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					     Luggage and                                 1Edgy and elegant
                                                 Jack Georges has The Generations Edge, a 15.4”
                                                 Laptop Compatible Backpack that is handcrafted

     Accessories for a                           from wrinkle-free ballistic nylon and trimmed with
                                                 durable scratch- and stain-resistant Italian leather.
                                                 This lightweight backpack features peripheral/

     Right-now Lifestyle
                                                 accessory pockets, zippered compartment with
                                                 organizer and additional zippered pocket to hold
                                                 smaller items. MSRP $195.
                                                 2Luscious in leather
                                                 Siamod/McKlein USA gets steamy with
     By Kathy Witt                               Cappuccini, a 21" ladies’ carry-on in lush Italian
                                                 croco leather. Measuring a ladylike 14" x 8.625"
     Photographs by Kerry Pittenger              x 22", the bag has a stylish, flap-over exterior
                                                 front pocket with a slip lock clasp for accessories
                                                 and easily accessible dual zipper pockets for
                                             1   travel accessories. The main compartment
                                                 features three interior zipper pouches and a
                                                 discreet interior zipper pocket for personal items.
                                                 A retractable 41” telescopic single handle and
                                                 stylish, ball bearing recessed wheels mean
                                                 smooth sailing. Delicious in cherry red (shown),
                                                 chocolate, black and sand. MSRP $400.
                                                 3Ready, set, go
                                                 BelArno knows how to get travelers out the door
                                                 and on their way to weekend fun: The Weekend
                                                 from the BelMicro Collection is sized just right
                                                 and features fine microfiber with leather accents.
                                                 Shown in brown, it is also available in black, red,
                                                 blue and olive. MSRP $144.
                                                 4Hale and hardy luggage
                                                 Luggage America’s Tribune, an expandable
                                                 luggage set made of impact-resistant
                                                 polycarbonate shines with scratch-resistant
                                                 ceramic coating. Featuring a 21” Airline Carry-
                                                           on, 25” Vertical Rolling Case and 29”
                                                             Super Rolling Case, the collection has
                                                               all the hallmarks of hardy luggage:
                                                                eight 360° spin wheels, retractable
                                                                push-button reinforced handle,
                                                                 interior side hanging zipper pocket
                                                                   and buckle/tie belt, removable
                                                                    TSA-compliant 3-1-1 pouch on
                                                                    the carry-on piece, built-in shoe
                                                                    pockets and extra mesh zipper
                                                                   pocket. Sleek in ivory and sky
4                                                               blue, the three-piece collection has a
                                                             MSRP of $740.



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    Be the envy of frazzled holiday travelers
   Forget fumbling through your carry-on or juggling bags while on the
   hunt for passport or ID in the security line. Armpocket is a roomy
   receptacle with a comfy memory foam arm strap worn on the upper

                                                                                                                                                                                PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF A.R.T.
   arm. The popular SPORT 20 has two interior pockets that are the
   ideal tuck-aways for passport, boarding pass, ID and credit cards
   for fast and easy retrieval. And with a clear touch-thru screen,
   you can easily access an iPhone or BlackBerry. Water- and theft-
   resistant, the Armpocket is also eco-friendly, with fabric made of
                                                                                         The art of technology
   bamboo and recycled bottles. Available in black, pink, red, off-white,
                                                                                        Technology goes tiny with big results with Advanced Research and Technologies
   yellow and blue, the Armpocket SPORT 20 has a MSRP of $29.95.
                                                                                        (A.R.T.) Mini Tools, a trio of hair styling tools that includes 9” Mini Curling Iron,
                                                                                        6” Mini Hair Dryer and, the Mini Flat Iron (pictured). With quick flash heaters,
                                                                                        360° swivel cord, ceramic coated floating plates that create less damage and
                                                                                        promote soft, smooth, frizz-free hair, the flat iron features innovative nano
                                                                                        silver technology that eliminates bacteria on the appliance, creating a germ-free
                                                                                        environment with each use. MSRP $39.95.

                                                                                                                                                                                PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF BRIEFLY
    Travel in comfort, arrive rested™
   Upgrade your travel status to First Class with CozyTraveler’s™
   travelCOZY. Made from soothing-soft fleece, the machine                              Keep it brief
   washable, ergonomically designed U-shaped pillow comfortably                        Briefly, a collection of lightweight, 100% cotton disposable underwear designed
   supports your neck while gently cradling your arms. Tuck your                       for everyday use, unexpected emergencies and best-planned excursions, is the
   iPod™ in the convenient iPocketTM and catch some zzzzs while                        new mandatory item in your car, purse, office, workout bag, carry-on luggage and
   sitting upright or in a reclined                                                    emergency and first aid kits. Women love the Briefly Classic Bikini 3-pack (MSRP
   position, swaddled in the                                                           $4.99) in black or white and the Briefly Thong ($4.99), in a color trio of black,
   warmth and comfort of                                                               white and heather grey. A pastel 4-pack ($6.99) comes in blue, purple, pink and
   the travelCOZY. Comes                                                               green. For men, Briefly has a Boxer 3-pack ($6.99), also in black, white and
   with carrying bag.                                                                  heather grey.
   MSRP $24.99.

                                                                         Nest sweet nest
                                                                        The innovative and lightweight Celltei
                                                                        Pak-o-Bird travel carrier by Style Living
                                                                        Corp. lets you take your feathered
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF CELLTEI

                                                                        friend on your travels. Offered in nylon
                                                                        and stainless steel mesh with surface
                                                                        material made of 1680d nylon in gold
                                                                        and olive, the carrier comes in three
                                                                        standard sizes for most small- to
                                                                        medium-size birds and may be carried
                                                                        as a front pouch, backpack or shoulder
                                                                        bag, and strapped to a stroller or car
                                                                        seat. Coated with environmentally-
                                                                        friendly polyurethane, it comes with a
                                                                        dragonwood perch and two 5-ounce
                                                                        stainless steel cups for food and water.
                                                                        MSRP $169.

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                               Compact powerhouse toothbrush
                              Design Go has launched the first dedicated battery operated
                              travel-size sonic toothbrush: One of the most cutting-edge
                              travel toothbrushes available, the non-disposable Sonic
                              Traveller produces soft, high-speed vibrations that gently yet
                              effectively clean teeth and massage gums for significantly
                              improved plaque removal. The replaceable bristle head vibrates
                              in excess of 20,000 micro-vibrations per minute,
                              and the high-speed bristle motion,
                              coupled with the ergonomic
                              shape and unique travel-size,
                              offers superior cleaning and
                              easy access to teeth and
                              gums. Available in assorted                                                                                       Compactly pack — and go
                              colors, it comes with hygienic,                                                                                  Eagle Creek’s Pack-It®

                              protective case and operates                                                                                     Complete Organizer is an all-in-

                              off one AAA battery (included).                                                                                  one, pack-and-hang solution that

                              MSRP $17.95.                                                                                                     fits perfectly into a 22” carry-on.

                                                                                                                                               Made of EcoLite™ weave, this versatile

                                                                                                                                               piece folds into itself for one compact

                                                                                                                                               package. Measuring 13.5” x 10” x 6” — and
                           PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF DESIGN GO

                                                                                                                                               27” x 10” x 3” when expanded — it features two
                                                                                                                                               half-sized cubes integrated with one full-sized cube
                                                                                                                                               and three interior zippered mesh compartments. A swivel hook allows for multiple hanging
                                                                                                                                               options and a quick-grab handle lets you do just that. MSRP $40.

                                                                                                                                                Pen Perfection
                                                                                                                                               Everyday Innovations Inc. has launched its latest marvel: The BookMarker™. Designed
                                                                                                                                               for people who scribble down notes in notebooks, textbooks, journals, reading books,
                                                                                                                                               etc., the super thin BookMarker™, which fits and stores right inside your book, provides
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       instant access
                                                                                                 PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF EVERYDAY INNOVATIONS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       to important
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       note-taking tools.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       refillable with
                               Hand in glove                                                                                                                                                                          standard size sticky
                              Etre Touchy gloves are a stylish, fun and practical way                                                                                                                                  flag and pen refills
                              to keep your hands warm while using your touchscreen                                                                                                                                     (both available
                              phone, portable games system, media player and                                                                                                                                           in a convenient
                              other electronic gadgets. Their missing thumb and                                                                                                                                        value pack), the
                              index fingertips give you two fingers to technology; in                                                                                                                                  BookMarker™ has
                              other words, the freedom to touch, tap, stroke, slide                                                                                                                                    a MSRP of $5.99
                              and pinch your devices’ controls in any way you desire.                                                                                                                                  and includes 50
                              Made of 100% pure new wool, the gloves come in                                                                                                                                           flag refills.
                              charcoal/turquoise trim, gray/rose trim, black/charcoal
                              trim and chocolate/mint stripes and in sizes men’s,
                              women’s, youth and children. MSRP $32.

                                                                                                Soft and cozy fingerless mittens
                                                                                               and scarf
                                                                                               Keep cozy and warm with ExOfficio’s
                                                                                               Fingerless Mittens and Irresistible™
                                                                                               Scarf, irresistibly soft in chenille
                                                                                               feather fleece (93% nylon, 7%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   PHOTOGRAPH BY KERRY PITTENGER

                                                                                               spandex). Pictured in wine, the imported
                                                                                               mittens and scarf in sweater gauge 7GG
                                                                                               are the ultimate accessory for backpacking,
                                                                                               camping, golfing, hiking and urban

                                                                                               exploration, cuddling
                                                                                               wrists, palms
                                                                                               and neck in-
                                                                                               transit and in
                                                                                               the outdoors.
                                                                                               Available in
                                                                                               black, dark
                                                                                               pebble, dark navy
                                                                                               and dark truffle.
                                                                                               MSRP $16/$30.

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1This sends moms over the rainbow
The new Kalencom OZZ Diaper Bag features an off-center snap closure that anchors the angled flap
to keep all of baby’s things safe and secure. An extra long solid fabric strap is adjustable, enabling
the bag to be carried on the shoulder or across the chest. The new Sayonara motif is a playful
assemblage of graphics that float on a pure white background. Like all Kalencom diaper                           2
bags, OZZ is eco-friendly as it is free of AZO and Phthalates. The three interior accessories
(hanging pad, zip pouch for toys or dirty duds and insulated bottle case) all remove so
mom is left with a great tote when baby no longer needs a diaper bag. MSRP $80.
2Coddle your clubs
Athalon Sportgear releases a birdie of a bag: the Samsonite Sportlab Hard-Sided Golf
Cover. With a growing trend of golfers traveling with golf clubs to courses around the
world, this timely case ensures clubs are not damaged in transit. Its solid ABS shell
is perfect for the long haul and its four multi-directional spinner wheels make for
a smooth trip through the terminal. Practical, functional and providing complete
protection for clubs, the case features compression straps inside to hold
the golf bag securely, plus a quilted top with extra padding. Sold in black.
MSRP $300.
3Flexible is its middle name
J World increases packing space with its Expandable PC Luggage
with Front Pocket. Pictured is the carry-on, extremely lightweight
in polycarbonate construction that
allows the shell to absorb impact by
“flexing” when under heavy stress.
With recessed locking handle with
push button and four wheels that
allow easy spin and maneuverability in tight
spaces, the carry-on expands up to 2.5” for
extra packing space. An interior divider panel
with mesh pockets makes for effortless
organization and elastic cross straps
minimize shifting contents. Available in black,
red and lime. MSRP $100.
4Function-forward follow-up
Victorinox Travel Gear rolls out the Werks
Traveler Hardside 26” 4-Wheel Trolley.
Launched in mid-August, it is the second
hardside collection from Victorinox Travel
Gear. Carrying forward
the ergonomic and
organizational features
of the renowned Werks
collections, this set
features a curved
monopole with 360°
swivel Gelux grip handle
which relieves wrist
and hand stress. The
4-wheel uprights avoid
any weight in hand
and the zippers lie flat
and lock into place to
minimize snagging.
Available in red.
MSRP $429.99.


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                                             1Weekend warrior
                                             Kena Kai’s DRI® Welded Seam Duffel is rugged reliability with waterproof material and RF
                                             welded seams to withstand years of abuse while keeping your gear dry. A small but sturdy
                                             weekend bag, it is made from a durable tarpaulin material with heavy-duty nylon webbing for
                                             added strength and has a large interior zippered pocket and an exterior windowed ID pocket,
                                             plus inverted water-resistant zippers with storm flap for additional protection and heavy-duty
                                             handles at each end. Measuring 17” x 10.75” x 10.75”, it’s a style-setter in contemporary
                                             orange trimmed with grey. MSRP $79.99.
                                             2‘Weightless’ luggage system
                                             Club Glove® introduces Train Reaction, a uniquely connected, three-piece luggage system
                                             that drastically reduces the amount of effort needed to pull or push gear by creating a perfect
                                             center of gravity which makes bags feel weightless. Perfectly balanced, it eliminates 100%
                                             of downward and upward force on the luggage handle. There is no assembly required and no
                                             external hardware is needed to connect everything, so travelers can grab and go on the fly. As
                                             a bonus, each bag in this luggage system can function as a separate piece of luggage. Made
                                             of Invista CORDURA® in the USA, Train Reaction comes in six different, three-piece luggage set
                                             combinations with a wide array of color and personal embroidery options. Shown is Set #1,
                                             which includes the Carry-on, Laptop Bag and Rolling Duffel. MSRP: $727.
                                             3Smooth as silk
                                             Suburban Silk’s Alicia Travel Folding Bag (20” x 15” x 8”) unleashes the possibilities with
                                             a piece that is perfect for everyday use and for traveling as a carry-on or an extra bag when
                                             needed. Folded into a small carrier, it opens to become a duffle bag. The carrier has a snap
                                             that will become an interior pocket for extra storage. Fashioned from the highest quality
                                             waterproof nylon, the Folding Bag is a beautiful and practical solution in black, hot pink and
                                             green. MSRP: $49.95.
                                             4All American carry-all
                                             New to the AmeriBag® lineup of ergonomic and versatile bags is the Carry-All Bag. Shown in
                                             Imperial purple, this large and efficient travel bag boasts easy access and superior comfort
                                                                 while on the go. A roomy yet organized interior provides enough space
                                                                     to accommodate travel necessities — magazines, books, a change
                                                                      of clothes, even a laptop — and cleverly placed pockets provide the
                                                                        perfect pouches for cell phone, glasses, water bottle and more.
                                                                         The bag features the same great trademark shape as AmeriBag’s
                                                                          Healthy Back Bag® tote. This lightweight looker in distressed nylon
                                                                                                      comes in crimson, Grasshopper green,
                                                                                                          Imperial purple, lilac and black
                                                                                                            and in raspberry and black.
                                                                                                              MSRP $70.




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                                             Rely on Comply                                                                                              Get plugged in worldwide
                                            Enhance the iPhone™ experience with Hearing Components’                                                      Designed with travelers in mind, HP Marketing’s
                                            Comply™ NR-10i high tech noise reduction earphones.                                                          Ansmann All-In One plug adapter accepts any 2-
                                            Engineered to maximize noise reduction, the Comply relies                                                    or 3-prong US, EU, UK or AU plug on its top and
                                            on the same technology used by military pilots to reduce                                                     has four sliders around its barrel. Simply select
                                            noise interference, plus has an integrated microphone and                                                    the slide for the type of outlet that you will use,
                                            function switch to answer and end calls, play, pause, and skip                                               slide it down and the proper male plug slides out
                                            songs with the touch of a button. A deluxe travel pouch holds                                                for the country that you are in. For added safety,
                                            Comply™ NR-10i earphones and one pair each slim-size and                                                     the Ansmann All-In-One has a built-in 2.5A Buss
                                            standard-size Comply™ foam tips. MSRP $17.95.                                                                type fuse so it also serves as a surge protector
                                                                                                                                                         for anything plugged into it. MSRP $29.95.
                                                                                                                                                         PHOTOGRAPH BY KERRY PITTENGER

                                                                                                              Never get soaked again
                                                                                                             KIVA Designs’ new and improved Convertible Poncho,
                                                                                                             made of waterproof, superlight ripstop fabric,
                                                                                                             features an adjustable hood that stands up to
                                                                                                             the windiest of days. Generously sized to
                                                                                                             keep both you and your luggage dry,
                                                                                                             it may be worn as a handy hip-
                                                                                                             pack until needed and packs
                                                                                                             away for travel or storage.
                                                                                                             One size fits most, from 4’11”
                                                                                                             to 6’2”. MSRP $29.95.

                                                                                                                                                                   PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF KIVA DESIGNS

                                             A real swinger
                                            Lodis brings its signature
                                            chic cheek to the Audrey Ella Convertible Swing Pack,
                                            a timeless beauty whose time has come as the perfect travel
                                            accessory. Refined and elegant, this latest from Lodis can be worn
                                            three ways — around the waist, over the shoulder or cross body.
                                            MSRP $125.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF MALCOLM FONTIER

                                             Quite possibly the world’s smallest wallet
                                            In an era of simplifying and reducing, Malcolm Fontier’s Mojito wallet
                                            is timely, trendy and tres chic for those who want to travel light — for the
                                            night, weekend or life. Made of polyurethane with nylon lining and showing
                                            off craftsman-style stitching, the Mojito measures a wee 3” x 2.6” x .2”, but
                                            holds up to four cards, securing them with elastic detail. A side pocket works
                                            like a money clip — without the clip. With four hot new colors in stock (black/
                                            light blue, black/natural, brown/blue, white/burgundy), it is ready for holiday
                                            delivery. MSRP $25.

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                                                                                                                           Tune into the sweet life with Tech Pod
                                                                                                                          MY turns out the Tech Pod, the go-to
                                                                                                                          gadget that ensures you can always
                                                                                                                          find your smartphone or MP3
                                                                                                                          player. Measuring 4” wide x 5”
                                                                                                                          tall and with an oilcloth exterior

                                                                                                                          (100% coated cotton), the well
                                                                                                                          turned-out Tech Pod sports
                                                                                                                          good looks in pomegranate,
                                                                                                                          lush leaf, plush pink, classic,
                                                                                                                          chocolate, pen and ink or

                                                                                                                                                                              PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF MY
                                                                                                                          butterscotch color choices.
                                                                                                                          Features strap with swivel hook
                                                                                                                          and snap closure. MSRP $28.

                                          Silky snooze
                                         Settle into silken slumber with Mary Green’s silk satin embroidered
                                         sleep masks. Perfect for shutting out the real world when traveling (i.e.
                                         fellow passengers, the coach compartment) the masks feature different
                                         themes that let you wear your heart on your peeps: “Wake me if I can
                                         upgrade to first class,” “Dream” and others. MSRP $20.

                                                                                                 Fido goes first class
                                                                                                OllyDog gives canines a leg up with the Jet Setter, a pet
                                                                                                carrier loaded with features and innovations to make a dog’s
                                                                                                day. Keep man’s best friend comfy in a carrier with tubular
                                                                                                frame that flexes to stow under the seat and springs back
                                                                                                for maximum interior room. Easy-to-clean, it has removable
                                                                                                padded interior, double wall mesh top and side panels that
                                                                                                provide air flow and a removable blanket that does double
                                                                                                duty as a play area and to create a dark sleeping chamber.
                                                                                                Sized to meet most airline carry-on requirements (14.5" x
                                                                                                10.5" x 9.5"), the Jet Setter has an external pocket with
                                                                                                waterproof pouch and converts to a backpack. MSRP $135.
                                     PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF MYCRA PAC


                                                                                                 Imagine a Wrinkle-Free World
                                                                                                                                                                              PHOTOGRAPH BY KERRY PITTENGER

                                                                                                Oxford & Wells® created the world’s only non-aerosolized Premium
                                                                                                Ironing Starch solving a fundamental problem: Many travelers arrive
                                                                                                at their destination with a bag full of wrinkled clothes. Now discerning
                                          Red hot mama                                         travelers can conveniently, quickly and affordably touch up garments
                                         Red is the reigning “It” color and Mycra Pac           for that professional, back-from-the-cleaners look. The patent-pending
                                         styles it up brilliantly with a 3/4 Reversible         quality formulation produces a wrinkle-free finish without flaking,
                                         Stadium Coat that is the perfect compliment            streaking or leaving residue with a very subtle, clean, gender-neutral
                                         to summer whites and basic blacks. Machine             scent. Available in a 2-ounce carry-on (TSA compliant) and a 4-ounce
                                         washable, water-repellent and wrinkle-resistant,       Extended Stay size, this USA-made premium product is environmentally-
                                         each Mycra Pac coat is made in the USA and             friendly and fully recyclable. MSRP $15/set of three 12-ounce Home
                                         comes in its own reversible bag. MSRP $188.            Use Bottles; $15/set of five 2-ounce Travel Tote Bottles.

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1EZ glider
Delsey’s Helium Intrigue
EZ Glide 29" Suiter
Trolley, made of durable
1680d ballistic nylon
with luxurious organized
interior, has EZ Glide                                                                                                                                             3
4-Wheel Drive — four
360° rotation wheels that
assure smooth multi-
directional rolling. Built
for peak performance
with expandability of up to
2.5”, the Intrigue has a
Recessed Locking Trolley™
Handle System made of
industrial grade aluminum
with one-button operation,
ergonomic grip and extra
long handles for ease of use.
An adjustable add-a-bag strap
and Travel Sentry TSA accepted
combination lock round out the
features. MSRP $600.
2A flower by any other name
Taking its inspiration from the garden, McKlein USA has
designed one sweet handbag with the Marigold, a standout
style-setter in soft faux leather with a flap magnetic closure
and polished silver hardware. With fabric interior lining, two
interior zipper pockets, slip pocket for cell phone, MP3 player and
other gadgetry, plus dual straps with an 11” drop length, the Marigold
makes the perfect arm accessory. Shown in pecan. MSRP $55.
3Metropolitan an urban looker
Hartmann’s 20” Mobile Traveler® Spinner from the Metropolitan™ Collection, luminescent in “the new black,” features exceptional 360° four-wheel
rotational movement for simple and effortless maneuvering. Measuring 8.75” x 13.5” x 20”, its interior has four zip pockets and padded tie-down straps for
wrinkle-free packing. An aluminum telescoping handle is the essence of ease and a bottom-carry handle makes lifting the bag into airline overhead bins a snap.
The Spinner includes an accessory pouch with watertight seal and is equipped with the exclusive Global Recovery System™ to help reunite owners with their
lost luggage. MSRP $475.
4Laid-back luxe
Mellow World melds serenity with design in its Lotus Vintage Tapestry Rolling Duffle. Beautiful in brown accented with golden thread, the bag features a unique
design, durable grip handles with snaps and faux leather trimming and double zipper. The handle locks in five positions for easy maneuvering and the bottom of
the bag has a four-foot rest and clear rolling wheels. Measuring a petite 22” x 14” x 10”, the duffle easily fits into planes’ overhead bins. MSRP $172.

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                                 1Make It Mine™ lets you “CustoMyze”
                                 New from Global Solutions 4 is the Make It Mine™ Retro series, an innovative patent-pending line that incorporates clear
                                 window pockets so luggage owners can add their own flourish to their bags. Accessed from the interior of the bags, the pockets
                                 come in all shapes and sizes and all set to display photos of loved ones, lucky charms, favorite sports team logos — any item
                                 to identify, stylize and customize. Made of high density microfiber material with ergonomic industrial aluminum grade handle
                                 system with TPR comfort grip, the luggage is ideal for overnights and extended trips. Shown in brown, the lightweight Retro
                                 series cases have colored piping on three sides. 4-piece set includes cosmetic bag, travel tote, 22” carry-on and 25” upright.
                                 MSRP $349.
                                 2Supersize mine
                                 For those times you just need a little something more, cinda b has supersized its classic Zippered Tote. Introducing the Super
                                 Tote, sized up to carry several outfits. Features include two outside pockets (one zippered) and six inside, plus two-way zip
                                                                           closure on top. Measuring 23” x 8” x 15”, the Super Tote has a 12” strap drop, making
                                                                           it a superlative carry-on and an exceptional travel companion. MSRP $108.
                                                                           3Take a load off
                                                                           Weighing in at a mere 3.9 pounds, the Zipcart Lite is a brand new line of carry-ons from
                                                                           Swany Walkin’Bag. Developed with a detachable Out Frame structure and with four
                                                                           Swivel-Glide wheels and a patented curved handle, the bag rolls effortlessly beside you
                                                                               and gives extra “lean on” support. Rest easy with a built-in seat model: Simply lift up
                                                                                      the seat and set it into place for the perfect place to rest and recharge. Ultra
                                                                                        lightweight and with wheels that spin in all directions, the Zipcart Lite easily
                                                                                           rolls forward, backward and sideways — and then carries on and stores
                                                                                             neatly under the seat. MSRP $110 and $125 with folding seat.
                                                                                               4Shorter means simpler
                                                                                                Briggs & Riley brings out the 20” Carry-On Expandable Wide-body
                                                                                                Upright, a lightweight bag ideal for both international and domestic
                                                                                                travel. The Wide-Body’s shorter, wider design allows a traveler to easily
                                                                                                stow the bag feet-first in most overhead compartments. In stores in
                                                                                                early December, the bag comes with Briggs & Riley’s Simple As That®
                                                                                                                                                lifetime performance
                                                                                                                                                      guarantee. Pictured
                                                                                                                                                          in Sunset;
                                                                                                                                                          also available
                             1                                                                                                                            in Rainforest.
                                                                                                                                                          MSRP $299.



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                                                                                                           Buckle up for safety
                                                                                                          Pacsafe’s BuckleSafe 100 now makes it possible to
                                                                                                          lock the side-release buckles found on many top-loading
                                                                                                           backpacks and other bags. The included tamperproof
                                                                                                            TSA-accepted padlocks mean even checked luggage
                                                                                                             can be locked, as security agents in airports can
                                                                                                                open and relock the BuckleSafe during inspection
                                                                                                                 using secured tools. Made of polycarbonate,
                                                                                                                    it is designed to fit standard 1” single side
                                                                                                                        adjustable side-release buckles. Once
                                                                                                                          locked, straps can be tightened but not be
                                                                                                                           loosened. Two BuckleSafes plus two TSA
                                                                                                                           padlocks per package. MSRP $14.99.

                                                                                                                       Oh yeah, we’re going there

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   PHOTOGRAPH BY KERRY PITTENGER
                                                                                                                      We’ve all heard the news. Now it’s time to Rest Easy,
                                                                                                                      an all-natural non-pesticide that kills and repels bedbugs
                                                                                                                      by RMB. Beguiling with pleasant cinnamon scent, it
                                                                                                                      can kill other small insects, such as bed mites, as well.
                                                                                                                      Handy 2-ounce bottles are designed for travel: Rest Easy
                                                                                                                      Bed Bug Killer and Preventive is safe to take aboard
                                                                                                                      planes and to use anywhere. It’s also safe to use around
                                                                                                                      children and pets. MSRP $20.95/2 Twin Packs.

                                                                                                                                                               Clutch headlines White Label Collection
                                                                                                                                                              The Emma Jewelry Clutch sizzles in Rowallan’s White Label
                                                                                                                                                              Collection, the “little black dress” of modern travel labels. Part
                                                                                                                                                              of an accessories collection of ultra sleek nylon pieces that
                                                                                                                                                              are smart, lightweight, durable and easy-to-clean, the clutch
                                                                                                                                                              is a must-have accessory in the must-have neutral for fall:
                                                                                                                                                              slate gray. Encompassing the Audrey Barrel-Shaped Handbag,
                                                                                                                                                              Samantha Toiletry Bag, Lauren Computer Trolley and Ella Zip
                                                                                                                                                              Wallet, the collection also comes in Bitumen Black and Dundee
                                                                                                                                                              Tan shades. MSRP $49/Emma Jewelry Clutch.
                                                                                                                                                              PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF ROWALLAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF SOUTH MILL DESIGN

                                                                                                                                                                  It’s all in the wrist
                                                                                                                                                                 Phubby™ the Wrist Cubby is as much fun to say as it is to
                                                                                                                                                                 wear. Created by South Mill Design LLC, the patent-pending
                                                           Not so pedestrian footwear                                                                           Phubby™ conveniently holds an iPod™, iPhone™, cell phone,
                                                          Pull on Sockwise/TravelSox’s Ultrasoft Padded Socks and let your soles rejoice.                        credit cards, cash and keys. New is the Phubby™ Sport,
                                                          Graduated compression helps stimulate blood flow and reduce leg and ankle swelling. A                  the active-wear wrist cubby with touch technology. Merging
                                                          treat for the feet for both travel and everyday use, the Ultrasoft Padded socks are easy               new age fabrics and the design features of a marsupial, the
                                                          on/easy off and constriction-free for superior comfort. Made in Italy with Dupont CoolMax/             Phubby™ is ready to act as a cubby for your cell phone as
                                                          DRYSTAT Silver with padded foot, the socks come in fashion colors in sizes small through               soon as you slip your hand through it. Available in 20-plus
                                                          extra large. MSRP $29.95.                                                                              colors. MSRP $12.95.

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                                                                                                       Not your mama’s toilet seat cover
                                                                                                      Toletta, the world’s first
                                                                                                      premium brand of toilet
                                                                                                      seat covers is the perfect
                                                                                                      travel accessory to pop
                                                                                                      into your purse when you
                                                                                                      hit the road. Purse-size
                                                                                                      travel packs contain five
                                                                                                      seat covers in your choice
                                                                                                      of pink or blue. The 2-ply
                                                                                                      patented tissues are 20%
                                                                                                      larger and 42% thicker than
                                                                                                      other brands — meaning
                                                                                                      your tushie won’t touch the
                                                                                                      toilet seat — as well as
                                                                                                      flushable, biodegradable and
                                                                                                      safe in septic systems. MSRP
                                                                                                      $1.99-$2.49/travel packs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF TOLETTA
                                                                                                       Missing link between you and your valuables
                                                                                                      Every day tens of thousands of important and valuable
                                                                                                      items are misplaced at airports, hotels and other
                                                                                                      public places — and most found items are never
                                                                                                      returned because of the difficulty in linking item to
                                                                                                      owner. Okoban is the free online global lost and found
                                                                                                      system developed by Travel Sentry, experts in baggage
                                                                                                      security. By registering the Okoban identification code
                                                                                                      online, owners can be automatically notified when
                                        Once you zap, you don’t go back
                                                                                                      individuals and lost and found offices find their lost
                                       The new SteriPEN AdventurerOpti is a rugged
                                                                                                      items. Free.
                                       handheld water purifier that uses ultraviolet light
                                       to destroy viruses, bacteria and protozoan cysts.
                                       Faster than filters and with no chemical taste, this
                                       pocket-sized wonder purifies 16 ounces of drinking
                                       water in 48 seconds flat. The AdventurerOpti
                                       provides 8,000 UV treatments — enough for                                                                                 by
                                       a lifetime, and its new optical LED provides a
                                       convenient flashlight. Available March 2010.
                                       MSRP $99.95; includes neoprene case with belt
                                       loop and 2 CR123 batteries.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF TRAVELER’S SUPPLY
                                       PHOTOGRAPH BY KERRY PITTENGER

                                                                                          Quick and clever coif
                                                                                         The new Minipro Curling Iron by Travel
                                                                                         Smart by Conair is a one-inch wonder
                                                                                         whose smart ceramic technology
                                                                                         provides even heat and faster styling.                                  You go, girl!
                                                                                         Gentle on hair, the Minipro heats up in                                Traveler’s Supply distributes the female urination
                                                                                         30 seconds flat for a quick fix on the                                 device, GoGirl. Hygienic, portable, discreet and
                                                                                         fly and features a high heat setting and                               reusable, it’s great for traveling, camping, boating,
                                                                                         worldwide dual voltage. MSRP $19.99;                                   concerts and sports. GoGirl is made in the USA
                                                                                         includes travel pouch.                                                 and has a MSRP of $7.95.

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1Confidence stretcher
Think “Lucas” when you think streamlined expandability. 24/7 International introduces a lightweight
expandable bag constructed of heavy gauge nylon for strength and durability. The Original Lucas Expandables
features #10 zippers that allow you to zip and unzip with ease and confidence and encompasses a wide
variety of styles to address all types of travel, including the 20” Expandable Spinner, pictured. MSRP $240.
2Capacity optimized for both leisure and business travelers
Atlantic® brand luggage, now part of the Travelpro® family of brands, introduces the Optima® Collection —
versatile, elegant and ideal for business and leisure travelers alike. Flexible and lightweight, Optima luggage
can be expanded 2-1/2 inches, then an additional 1-1/2 inches for 44% more capacity. The 2-bags-in-1 Dual
Expansion System offers room for more — and more for the money. A durable honeycomb frame and high-
mileage wheels ensure bags are feather-light and effortlessly mobile. Eye-catching in plum and charcoal, the              1
collection, with a retail range of $160-$420, includes totes, uprights, duffle and, pictured, the 22” Optima
Carry-on. MSRP $340.
3Lightened up
Eagle Creek has extended the “make it light” philosophy of its popular Hovercraft
Uprights to its new Hovercraft 2 (HC2), a refined collection with moderate
price point, engineered to shave weight and be more durable so customers
can pack more easily — without going over baggage weight limits. The
HC2 Hovercraft Wheeled Tote, pretty as a picture in Pacific Blue, is fully
loaded with large U-shaped opening with two-way lockable zippers for
easy access to interior, front zippered pocket with organization panel
with fleece-lined electronics pockets and key fob and front zippered
boarding pass pocket. An easy to maneuver, lightweight rolling
companion, it has multiple carry options (removable
shoulder strap, five-stage retractable handle and tote
handle) and integrates with Eagle Creek’s Pack-It®
system. Made of 420d Double Diamond Helix™ and
1260d Helix™ ballistic, it is also available in black
and crush. MSRP $195.
4Heavy duty duffle
Landor & Hawa’s Wheeled Duffle in 1680d
ballistic weave nylon measures 30” x 15” x
14.5”, but its zippered expansion increases
depth from 14.5” to a full 17”. It has a
7”-deep zippered drop bottom with zippered
divider, heavy duty #10 zippers, top-zip
U-shaped main compartment opening
and two zippered end pockets. In black/
charcoal and rust/charcoal, the duffle,
which stands upright when empty
or full, offers deluxe locking
mono handle and corner
ball bearing wheels,
plus exterior mesh                                                                                                                                 2
hold-down for
MSRP $80.


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                     1Thieves beware
                     Pacsafe’s new VentureSafe™ 400 Anti-theft Travel Brief with eXomesh® ensures that you’ll get your laptop, up to 13”, safely to your
                     destination. This cleverly designed travel brief boasts a volume of 15 liters, plus a number of security features, including eXomesh®
                     Slashguard panels, Slashproof strap, Snatchproof anchor clips and Tamperproof zippers/compartments. Anchor to a secure fixture with
                     Pacsafe’s new “turn and lock” hook feature on the Snatchproof shoulder strap. Available in black or Tabasco, both with Greystone liner. MSRP
                     2Elevate tips the airline scales in the traveler’s favor
                     At 9.5-pounds, High Sierra’s Elevate EL102 28” Wheeled Upright rises above soaring baggage fees as one of the lightest bags on the
                     market today. By incorporating the latest lightweight technology from the outdoor industry, the EL102 weighs less so the traveler can pack
                     more. A built-in, high-density foam structure and custom components were designed to minimize weight while still providing outstanding
                     function and durability. Made of Grid-Weave Duralite®, Mini-Weave Duralite® and Duraweave®, the EL102 boasts a large main compartment
                     that expands 2.5” for extra storage, an upper front pocket with a custom ID holder and a lower front pocket for magazines and small travel
                     gear. Other features include: tow-strap for attaching an extra bag; recessed, telescoping aircraft aluminum handle system with locking
                     mechanism; and inline skate-style wheels inset in protective corner-mounted housings. A kick plate between the wheel housings protects the
                     bag from abrasion. MSRP $149.99.
                     3Classic beauty
                     Updated for fall in a sumptuous chocolate color is the Lodis Audrey Milano Tote, a chic and timeless beauty in smooth grain leather with
                                                                                                                          contrasting trim and interior. Refined and
                                                                                                                          elegant, this top selling laptop bag is also a
                                                                                                                          hard worker with roomy, zip closure interior
                                                                                                                          with a padded laptop compartment and
                                                                                                                          two side pockets, plus divided interior,
                                                                                                                          interior zip closure compartment and
                                                                                                                          interior organizer panel with BlackBerry,
                                                                                                                          cell phone, card and pen slots. Measuring
                                                                                                                          15.5" x 12.5" x 4.5", this sassy trendsetter
                                                                                                                          is always available in traditional black, red,
                                                                                                                          caramel and cranberry and accented with
                                                                                                                          seasonal colors. MSRP $275.
                                                                                                                            4The ultimate in travel bags
                                                                                                                               knomo knocks one out of the park
                                                                                                                                      with its Brixton Luggage Lisbon
                                                                                                                                          Trolley Carry-On 22” (21.5
                                                                                                                                            x 15.75 x 8.5”) with Suiter
                                                                                                                                             Collection. Sleek, smooth
                                                                                                                                             and constructed of water-
                                                                                                                                              resistant coated canvas
                                                                                                                                               with luxe leather trim, this
                                                                                                                                               perfectly proportioned bag
                                                                                                                                               fits all travel essentials
                                                                                                                                               and keeps them safe from
                                                                                                                                               would-be criminals with
                                                                                                                                               two lockable zip sliders.
                                                                                                                                               Zip pockets galore store
                                                                                                                                               everything neatly and
                                                                                                                                               external pockets handily
                                                                                                                                               hold travel documents.
                                                                                                                                               The lightweight, molded
                                                                                                                                               aluminum handle makes
                                                                                                                                               maneuvering easy and a
                                                                                                                                               soft padded grab handle
                                                                                                                                               finishes the Lisbon
                                                                                                                                               perfectly. Available in
                                                                                                                                               blue and dark brown.
 4                                                                                                                                             MSRP $299.


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                                                                                                                                                                                            Alarms are safe bet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF TRAVELPRO
                                                                                                                                                                                          Take Travelpro’s Austin
                                                                                                                                                                                        House™ Wake Up Voice
                                                                                                                                                                                    Motion Alarm along on your
                                                                                                                                                                                  next road trip. The earpiece
                                                                                                                                                                               helps to prevent falling asleep
                          Reduce, Reuse, Recycle                                                                                                                           while driving by alerting you with a
                         Travelers Club Luggage just got uber friendly for travelers who love the green theme:                                                           personal message. Record a message or
                         Its new eco-friendly travel accessory set is made of non-woven, reusable bags.                                                             a sound into the ear piece; when your head
                         Comprising seven pieces, the set includes a 15” shopping tote, 20” laundry bag,                                       tips forward to a predetermined angle, the personal message
                         12.5”, 11.5” and 10.5” packing cubes, 10” travel kit and 16” shoe bag. All come in an                                 alarm will sound. MSRP $20.  Travelpro’s Austin House™
                         Easy Display packing cube. MSRP $20. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF TRAVELERS CLUB LUGGAGE                                    Compact Door Alarm is the
                                                                                                                                               safety solution for overnight stays
                                                                                                                                               at hotels and other lodgings. A
                                                                                                                                               small protection alarm, its metal
                                                                                                                                               clips are placed together between
                                                                                                                                               door and door frame or window

                                                                                                                                               and window frame; if a door or
                                                                                                                                               window is opened, the metal clips
                                                                                                                                               are separated, emitting a high
                                                                                                                                               pitched alarm. MSRP $16.

                                                                                                                       Have your wine and tote it, too
                                                                                                                      Travelon’s Wine Carrier offers wine aficionados a safe and secure way to transport
                                                                                                                      their grape. Durable and leak-proof, the portable, cushioned carrier provides maximum
                                                                                                                      convenience with two individually padded cases, each of which is securely fitted with
                                                                                                                      leak-proof PVC pouches. Padded strap and top carry handle makes for trouble-free
                                                                                                                      toting. MSRP $39.99.

                                                                                                                                  Storybook caterpillar
                                                                                                                                 Zoobies has teamed up with the won-
                                                                                                                                 derful World of Eric Carle to create
                                                                                                                                 the Zoobie Very Hungry Caterpil-
                                                                                                                                 lar combo. This limited edi-
                                                                                                                                 tion plush character folds
                                                                                                                                 into a pillow with a but-
                                                                                                                                 terfly print blanket zipped
                                                                                                                                 snugly within. Included
                                                                                                                                 in the package is the
                          Magnifier lets you
                                                                                                                                 children’s classic board-
                         see clearly now
                                                                                                                                 book, The Very Hungry
                         The Ultraoptix Wallet
                                                                                                                                 Caterpillar, as well as a
                                                                                                 PHOTOGRAPH BY KERRY PITTENGER

                         Magnifier features
                                                                                                                                 certificate celebrating the
                         a 2X magnifier with
                                                                                                                                 character’s 40th anniversary.
                         a 6X bifocal insert.
                                                                                                                                 MSRP $49.
                         Lightweight, it includes                                                                                                                                 PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF ZOOBIES
                         a super bright LED light
                         and two replaceable
                         button cell batteries
                         and has an easy on/off                                                                                                                                 Please see the Buyer’s Guide on
                         button — all in an ultra                                                                                                                              pages 50-51 for a directory of the
                         slim design. Carry case is                                                                                                                              companies whose products are
                         included. MSRP $11.49.                                                                                                                                         included in this feature.

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