Travel might be temporarily ‘on hold’ right now but – rest assured – it won’t be this way forever. And when normality does return, you can be sure there will be plenty of pent-up demand to enjoy some quality time away. For when those happier times do return, here are some ideas for items for that next trip.
The Lexicon Hardside Case features Victorinox’s practical know-how in a smooth and spacious piece of luggage. A 100% virgin polycarbonate shell with puncture-resistant double racquet coil YKK® zippers with an integrated Travel Sentry® Approved combination lock ensures durability and security. On the inside, the medium case offers 73 liters of capacity, meaning the bag isn’t short on space.
Buttercloth is a brand of wrinkle-resistant, super-soft dress shirts that are like nothing you’ve ever experienced. I have a few of these my own wardrobe and they’re made from a unique blend of long-fibre eco-friendly cotton, which makes them the perfect go-to garment for men who travel frequently. Aptly named, they are extraordinarily comfortable, silky smooth and with a six-way stretch, breathable construction that keeps you warm in the Winter and cool in the Summer.
Talking of comfort, the versatile Norvan VT 2 shoes from Arc’teryx are ideal for travellers who are constantly on the move. Whilst these are actually a trail shoe, they’re perfect for everyday wear, as well as for hiking and, of course, trail running. They combine comfort with durability and come with a Vibram® Megagrip rubber outsole to give you the ultimate in traction. I’ve been wearing these for a while now, both for walking and running, often amassing more than 20,000 steps a day according to my FitBit and have to say that they offer excellent cushioning and comfort without compromising on style. Lightweight yet sturdy, and offering plenty of protection, these trail running shoes also double up as great footwear for travel.
If you’re looking for sound quality with a difference, the Nuraphone headphones are sure to impress. Some unique features include internal pieces that jut into your ears, much like with in-ear buds, and an accompanying smartphone app that enables you to train the headphones to your own ears for the ultimate listening experience. Noise cancelling is available but so too is an optional ‘social mode’ which enables an external microphone to pick up sounds if someone is trying to talk to you. Battery life is 20 hours so will last you for even the longest of flights.
The REN Clean Screen Mineral SPF30 from REN Clean Skincare is a fast-drying, mineral-only SPF that shields your skin from UVA, UVB and blue light, with pollution protection and a matte finish. It’s the culmination of 6 years of research and comes in a tube made from 50% recycled plastic, with a 100% recycled cap, and REN have made a Clean To The Planet pledge, aiming to make packaging fully recyclable by 2021, making this one of the most eco-friendly sunscreens for when we’re finally able to travel again.
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