FROM ALL-WEATHER WEAR TO THE ULTIMATE LIGHTWEIGHT LAPTOP YOUR GEAR GUIDE TO LIFE ON THE GO EDITED

BY EVAN MONROE

Weiss Standard Issue Field Watch
U.S. maker Weiss Watch Co.’s re-imagined edition of its flagship Field Watch boasts a refined design that’s thinner, and so better for daily wear. Surgical grade stainless steel is machined and polished by hand to create the case, while sapphire crystals on the front and back add strength and display the mechanical movement. Hands and numerals are finished with lumed paint for increased legibility in low light. $950

Weiss Standard Issue Field Watch

Apple Retina MacBook Air
Though in our humble opinion neglected for years in terms of mechanical updates, the featherweight Air is still the traveler’s laptop of choice, and Apple is finally juicing it up with an eighth-generation dual-core Intel i5 processor. Exterior design is much the same, but 10% thinner, a quarter pound lighter (it’s less than three pounds now), and with a case made from 100% recycled aluminum, reducing the carbon footprint by roughly 50%. The 13.3-inch display is now Retina resolution, and there’s a Touch ID sensor built into the power button, along with two Thunderbolt 3 ports. Comes in three finishes, and starts at $1,199

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Nimble 10-Day Portable Charger
On-the-go chargers are all over the place, but are typically good for maybe one and a half iPhone refills. This one will last you a week. It features four power outputs (including an 18W fast-charging USB-C and a dedicated QC 3.0) that allow you to juice up a phone and tablet in record time. Up to 10 full charges are on hand, and the Nimble is compatible with iPhone, Samsung…even the Nintendo Switch. A slim profile makes for easy packing, while a detachable cable holder keeps cords under control. It’s made from sustainable materials, too! $100

Nimble Charger

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Traveler Portable Writing Tool
It’s tough paying attention to writing when other apps are trying to grab attention. The Traveler offers a distraction free experience. It’s about half the size of a typical laptop, offers a battery life that’s measured in weeks rather than hours, and its E Ink screen lessens strain on the eyes, to boot. Documents are synced over Wi-Fi to Dropbox, Evernote, or Google Drive, and the full-size, scissor-switch keyboard is built with just the right amount of key travel and resistance. $329

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Filson Bandera Backpack
Practical, tough, and built to last made with industrial strength twill to quietly fend off daily wear and tear, while a padded back and cushioned shoulder straps prioritize comfort. There’s one main compartment, one zippered pocket, and an interior pocket big enough for a 15-inch laptop. Made in the U.S. and available in black and sepia. A timeless look, combined with years of reliability. $175

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Technoimpulse Rocket Z SUV
Have eight friends, a 30-degree boulder-strewn mountain to climb, and no patience for failure? Despite its name, the Rocket Z ain’t fast, yet its 100-horsepower diesel engine and no-front-or-rear overhang design make steep approach angles a snap. Add massive tires, a winch, and limited slip differentials on both axles to keep the power down, plus Hella lighting equipment that turns night into day, and you have one incredibly capable 4×4. $85,000

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