Travel gear

The bucket list globe, turning your jeep into a snow mobile and a flatter speaker

Sat, Mar 1, 2014, 01:00

Scratch Globe
There’s a wall map version of this that’s popular with destination bagging travellers. Every country you visit you can scratch off the foil as a graphic checklist of places you’ve been. The Scratch Globe simply offers up the bucket list in a different, self-assembly form. Of course, strictly speaking, it’s not quite a rounded globe, with the flat pack compromise making for a rather more geodesic version. Under the foil there’s a coloured political map to reveal. Good pressie for the Blue Peter generation.
$32 from

Track N Go
If you’re the rugged practical sort who wants to bolt on a set of coverters to turn your four-by-four into a massive snow mobile, then the missing apostrophes aren’t likely to bother you. From snow transport specialists AD Bolvin, Track N Go is a quick attachment system (less than 15 minutes, they claim) to add caterpillar tracks to your jeep’s tyres. Power comes directly from your wheels, driving the track system without compromising on handling. Though the price tag might just chill one’s jets.
$25,000 from

Foxl Dash Speaker Bar
Plenty of good portable Bluetooth speakers about to take advantage of your smartphone’s playlists, but the Dash has a certain, well, dash. It really is über-flat as they say themselves, and so can slip into a pocket easily. The sound quality is decent and you’ll get up to 12 hours battery from a full charge, so dusk-to-dawn party sounds. It comes with a charging kit and neat combination travel case/stand.
$219, see

Tom Kelly

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