Gear Geek: Seven Urban Travel Essentials

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Gear Geek: Seven Urban Travel Essentials

Even if you prefer the backcountry over the urban environs, cities are pretty much unavoidable. And while it may be hard to rise over the smoggy, chaotic din of some of the larger, more sprawling and chaotic gateway cities, sometimes it’s best to just lean in and enjoy. These picks should help.

1. Mission Workshop Monty, $165; 2. Nau Reverb Jacket and Trench, $180; 3. Dish and Du/er Performance Denim, starting at $129; 4. Moleskine Pocket Ruled Notebook, $20; 5. Shinola + Fisher Bullet Space Pen, $35; 6. Stanley Adventure Ecycle Flask, $15; 7. Eagle Creek Universal Travel Adapter Pro, $26.

Photo: WickedVT, CC-BY

Nathan Borchelt is a gear-obsessed travel writer and adventurer whose collection of shoes, backpacks, jackets, bags, and other “essential” detritus has long-outgrown his one-bedroom apartment (and his wife’s patience).