold by Muji) because that will make application easier.

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Availability: Buy DIY hand sanitizer here

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Hideo Trolley/Luggage

All three of these would be completely suitable to be seen with while jet-setting. I especially like the white with the mirror finish, though I don’t know how it would look after a few trips…all three feature functional innovations such as ABS shell, for lightweight supreme protection, and silent moving soft wheels.

(on right)Shown in Orange- Hideo Wakamatsu Mirror Finish 20″ carry-on trolley. Zipper closure. 10lbs., $210, 13in X 20in X 9in.

(middle) Shown in Blue- Hideo Wakamatsu 20” carry-on sized trolley from their Wave collection. Interior features mesh organizing panel with zippered pockets. Combination lock. $210,14.5in X 20in X 8in.

(on left) Shown in White- Hideo Wakamatsu Mirror Finish 26 ” check in trolley. Large capacity trolley features…smooth magnetic locks, [and] a “top spin” to allow tilt pull. 15lbs. $300,18in X 26in X 9in.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $210-$300
Availability: Buy Hideo Trolley/Luggage here

Personal Valet Pouches (set of 5)

I wouldn’t say the graphics are ‘fun’, I’d say they’re essential when waking up in a strange place with jet lag and a fuzzy brain.

“Stay organized with our unique Personal Valet Pouches (set of 5). Each set comes with 5 different pouches perfectly sized with fun, bold graphics for organizing everyday personal items. Also a great gift for the world traveler. Handy locking drawstring closure. Machine wash and dry. 6″L x 4″W to 23″L x 18″W. Polyester, Nylon. [posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.95
Availability: Buy Personal Valet Pouches (set of 5) here

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