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As suited for city tours as it is for
an afternoon hike, Lowepro’s
Field Station is a beltpack-style
holdall that gives travellers
hands-free support on the go.
Lightweight and durable, the
weather-resistant pack features
padded spaces for everything
from cameras and tablets to
maps and cruise cards.
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Whipping Post Military Duffle Bag
Masculine and practical, the Military Duffle Bag by Whipping Post is modelled on
the travel-worn bags of American servicemen, but with a few luxurious touches.
Better suited to a cruise holiday than military deployment, this stylish carry-on is
made from 100 per cent vegetable-tanned leather and features stout draw straps
and a cavernous opening, essential for any itinerary to fashion capitals.
About $435, whippingpost.com
FujiFilm X-A2 Compact Camera
Ideally suited for impromptu selfies, the new FujiFilm X-A2 compact camera
not only has stylish vintage lines but boasts a 175-degree tilting LCD screen
with eye detection features that make selfies a breeze. With a 16.3-megapixel
sensor, this pocket rocket also features optical image stabilisation and seamless
wireless transfer for quick photo sharing. $549.95, fujifilm.com
Apple iPad Air 2
Perfect for cruisers looking to cut
down on tech weight, the new
Apple iPad Air 2, the thinnest and
most powerful yet, is made with
anodised aluminum and features
a new retina display, reducing
glare by 56 per cent. A new
Touch ID feature allows users to
unlock the iPad with the touch
of a finger, while a new Apple-
designed A8X chip delivers a
40 per cent improvement in CPU
performance, with an impressive
10-hour battery life.
Ricoh WG-M1 Action Camera
Go to extremes with the new Ricoh WG-M1 action camera with built-
in Wi-Fi. Waterproof to 9.7-metres, cold proof to -10°C, and able to
withstand a fall of two metres, this is the perfect travel action cam.
Its ultra-wide-angle lens ensures you capture every moment with
high-resolution stills and full HD movies, before uploading them to
the web in seconds. $299.95, paxtons.com.au
FlightStats is a great free app that
keeps tabs on both your origin and
destination airports but also your
flight, with real-time tracking for
family and friends and congestion
and gate info for world wanderers.
Customise the app for arrival and
departure alarms and add reviews
of your favourite hubs for other
travellers to read.
Keep tabs on that all-important carry-on with Bluesmart, the world’s first
smart luggage. Not only does the suitcase self-lock when you walk away, it
can also charge phones and tablets internally (up to six full charges), weigh
itself, give you packing advice and even be tracked via a dedicated app.
Keep the heat in on your next polar
cruise with these StormTracker
heated gloves from Outdoor
Research. Lightweight and as
durable as a tank tread, these
unique mitts offer 61 per cent more
power output and twice as much
heated surface than other heated
gloves. Insulated and waterproof,
the gloves’three heating levels
ensure a battery life of up to
eight hours. US$235,
Get the inside word from locals
wherever in the world you’re
headed with Localeur, a free online
community app that allows locals
to recommend experiences, shops,
restaurants and attractions. Writers
have a profile explaining their
interests and the results can be
curious and quirky, from best
dance floors to best martini haunts.
Solo Case by Acme
Keep the essentials close to
hand with the Solo by Acme
Made. The eye-catching leather
case protects compact cameras
and is perfect for cruise
cards, loose change and credit cards. The durable zip keeps your
valuables safe and a hand strap keeps them from others’ sticky fingers.
Seasoned traveller Nick Walton
reveals his pick of the latest
cutting-edge gadgets, handy
apps and travel bags.
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