- Seven new products for your adventure travel and leisure needs.
Salomon Prolog 70 Backpack
Does your itinerary include getting off the beaten path? The 70-liter Prolog has padded shoulder straps and a back cushion for comfortable hauling, plus a durable, waterproof bottom that you can set down in a puddle without worry. A wet compartment lets you store your footwear or sweaty clothes separately from the wide main compartment, which also has two internal pockets. Compression straps easily tighten to keep your load stable and contained. $100. salomon.com
Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Tech Cube Set
If your travel bag doesn’t offer much in the way of internal structure, these portable, lightweight, zippered pockets could be a game changer. Available in multiple sizes (extra small to large) and styles (rollable, rigid, compression), Eagle Creek cubes are ideal for storing undergarments, shoes, delicate items, and more. Made with water-repellant and stain-resistant fabric to keep your cubes and your clothes looking their best. $40 (three-piece XS/S/M set). eaglecreek.com
iLive Truly Wire-Free Earbuds with Charging Case and Speaker
You should never be without your personal playlist. These sweatproof and wireless earbuds deliver quality sound while you’re on the go without restricting your movement. The included case pulls double-duty as a Bluetooth speaker and charger, so you have the option to listen to music out loud and keep a full charge on your earbuds. Recharging is via a standard Micro B USB cable (not included). $70. iliveelectronics.com
The North Face Base Camp Travel Canister
Whether in the hotel bathroom or at the campsite, this soft-sided nylon travel canister holds all your essentials in a main compartment and internal mesh pockets. A stowable hook lets you hang the canister, with a Velcro strap to attach the included mirror. The D-shaped zipper opens wide for easy access, and twin haul handles and strap loops make carrying and attaching to other gear a snap. Comes in multiple colors, including Summit Gold (pictured). $34. thenorthface.com
Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle
Personal water bottles may be a ubiquitous travel accessory, but that doesn’t mean they’re all the same. The Nomader is made of impact resistant, BPA-free silicone — tough enough to survive accidental drops yet flexible enough to roll up and pack in your backpack. It’s freezable, heat-resistant, and dishwasher safe, and can be recycled after a lifetime of use. Other features include a leakproof lid with hinged spout cover and a handy carrying strap. Available in 13 colors, including Vibrant Blue (pictured). $25. nomader.com
Bag Branch The Ultimate Branch
Ever find yourself digging in your bag at the worst times, searching for your glasses or passport? The Bag Branch is made to clip inside your carryon and keep your personal items close at hand. It quickly transfers from bag to bag or can be worn crossbody or as a wristlet. Two long pockets accept items as big as a smartphone; three slots hold go-to cards; and one pocket with side zipper fits a mask or keys. A Velcro closure strap keeps everything secure. Comes in multiple styles, such as Black and Camo (pictured). $35. buybagbranch.com
Eggtronic Laptop Power Bank
It’s not practical (or safe) to go off-grid when traveling. The 20,000mAh capacity of this portable power bank can provide up to eight charges for your smartphone, five charges for your tablet, or one and a half charges for your laptop. Three ports can serve three devices at once, with two of the ports delivering fast charging at twice the average speed. The power bank is small and slim, with a soft waterproof covering and LCD display showing remaining battery life. $70. eggtronic.com
Author: Brad Kovach is the editor/publisher of Terrain Magazine.