Category Archives: Luggage etc.

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.

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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

Mountainsmith Borealis AT Recycled Camera Backpack – Your Camera Will Thank You

Some scenes deserve to be captured with a better camera than the one in your phone. I don’t mind carrying my DSLR in a backpack, but do not want to rummage through other stuff in order to remove the camera.

Given that, Mountainsmith Borealis might just be the right backpack for this job!

Mountainsmith Borealis AT Recycled Camera Backpack
Mountainsmith Borealis AT Recycled Camera Backpack

The camera is stored separately from other stuff, and every piece of photographic equipment is protected with thick internal cushions. Nice.

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Victorinox Travel Sentry Approved Lock Set Keeps Your Stuff Safe, Kind Of

If TSA wants to see the contents of your luggage, it is going to do just that. Since you cannot avoid it, at least avoid having your lock broken by using a TSA-compatible lock.

Victorinox Travel Sentry Approved Lock Set
Victorinox Travel Sentry Approved Lock Set

Even though this lock will not keep out TSA, it will probably keep out petty thieves. To this, I say “good enough.”

Read reviews and check the price now: Victorinox Travel Sentry Approved Lock Set