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Gear review: 6 handy bits of travel kit for your next trip

Variously lightweight, easy-to-use, foldable, recyclable and versatile, these great bits of kit solve problems you didn’t even know you had

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Z fc Mirrorless Camera

Z fc Mirrorless Camera

NIKON: Z fc Mirrorless Camera, £899 (body only)

Combining a classic ‘heritage’ design with advanced modern features, the new Nikon Z fc is compact and lightweight – perfect for travel. It promises simplified operation and a wide range of easy-to-use features enabling even amateurs to take photos like a pro. nikon.co.uk

Active 60cl Water Filter Bottle

Active 60cl Water Filter Bottle

WATER-TO-GO: Active 60cl Water Filter Bottle, £30

We love Water-to-Go’s bottles with their 3-in-1 filter, which means you can fill them from any non-saltwater source in the world. The new Active 60cl has a squeezable body and single-handed click lid, making it perfect for walking, cycling and travel.

Note that Wanderlust Club members get a discount on all Water-to-Go products. watertogo.eu

Magnum Eco Spinner

Magnum Eco Spinner

SAMSONITE: Magnum Eco Spinner, from £159

We knew there must be a good use for used yoghurt cups! Samsonite’s new Magnum Eco range of hard-shell wheelie bags is as stylish, durable and lightweight as you would expect from the luggage brand but is made with recycled plastics. Various sizes available. samsonite.co.uk

Eco Travel Yoga Mat

Eco Travel Yoga Mat

YOGAMATTERS: Eco Travel Yoga Mat, £35

Forget having to Downward Dog on questionable hotel carpets or rough ground. Super-light (only 750g) and ultra-thin (1mm), this funky mat folds easily into your luggage. Made from sustainably harvested natural tree rubber, it is both recyclable and biodegradable and offers superior grip. We love the colours too!  yogamatters.com

Shell Backpack

Shell Backpack

TROPICFEEL: Shell Backpack, from £218

Taking input from thousands of travellers, TropicFeel has designed this waterproof Shell to combine the ergonomics and benefits of a large rucksack with the portability of a daypack. Its compartmentalised design and built-in compression system allows it to shift between 22L and 40L capacity while keeping everything organised and easily accessible. It’s made of recycled material too. Seriously impressive.  tropicfeel.com

Power Bank

Power Bank

UNIBANK: Power Bank, £90

The award-winning Power Bank can be charged conventionally via USB but also by pulling its cord – 90 seconds of pulling will generate enough juice for 25 minutes of talk time on a smartphone. It’s versatile too, with its range of optional attachments including a portable light, panic alarm and Bluetooth speaker. unibanktm.com

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