To hell with folding. If you're not feeling up to using Maps on your smartphone or tablet — or just don't want to ring up a huge international data bill — then consider packing one of these Crumpled City Maps ($15) on your next trip. Made from some sort of special technological material, these full-color maps can be opened and closed in just two seconds, provide details about streets, monuments, museums, and more, weigh only 21 grams, are 100% waterproof, and cram nicely into their included carrying pouches when you're tired of looking like a tourist.
No, this isn't a Rambo-style sling for paperbacks. The Book Bandolier ($26) is instead an adjustable leather strap that offers six loops for holding pens, pencils, and brushes, and is designed to wrap around a stack of drawing/notebooks, allowing you to travel as lightly as possible while keeping the tools you need nearby.
Keeping dress shirts looking crisp while traveling is hard. The Shirt Shuttle (£30; roughly $50) makes it easy. This simple travel helper features a curved-edge folding board to ensure that your shirt remains uncreased, and a lightweight, water-resistant case that's specially formed to keep your collar looking great, and includes inner pads to help minimize creases and an integrated hanging hook. Keeping the rest of your wardrobe looking nice is up to you.
Is your college-era flask getting a bit long in the tooth? Step up to one of these Tom Cecil Flasks (£300-£350; roughly $475-$550). Sporting handy, stand-on-their-own angular designs, they're available in a variety of high-end finishes, including brass, stainless steel, high-gloss white, and high-gloss black. For those times when your liquor deserves better than a brown paper bag.