(Inga Hendrickson)
2020 Winter Buyers Guide

The Best Winter Travel Gear of 2020

Whatever your adventure, here’s the gear to get you on your way


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GoPro Hero7 Black Camera and Travel Kit ($399 and $60)

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New from GoPro, the Hero 7 understands 14 voice commands. (Example: “That was sick!” lets you flag a particular section of video.) The travel kit includes a mini tripod, lanyard, and padded case. 

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UCO Sprout Mini Lantern ($15)

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Whether you’re headed for a campsite, a yurt, or a cabin, bring this tiny 100-lumen light, which has a handy strap for hanging.

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Fjällräven Kiruna Padded Parka ($350)

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With a water-resistant, waxed-canvas outer and synthetic insulation, this thigh-length coat is what we grab when a regular puffy won’t do.

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Thule Crossover 2 Toiletry Bag ($49)

(Courtesy Thule)

Tired of rooting around in a Dopp kit? The Crossover 2’s wide opening allows you to see everything at once. (The lid also snaps around towel bars for hanging.) A pair of water-resistant pockets keep liquids quarantined, while small mesh ­pouches hold sundries.

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Osprey Ozone Duplex 65 Pack ($220)

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Roomy enough for a ski helmet but small enough to still rate as a carry-on, the Duplex is full of features, including internal compression straps and a laptop sleeve. It also splits into a duffel and a daypack, so you can slot it into whatever space is left in the overhead.

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Gregory Quadro Pro Luggage ($250)

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The 30-inch, hard-sided Quadro Pro swallows everything you need for several weeks. The dirt-, moisture-, and smell-resistant compartment separates sweaty clothes from clean, and a TSA-approved lock and multidirectional wheels make travel a breeze.

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Klymit Versa Luxe Blanket ($119)

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This is for camping, but you’ll want it everywhere. Swaddle yourself in high-loft fleece, fold it into a pillow, or use it at the beach (the bottom is soft ripstop polyester).

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One Eleven SW1 Solar Three-Hand Watch ($125)

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The SW1 has a solar-powered battery, so you’ll never have to worry about your watch dying again. It can even recharge on indoor light. The brushed stainless-steel case and interchangeable straps are classy to boot.

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Costa x Bureo Caldera Sunglasses ($219)

(Courtesy Costa)

With every compliment these killer shades get you, be sure to mention that they’re made from recycled fishing nets. The polarized, UV-protective lenses are incredible at reducing glare.

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From Winter 2020 Buyer’s Guide Lead Photo: Inga Hendrickson

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