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


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ECBC Falcon 22-inch rolling duffle: Weighing only nine pounds with a 22- by 14- by 10-inch silhouette, this road-warrior-inspired bag features the check-point friendly FastPass system pioneered by E|C|B|C as well as a portable power pack designed to charge your essential electronic gadgets while you're on the go. The FastPass system enables you to simply unzip the compartment containing your laptop, electronics and cords and lay them flat in the bag to be scanned without the necessity of removing them from their secure enclosures. In addition, the Falcon boasts a removable modular insert for smaller devices, high-density protective foam, a quick-access ticket pocket, a phone pocket, a zippered water-bottle holder and multiple organizational pockets. The bag, which is made of ballistic nylon and comes in black and gray, is water resistant to boot. $349.99; www.ec-bc.com.

Two Impressive leather bags:
• Canyon Little River Duffel: Still another exceptional piece of luggage to consider is this carry-on-sized bag with a huge main compartment that will easily accommodate two to three days' worth of clothing and necessities. As striking-looking as it is practical, the Little River Duffel, which is designed to have unisex appeal, is made of full-grain buffalo hide with a full-leather bottom, five antique brass feet (no rollers on this one) and a rugged lining. Meant to be carried, the bag has a padded, nonslip detachable shoulder strap and comfortable handles. The duffel, which measures 22 by 12 by 11 inches, comes in distressed tan or brown. $245; www.canyonoutback.com.

• Mamuye Tote: From FashionABLE, this attractive handcrafted tote is made in Ethiopia of 100% distressed leather. The bag, which measures 14 by 16 by 6 inches, features straps that have a 12-inch drop and a leather pouch with a snap enclosure. The company describes itself as an accessories brand "that empowers women through sustainable opportunity and hope both in Africa and the U.S." through their collection that includes bags, scarves and jewelry. $178; https://www.livefashionable.com.

World Adapter MUV (mobile utility vehicle) USB Charger:
Boasting retractable plugs and receptacles for Euro, USA/Japan, Australia/China and the U.K. and functional in more than 220 countries, this compact charger is capable of connecting, say, a personal grooming device such as a hair dryer or electric shaver while charging a tablet or cell phone. It is a dual USB charger that is integrated into the travel adapter, leaving the left side of the device free for connection. The dual USB port furnishes enough power to charge two devices simultaneously even if another device is connected to the adapter at the same time. Designed in Switzerland, this two-pole adapter (it is not designed for unearthed devices nor does it convert voltage), the World Adapter fulfills all international security standards and has an integrated, child-safe 2.5-amp fuse. $39.90; www.skrossamericas.com.

LuminAID PackLite 12 lantern: Great for soft adventurers and travelers who want to be prepared for emergencies such as when the lights go out unexpectedly, the inflatable, flat-folding, lightweight (3.5-ounce) PackLite 12 lantern is powered by solar energy and offers more than 10,000 lifetime hours of light, 45 lumens of LED illumination when set on extra bright, 32 hours in flashing emergency mode, a 12-hour battery life on its low setting, the ability to float (it is waterproof) and a year-and-a-half of storage life before needing a recharge. Exposure to seven hours of direct sun on its high-efficiency solar power will fully recharge the unit. $22.95; https://luminaid.com.

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