Welcome to our first-ever list of the Ultimate Travel Essentials, a definitive guide to the travel products you need to ensure your next trip is a success. First stop, outdoor and workout gear.
Unless you're heading to a yoga retreat or planning a trek into the backcountry, adventure gear may not be the first thing that comes to mind when it's time to start packing. But being prepared is the key to getting the most out of your travels, and you don't want to miss out on something incredible — say, an impromptu sunrise hike in Maui — because you only packed your flip-flops.
For dilettantes who won't be spending most of their travels bushwhacking in the wilderness, multitasking pieces are ideal for getting maximum bang for your buck. The adventure gear ahead can perform well in tough conditions, but they're not so rugged you'd feel silly packing them for a city trip.
And if you plan to keep up your fitness routine while on the go, the compact tools here are all you need for a challenging workout, whether you're at a vacation rental sans gym or just don't feel like leaving your hotel room.
From the gear to get you to the summit to an action camera to capture the view once you're there, we've got your adventure essentials covered.
Check out the full line-up of 2017’s Ultimate Travel Essentials.