Traveling En Vogue
The latest in stylish travel gear.
Comfort and style don’t have to clash when it comes to travel, thanks in part to a few new classy creations.
Take a clean-lined sweatshirt, add an inflatable hood and voilà, a travel essential is born. The Sleep Hoodie — a recent creation funded entirely via Kickstarter — features a removable pillow that inflates to your own personal comfort and can be shifted around to your ideal sleeping position. Offered in black, white, and charcoal gray in both pullover and zippered styles, the hoodie is a design-conscious traveling hipster’s dream come true. Retails starting at US$69; now available for preorder. shoparos.com
A veritable Swiss Army knife of jackets, the SCOTTeVest Q.U.E.S.T. vest combines function with fashion — offering 42 pockets to help organize every bit of travel-related gear, from earbuds to iPads, photo lenses and more. Though the sheer amount of pockets alone is astounding, even more unbelievable is the design, which — with no-bulge pockets and a trademarked “weight-management system” — ensures the ultimate in storage capacity while maintaining comfort. The vest comes in both beige and black and retails at $145. scottevest.com
Carry-On Cocktail Kit
Not one to be limited by the soda or juice plus spirit in-flight cocktail possibilities? The Carry-On Cocktail Kit is for you. The miniature tin, FAA-compliant kit includes all the tools and ingredients you need to mix a proper cocktail from the comfort of your own tray table — at 30,000 feet, no less. The kit comes in four varieties — Old Fashioned, Gin and Tonic, Moscow Mule and Champagne Cocktail — and each carries enough supplies to create two beverages. Just perfect for making a new friend in the air, if you’re willing to share. Retails at $24. wandpdesign.com