Spending your money on experiences, like traveling, is said to be more more satisfying than blowing it on material possessions. But putting some of your hard-earned cash toward gear that’ll make your travels easier and more enjoyable is a win-win in our book.
We recently tested a bevy of lightweight, rugged gear during a 10-day trip across New Zealand. It (and we) had to withstand 30-hour travel days, region-hopping flights, and rental car rambles across both the South and North Islands.
Take a look at what we think is the best of the best tough, packable travel products of fall 2018. Add a few to your next excursion, whether you’re trekking out of the country or just upstate. You can’t go wrong with any of these top-notch, tourist-friendly travel finds.