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Matador FlatPak™ Toiletry Bottles

Holiday Gift Guide | The Traveler

by , November 25, 2023

Always on the move, bouncing from city to city? Traveling doesn’t have to be a chore. With the right apparel and accessories, your adventures can be more streamlined than ever before. And these top-notch travel gifts are well worth adding to your next packing list.

Matador FlatPak Toiletry Bottles (US$38) and Toiletry Case (US$30)

Travel Gifts: Matador FlatPak Toiletry Bottles and Toiletry Case

Matador rethinks what a toiletry bottle can be with the FlatPak™. Designed for minimalist and ultralight travel, it weighs just 11.5 grams, with a 3oz (90ml) volume. Made with welded Cordura® with a proprietary coating, the waterproof design accommodates a variety of liquids, gels and pastes, from shampoo to toothpaste and more. And it shrinks as you use up the contents, helping reduce packing bulk as your trip progresses. The FlatPak Waterproof Toiletry Case is a good option for smaller setups, the 2L case provides a combination of waterproof 30D Cordura® ripstop nylon, welded construction, and a rolltop closure so the rest of your gear stays safe and dry in the case of accidental spills or leaks. However, Dry-Through™ Technology allows water to evaporate through the fabric, allowing wet items like toothbrushes to dry when they’re inside the case.

Bellroy x Carryology Tech Kit (US$69)

Travel Gifts: Bellroy x Carryology Tech Kit

When on the road, organisation is key to a successful trip! We live in a digital age, so the tech kit has quickly become a critical part of travel carry. We took the best in class Bellroy tech kit, and gave it our Carryology treatment! Constructed from Baida nylon, with Aquaguard® zippers, and our signature leather detailing, this is the ultimate way to keep your electronics organised. The tech kit has enough room, slips, and pockets for all that you need from chargers and cables to international travel adapters. With weather resistant materials you needn’t worry about your gear whatever climate you find yourself in!

Proof 72-Hour Merino T-Shirt (US$88)

Travel Gifts: Proof 72-Hour Merino T-Shirt

A tee that keeps you smelling fresh even after 72 hours of wear? Proof’s 72-Hour Merino T-Shirt is ideal for all seasons, adapting to laidback everyday use and active pursuits alike. The merino wool is moisture-wicking, odor-resistant, and temperature-regulating, while the nylon reinforcement enhances durability and makes the tee suitable for machine washing. Whether you wear it daily or on your travels, this is a go-to wardrobe piece you’ll get a ton of use out of. It also comes in a long sleeve and polo version!

Western Rise Evolution Pant (US$128)

Travel Gifts: Western Rise Evolution Pant

The Western Rise Evolution Pant 2.0 is the ultimate all-rounder. Smart enough for the city and functional enough for the outdoors, this pant moves smoothly from work settings to airport lounges and outdoor ramblings. The four-way stretch keeps you flexible on the move, while the water-resistant and stain-resistant fabric helps cut down travel laundry needs. And with an understated silhouette, the pant is easy to dress up or down. So if you want a lightweight, durable, and packable pant for your travels that works equally well in your daily wardrobe, this is it.

Snow Peak Titanium 350 Kanpai Bottle (US$184.95)

Travel Gifts: Snow Peak Titanium 350 Kanpai Bottle

Snow Peak are masters of minimalism and it should come as no surprise that their Kanpai bottle ticks a lot of boxes for anyone who spends time on the road! Firstly, it’s manufactured from a delightfully lightweight titanium that cuts down the oz’s you’re carrying on the road. It’s a double walled vacuum vessel, meaning it can keep the hot things hot, and the cold things cold. Any item that fulfils multiple purposes when on the road is a winner in our books.Not only that, it comes with three different lids for hot drinks, cold drinks, and sipping drinks. This ingenious inclusion means that you can use this however is necessary for your daily adventures. At only 165 grams, and holding 350ml, this is the goldilocks size for a travel bottle. Not too big, not too small, just right!

Peak Design x Huckberry Travel Backpack (US$270)

Travel Gifts: Huckberry x Peak Design X-Pac Travel Backpack 30L

Looking for a grab-and-go pack for last-minute weekend getaways? A one-bag travel buddy for minimalist international adventures? A slightly larger EDC option for commutes with bigger loads? The Huckberry x Peak Design X-Pac Travel Backpack 30L steps up to handle it all. A solid addition to your carry quiver if you’re after a do-it-all travel and daily backpack, this pack combines great access and organization for easy carry. The main compartment offers lay-flat access and FlexFold dividers to quickly pack or retrieve items and keep them organized on the go, while separate external quick access to a laptop keeps tech secure but within easy reach. You also benefit from a range of easy-access pockets for smaller travel or EDC items, stowable shoulder straps, grab handles, and a luggage passthrough. How about one more trick? The pack also offers expansion capability, morphing between 27L and 33L so you can carry compactly for smaller setups or squeeze in a little extra when required while still maintaining a sleek and clean form.


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