A fresh crop of travel-friendly gear has landed. They bring together savvy technology and chic style - not only are they wonderfully pragmatic, but good looking to boot. These are the must-haves for Fall.

Active Travel Packing List
Active Travel Packing List

The next time you take to the friendly skies or hit the road for your next adventure, pack smart by design. A fresh crop of travel-friendly gear has landed. They bring together savvy technology and chic style - not only are they wonderfully pragmatic, but good looking to boot. These are the must-haves for Fall.

Athletic Achievement
One look at Oakley's new Jawbreaker sunglasses and you know they mean business. The design is beyond looking fierce and suited to those who like to be active on their vacations, whether cycling in Provence or trail running in Whistler. One hundred iterations, 9,600 hours of lab testing and two years went into the finished product. Think better clarity, improved field of vision and durability.  From $250. 




Lighten Up
For something truly different, pack up a pair of these Uneek sandals from Keen. They make the perfect travel companions for getaways to warmer climates. They are super lightweight and breathable. The shoe's upper is made with just two cords that mold to your feet. Fans say they're so comfy it's like being barefoot. Got them dirty after a beach stroll or hike? Just hand wash and they're good to go.


This Bud's For You
Leave it to Sweden to come up with a cool design for ear bud headphones! Happy Plugs are available in a rainbow of colours and patterns, from rose gold to camouflage and leopard print. There's even a pair in real 18K gold at US$14,500 a pop! The sound quality is very good and they come with varying sizes of silicon buds for a secure fit.

Smooth Operator
Did you overdo it last summer? Freckles and brown spots on your face tell the tale. Fortunately, advances in skincare have led to products like Reversa Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF 30. It's a unique all-in-one formula that helps repair damage with glycolic acid, while protecting skin with a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen. At 50ml, it's okay to take on flights in your carry-on.

Lens Ware
Taking photos with smart phones is moving beyond selfies.  New gadgets allow for better creativity for taking travel photos that soar. Having a few tricks up your sleeve helps, too, like the Olloclip Selfie 3-in-1 photo lens. It secures easily to an iPhone 5/5S so you can get great shots using macro, fisheye and wide angle effects.

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