Luxury travel treats: Helly Hansen shell jacket, Ronin Series from DJI and more


Wherever your travels may take you, we have another round-up of recommended items for your next trip. Whether you need a stylish jacket to protect you form the occasional shower, or are looking for some equipment to help take your video skills to the next, or are simply looking for a quality game to while away a long journey, we have all of this to share with you… and more!

W Verglas 3L Shell Jacket from Helly Hansen

I’ve written about the many qualities of Helly Hansen products on multiple occasions before and this women’s shell jacket is no exception. This durable and versatile three-layer (3L) shell jacket is perfect for all your outdoor adventures, no matter the conditions. It is waterproof, windproof and breathable, all at the same time, thanks to its Helly Tech® Professional construction.

The Helly Hansen classic performance Verglas series has been protecting outdoor professionals and enthusiasts for over a decade. The Women’s Verglas 3 layer shell serves as the thin layer of protection on all your outdoor activities. With its Helly Tech® Professional construction, the Verglas will handle whatever you throw at it. The outer hard-shell fit provides all the external protection you need from the elements whilst the hood and under-layers provide added protection.

Ronin-S from DJI

Anyone with a drone will be familiar with the name DJI, but did you know the same gimbal technology also extends to products such as their Ronin Series? The Ronin-S is designed for DSLR and mirrorless cameras and gives independent filmmakers the power to capture spontaneous moments with clarity, smoothness, and a refreshing perspective.

Its detachable, modular design makes it easy to fit in your luggage when you travel. The Ronin-S supports almost any DSLR or mirrorless camera setup on the market, offering direct camera control. And the device’s SmoothTrack technology allows you to transition from motion to camera angle with one hand. Switch between three user profiles with a simple click on the M button, and capture fast-moving objects in Sport Mode by holding it down.

Large roll-up backgammon set from Pickett

Handmade in England, this luxury backgammon roll from Pickett is classically crafted using the finest British leather in a range of covetable colour combinations.

Simple leather straps and poppers fasten the game for travelling, which rolls out to reveal a sizeable playing field, with leather points and a sumptuous suede lining as well as a weighted leather-covered bar at the end to ensure it lies flat when open. At the opposite end, a zipped roll houses matching leather topped nickle counters and dice, making this an ideal travel game and very popular gift for all.

Griffin pilot sunglasses from Ted Baker

Take your style sky-high with Ted Baker’s Griffin sunglasses. This classic pilot style features a premium stainless steel frame and instantly elevates any off-duty ensembles to dapper new heights. A must-have for the Summer season!

Sun cream for face anti-wrinkle-firmness SPF 50 from Carita

This sun cream from Carita protects the skin with its anti-aging action. Providing teh face with reliable protection against sunlight, it is ideal for any type of complexion, prevents dehydration and photo-induced ageing, promotes a homogeneous tan and limits skin reactions.

Combining powerful photoreparative and firming active ingredients, this exceptional skin care product helps maintain and promote the firmness and tone of the skin, thus limiting skin slackening and the appearance of wrinkles.

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Comments (12)

  1. Julie Humphrey says:

    I’ve got to admit that I am still far too blasé about sun-cream. As a sun-worshipper it is time that I looked after my skin. The Carita SPF 50 might just make me more aware. After years of neglect the anti-wrinkle feature is badly needed.

    • Paul Johnson says:

      I think sun cream is one of those things where you definitely get what you pay for. Our children use a particular sun cream for their sailing, which seems to truly last all day, even if they end up capsizing, etc. It’s significantly more expensive than many others that claim to do the same job, but are not as effective, and so that reason alone it justifies the extra cost.

  2. Sarah Bugden says:

    Over the years, in some atrocious weather, I have learnt that it is worth investing in your kit. As a friend of mine repeatedly says,”There’s no such thing as bad weather, just wrong kit.” I’ve also learnt that you need a jacket that is breathable like this Helly Hansen one.

    • Rob says:

      Totally agree. If you ain’t got the kit then it’s no fun.

    • Paul Johnson says:

      We all have Helly Hansen jackets in my family and swear by them! Did you also know that they supply all the new lifeguard and all-weather lifeboat crew kit for the RNLI? Those guys (and girls!) must be out in all kinds of challenging conditions so this alone is an amazing testament for the brand.

  3. James says:

    The roll-up backgammon is a great idea. I think backgammon’s becoming popular again. Recently, I was on a Red Sea Riviera beach around sun-down and there were about half a dozen games of backgammon going on. There was even a small group watching one game.

    • Paul Johnson says:

      Yes, and it packs up nicely too. Sure, you can play these games on your phone, but sometimes it’s nice go back to the original, especially when you have such a lovely quality set to play with.

  4. Leo says:

    Every guy has got to have a pair of those oh-so-cool Griffin sunglasses by Ted Baker in his summer accessories wardrobe. That classic pilot style look is just timeless. They are so stylish that I don’t know which one I’d go for.

    • Piers says:

      I love my Griffin shades. If I’m going out I’ve got to be able to look as if I’m living the “Top Gun” dream.

  5. Cindy says:

    One of my friends had a bit of a skin-cancer scare last year, fortunately she’s OK now, but it was a bit of a wake-up call for her to remember to use more skin-care protection. What was most worrying is that she isn’t much of a sun-worshipper and isn’t that much of an outdoors person either so the Carita sun-cream piece is quite a timely reminder for me to slap some on.

    • Valerie says:

      Yes, I think we all need to be more away of the dangers of sunlight. It’s not just a matter of wearing the sun screen, you also must wear the sunglasses. Bright sunlight is detrimental to eye health too.

      I lived in Australia for a few years and their preventative health, in these fields, as way ahead of much of the world.

  6. Melissa says:

    This is a brilliant list for ideas and inspiration. I really like Helly Hansen, I used to have a similar jacket by that brand years ago so I wouldn’t mind picking up a new one for the autumn/winter. I have never actually come across DJI or the Ronin series before but I’m curious now so I’ll have to find out more information because it being so portable would be brilliant for a few of my photography loving friends who cherish their DSLR cameras.
    I always go for aviator shades. I wonder if Ted Baker do them for women? I often find the styles are rather large for me but I’ll check as I tend to replace (or lose!) my sunglasses every two years.

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