PlanetBox Rover Lunchbox

The PlanetBox Rover is an awesome little stainless steel lunchbox for kids and adults alike. It has several compartments to keep food items apart, bento-style, while the two included round/lidded containers (one large, one small) are great for dipping sauces … (More)

Bike Pannier (Messenger Bag) by Anhaica Bag Works

Photo credit: Álvaro Serrano. Be sure to also read the story behind the photo. * * * This waxed-canvas pannier by Anhaica Bag Works is a beautiful, versatile messenger bag for cyclists. It clips securely onto the bike’s frame via … (More)

Goal Zero Nomad 20 Portable Solar Panel

The Nomad 20 by Goal Zero is a portable, foldable solar panel with a max power capacity of 20 watts (hence its name) and multiple connector ports. It fits nicely into a backpack and is generally awesome for camping and … (More)

Handpresso Wild Hybrid — Portable Espresso Maker

The Handpresso Wild Hybrid is a travel-sized espresso maker for coffee addicts on the move. It won’t replace a $1,000 kitchen machine but it produces surprisingly good results for what it is. The brewing process takes a little practice, but … (More)

TOPO Designs + DP Mountain Briefcase 2.0

TOPO Designs and Doane Paper have teamed up again to produce the 2.0 edition of their Mountain Briefcase. It can be carried in three ways: Two-handle briefcase Backpack with stowable straps Over the shoulder with removable strap The exterior combines … (More)

Loyal Stricklin Ruck Sack

This leather ruck sack from Alabama company Loyal Stricklin is as beautiful as it is functional. Made from 4oz rich tan Horween Leather Chromexcel, it sports a large primary opening with two smaller pockets on the front. When the enclosure … (More)

Everlane’s ‘Reverse Denim’ Collection

The folks at Everlane have just updated their Reverse Denim bags, which now sport black leather detailing rather than brown. There are three types of bags in the collection: Snap Backpack (pictured above, left) — Has a padded laptop sleeve … (More)

Kingston Digital MobileLite Wireless Flash Reader

As much as I love my iPhone and iPad, their limited storage space makes traveling feel like a juggling act. Do I transfer this movie or that movie? Should I delete several podcasts to make room? Which games can I … (More)


Navdy (coming early 2015) is an intriguing little heads-up display that mounts on your car dash. As their Sandwich-produced video explains, Navdy is capable of many things: Real-time turn-by-turn navigation instructions. Displaying things like your current speed, RPM, or fuel … (More)

Scosche Retractable Lightning Cable

The Scosche Strikeline is a retractable Lightning cable for iPad and iPhone. Extends to 3ft long, retracts to about the size of a watch face for travel purposes. Simple! The black version is $18, the white one $21.

Tom Bihn Aeronaut 30 Carry-On Travel Bag

The new Tom Bihn Aeronaut 30 (little brother of the original Aeronaut 45) is a convertible carry-on travel bag that can comfortably be worn over the shoulder duffel-style or as a backpack. Watch this video to see it in action. … (More)

Trent iCarrier Battery Pack

After yesterday’s post about the NomadPlus external battery, reader Josh Hogan wrote in with another suggestion: the Trent iCarrier. It doesn’t come with a wall adapter of its own, but it has other advantages: 12,000mAh power capacity, meaning it can … (More)


(Readers, take note of the promo code at the end of this post.) There are a number of ways to deal with device battery life issues while traveling. I personally like using a Mophie Juice Pack Air on my iPhone … (More)

Hard Graft Refresh Dopp Kit

The Refresh Dopp Kit is a vertical bag for your home or travel toiletries. The vegetable-tanned leather exterior can stand up on its own, while the water-resistant wool felt lining (with zipper enclosure) keeps everything nice and dry. Get it … (More)

Kanex DoubleUp — Two-Port USB Wall Charger for iPad and iPhone

As the title suggests, the Kanex DoubleUp is a wall adapter that accepts two USB cables. It’s powerful enough to charge two iPads relatively quickly, thanks to each USB port’s 10.5-watt output, and it has helpful status LEDs on the … (More)

Jabra REVO Wireless Headphones

I don’t know why, but our household is apparently cursed when it comes to headphones. In the last couple months, my Apple EarPods and two (!) pairs of on-ear headphones have lost audio on one side due to issues within … (More)

Olympus TG-3 Digital Camera

For photographers who treat their cameras like the delicate equipment they often are, our current recommendation is the Olympus E-M10 mirrorless camera. But if you need a shooter that can better withstand the elements and still capture amazing shots, you … (More)

The Journeyman Art Kit

The Journeyman Art Kit by Red Clouds Collective is sort of like Nock Co.’s Hightower bifold, but made from leather rather than nylon. Holds three pens on one side, and a notebook on the other. The Journeyman comes with a … (More)


After a very successful Kickstarter campaign back in January, Canadian bag makers VENQUE (pronounced Venk) have returned to Kickstarter to launch the newest item in their collection: the Campro DSLR Bag. Made from a durable, water-resistant fabric blend of their … (More)


If drinking cold brew coffee out of a mason jar is your thing, you’ll appreciate having a Cuppow around. It’s a BPA-free plastic lid that essentially converts the jar into a travel mug. You can sip straight from the lid … (More)

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