You learned the hard way that a standard rollie suitcase just won’t do when you’re chasing waves around the world. It held up in Australia’s Gold Coast but started falling apart by the time you hit Indonesia. It was only a shell of its former self in Brazil, and non-existent in Costa Rica. Thankfully, 11-time world surf champion Kelly Slater has learned a trick or two about being a wave-trotter and is bringing his experience as a coastal nomad to this rugged travel pack. Made in collaboration with NYC’s Partners & Spade, the VSTR Nomadic Pack ($395) is an adventure-ready carryall designed to withstand the rigors of extended travel. Made of waxed canvas, and big enough to hold a week’s worth of gear, the expansive bag includes a lightweight stowable hammock and a heavy-duty detachable messenger bag that zips off from the outer layer. Start surfing the world’s best reefs with this bag in tow and no doubt you’ll be referred to as the Big Kahuna.
Ever since you moved to your new pad on Central Park West you can’t get good cell phone reception. You don’t want to move (with that view and Bono next door and all) but you can’t survive without your tele. Hook up the VTech Retro Cordless Phone ($60.00) in your new place to stay connected to the outside world (you never know when Bono will need to borrow a cup of sugar). The retro-looking phone sports modern digital technology, with base and handset speaker phone capability, backlit key pad and display, 50-Name and number phonebook directory, digital answering machine, Caller ID, Eco and Silent Mode. With the ability to expand to 5 handsets, you can have one in every room. It really is all about location, location, location.
Even Your Feet Need A Day Off.
Between your Iron Man training and your incredible Dubstep dance moves, you’ve got some pretty hard working feet. Give them a reprieve in the Rod Laver Summer Shoes from Adidas ($65.00). The washed-out canvas build with PU midsole features a soft terry cloth lining inside to pamper your little piggies all summer long.