21 Sep No secrets trunk – Crumpler’s Vis-A-Vis Clear

Packing is a skill few of us have time for - although we might make time if we had Crumpler’s latest wheelie - the Vis-A-Vis Clear. You’d think twice about screwing everything up in a ball at the last minute if Uncle Tom Cobley and all can see your mess. It might encourage the slobs amongst us to fold our stuff neatly. Afterall, you’ll look smarter when you get there. ...

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samsonite smarttop

18 Aug The smart Samsonite Smarttop

Such a clever idea. Samsonite’s Smarttop wheelies (upright and spinner versions) have a large zip-up pocket in the top, by the handle, for all those things you need when on the move. A sort of glove compartment for tickets, passports, sunglasses, paperbacks, phones etc. It means you don’t now need a small bits ‘n pieces bag, and neither will you ruin the line of your clothes. We think the hard...

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25 Nov Rucksack Carry-on – Osprey Ozone 36 Convertible

Carry-on cases are all about compromise.  Wheels and handles spell extra weight when heaviness is cost, and they take up space. Osprey - always at the forefront of sensible luggage design - has seemingly squared the circle with the new Ozone 36 Convertible. Thirty six liters of packing spaces puts Ozone at the smaller end of carry-ons, but at 2.16 kg, despite the wheels, handle and foldaway shoulder harness, it’s right...

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30 Aug Osprey Meridian 60 Backpack

Meridian 60 with detachable day pack The Range Rover of wheeled rucksacks can tackle any situation. This 60 litre backpack is the sort of kit you’ll need if you planning on heading out – and don’t know where you’ll end up.  That’s because it’s big enough for long trips, robust enough to tackle cities and the rough stuff, but above all flexible with a removable 20 litre daypack.Student, trekker, camper, city...

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