Filson Tin Cloth Pack ($375)
The Tin Cloth’s every function aligns with Filson’s classic aesthetic, from saddle-grade leather straps and tear-resistant waxed cotton to the comfortable quilted back and spill-friendly nylon interior. Bonus: the front pouch is sized just right for a wallet, phone, and passport, with a large flap enclosure that adds a layer of theft protection.
Maven C.2 7×28 Binoculars ($225)
High-quality binoculars can help you spot routes and wildlife, and they generally bring added detail to your adventures. At only 4.5 by 4.6 inches, and an impressively light 12.4 ounces, this dependable pair comes with a lifetime warranty.
State Bags Logan Suitcase ($220)
Giving your kiddo their own suitcase lightens your load and offers them ownership over what they bring on a trip. This purpose-built carry-on boasts two compartments made to house clothes, plus an exterior side strap that will hold a stuffy. There’s also an easy-access front pouch for coloring books and markers. We fell in love with it while watching our kid deliberate for nearly an hour over the right combination of sleep-time companions to pack in the main compartment.
Mountain Hardwear Stretchdown Light Shacket ($230)
It looks like a beefy flannel, but this shacket has some serious technical chops: a stretch-woven, 20-denier nylon-elastane exterior and 700-fill RDS-certified down insulation, which, despite its soft-shell-like construction, delivers plenty of protection on cold hikes and stands up to snags, so it’ll keep pace no matter how ambitious or chill the itinerary.
LifeStraw Peak Series Water Filter Straw ($19.95)
The perfect stocking stuffer for any adventure-goer—or a little something for yourself. LifeStraw took the most popular outdoor water filtration device on the market and re-imagined it for added versatility, sustainability, faster flow, and updated design. With 5 years of safe water in the palm of your hand, no backpack, basement, or glove compartment should be without one.
Alicia Adams Alpaca Globetrotter Travel Set ($485)
Long-haul trips and unfamiliar hotel beds can make travel discombobulating. Our remedy? Ridiculously soft alpaca-fur accessories. This plush kit includes a 42-by-65-inch blanket (shown above), an eye mask, and fuzzy sleep socks to keep frequent fliers cozy in new environs. Journey on.
Cadence Build Your 12 Magnetic Bundle ($148)
Don’t settle for lower quality, travel-sized personal care items; bring your favorite toiletries from home in this set of a dozen 0.56-ounce leakproof, water-tight, and airtight magnetic capsules that clip together. As a unit, they fit snugly into a quart-sized bag, making them TSA-compliant.
Ignik Backside Heated Set ($80)
We strongly believe that a comfortable outdoor après-ski situation is one of the great joys of cold-weather travel. The large-area heat array inside this USB-chargeable outdoor-specific butt heater folds down to the size of a file folder when not in use. Trust us—it will keep your bum cozy as you tailgate for hours on your coldest ski vacations.
Nice Seats Airplane Seat Covers ($59)
Any seasoned traveler who has had to dig into an airplane seat for a lost phone or earbuds knows that those things are just plain gross. Stretchy elastane sides and a 100-percent cotton base make this cover super easy to slip over any airplane seat while delivering sheets-at-home comfort. These aesthetic seat covers will upgrade the frequent flier in your life to a first-class feel of cleanliness and luxury.
Stojo 12-oz Collapsible Cup ($15)
Never get stuck on the road without a reusable drinking vessel. This 12-ounce lidded silicone cup holds its structure when filled with liquids, but accordion folds down into a 2 by 3.5-inch disk that can squeeze into the smallest spaces, from a stuffed backpack to a pants pocket. The tough part? How to pick between the twenty fun colors.