The Best Women’s Travel Accessories of 2016

The Best Women’s Travel Accessories of 2016

Kit up for your next weekend—or yearlong—getaway.


Lanston Cutout V Maxi Dress 

This long cotton dress has a touch of modesty, while side slits add some sass. Take it out to dinner or on a mellow trail.

Price $158

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(Eagle Creek)

Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Quick Trip Bag 

Buy a bunch of these superlight (just one ounce!), tough organizers to store everything from toiletries to dirty laundry.

Price $25

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Filson Bucket Bag

This twill and leather 21.5-liter tote makes the perfect carry-on, easily holding a book and an extra layer. 

Price $160


Seea Solimar Top and Bottom 

Seea swimsuits are designed by surfers, which means you never have to worry about losing your top in a big wipeout. 

Price $45 and $40

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(Toad & Co)

Toad&Co Wayfarer Sleeveless Shirt 

This top pairs with just about everything, and the light cotton blend breathes well in warm climates. 

Price $69

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(Stoked Goods)

Stoked Goods Stoke Lip Balm

Made from organic shea butter and coconut oil, this is our all-time favorite lip saver. It’s more moisturizing than any we’ve tested and comes in a neat biodegradable tube. 

Price $8

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SeaVees Monterey Sneaker Lunar Shoes 

Yeah, that gold is a little flashy, which is what we love about this low-cut lace-up. It’s comfortable for long walks but cute enough to wear with everything from a nice dress to cutoffs.

Price $108

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Mollusk Beach Pants 

Throw these lightweight drawstring trousers on over a swimsuit or during a long layover. Made by our favorite boutique surf brand, they stash in a bag for when you need the extra layer. They also double as comfy yoga pants. 

Price $88

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Westerlind Felt Hat 

This American-made wool cap kept the sun off our faces everywhere from the North Shore to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Bonus: It holds its shape when stuffed in a suitcase.

Price $98

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The Best Cameras of 2016

One could argue that the iPhone 6s is the most versatile camera on the market right now. It takes stunningly crisp photos, shoots rich 4K video, instantly connects with Instagram—and, most important, because it’s your everyday communication hub, it’s the camera you’ll use all the time. But even if you concede that fact, there are many good reasons to purchase a dedicated camera—or even a drone. While smartphones take great images and video, serious cameras are capable of nailing the details and capturing high-speed action. We’ve been blown away by new mirrorless models that have mind-bogglingly high ISOs and drones

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The Best Photo Accessories of 2016

Build the dedicated shooter’s everyday kit. Pakpod Tripod (Pakpod)  Pointed, swiveling stakes keep the Pakpod steady where lesser tripods struggle—sand, snow, shale. At less than a pound, the plastic body won’t weigh you down but is sturdy enough for a DSLR with big glass.  Price $99 Buy Now Kodak Professional Tri-X Film  (Kodak)  This might be the most versatile black-and-white film ever, courtesy of its wide exposure range, exceptional sharpness, and the ability to deliver pristine detail in the shadows. Price $5 Buy Now Levi’s 501 Original Fit Strong Jeans  (Levi's)  Perspective is everything, which is why you find yourself snapping while

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The Best Dog Accessories of 2016

Treat your pups right with everything an adventure companion needs for out-of-town journeys. (Ruffwear) Ruffwear Haul Bag  Think of this as your dog’s go-to daypack. With 25 liters of storage and a wide opening, the Haul easily fits food plus other essentials. Price $80 Buy Now (ResQ Co.) ResQ Co. Strong Leash  A three-strand marine-grade rope makes this lead almost Kevlar tough—essential if your furry friend is a gnawer. And it looks handsome to boot. Price $54 Buy Now (Kong) Kong Ball with Rope  Unlike tennis balls, this Kong will withstand years of loving abuse. Go ahead: put the dense rubber

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The Best Luggage of 2016

Roll it on or pack it in with these trusted haulers. (Pelican) Pelican Elite Vacationer  At more than $500 and weighing nearly 20 pounds, the 47-liter Elite Vacationer stops just short of being a rolling safe. Made of double-walled, high-impact plastic with hard-resin latches, it’ll withstand loads up to 1,500 pounds. Thanks to O-ring seals, it can be submerged for a half-hour in three feet of water; a waterproof valve maintains inner pressure. Price $575 Buy Now (High Sierra) High Sierra RS Series 21.5" Hardside Spinner High Sierra’s well-priced carry-on ticks two essential frequent-flier needs: four wheels that spin 360

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The Best Watches of 2016

Try these loyal wrist warriors for whatever you get up to. (Filson) Filson Scout  Traditionalist outfitter Filson combines mountain rugged with urban modern in this sturdy aviator watch with Shinola Argonite quartz movement. A scratch-resistant crystal with antireflective coating adds practicality, Super-LumiNova hands stay bright all night, and the thick bridle-leather strap lends an Old West feel to this hefty but handsome timepiece.  Price $700 Buy Now (Seiko) Seiko Prospex Solar Flight Computer Chronograph  “Flight Computer” refers to a series of bezel markings that help calculate your fuel consumption, speed, and distance—nothing you need in the age of onboard GPS,

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The Best Travel Shoes of 2016

Style meets comfort in these versatile kicks. (Clarks) Clarks Desert  This boot goes with everything: slacks, jeans, even shorts. The suede can handle a few scuffs and look even better for it, and we love the plentiful color options. The crepe sole added a bit of spring to our step. Price $130 Buy Now (Picolinos) Pikolinos Durban  Lots of dress shoes come across as staid. The Durban—with a pop of color on the sole to contrast with the rich leather—does not. It’s equally at home in the office as it is outside at a summer barbecue. Price $180 Buy Now

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The Best Sunglasses of 2016

The realm of sunglasses runs deep. They obscure the eyes, the windows of the soul. Concealment was, indeed, the whole point for 12th-century Chinese judges, who wore darkened lenses to hide their emotions. Today’s poker pros don them for the same reason. And admit it: you lurk behind your lenses and secretly scope out others. Cloaking devices and facial pheromones are what we’re talking about. That, plus performance and safety—seeing the world more clearly in the sunshine, so you can play better while protecting your eyes from discomfort and even permanent damage. Eyeballs are precious and irreplaceable. They deserve primo

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The Road Tripping Essentials of 2016

Anything can happen on the open road. Be ready. (Yeti) Yeti Tundra 75 Cooler  Lots of very cold beer, securely stowed—that’s why we like the Tundra 75. Essentially a portable fridge for your car (it’s 18 inches tall and 33 inches wide), this super-tough cooler holds 50 cans. And with nearly three inches of pressure-injected insulation in the walls and lid, it kept a bag of ice frozen for five days. Price $450 Buy Now (Thule) Thule Force L Cargo Box  When it comes to rooftop storage, the holy grail is lots of room in a low-profile design. Thule pulls

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