Travel gear: Luggage from pushchair gurus and a baby Airstream trailer

Also new version of London Tube walking map praises many benefits of . . . walking

 

1. Bugaboo Boxer Luggage System Dutch brand Bugaboo is well known for its buggies and pushchairs. These learnings have been applied to luggage. There’s lots in common: being wheelable, efficient with space, tough – and drawing on Bugaboo’s philosophy – modular. So its Boxer Chassis lets you push and steer your cases with one hand. The wheels are big and stable, but fold away. It’s all scaleable, with pieces that attach to one another for wheeling and then can come apart to store away, some nesting inside each other. There are various sizes, up to a large travel case for checking in, while inside they’re all pockets and compartments for unfeasibly neat packing. From €870 for chassis and cabin bag; bugaboo.com

2. Airstream Basecamp Airstream’s iconic Silver Bullet trailer – what we’d call a caravan – is one of the most potent evocations of wanderlust. Now there’s a baby version that most regular SUVs would be able to tow, the Basecamp. Sleeping and living two, its space can be reconfigured day to night. Large wheels mean it handles rough terrain and the exterior has the shiny aluminium body that’s Airstream’s hallmark. Such style icons come at a price though. $34,900, see airstream.com

3. London Tube Walking Map Designed by Harry Beck in 1931 , London’s Underground map is a masterpiece of infographics. It’s been constantly updated since then, and Transport for London has just issued a new version, for walking. But, no, not along the tracks – it’s got the distances between tube stations to encourage more walking. Better for one’s health, for the environment and for business too it claims. Free, see tfl.gov.uk

Tom Kelly @tomtomkelly

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