It took three years of testing to develop the SDR D3 Traveller Duffel Bag, but the result is definitely worth it. This ultralight workhorse is made primarily from Cuben Fiber, a waterproof material that's four times stronger than Kevlar but weighs about half as much. Designed to fit in a business-class footwell or under an economy class seat, the bag supports a variety of carrying styles, and offers upscale details like YKK Uretek zippers, Petzl aluminium carabiners, anodized aircraft-grade aluminum loops and tri-glides, and Lhasa River stone zip pulls. And should you head out devoid of anything to carry, the entire thing rolls up to the size of a small sweater, making it ideal for hauling back the fruits of your travels.
With all our modern on-demand distractions, it's good to set aside some time for old-school, slow-paced activities. The Talja Woodcarving Kit is a great way to get started. This all-in-one package includes two pieces of wood — juniper and birch — as well as a classic Swedish woodcarving knife from Mora Kniv, a knife case, two types of sandpaper for smoothing over the rough edges, 5ml of paraffin oil to protect your masterpiece, and instructions/stencils in case you've forgotten your childhood whittling lessons.
For travelers, there isn't much that is as important as your carry-on luggage, but innovation in the industry has been almost non-existent. The Bluesmart Carry-On Bag changes that, re-imagining the suitcase to solve all the problems of the modern traveler. This high-quality piece of luggage is controlled from your smartphone and allows you to lock and unlock it, weigh it, track its location, be notified if you are leaving it behind, or even charge your phone with its built in battery. Smart luggage for the smart traveler.