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Luxury travel treats: Dell XPS 13, Protected Species Mackintosh and more…

In what will be a new regular series on A Luxury Travel Blog (every Sunday), we look at a range of luxury travel products and accessories that we hope you’ll love. Up this week we have a very portable laptop solution from Dell, a stylish waterproof Mackintosh from Protected Species, a beautiful timepiece from IWC Schaffhausen and much more. Dell XPS 13 This premium ultra-thin laptop from Dell is the perfect laptop for travel and a very affordable alternative to the much higher-priced Macbook Pro. Featuring Windows 10 Home, the latest 7th generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor and a virtually borderless InfinityEdge anti-glare display in Full-HD resolution, it’s well worth a look. Dell XPS 13 Mackintosh from Protected Species By fusing iconic timeless British design, truly at home in the city, with serious weather-proofing for extreme terrain, Protected Species takes multifunctional clothing to a new level. This is athletic performance which will take you from boardroom to mountain peak. A highly innovative fabric has been used to create this beautiful Mackintosh – it’s fully waterproof, fully windproof, completely breathable and incorporates four-way stretch for the ultimate freedom of movement. Its fluid feminine fabric and laser cut and heat welding details are just some of the reasons why it comes with the confidence of a 2 year waterproof performance guarantee. Red mac from Protected Species Portugieser Chronograph from IWC Schaffhausen The tradition behind the Portuguese family of watches stretches all the way back to the precision nautical instruments used by seafarers to discover the world. A traditional line like this needs a chronograph with a scale calibrated to an accuracy of a quarter of a second. The elegant design and moderate height of the case have made the Portuguese Chronograph one of the most sought-after Portuguese models of them all. Everything is integrated harmoniously on the clearly organized dial: the recessed totalizers, the embossed Arabic numerals and the perfectly proportioned feuille hands for hours and minutes. The chronographs in cases with the warm appeal of 18-carat red gold exude a distinctive luxury. The slate-coloured dial with its shimmering sun-pattern finish provides a discreet contrast to the deep black counters, whilst the blued hands for periods of stopped time provide a colourful highlight to the silver-plated dial. PortugieserChronograph RoamingMan Sometimes you just can’t get WiFi when you want it, and invariably it seems to be when you feel you most need it! Data roaming can be a prohibitively expensive option and changing SIM cards or phones a hassle. But don’t worry – help is at hand! Travel with this device from RoamingMan and you’ll have access to local 3G and 4G networks at a fraction of the cost. You rent the device and they only charge a flat rate per day for unlimited global data. GlocalMe Rectangular key necklace from Monica Rich Kosann Inspired by vintage pocket watch keys that men used to wind their pocketwatches, this 18K Yellow Gold style features a center rock crystal with diamond accents on a 32″ small open link chain. Only the most talented artisans and jewelers in the world bring the Monica Rich Kassan collections to life. Whether they create a one of a kind design in gold with the world’s finest stones or a style you will wear every day, they bring the highest level of detail and attention to each piece. Monica Rich Kosann necklace Valencia travel tote from Aide de Camp Meet Valencia – the best travel bag that you’ll ever have. Designed by Aide de Camp for the stylish jetsetter, it features two bags in one and a trolley sleeve that fits over your suitcase handles. Its versatile inner pouch acts as a camera bag insert or an adjustable bag organizer. At your destination, simply remove the inner pouch and convert it into a lightweight handbag by re-attaching the carrying straps. The Valencia is perfect for organizing everything you need in one bag, and sometimes two, for different parts of the day. Comfortable crossbody straps, a water-resistant exterior and additional pockets make getting around a breeze. It’s no wonder people have been raving about it. Valencia from Aide de Camp Handmade Oxford Captoe Brogue from dunhill The epitome of everyday elegance in an exceptional handmade shoe. These Oxford captoe brogues are hand-crafted in Northamptonshire on an exclusive dunhill last. They feature a refined brogue detail to the cap toe, dunhill branding to the insock, a unique dunhill nail cluster on the underside of the heel and a heat-embossed logo to the sole. Made from French box calf leather with an oak-bark tanned sole, these shoes offer a superbly comfortable wear but will retain their shape over time. The leather for the sole is tanned in Devon, in tanning pits that have existed since Roman times. The entire process takes 12 months – a traditional, unhurried approach ultimately reflected in the sophisticated style of the finished product. Each pair is Goodyear-welted for additional durability and is supplied with a care leaflet, two natural beech shoe trees built on the same last, two shoe bags and a duster for cleaning. Dunhill Oxford captoe If you have a product you’d like to see featured in the ‘Luxury travel treats’ series on A Luxury Travel Blog, please contact us. We also post occasional gift round-ups. If you have a luxury travel product that you’d like to see featured in one of those, make sure you sign up on this mailing list in order to receive an alert when we are compiling the next one.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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