Holiday Gear Guide 2012: 25 Picks for the Best Travel Gear of the Year

Every November, we select our 25 favorite bits of travel kit for the year. From solar battery cells to ruggedized portable speakers to the most versatile clothing we’ve ever tested, something on this year’s list is sure to bring tears of joy to the gearhead traveler in your life.

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About The Author

Founding Editor

Mike Richard has traveled the world extensively since 2008. He's camped in the Jordanian desert with Bedouins, tracked African wild dogs in South Africa, and survived a near-miss shark attack in Mexico. He loves the great outdoors, good bourbon, and he (usually) calls Massachusetts home. He also enjoys speaking in the third person.

2 Responses

  1. La Viajera Morena

    Have you tried out the Bobble water bottle? That little thing is amazing, filters while you drink. I added it to my travel gear list.

  2. Sil

    Sign of the times! Only half a dozen of these items would’ve been recognizable ten years ago! Pants, travel liner, jacket, hoodie, two packs and a suitcase.


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