Rain can be very, very sexy, but being soaked in rain when picking up a date is not. When the elements attack, you can count on the Victorinox Automatic Umbrella ($35). It features a durable wind reflex frame, poly-pongee fabric with water repellent outer coating, three-stage automatic action, and a pretty sweet carrying case. Just remember to use it, lest you end up looking like a wet dog.
We’ve all been through the hell of trying to find your suitcase at baggage claim, lost amidst the sea of dark luggage. Now you can make your bag easy to identify and show some of your personality with this Lady Luck Bag Tag from Jet Set Go ($8). One of many different available designs, hopefully this one can bring you luck on that Vegas trip — in the form of finding your bag.
For those of you lucky folks that live in a city with a reasonable mass transit system — and no, buses don’t count — you know how nasty those subway bars can get. With the TranStrap ($17) you can worry no more. Its makeup of heavy nylon webbing, aircraft grade aluminum, and high-friction neoprene will keep you secure, and the germs from the “less desirable” passengers far from your hands.
If you're ever on an international adventure and find that the establishment you're staying at lacks an in-room safe, you're going to wish you had one of these. The TravelSafe from PacSafe ($40) is a tough bag reinforced with slash-proof stainless steel wire that's perfect for securing your gadgets while exploring the town. It has a draw wire and padlock so you can lock the entire bag to a fixed object so the "helpful" hotel workers can't "sort" your valuables.
Yes, guys carry totes too. The J.Crew Waxwear Montauk Tote ($200) is perfect for a weekend trip with the family or hauling your stuff back and forth between your woman's apartment. The cotton tote is coated with a paraffin finish for water resistance and features sexy Italian leather handles and trim. It also has a dedicated cell phone pocket on the inside.