A good umbrella is a must for those of us who live in places where it isn't sunny 340 days a year, and as carriers of the company's Solo model, we can assure you that the Davek Elite Umbrella ($150) qualifies. The high-end umbrella company's take on the cane umbrella, the Elite features a 50-inch arc-diameter canopy, a top-grain leather handle, a wind-tension frame system for resistance to high winds, a fiberglass shaft, an auto-open button system, and classy zinc metal accents.
When you're travelling with glasses — reading glasses included — the more compact they become, the better. And these Tumi Compatto Travel Reading Glasses ($125) are some of the most compact we've ever seen. Thanks to a patent pending frame design, the Compatto features unique nose pads that hold the flexible beta titanium temples in place for compact storage, photochromic lenses that darken on exposure to UV light, and a carbon graphite frame front for the lightest weight possible.