A case to save your smartphone, the 24 time zone Passport and perhaps the world’s best day pack


ProCase with Retractable
Tether If your smartphone regularly takies a tumble or you can’t go anywhere with a camera, because you never come back with it, help is at hand. The ProCase from T-Reign is a range of tough, water-resistant cases with integrated retractable 90cm Kevlar cords, so you’ll never leave your electronics behind. They come in a range of colours and sizes, with the XL big enough to take a GPS unit or binoculars.
From $55 at

Nixon Passport
Watch-wearing is a good tell for a person’s age these days: under 25s are less and less likely to have one. The mobile is the new watch (and camera/laptop/shop). Still, if you want to position yourself as a global jetster, Nixon’s Passport does it with some style, without breaking the bank. With its hardened mineral crystal, stainless steel case and triple-gasket crown, the Passport has solid watch creds, including a Swiss movement. But it’s the 24 city time-zone rotating bezel that gives it travel chops. No Dublin, unfortunately, but then that’s home time.
Around €400, see

CiloGear WorkSack
If you fancy going a bit more hardcore with your winter sports this year, CiloGear’s award-winning WorkSacks have the technical wherewithall. It’s said its 30-litre daypack is the best in the world for climbers or alpinists. Each one has custom-made, five-layer Cordura laminate on the bottom, with super strong 210d Dyneema Ripstop on the sides and back. Comes with an internal compression strap, hip belt, full set of straps, a removable foam bivy pad, and a raft of customisable options. Made to order in Portland, Oregon.
From $169, see

Tom Kelly

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