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Mica Jacket by Marmot
Lightweight, waterproof, and durable, the Mica Jacket is your jack-of-all trades clothing for outdoor activity. It will protect you from rain, snow, and cold, but is fully breathable and allows interior moisture to evaporate keeping you nice and dry. The jacket is compact enough to pack into its own pocket and reflective logos enhance visibility in low-light situations. A must have for any weather rougher than sun-shower.
Sony RX 100 III
As mentioned above, a camera is a must have for any trip. Take beautiful, scenic photos, or snapshots of iconic moments with the Sony RX 100 III. The camera is compact with stunning image quality, only 102x58x41 mm in size and weighing only 10.2 oz, this pocket sized camera packs a punch with F1.8-2.8 24-70mm Zeiss lens. It also has a large 1.0” Exmor R CMOS image sensor. This is without any doubt the best pocket camera in the world. Feel free to prove me wrong. 😉
A true traveller will need to catch sleep whenever able. Crossing timezones and having a busy itinerary means sometimes sleep won’t be in the peaceful dead of night. A sleeping mask is an essential tool for catching those Zs when the day’s still bright, and a comfortable fit ensures a good night’s sleep. A proper fitting sleeping mask should be comfortable and hug the contours of your face, blocking out all light.
First Aid kit
When you’re away from home, it can be hard to find some of the things you take for granted. Injuries from a small cut to a sprain can be a hundred times worse when you don’t know where to go to get it treated, and especially bad when you’re in the middle of nowhere. A first aid kid is an essential survival tool for all travellers, and really just common sense. Don’t let an accidental slip-up turn a fun trip into a nightmare.
Music is very much a part of our lives, whether it be at parties, events, or even during your downtime. Don’t forget to pack your earphones or you’ll find yourself wishing you could listen to some music on the long flights or quiet nights. Sometimes it’s even worth having headphones for something as simple as taking a call in a noisy area.
Unlocked iPhone 5
This one’s a no-brainer because we all need a phone with us at all times. Our phones have everything on them; they’re basically the cornerstone of our social lives, not to mention a great time killer when waiting for stuff (games, surfing the net, etc.). An unlocked iPhone ensures you can switch your SIM card easily and use it overseas, eliminating roaming charges and allowing you to use your own personal phone wherever you go, instead of having to buy/hire a cheap one. An unlocked iPhone can save you big on international roaming costs, especially if you’re a regular traveller. Plus there’s the usual freedom of changing software at will.
Bronner’s Magic Soap
The multi-purposes, 100% biodegradable and vegan soap for facials, scalp and body rubs, and cleansing, this soap is made from organic oils and tea tree extract. Perfect for a relaxing bath or massage on your stressful trip, or even just as a soap for regular cleaning.
WD My Passport
An ultra portable hard drive with up to 2 TB of storage and password protection, this mobile data centre is your travel companion for storing all those countless photos and videos you’ll be taking. With an inbuilt feature to back itself up using Dropbox and high speed USB 3.0 connectivity, this hard drive is the perfect storage system for travelling, allowing you extra storage for more memories, security and backup in case you misplace it, and high speeds so you don’t spend too much of your holiday fiddling with electronics.
Minaal Carryon Bag
The ultimate travel bag – the Minaal Carryon Bag features several compartments, packs, and features that allow an astounding amount of storage. Compact and waterproof, you won’t believe the amount of stuff you can fit into this bag, and not even worry about the rain (even the zippers are covered so that they’re waterproof). Comes with its own inbuilt lockable compartment, the bag is a perfect companion for travellers with both storage, durability, and safety features that make it superior to your regular backpack. Plus it looks sleek and stylish!
Its predecessor is popularly known as the Swiss Army Knife, and was given to the Swiss Army for opening canned food, and disassembling the Swiss service rifle. The modern day multitool has come a long way since then, and provides a compact assortment of tools for any situation. Never be lost without a knife, can opener, scissors, pliers, screwdriver, or saw again. The multitool ensures that you are equipped for any situation that might arise whilst overseas. It’s one of those things that you are always glad you packed when you need it.