Christmas 2019: 13 Travel must-haves for weightless and convenient movements


By Ronn Tan

Christmas 2019: 13 Travel must-haves for weightless and convenient movements

Time flies by really quickly and we are already approaching the holiday season. Hip hip hooray! Are you on vacation mode yet and have you planned where to go? Travelling is definitely fun but a little help along the way won’t hurt. With the festive period coming up, you would want to get yourself and your loved ones some gifts that are perfect for travels. From bags to tech gadgets, check out the roundup below.

1. Rimowa Essential Trunk Plus in Red Gloss

Rimowa Essential Trunk Plus in Red Gloss

Built to offer travellers optimum capacity, the Essential Trunk is designed with a distinctive shape inspired by the brand’s original trunks. Engineered with long-lasting performance in mind, this is a product that’s suitable for anyone who loves travelling. This large polycarbonate suitcase—ideal for extra check-in space—is ultra-lightweight. The adjustable Flex Divider ensures that packed items are kept in good order. Other colours include blue, black, green, and white for glossy finish as well as black and blue for matte finish.

Price: RM4,650

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2. Dolce&Gabbana DG6125 Sunglasses

Dolce&Gabbana’s Men sunglasses DG6125

Characterised by a black nylon fibre structure and by a frame decorated with metal inserts, this pair of sunglasses is boxy and modern. The temples are embellished with the new Dolce&Gabbana Milano Italia signature. Part of the Fall/Winter collection, this model also comes in gold with 18-carat gold-plated lenses and brow bar, gunmetal mirrored lenses framed by a motif with the DG logo, as well as black lenses on a transparent frame front.

Price: RM1,109

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3. Louis Vuitton Travel Spray Attrape-Rêves

Louis Vuitton travel spray

Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud has created a festive fragrance in celebration of wonderment. Imagine a trail like a shower of shooting stars, where raw cocoa powder mingles with a bouquet of peonies before merging with patchouli heart and litchi’s sparkling notes. The travel spray is made to accompany any trip. This set includes a travel bottle and four 7.5-millimetre cartridges.

Price: RM1,050

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4. iPhone 11 Smart Battery Case with Wireless Charging

iPhone 11 Smart Battery Case

In addition to offering great protection, the case gives even longer battery life. A soft microfibre lining protects the iPhone from the inside while the silicone exterior feels great on the outside. There is a dedicated camera button that launches the app whether the phone is locked or unlocked. With the Smart Battery Case on, you know how much charge you have left by looking at the intelligent battery status displayed on screen. All in all, expect up 50 percent longer battery life. You can decide between black or white. You can also get a Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Price: RM539

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5. Tumi Voyageur Harper Backpack

Tumi Voyageur Harper Backpack

The brand is taking a fantastical journey through the inside of a snowflake this festive season. The new Holiday 2019 assortment highlights fresh ideas and innovation. The Harper Backpack (popular and lightweight) gets a sprinkle of holiday magic with the new Metallic Splatter print. It includes a padded laptop pocket, a water-resistant bottle pocket, and multiple smaller compartments to ensure that essentials are organised. The backpack is of nylon material.

Price: RM1,850

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6. Sony WF-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Sony WF-1000XM3 Headphones

The WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones are Sony’s latest addition to the renowned 1000X family. Featuring Dual Noise Sensor technology which works with the new HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e, noise can be captured and cancelled respectively. Stunning sound is possible thanks to 24-bit audio signal processing whereas Digital Sound Enhancement Engine HX upscales oppressed digital music files for superb audio quality. The WF-1000XM3 earbuds are small, light, and wireless. They also come with a newly-developed Bluetooth chip that allows simultaneous transmission instead of the conventional left-to-right relay. Moreover, the sleek case doubles up as a charger and a quick 10-minute charge gives up to 90 minutes of battery life. Here’s something you should know: you can use Quick Attention mode to communicate without removing your earbuds. Place a finger over the left earbud to lower the volume or tap the earbuds to switch tracks. The Sony WF-1000XM3 Headphones are optimised for the Google Assistant.

Price: RM949

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7. AirPods Pro

AirPods Pro

The new earphones are designed to deliver Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode. The former blocks out the environment so you can focus on what you’re listening to while utilising two microphones. For the latter, you’ll be able to hear outside sounds so you’re still aware of your surroundings (such as listening to notice of gate changes at the airport). With the Adaptive EQ, sound quality is upgraded. Even better, the AirPods Pro are sweat- and water-resistant. As for battery life, expect up to four and a half hours of usage with a single charge.

Price: RM1,099

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8. Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit 3

Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit 3

Travelling requires comfortable shoes to move in and this pair of shoes might just fit the bill. The upper features flowing lines of breathable, stretchable Flyknit construction. Toe-to-heel cushioning is made possible because of the VaporMax Air technology. Benefits include rubber pods in high-wear areas to enhance durability and integrated lugs across the outsole that creates bouncy traction.

Price: RM815

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9. Loewe Scarf Mohair Stitches in White and Black

“oewe Scarf Mohair Stitches

Made with mohair, wool, and calfskin, the scarf measures 45 centimetres by 230 centimetres. Perfect for any occasion, the scarf comes with the iconic Loewe logo. At 0.451 kilogrammes, this lightweight scarf is easy to bring around. The monochromatic colour combination means you can pair it with any outfit—from casual to formal. The Loewe scarf also comes in navy, if that’s what you fancy.

Price: RM2,950

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10. Smythson Small Diagonal Zip Washbag in Large Grain Leather

Smythson Zip Washbag

This washbag is a new take on Smythson’s iconic Burlington leather. Their large grain calf leather comes with crossgrain texture for hard-wearing quality. The best part—it will last a lifetime while remaining soft and supple. The washbag features zip closure, one interior pocket, and cotton plus nylon lining.

Price: £350 (approximately RM1,881)

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11. Montblanc Meisterstück Solitaire Calligraphy Gold Leaf Fountain Pen

Montblanc Meisterstück Solitaire Calligraphy Gold Leaf Flex Nib Fountain Pen

A pen always come in handy during travels. You never know when you’ll need one—to take notes or to fill up forms. This is a contemporary interpretation of the classic black and gold colours. Made of black translucent lacquer, this writing instrument is embellished with real gold leaf. In addition to that, the fountain pen is finished with a hand-crafted 18-carat solid gold nib with ruthenium coating.

Price: RM7,180

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12. Hermès Tarmac Passport Holder

Hermes Tarmac passport holder

This passport holder comes in Mysore goatskin with contrasting stitching and palladium-plated snap closure. Available in black, this will be a brilliant and classy addition to your travels. The grain of the leather appears irregular but harmonious—revealing the natural features of goatskin. Even better, this specific Hermès leather becomes more supple over time.

Price: RM1,150

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13. HP Spectre x360

HP Spectre x360

Touted as the world’s smallest convertible with 90 percent screen-to-body ratio, this is a laptop for those who prefer it light. Compared with its predecessor, the new Spectre’s is reduced by 13 percent. The latest edition also comes with purposefully-angled USB-C port so that cables can be managed better. Moreover, you can expect increased power with quad-core 10th Gen Intel Core processor with Iris Plus Graphics. How about battery life? To support on-the-go lifestyles, enjoy up to 22 hours of battery life with the help of the world’s longest battery life in a quad-core, 13-inch convertible.

Price: RM5,499

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