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Gear Reviews / November 6, 2016

This week in gear: 5 travel must-haves

Written by: Stewart Moore

The holiday season is here, which means travel season is here.

Flexibility and functionality of course are prime factors to consider when choosing gear to travel with, so this week we’ve rounded up five of our travel favorites to keep you moving in style from the ocean to the mountain.

The Douchebag

Yes, it’s really called a Douchebag. And we aren’t just featuring it as a gag—the Douchebag is arguably the most thought-out ski and snowboard bag on the market.

Designed in Norway, the Douchebag easily fits a pair of skis or a snowboard, helmet, boots, and apparel. On the go, the Douchebag’s length can be adjusted to form fit your gear, while the hook-up system allows you to attach a backpack to the roller. When not in use, the bag can roll up for easy compact storage.

The Douchebag sells online for $249.

The Flowfold Minimalist Wallet

Constructed from racing sailcloth and ballistic nylon webbing, Flowfold’s minimalist wallet is the best place to stash a few folded bills and a half-dozen credit cards.

Sleek enough to slip in your front pocket, the wallet is also water resistant and floats.

It’s pretty cheap, too. Flowfold’s Minimalist Wallet sells online for $10.

The Spartan Ultra Watch

Hand-crafted in Finland from titanium, steel, and sapphire glass, Suunto’s newest GPS watch features a color touch screen, tracking and real-time route navigation, a compass, an altimeter, and 80 pre-set sport modes.

A community-driven app lets you share workouts and discover new routines and routes to stay active. Water resistant up to 300ft with a 26-hour battery life in training mode, the Spartan Ultra is the multisport watch of choice for the active traveler.

The Spartan Ultra comes with a heart rate monitor and sells online from $749.

The Wool CPO Shirt

Known for their classic and durable hand-cut, hand-sewn nylon board shorts, Birdwell Beach Britches delivers a timeless wool shirt inspired by 1930s US Navy Chief Petty Officer cold weather gear.

Made in Santa Ana, California, from 100% mid-weight wool flannel and accented with the same 2-ply SurfNyl fabric as their board shorts, the Wool CPO Shirt features Birdwell’s signature front pockets, as well as reinforced elbows, yoke, and sleeve bindings.

The Wool CPO Shirt sells online for $129.

The Equator Boardshort

Featuring a 4-way stretch, moisture-wicking, and quick-drying fabric, Vuori’s lightweight Equator Boardshorts are perfect for the water and also double as great shorts for running, paddling, or yoga.

An inlayed zipper pocket keeps keys or a credit card secure as you’re on the go.

Vuori’s Equator Boardshorts sell online in different patterns for $69.00.

about the author

Stewart Moore

Stewart Moore is a writer and endurance athlete based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Originally from Alabama, Stewart has hiked over 1,000 solo miles, completing the Colorado Trail in 2015 and a 500+ mile trip linking the Tahoe Rim Trail and the John Muir Trail together via the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016. Outside of hiking, Stewart enjoys trail running, snowboarding, ice climbing, fly fishing, and yoga (subjects which he also finds himself writing about).

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