Lifestyle Fast Tracks the July/August 2021 issue

4 New Things to Buy for Your Fall Trip

Must-haves at affordable prices
By Carrie Williamson Posted on July 20, 2021

Apple AirTag In April, Apple introduced its latest techno gadget, the AirTag, an iPhone accessory that provides a secure way to track and locate your important items. The tag is made of polished stainless steel and comes with a polyurethane or leather loop that you can attach to your bag, keys, backpack and other things you don’t want to misplace when traveling. Just bring AirTag close to your iPhone, and it will connect to the Find My app, where you can see the item’s current or last known location on a map. If it’s within Bluetooth range, the app will play a sound so you can locate it. Available in one and four packs for $29 and $99.

Away Travel Accessories Known for their cool rolling suitcases, Away has debuted a new line of travel accessories. The collection includes a reusable, adjustable mask that comes with two filters and a pouch (as of now, masks are still required when you’re using public transportation). There is also a neck pillow, blanket and sleep mask, all of which are made of fabric using 37.5 thermoregulating technology to “personalize climate control.” If you get hot, 37.5 active particles help to cool you down. If you get cold, these same particles work to warm you up. Prices range from $35 to $95.

Rothy’s Shoes This eco-friendly company has become a go-to for women on the go who love their stylish, comfortable and washable flats, purses and bags made from recycled plastics. The San Francisco-based startup just launched its first collection of men’s shoes with a classic sneaker and a driving loafer, both of which come in a variety of colors. Light and stretchy, they’re an ideal choice for traveling. $175 and $185 respectively.

Yeti Crossroads Collection Luggage Yeti made a name for itself for its coolers that are so well engineered that your grandchildren will one day inherit them. In February, the company launched the new Crossroads Collection of three backpacks, two duffels and two soft-sided wheeled suitcases. Made of “Tuffskin Nylon,” an expedition-grade, water-repellent material, and designed with features like Modular Compression Straps and divider panels, these bags are made for hitting the road. Prices range from $199 to $449.

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