As we see a return to offices, it might seem like a slog to join the rat race once again. You might be primed for survival, but are you ready for what the average trip across suburbia and the city might hold? The weather is changeable, cars break down, are you absolutely prepared?
We’ve compiled a list of items we think you’ll want to have in your kit or stashed away in your vehicle for the days when getting from point A to point B seems an insurmountable task.
Nite Ize Steelie Vent Mount Kit
Navigating the urban jungle is no mean feat these days and your phone’s sat nav is often the way to get from one place to another effectively. Balancing it on the dashboard or wedging it on a cheap piece of plastic is no good if you have reliability and performance in mind, and with the potential for six points heading your way if you hold it in your hand. This ball-shaped vent mount puts paid to any issues along those lines, and allows you to position your device wherever you need it. Magnetic connections are so much more reliable than fixed and this also features several ways to tilt and position your smartphone. Perfect for long hauls to the wilderness as well as quick commutes across town, just having everything up to that exacting standard is peace of mind for you and your passengers.
Maxpedition Testudo Laptop Case
Sometimes knowing your gear is safe whatever the world throws at you is incredible for your sanity. A padded and durable laptop bag, the Maxpedition Testudo offers a level of protection and toughness that is unmatched by your more flimsy and soft cased options. Your laptop is often your lifeline when it comes to work. With an abundance of room for gadgets, wires, chargers and more, this is everything you’ll ever need when it comes to storage, security and travel across urban landscapes. It also looks the part, the rugged straps and workmanlike chunky design shows you mean business. A range of carry options completes the package. A plain rucksack just won’t cut it these days, go full spec.
TAD Edition Earthwell Skull Cave 32oz Insulated Black
Your morning caffeine kick-start deserves better. You can make do with a thermal mug or a paper cup from your vendor of choice, but there’s a lot more you can do to keep your drink of choice fresh and tasty. Triple Aught Design have put their own design on Earthwell’s classic flask which gives you a vacuum flask with a luxurious matt finish and an excessive amount of capacity for 32oz of liquid. It keeps hot drinks toasty for up to 20 hours and can stretch to 72 hours of fresh coolness with iced water. Perfect for those long stints at the wheel or stretched out hours at your desk. Hydration is important, so why not ensure it’s done in style? There’s even a bottle opener in the cap if you need to crack a bottle of something stronger at the end of a tough day.
Klean Kanteen Meal Box
Need a reliable, tough way to transport food that won’t leak, damage what’s inside or be hard to clean? This meal box might be your answer. 100% plastic free with a silicone lid and stainless steel body, it’s tough against all elements, this is the perfect solution to your fresh food storage problems. Need to look after leftovers? Store sandwiches safely? Stow away that salad? Stash those snacks? This option is perfect.
Triple Aught Design Talisman Havana
Waxed cotton jackets are a timeless look and can see you through particularly tough times and conditions. Our stocked range of TAD jackets offer a rugged look and a stylish way to rock it too. Perfect for particularly challenging weather, these jackets can last a lifetime if looked after properly. It also as enough pockets, compartments and other features to be useful beyond the commute and pounding the pavement. At home up a mountain too, this is more than just a jacket, it’s an investment.
Triple Aught Design Protocol Jacket Siege
Need something that protects as well as looks stylish on the journey to work and into the meeting room for that key presentation? The Protocol is your jacket of choice. Cut like a larger suit jacket that is easily packable, this military style is timeless and classic. With expanding fibres that keep out water once the rain starts, this is a versatile jacket that’s comfortable whether the sun is shining or the hail is coming down.
Magforce Recruit Briefcase 500d Waterproof
Waterproof, stylish and high performance, this briefcase screams everything but ‘entering the rat race’. Made from nylon, this is a tough, high performance carry-all with a focus on modular freedom, meaning you can customise the space within and add your own style and applications to the outside too. With a padded sleeve for laptops, it’s also highly protective too. One for the serious commuter who might like to make a quick getaway for adventure at the drop of a hat.
Akinod 13h25 Folding Cutlery Set
It’s not where you eat, it’s how. That’s the theory behind this alternative route to fine dining. Whether at the office or on a commute, this is one way to eat in style you won’t regret picking up. Altogether there’s a knife, spoon, fork and also a corkscrew.
This tool also includes a can-opener and bottle opener, all of which combine to produce a useful and practical addition to any adventurer’s kit bag.