For Canadians, it's vacation season. Make sure you can tackle everything your foreign adventures throw at you with some great new travel gear:

LowePro Photo Sport Shoulder 18 — $90

LowePro Photo Sport Shoulder 18 — $90

The secret to getting great shots? Always keep your camera handy. This comfy shoulder bag will help, storing a DSLR and extra lenses at your hip. They stay safely holstered when not in use, inside a padded cube and behind a zip closure. Three zip pockets and a waterbottle sling help keep other essentials equally close-at-hand. LowePro
Oboz Jasper — $130

Oboz Jasper — $130

A versatile pair of kicks is key when travelling light. You want something tough and comfortable for touring museums, wandering ruins or knocking off a hike, while still looking good enough for dinner at a European restaurant. With plenty of squish for all-day comfort, a lugged outsole and casual suede look above ground, the women's Jasper's hits the sweet spot (dudes, check out the Oboz Missoula). Oboz
The North Face Thermoball — $250

The North Face Thermoball — $250

If you're heading to mountains — be they Himalaya, Hawaiian or Andean — you'll want to bring a warm jacket like the Thermoball. Stuffed with down-like clusters of synthetic fill, a new technology exclusive to TNF, it better mimics down's performance — lightweight, packable, warm — but maintains manmade advantages, such as a quick dry time. TNF
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