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December 11, 2015
If home is where you make it, then the modern traveler needs to bring the modern world with them. Whether it's for a daily commute or a lengthy sojourn, these designs can provide comfort, security, style, and more. Find more gift ideas, from textiles to furniture, in our Editor's Best 2015 special issue, on newsstands now.
Brilliant Bicycles' Astor Bicycle in Laguna Blue

Brilliant Bicycle's Astor in Laguna Blue, from $299 at brilliant.co

Brilliant Bicycles is on a crusade to return bicycle shoping to simplicity: its website offers a simple series of questions (versatile riding versus relaxed riding, hilliness of your paths, and your height) to determine which Brilliant bicycle is best for you. Each bike is handmade and shipped directly to you. Brilliant Bicycles offers two adult and two children's bikes as well as this $15 gift box whose material samples and gift card can help the recipient pick out their new bike.  

 

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Do North Water Bottle from Askov Finlayson

Do North Water Bottle, $28 at askovfinlayson.com

For the eco-conscious traveler, there's this stainless steel 27 oz. design from Askov Finlayson. With each purchase of this bottle (or other The North products available from Askov Finlayson), the Minneapolis-based company makes a donation to the organization Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, which is dedicated to fighting climate change. The bottles' inteirors are electropolished to not retain or impart flavors; they come in black, blue, and green.

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Parachute x Clare V. Travel Kit

Parachute x Clare V. Travel Kit, $199 at parachutehome.com

Crafted from cozy 100% Merino wool, this design is a collaboration betweeen Parachute and Los Angeles-based designer Clare Vivier. Vivier's signature bold colors grace a blanket and eye mask whose carrying case doubles as a pillow.

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Bluesmart Carry-On Suitcase

Bluesmart Carry-On Suitcase, $399 ($319.20 for MoMA Members) at momastore.org

This digitally-savvy suitcase comes with a range of features for the global traveler, including realtime GPS tracking of its location, a digital lock that can be opened/secured via smartphone, 2 USB chargers with enough capacity to charge six iPhones, the ability to weigh itself, and more. It's available for purchase online or you can check with the MoMA Stores in New York City's midtown and SoHo for in-store availability.

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Topo Designs Klettersack 22L Backpack

Topo Designs Klettersack 22L Backpack, $169 at store.dwell.com

Handmade in Colorado with 1000d Cordura fabric, this steamlined backpack's cloth-lined inteiror holds 22 liters of volume. Leather lash tabs can hold extra gear or serve as simple decorative features, making this item perfect for daily commutes or longer-distance journeys.

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Thule Atmos X5 iPhone® 6/6s Case

Thule Atmos X5 iPhone® 6/6s Case, $80 at thule.com

For those seeking the ultimate in cell phone protection, Thule offers this water-, dust-, and drop-proof model. While it has been known to reduce touch-screen responsiveness, you can be sure your iPhone 6 is ready for anything.

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Stokke®  Stroller Seat Style Kit Burgundy with Trailz chassis

Stokke® Trailz™ All-terrain Stroller with Burgundy Stokke® Stroller Seat Style Kit, $200 at stokke.com

Norwegian purveyor of children's furniture and equipment Stokke released two new fall-inspired Style Kits—burgundy, seen here, and olive—for its strollers. The kits include a hood with visor, a rear textile cover, and a seat reail cover. All are compatible with numerous Stokke trailers, including the Stokke Trailz™ chassis ($1,299) seen here. The kits, as well as the large storage unit underneath, are waterproof.

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Tumi Pax Patrol Packable Travel Puffer Jacket in Mandarine Color

Tumi Pax Patrol Packable Travel Puffer Jacket, $195 from tumi.com

Tumi's versatile water-resistant jacket packs a surprise: an inflatable travel pillow hidden in its collar. Its simple, minimal design lends itself to a wide range of social settings while its down insulation will keep you warm. Seen here in the mandarine color, it's also available in silver gray, navy blue, and black, from sizes small to XXL.

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Canary, from $199 at canary.is

Travel isn't just about keeping yourself and your luggage safe, it's also about keeping a watchful eye on your home. That's where Canary comes in: an HD camera lets you monitor your dwelling from afar, a microphone detects noise, and other sensors monitor humidity, temperature, air-quality, and more.

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Bell Intersect Helmet

Intersect helmet, $60 at bellhelmets.com

This design from Bell, an American supplier of bike gear since 1954, mixes minimalism with a dash of old-school styling. Its segmented EPS foam liner conforms to your head, guaranteeing comfort and security. The helmet comes in small, medium, and large, and four colors: matte black, primer gray, matte orange (seen here), and infrared.

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Brilliant Bicycles' Astor Bicycle in Laguna Blue

Brilliant Bicycle's Astor in Laguna Blue, from $299 at brilliant.co

Brilliant Bicycles is on a crusade to return bicycle shoping to simplicity: its website offers a simple series of questions (versatile riding versus relaxed riding, hilliness of your paths, and your height) to determine which Brilliant bicycle is best for you. Each bike is handmade and shipped directly to you. Brilliant Bicycles offers two adult and two children's bikes as well as this $15 gift box whose material samples and gift card can help the recipient pick out their new bike.  

 

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