Travel Gear by Tom Kelly

Folding Wayfarers, a familiar-looking camera and all you will want for open-flame grilling

 

Ray-Ban folding Wayfarers

Along with its iconic Aviator, the Wayfarer is a timeless sunglasses design. A twist on Ray-Ban’s classic 1952 style is to go foldable and customise. You can remix your Wayfarers with a selection of lenses, including various colours, and mirrored and gradient finishes. Pick separate fronts and legs, even personalise them with text engraving on the temple tips and emboss a name on a choice of case. The frame itself folds in at the bridge and the legs to stash away neatly. From around €140 up, see ray-ban.com

Polaroid OneStep 2 camera

Although the Impossible Project company bought the last remaining Polaroid factory in the Netherlands back in 2008 and has released a number of Polaroid-like films and a camera, the two brands only unified as a single entity last year. Now it’s launching a new Polaroid analog instant camera, inspired by an original 1977 model, the OneStep 2. Like that original it’s oh-so-simple: fixed focus lens, timer and built-in flash, though now it’s rechargeable. It takes both 600 and i-Type self-developing films, with their magical chemical mix that delivers instant snaps with no byte in sight. €120 from eu.polaroidoriginals.com

Grubstick Master Outdoor Cooking Kit

If the idea of sausages-on-a-branch campfire cooking is just a little too rough and ready, you could tool-up with Grubstick’s Master Outdoor Cooking Kit. It comes in its own canvas bag, with a selection of stainless steel implements for some conservative open-flame grilling. The basic unit is a telescopic (oh yes) handle which can be fitted with a fork, burger cage or a pair of tubes for outdoors baking. A couple of grips help avoid second-degree burns. All this nanny-stating comes at a price, of course. $140, see grubstick.com

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