The Best Travel Gifts This Year
Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Crew Socks ($23)
Performance defines the USA-made Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Crew socks. They’re constructed from a mix of wool, nylon, and elastane for long-wearing (and lasting) comfort. Mesh panels on the upper foot make for superior breathability.
Toad&Co Women’s Telluride Sherpa Pullover ($140)
The Toad&Co Women’s Telluride Sherpa pullover is a low-pile fleece made with a moisture-wicking recycled-wool blend. The upshot: a cozy look and feel without the bulk. Kangaroo pockets are ideal for stashing stuff.
Baboon to the Moon 3L Fanny Pack ($55)
Water-repellant Cordura fabric with double-stitched seams make the Baboon to the Moon 3L fanny pack rugged and stylish.
Cotopaxi Teca Half-Zip Jacket ($80)
Cotopaxi’s Teca Half-Zip jacket packs down into an internal phone pocket. The unisex, weather-resistant layer is made entirely from the brand’s leftover manufacturing fabric, meaning less waste and limited-edition styles.
Arcade Ranger Belt ($26)
Airport security is a pain, but the Arcade Ranger belt is metal-free, which means TSA should let you keep it on. And the buckle’s low-profile design allows micro-adjustments for a fit that keeps pants in place without the tight squeeze.
OluKai Nalukai Boots ($140)
A full-grain leather upper and moisture-wicking microfiber lining mean the OluKai Nalukai boots can be dressed up or down. Their nonmarking rubber outsoles have just the right amount of traction, while a lightweight, triple-layer footbed keeps them comfy.
Vuori Transit Jogger Pants ($89)
A modern cut and poly-elastane weave give Vuori’s Transit Jogger pants just the right amount of stretch and wicking to keep you feeling and looking fresh.
Topo Designs Camera Strap ($29)
Climbing rope is transformed into a durable accessory with the Topo Designs camera strap. It’s lightweight but will hold a camera no matter the adventure.
Lululemon Vinyasa Scarf ($48)
With snaps at either end, the soft, stretchy Lululemon Vinyasa scarf can be used as a shawl, blanket, or head wrap.
4Ocean Bracelet ($20)
For every 4Ocean bracelet sold, one pound of trash is removed from the sea and coasts. Sales help pay for boats to remove debris, the installation of plastic-capture barricades at river mouths, and the development of new tech for collecting marine trash.
Conner NorCal Open Road Outdoor Hat ($65)
From Conner, the NorCal Open Road Outdoor hat is made using cruelty-free Australian wool and can be stuffed in a backpack without losing its shape. It has a comfy satin inner band and an adjustable leather chin strap.
The North Face Women’s Long-Sleeve Chabot Crew Sweater ($65)
The North Face’s waffle-knit Women’s Long-Sleeve Chabot Crew sweater uses a slouchy silhouette for this go-to layer. Thermal cotton fabric makes it a cozy solo option in mild weather.
Sockwell Chevron Compression Socks ($27)
The Sockwell Chevron compression socks were designed for travel, with graduated pressure to improve circulation and inhibit swelling. The mix of merino, nylon, spandex, and bamboo rayon helps prevent odor.
Fjällräven Vardag 16 Pack ($60)
All the essentials fit in the minimalist Fjällräven Vardag 16 pack. A padded tablet pocket keeps your device protected, a long zipper keeps items accessible, and the durable, organic cotton and recycled polyester fabric will withstand years of everyday abuse.
Wild Rye Jane Leggings ($99)
The Wild Rye Jane leggings are a lovely base layer and don’t look like underwear. Made from soft merino wool, they’re cozy enough for snuggling by the fire and tough enough for long days in the backcountry.
Houdini Cloud ($370)
The Houdini Cloud is a coat with a surprise: undo the clever snaps and it becomes a blanket. Bonus: Houdini’s products are recycled, recyclable, and devoid of harmful chemicals.
Merrell Range AC+ Shoes ($120)
With the look of fashionable trainers and the grippy traction of hikers, the Merrell Range AC+ shoes are the ultimate hybrid. The stretch-knit uppers make them easy to slip on and off through airport security, while a lightweight, cushioned outsole and contoured insole make them comfy to wear all day.
Away Carry-On with Pocket Bag ($275)
The Away Carry-On with Pocket bag fits in the overhead bin and comes equipped with all the most important roller-bag features: ejectable battery to charge your phone, combination lock, interior compression system, 360-degree rotational wheels, and the welcome upgrade of a zippered front pocket that’s perfect for stashing an extra layer or a book.
Orvis Flat Creek Tech Flannel Shirt ($98)
Made from a blend of oyster shells, recycled plastic bottles, cotton, and spandex, the Orvis Flat Creek Tech Flannel shirt is not only more sustainable than other flannels but also more comfortable.