shopping 10.23.19

Out of Town: Travel Gear
Every Person in New York

Fall is our favorite time to travel. These items make us good to go.

Virtually everything the San Fran company Waterfield makes is first-rate but we think the Air Porter carry-on bag may be their crowning achievement. Designed with input from their customers, on a plane this bag stows upright under the seat in front of you, fits an uncanny amount of stuff without looking stuffed, and boasts the usual Waterfield construction quality and thoughtful details. Expensive at $359, but in our view worth every penny.

Ginger Flight Therapy from Aesop, $31, is a small, aromatherapy roll-on that handles travel stress with down-under aplomb.

Closed, the Davek Mini Umbrella is less than seven inches long and weighs less than a pound. $49

Available at Fairway, organic markets, and online, Core Bars are a tasty, probiotic-rich overnight oat bar (six flavors) with no added sugar, making them ideal travel companions. They're in the refrigerator section in the market but are good for a week on the go without refrigeration. $3 each.

Ursa Major, a skin-care line based in Vermont, has excellent face wipes that clean, exfoliate, soothe and hydrate. The light scent (orange, lavender, and fir) smells good, too. $24 for 20 wipes

If you're flying coach, the ComfoArray Travel pillow will help you snooze in the upright position. $37

We like the Away Carry On and the medium-sized Briggs and Riley Sympatico Expandable Spinner for checking. The Away is $225, the Briggs and Riley is $649.

The Bose QuietComfort are the practically iconic headphones for listening to music or a movie, while filtering out a lot of annoying sounds.

The jaunty Pokka Pen, here in Blaze Orange, is the perfect travel pen—small, reliable, and cute. $8.45 for a pack of three

When space is at a premium, these classic Ray-Ban Wayfarers fold up into a nifty small case. They're $203 for Polarized lenses.

Be advised: the laws and regulations about traveling with CBD oil are sorting themselves out, so you may not want to pack any—it could be confiscated. Our arthritic joints don't care about rules, however, so they'll have to rip it from our inflamed claws. Spruce has become our favorite purveyor for their 750mg oil tincture, $89, and their topical cream ($39).

Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for more at Jason's site and his book Every Person in New York.

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