Get ready to drop everything, throw caution to the wind and hit the road! And, as always, AT likes to go travelling with just a little bit of style, a whole lot of functionality, with just a touch of originality thrown in for good measure . . .
1/ This stylishly simple BMW Travel Bag is made for road trips; three carry handles, water repellent, spacious, telescopic travel handle and made by Bavarians, so you know it’s good. $159.
Call 133 BMW.
2/ Halcyon retro driving goggles for the convertible driver or motorcycle enthusiast, available with split or curved lenses and in a range of colours. From $109.
3/ Leatherman’s Skeletool CX is lightweight and has everything from knife to pliers to wire cutters to screwdrivers and bottle opener. $250.
(02) 8372 0900.
4/ Drive in style with these cool leather Manzoni driving gloves. From $55.
5/ His ’n’ hers Quantum Zip Icebreaker tops will keep out any amount of wind chill. $200ea.
1800 554 224.
6/ Bluetek multi-chargers solve the tangled cable problem by giving you five charger ports in one for your car lighter. $50.
7/ These women’s Black Satire Leather ($150) and men’s Tuba Asphalt ($140) EcoSNEAKS from Simple are made with hemp, organic cotton and recycled car and bike tyres.
8/ Use a Digishow Pocket Projector to beam your movies onto any surface while on the road. $400.
9/ Houston, we have ice cream. Astronaut Ice Cream Sandwiches are freeze-dried space food that require no refrigeration and last light years. $7 each.
10/ Wilderness Wash from Leave No Trace Australia is biodegradable, super-concentrated and safe for use on any outdoor gear. From $5.
11/ Molton Brown’s traveller sets are perfect for de-stressing on the road. Pictured above is Indulgent Traveller ($105).
12/ Tamron’s new f/2.0, 60mm macro lens is a superb and handy addition to your Canon, Nikon or Sony digital SLR. In stores August ’09, price TBA.
13/ If you have to travel and play backgammon, it may as well be on an Oroton. $195.