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Beautiful and bizarre things to buy: From Polaroid Snap Touch to Brunton Gentleman’s Compass

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Nest Out: Stingray Tree Tent by Tentsile

A tent-cum-hammock, it elevates campers and protects them from the elements with a mesh cover and rain fly.


Photo First: Polaroid Snap Touch

Polaroid Snap Touch

This is for those who still like the old-world romance of a good physical photograph. The Polaroid Snap has a 13-megapixel sensor, and a 3.5-inch touch display. Slot in the Zero Ink compatible photo paper and you will get instant prints—a set of 20 sheets comes bundled with the camera.


Even In Kyoto: Oba Kimono and Kumo Slouchy Pants

Oba Kimono and Kumo Slouchy Pants

Grab this soft throw-on-and-go that’s perfect for travel with its wide sleeves and oversized pockets. The Slouchy Pants? They’re inspired by the Japanese art of mending.

Rs4,600 and Rs4,400;

Time Keeper: Movado Museum watch

Movado Museum watch.

Comes armed with a stainless-steel case and is water-resistant up to a depth of 30m. A physical vapour deposition coating means it’s resistant to corrosion. The signature dot at 12 represents the sun at high noon.


Travel Luxe: Airsilk by Hermes

Airsilk by Hermes

Made of waterproof tech silk material and fitted with a hydro-resistant zipper, the Airsilk duffle bag sports the signature Hermes Cavalcadour pattern.

Price on request; available at Hermes, Horniman Circle, Fort, Mumbai, and at DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj, Delhi.

Carry It All: Trakk Shell backpack

Trakk Shell backpack

The rugged backpack has a hard-shell material, is weatherproof and packs in 20-watt audio speakers. There is also a built-in 5,200 mAh battery bank for charging gadgets while on the move.


Lead The Way: Brunton Gentleman’s Compass

Brunton Gentleman’s Compass

For travellers, the vintage Brunton stands out for its craftsmanship and is based on the original D.W. Brunton design. It has a milled aluminium body with a swivel-style lid. Great for casual hikes.

$102 (around Rs6,650);

Clean Charge: PhoneSoap 2.0

PhoneSoap 2.0

Charge your phone while also sanitizing it. The charger’s two UV-C lamps impair bacteria DNA and bugs that resist chemical cleaners. Rs6,700;

Compiled by Vishal Mathur and Komal Sharma.

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