What's New, What's Hot: December 2016

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Horween Leather Charging Wallet: Made from 100% American leather from the Horween tannery in Chicago, this unique product from Nomad uses a built-in 2400Ah battery to provide a full charge for your electronic accessories. Both the Bi-Fold and the Slim wallet models employ RFID blocking technology to protect the integrity of your information, have room for credit cards and include two storage pockets in the Bi-Fold and one in the Slim (the Bi-Fold also has a cash pocket). Both wallets (with the batteries housed in the spine of the Bi-Fold and in the base of the Slim) boast the same thickness of a traditional wallet. Bi-Fold, $199.95; Slim, $149.95; www.hellonomad.com.

Kensington SecureTrek Laptop Roller: Business travelers should love this laptop carrier. Its attributes include an anti-theft locking system that allows you to safeguard the bag's contents -- which can include up to a 17-inch laptop and a tablet -- by clicking the hammerhead zipper pulls into a unique lock base. Users can also secure the bag to a fixed object with a portable laptop lock (sold separately). Other attributes range from an anti-puncture zipper designed to withstand intrusion by a sharp object, TSA-approved carryon size, numerous work station pockets and ample space for clothing, files and the like. The outer material is constructed of rugged 40d poly twill. The weight: 8.1 pounds. $149.99; www.kensington.com.

Victorinox Spectra 2.0 Medium Wheeled Case: This new line of luggage has a lot going for it: It is lightweight, rugged, attractive and propelled by an eight-wheeled roller system that will get you where you are going with minimum effort. What sets it apart from other bags is its ability to expand to 47% of capacity when you need that added packing space. Exterior compression straps enable you to basically customize the size of the case to fit your needs. The exterior features a scratch-resistant matte finish and quick-access entry to your belongings. Tale of the tape: The Spectra Expandable Medium model is 11.8 by 17.7 by 27.2 inches (it expands another 4.3 inches) and weighs all of 10.3 pounds. It is available in red, blue or black. $429.99; www.swissarmy.com.

Hobo Roll: From a company called Gobi Gear, a brand dedicated to the outdoor adventurer, this handy carrier is designed to mimic, to some degree, a rolled up sleeping bag, except smaller and with no sleeping in mind. The product, a compression stuff-sack (a yoke closure tightens the back evenly), boasts two guide loops to keep items in place, five organizing compartments, a hidden double zipper pocket for essentials such as a wallet, passport or phone, drawstring closures on either end, and slide buckles made from anodized aluminum for lightweight durability. The Hobo Roll weighs only 3.5 ounces, is 10 by 15 inches in size and is made of "rip-stop" nylon fabric. A shoulder strap, sold separately, converts the roll into a day bag. It is available in black or pine (green). $39.99; www.gobigear.com.

Vintage Map Cufflinks: Designed by Sherry Truitt and fabricated in her New Jersey studio, these unique bronze cufflinks feature bezels that hold images of global destination maps circa 1935 to 1954. The maps, which are preserved with archival waterproof resin, measure 15 mm in diameter, are cast in 100% golden bronze, contain no moving parts and feature such popular cities as London, New York, Paris and Rome. The cufflinks, which are suitable for men and women, make for a wonderful remembrance of a vacation, a gift or as a favor at a destination wedding. From $85; www.sherrytruitt.bigcartel.com/category/map-cufflinks-and-tie-bars-for-him.


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