Keep going with EC Technology 22400mAh Ultra High Capacity Portable Charger

That critical phone call you did not place, that timely stock trade you did not make, that important moment you failed to photograph… Whatever your excuse, it won’t be that you ran out of battery power.

I say you can never have too much battery capacity. But you can try, with this monster:

Portable Charger
Portable Charger

22400 mAh is ridiculous – ridiculously great. Consider me sold.

Read reviews and compare prices here: EC Technology Deluxe 22400mAh Ultra High Capacity Charger – Black & Red

Sony DSC-TX30 18 MP Digital Camera

I like waterproof cameras just as much as the next guy. However, most waterproof cameras are kind of bulky (for a compact) and have a sporty, aggressive look. It is difficult to take them to an event more “dressed up” than kayaking or a pool party.

At least that’s how things used to be before I found a Sony DSC-TX30. It looks slick and sophisticated, but at the same time it is submersible down to 10 meters (about 32ft), and shockproof from heights of up to 1.5m (5ft).

Sony Cyber-shot TX30
Sony Cyber-shot TX30

Now that’s what I call an accident-resistant camera! Add a 3.3″ 1.2M-dot OLED display, 5x optical stabilized zoom and 1080/60p video, and you have a perfect travel companion.

Read reviews and compare prices: Sony DSC-TX30 18 MP Digital Camera

SteriPEN Sidewinder Hand POWERED UV Water Purifier

If you travel only to developed countries and stay only at posh hotels, that’s cool. Wuss. But if you are like me and occasionally like to rough it, the most  important thing is clean drinkable water.

SteriPEN Sidewinder requires no batteries, only your muscle power. Crank that handle until a green LED signals that you’ve purified 1 liter of water.

SteriPEN Sidewinder Hand POWERED UV Water Purifier
SteriPEN Sidewinder Hand POWERED UV Water Purifier

This item reminds me that I am due for another hike. See you on the trails!

Read reviews and check the price here: SteriPEN Sidewinder Hand POWERED UV Water Purifier

Tarriss Jetsetter Digital Luggage Scale

Overweight bag fees suck. You can take out the extra stuff, but if you are already at the airport, where will you put it? It’s better not to overpack the luggage in the first place. A luggage scale can help prevent overpacking. Or to back up your argument with the gate agent:)

Here is the one I like:

Tarriss Jetsetter Digital Luggage Scale
Tarriss Jetsetter Digital Luggage Scale

This slick tool has up to 110 lb capacity. An LCD display, durable stainless steel design, auto shutoff , auto-lock display and a long life lithium battery make this scale a great investment.

Read reviews and check prices: Tarriss Jetsetter Digital Luggage Scale

Anker Astro E5 15000mAh Dual USB Portable Charger

Move over, Satechi! Your 10,000mAh don’t do it for me anymore.

Long live the 15,000mAh Anker E5! This means more stock checking, texting, email answering, music playing and video watching. And maybe more actual phone calls. And games.

Anker Astro E5 15000mAh Dual USB Portable Charger
Anker Astro E5 15000mAh Dual USB Portable Charger

Oh, and it doubles as an LED flashlight that would last close to forever. Nice.

You can read the reviews and check the price if you like, but I already know I want one! Anker Astro E5 15000mAh Dual USB Portable Charger

New Outlander Packable Lightweight Nylon Travel Daypack

When I travel, I need a big backpack. Once I arrive at my destination, however, I need a smaller daypack. Something to fit a guidebook, water bottle, lunch, and camera into.

Enter the New Outlander:

New Outlander Packable Lightweight Nylon Travel Daypack
New Outlander Packable Lightweight Nylon Travel Daypack

Orange is not the only color in which this daypack is available, but it is my favorite. Breathable mesh shoulder straps, compartments and pockets galore, and light as a feather? Sign me up!

Check prices and read reviews: New Outlander Packable Lightweight Nylon Travel Daypack

Forget tiny backpacks and fanny packs

Will you be pissed or hugely inconvenienced if you lose it?

If you said yes, put that item in the neck pouch. Wear the neck pouch under your shirt or sweater.

I think I found the right product for this:

Pacsafe Luggage Rfidsafe 75 Neck Pouch
Pacsafe Luggage Rfidsafe 75 Neck Pouch

This neck pouch lanyard does not contain a slash-proof wire, but the idea is security through obscurity – the thief shouldn’t even see this pouch. With RFID blocking material, information stored in your passport and credit card smart chips is safe.

Read reviews and check prices: Pacsafe Luggage Rfidsafe 75 Neck Pouch

Corsair Flash Survivor Stealth 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Cloud shmoud. I want my sensitive data with me, preferably on my person, available even if there is no internet connection. For this, I use Corsair Survivor.

The device is waterproof and shock-resistant, with aluminum housing.

Corsair Flash Survivor Stealth 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
Corsair Flash Survivor Stealth 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive

My device is attached to my keychain. This way, I can always download or save something, or retrieve important documents.

Check prices and read reviews here: Corsair Flash Survivor Stealth 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Men’s Pickpocket-Proof Adventure Pants

How many times have you heard warnings about pickpockets? I have, and if you travel almost anywhere abroad, you probably have, too.

Well, pickpockets may have finally met their match.

Men's Pickpocket-Proof Adventure Pants
Men’s Pickpocket-Proof Adventure Pants

These pants have zippered pockets with smaller pockets within. It seems like too much effort for a pickpocket to go after what’s in these pants. Also, the manipulation that may be required to steal something from one of these pockets will likely be noticeable to the wearer. Buttons, zippers, pockets inside pockets – good luck stealing anything without the owner finding out!

Read reviews and check the price here: Orvis Men’s Pickpocket-proof Adventure Pants