Takeoff: The best new travel gear from Calpak, Vuori, Vilebrequin, and more
With Labor Day weekend travel plans and late summer travel on the horizon, you’ve probably got a to-do list or two in mind — and if you’re missing a few key items , be aware that there are plenty of new travel gear to add to your loot. This month, we’re looking at cool activewear, travel bags and accessories from brands we love, including Girlfriend Collective, Calpak, Adidas and more.
To make sure you don’t miss any of these new collections or collaborations, we’ve put together a list of the best new finds from our must-have brands for travel. Whether you’re going on a beach vacation or a weekend hike in San Diego, these are the products that just dropped in and are worth a place in your suitcase.
Girlfriend Collective racket collection
One of our favorite size-inclusive and sustainability-conscious brands, Girlfriend Collective has just launched a tennis-inspired limited edition Racket Collection. It includes a sports dress, a windbreaker, skorts, sweatbands, a recycled visor and much more. These pieces are just as functional as they are stylish, making them ideal to wear on active days when you still want to look and feel good.
Cuyana’s New Tote Bags
If you wanted a new everyday tote bag that would transition easily from summer to fall, this is the one for you. Cuyana’s Easy Tote is lightweight, durable and has a hardware-free design, making it a great option to take to the airport or on a day trip. It has an inside pocket to store your phone or wallet and fits your laptop. This effortlessly chic tote is also available in a tall version; both are available in many neutral colors to match any outfit you pack.
Vuori Court Collection
Vuori’s new Court collection includes preppy polo shirts, a training dress and skirts with built-in pockets for your most active days, whether you’re heading to a tennis match or heading out for a hike. This durable sportswear is versatile, breathable and designed with stretchy fabric that moves with you.
The Calpak Terra Collection
Whether you’re exploring the desert or hiking in the mountains, these bags from Calpak are designed for the most adventurous travelers. The Terra collection includes a shoulder bag with an adjustable nylon shoulder strap, a hanging water-resistant toiletry bag and a dual-use backpack. The duffel bag has adjustable padded shoulder straps to keep you comfortable even after hours on the trails. These luggage essentials are made from recycled plastic bottles and are specially designed to keep you organized and prepared on the go.
Adidas x Ivy Park Ivytopia Collection
Adidas and Beyoncé’s Ivy Park have teamed up to create Ivytopia, an inclusive, gender-neutral line of brightly colored swimwear, versatile performance gear, footwear and accessories. We’re looking for these comfortable Ultraboost sneakers for running and these Savage trail shoes for your most active days hiking or exploring a new city.
Panasonic travel hair dryer
Panasonic has just launched the Nanoe foldable hair dryer, designed for frequent travelers who need all the storage space they can get but don’t want to sacrifice a crucial step in their hair routine. The hair dryer is compact and foldable, and features an oscillating nozzle to dry hair quickly while preventing overheating. This hair tool can easily slip into any weekend bag or backpack you travel with.
National Geographic x Cariuma sneaker collaboration
Cariuma collaborated with National Geographic to bring five new sneaker styles to life that celebrate two species: the Madagascar gecko and the green turtle. These unique sneakers are available in low and high styles and in black and white. Every purchase from this line helps support the global non-profit organization National Geographic Society and its mission to protect the world through exploration, research and education. Additionally, for every pair of sneakers sold, two trees will be planted in the Brazilian rainforest.
Pond Los Angeles Transform Tote
This tote is the ultimate all-purpose travel bag. Whether you’re heading to the airport, on a business trip, or commuting to work, this bag is functional enough to go with you on all your travel plans. It converts to a backpack and a shoulder bag and has both a padded laptop compartment and an integrated luggage pocket. Crafted from water- and scratch-resistant grained leather, this lightweight tote features three exterior pockets that make it easy to store your essentials and water bottle. Plus, it has lower feet to keep it from touching surfaces while on the go.
Vilebrequin x Bape Collab
Vilebrequin and Bape have collaborated on a streetwear-inspired seven-piece collection of swimwear, tees and sweatshirts designed for men, women and kids. These essentials feature pastel prints and eye-catching designs that are built to last for years and scream a vacation wardrobe.
Onia x The Standard swimwear collection
Perfect for your next beach vacation, Onia and The Standard Hotels have collaborated on a line of brightly colored swimwear. The collection includes classic bikini tops and bottoms, one-piece swimsuits and men’s swimwear. These fun swimsuits offer maximum comfort and are designed to withstand years of wear and tear in the water. Whether you’re heading out on a family vacation in Europe or to a beach house in Malibu, this collection will put you in the vacation state of mind.
Louis Vuitton’s new perfume
Scent can be transporting, taking us back for a moment to previously visited destinations. Luxury travel brand Louis Vuitton recently launched its new fragrance, Fleur du Désert, and it’s supposed to evoke the smell of the Saudi desert. With notes of jasmine, orange blossom and rose, this timeless scent can be worn everyday but is sophisticated enough to use at special events as well.