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S ombriolet Sun Hat. Just the thing for cruising on a unexpectedly get dunked, while flexible piping and an
s ummer’s day, this stylish topper from Outdoor Re- adjustable chin cord offer stiff wind resistance in any-s earch features UPF 50+ solar protection as well as thing short of a nor’easter. The hat, which weighs 3. 2
vents in its mesh-lined crown that keep your head ounces, comes in three sizes (medium, large and extra
c ool and dry even on sultry days at sea. The Sombri- large) and three colors (khaki, sand and eclipse). $35;
o let’s foam-stiffened brim floats if you or your hat www.outdoorresearch.com.
C hildren’s Wheeled Upright Suitcase. Part of the cessory pouch and front pocket with double zippers.
Going to Grandma’s Collection from Mercury Lug- In-line skate wheels, locking telescopic handle and an
gage, this 16-inch bag is the real thing, just scaled easy-to-maneuver weight of only 5 pounds make it a
down for kids. Perfect for a family vacation or over- breeze to handle for children. Available colors are red,
night at a friend’s house, the suitcase comes with a blue, lime green and pink. $45; www.mercuryluggage
double-zippered main compartment, removable ac- .com.
24-Inch Superlight Upright. Reliable luggage is the travel. Another practical feature is the Superlight’s
hallmark of Briggs & Riley, and this trolley-garment outside handle, which allows for wrinkle-free, flat
carrier combo is a smart addition to a long line of packing. Ballistic nylon outer fabric, which comes in
excellent B&R products. The bag’s lightweight, flex- either black or olive, is abrasion-resistant, water-repel-ible frame — the removable garment sleeve and the lent, colorfast and self-healing. Dimensions: 24 by 18
main compartment together check in at 12. 1 pounds by 10. 5 inches, with a capacity of 4,536 cubic inches.
— ease the burden and potentially the cost of airplane $329; www.briggs-riley.com.
Star 50 Handbags. Female road warriors can take a lit- after the bags New Orleans locals carried to open-air
tle bit of home with them on their travels with this line markets; the Texas Star Clutch ($45, pictured), a small,
of totes, clutches, porters and weekenders. Each one is zippered bag adorned with the Lone Star seal; and the
themed to a state; the designer, Amity Cooper, hopes Colorado Lodge Tote ($125), a roomy carrier that sits
to get all 50 covered before long. For starters, consider atop two little “black skis” and features a vintage silk-the Louisiana Market Sac ($115), which is modeled screened photo as a decoration. www.star50bags.com.
Olympus Stylus 1030 SW. Shockproof, crushproof, calls “face detection,” which tracks subjects’ faces
waterproof, freezeproof and dustproof, this camera within the frame and then automatically focuses and
is as tough as they come and just as practical. In ad- optimizes exposure. With dimensions of 3. 7 by 0.8
dition to all of its built-in durability, the 1030 SW by 2. 4 inches and weighing 6. 1 ounces, the 1030 SW
features a wide-angle lens, zoom capability, in-cam- makes for a comfortable traveling companion for
era panorama mode, a photographic effects preview the soft adventurer or tourist on the move. $399.99;
mode, a quick-charging battery and what Olympus www.olympusamerica.com.
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