Welcome to Staff Travel Picks, where we select our favorites from the gear coming across our desks, in addition to mainstays in our kits. We’ll show you glimpses into the gear we’re testing and what we’re stoked on. Have something you think we should check out? Or just want to say hi? Drop us a line at email@example.com.
HYLETE Icon 6-in-1 Backpack
The best pieces of luggage are discreet, hard-wearing and adaptable. HYLETE’s blacked-out Icon 6-In-1 Backpack is just that, offering wearers six unique conversions: a backpack, extended backpack, small duffle, large duffle, removable daypack and messenger bag. It also features padded and fleece pockets for a laptop and other accessories, and works perfectly as a carry-on bag when flying. – Presented by HYLETE
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Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless Headphones
Wires should be the last thing on your mind in transit. With these headphones, they are. Plus they’re compact and have a long 17-hour battery life between charges.
HP Spectre x360 Ultrabook
HP’s new so-called “ultrabook” isn’t just thinner than the newly released MacBook Pro — it also boasts a larger display. The laptop runs on your choice of Intel i5 or i7 processor and comes with 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage.
Dark Sky Weather App
So your iPhone comes with a weather app. And Yahoo offers a very good one. Neither, however, are better than Dark Sky, which can tell you when it will rain or snow in your exact location, down to the minute. Yes, it costs money. No, it’s not a lot.
Buy Now: $3.99 (iTunes) Buy Now: Free (Android)
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