No matter where you're travelling, here is the gear to get you there and back again — three adventure travel essentials.
Cocoon Travel Set UltraLight — $90
Don't count on the plane, train or bus to supply comfort — bring your own. This handy and compact travel pack holds a blanket, neck pillow, eyeshades, earplugs and a towel, so no matter how you travel you will be able to get some shut-eye. Each piece nests in its own tiny bag, which in turn fits in a travel case — and it is all designed for comfort. Cocoon
Eagle Creek Morphus 22 — $425
Souvenirs, gifts, poorly folded laundry; no matter what, we always return with more than when we leave. With the Morphus, that's never a problem. This half-hard-shell bag unzips into two suitcases to double the space, from 50 litres to almost 100, plenty for even binge shopping trips. Either could fit in an overhead bin and one includes a tablet and laptop sleeve. Eagle Creek
Innate Fjord Trekking Folding Umbrella — $41
An umbrella has become standard kit for us and this is the best we've seen in terms of weight and size. Packed up, it's a bit bigger than a street-vendor hot dog but weighs less, 180 grams. Popped open, it covers a one-metre diameter and the handle extends 50 centimetres; plenty to shield you from both whatever is falling from the sky and the envious looks of your companions. Innate Gear