Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Holiday Gifts: Travel Friendly Ideas

Embracing experiences over more stuff...travelers on your gift list will appreciate these destination enhancing selections---
for the going outdoors types-SLUMBERJACK -uses new Kryptek®’s cutting edge camo pattern -very cool. Tactical backpacks range in size and price from abut $75-$224.95---with roomy main compartment, hydration compatible, side pockets and attachment straps for gear
for urban bound wants rugged and style-Wolverine 1000 Mile sturdy haulers are worthy accessories to the premium 1000 Mile shoe collection! Pictured: the RAMBLER made of heavy duty waxed cotton+Horween Chromexcel  leather trim/handles+removable-adjustable shoulder strap, canvas lining, solid hardware zips-interior+exterior pockets $398
accessible luxury...for women love this plush white backpack-available online from LUANA ITALY HANDBAGS-practical silhouette perfect for urban traveling-$578

one of our fav ROARK REVIVAL-a  fairly new men's lifestyle collection-takes its seasonal cues from a destination (above Spring 2016-Vietnam)...the travel gear-day bags- rugged pack with dry storage, and expandable duffel work for on the road, to work-to gym....made of PV coated coated, waterproof zips, hideaway backpack straps---handsome haulers! $120-$180
BAGGALLINI-"For Life's Journey" makes many sizes and styles of bags -in seasonal trendy colors and patterns...for commuters, organizers and travelers....including rolling totes, versatile laptop bags, and roomy backpacks + cross bodies- that are city chic...all made of easy to clean, lightweight weather resistant polyester fabric-with features like padded shoulder straps, interior organization and multi-tasking pockets, solid hardware, and plenty of storage options!

for those that like to shop when they travel-HIGH SIERRA PACK-N-GO Bag In A Bottle duffel...packs small in a water bottle, no less... and expands with large adjustable shoulder strap,  single fabric side pockets,  dual top webbing carry handles ... for all the stuff acquired overseas.. 18L-on sale $24.99

EDDIE BAUER "Live Your Adventure"...Travel Throws and Pillows-cozy poly fill insulation that packs into stuff sack that clips to a bag...all machine washable too. Made by DOWNLITE

EDDIE BAUER's FLYING SQUIRREL BAG... no zip 700 Down Fill sleeping bag stuffs down into its own pocket-that works as travel pillow on the plane. NIFTY...a Spring 2016 item...we could see wearing this as a coat too.COZY.

Rather stylish from Cascade Designs- Therm-a-Rest---an insulated (37.5) HONCHO PONCHO that's waterproof+breathable...zipped kangaroo pocket holds hands-for warmth-or stuff- gloves, key etc-one size.
For another kind of traveling package...
FUN--- SAXX Underwear Modern-boxer fit FLYs in fun Holiday pattern-patented construction design-def. BF approved!
From Lacoste-men's undergarments+ lounge wear-include this breezy Ace Short Sleeve Henley top made of soft premium cotton jersey for the ultimate comfort $32

there are plenty of fitness tracker/wearables on the market---iFit's family of bands and watches are solid affordable stocking stuffers for travelers who like to measure the distances ...via tracking steps, distance covered, sleep time/patterns, workout rime-calories burned etc
iFIT inside electrodes...accurate HR measure too

From SANUK---for those destined for warmer walks-the ahhh comfort of Beer Cozy flips get a smart collab with STONE BREWING CO. Win Win...available on pre-order. Synthetic leather strap with neoprene lining, nylon webbing toe post, footbed made from real yoga mat, beer bottle sponge rubber inside, with screen printed STONE BREWERY Logo $40
PAKEMS 15 oz packable boots...incredibly lightweight, rugged traction outsole, fun prints and colored uppers---come in carrying bag...imo good stash in the car option-after a day on the slopes or at a construction site...great gift for those spend a lot of hours in heavy boots. 

EMU AUSTRALIA---comfort fashion booties-include these perforated upper details in chelsea cut, easy to wear silhouettes. Year round kick styles...durable natural gum rubber outsole, and plush EVA midsole for all day walks---nice additions to their  sheepskin classics. 
Pockets and protection - CLOTHING ARTS are great gifts....This company  makes men and women's travel (and work) pants and tops that are like no other-with hidden security pockets/features, YKK zippers,  and delivers with a RFID blocking sleeve. Those headed to pick-pocket friendly destinations-will appreciate a pair. No wonder their slogan=Pick Pocket Proof Clothing™...plus all easy pack and clean, wrinkle resistant. Pictured-the re-worked women's line...travel trousers made of silk nylon like fabric...with unique pocket in design features-with 6 hidden, multi-secure pockets-4 in the front, 1 in cargo pockets fits a passport(!), one in rear, adjustable waist, roll-up legs. $99.95
Headed for frigid weather-tough it out easily in Outdoor Survival Canada's ARIAK Jacket...made by company that has made for those other Great North labels...this streamlined jacket has urban flair with those inner straps that sit on shoulders for indoor walking aeround without taking off,and top tier construction --- with proprietary ENTRAX windproof, waterproof stain resistant outer shell with critically sealed seams, breathable too, 650 Loft Power Down warmth, reflective pops, YKK zips, quadruple snap system-and nifty-a flexi wire that is sewn into the collar so can bend it enabling custom snapping.