How to go places

Let us help you pack your bags

By Precedent

On Tuesday May 26th, 2009

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Summer is here and pandemics be damned, you have places to go. Precedent helps you pack light and stylish

If you liked it then you shoulda’ put a tag on it. Seriously — everyone needs luggage tags

to avoid the dreaded nightmare of lost luggage. These ones are bright, cheery, and hail from Toronto’s own travel accessory house, Lug. $8 ea., lugtravel.com

It’s what the lovechild of a BlackBerry and an iPhone would look like. The VAIO P Series Lifestyle PC is a featherweight 8” laptop that does everything a handy wireless device should do, but with the functionality of a desktop PC. $999, sonystyle.ca 

This Samsonite “Hero” Upright suitcase was designed by Alexander McQueen, who took a mold of a male rib cage as inspiration for the piece. Roomy and robust, this statement luggage will guard your vital objects. $625, unluggage.com

 

 

 Everyone needs a little black book. The Moleskine City notebook series has custom guidebooks for 44 popular travel destinations from Rome to Stockholm. Inside the discreet tourist guide you’ll find maps, basic getting-around info, and little-known facts. The Moleskine touch: folders to tuck your mementos into and plenty of note-taking pages. $18, chapters.indigo.ca

The sporty, water-repellent Puddle Jumper is just the right catch-all for a no-fuss weekend getaway. It’s also a great bag-about-town, and the ventilated outer cargo pocket is ideal for spontaneous cheese shopping or stowing stinky gym shoes. Also doubles marvelously as a diaper bag. $75, lugtravel.com

 

Meet the new video camera that everyone’s been going crazy for: the Flip Mino HD. It’s 3.3 ounces of one-button summertime fun. Cut together home videos on the road by plugging its handy USB arm directly into your laptop. $230, theflip.com