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Ready to Roll: Summer Vacation Essentials

Whether you’re headed to the mountains or the beach, leave enough room in your trunk for these must-haves
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Hitch Your Wagon

Happier Camper’s retro-modern mini trailers—which sleep up to a family of five—come in seven colors (turquoise pictured) and can easily be customized inside thanks to their Adaptiv modular system. Tweak the kitchenette, storage, counters, seating, and sleeping arrangements to best suit your next adventure (from $18,950, happiercamper.com).

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

Clockwise from left:

 

Sitting Pretty
North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Chair Works simplified the often-unwieldy fold-away camp chair with an ergonomic design that includes a convenient shoulder carrying strap ($154; houzz.com).

 

Shade Envy
A chic French stripe inspired by the coast of Biarritz enhances this beach umbrella from Business & Pleasure Co. ($150; businessandpleasureco.com).

 

Easy Haul
A sleek grayscale L.L. Bean Boat and Tote with even more storage than the company’s beloved original? Count us in ($139; llbean.com).

 

Plush Perch
Soak up the salt water with a cabana-stripe towel from Kassatex, made of long-staple Turkish cotton ($63; kassatex.com).

 

Ice Cold
Each Jayson Home Coleman cooler gets covered and stitched by hand in top-grain dark brown leather—sure to become even more handsome with age ($995; jaysonhome.com).

photo: David Rinella

Top Hat
An unlined crown makes squeezing Tom Beckbe’s waxed cotton field topper into your bag a breeze ($125; ggmercantileco.com).

photo: David Rinella

Domino Effect
Tiffany & Co. makes a game-night standard a little more luxurious with its American walnut and sterling-silver domino set, from its home and accessories collection by chief artistic officer Reed Krakoff ($1,500; tiffany.com).

photo: David Rinella

Alter Eco

Hydrate (and avoid plastic) in style with S’well’s brand-new stainless-steel Roamers and tumblers, insulated and ideal for your next hike or road trip (40 oz., $55; 64 oz., $75; tumbler, $25; swellbottle.com).

photo: David Rinella

Pocket Poser

Disconnect more fully by stashing your iPhone in favor of Leica’s limited-edition M digital camera, only a hundred of which have been released in a lively red anodized finish ($6,995; us.leica-camera.com).

photo: David Rinella

Snug Harbor

Kelty’s Revival 15 sleeping bag, with its built-in torso blanket and adjustable pillow pocket, pairs well with a camper who’s set on sleeping under the stars ($100; amazon.com).

photo: David Rinella

Road Tunes

Though the Addon T3 Bluetooth speaker by Audio Pro is small enough to travel with, it offers the sound quality and battery life—holding a charge up to thirty hours at half volume—of a full-size version ($249; bloomingdales.com).

photo: David Rinella

Bright Idea

With scents such as forest and campfire, Birmingham, Alabama’s Great Bear Wax Company traveler candles will make you feel one with nature, even from the comfort of home ($42 for a set of three; burnbear.com).

photo: David Rinella

Pack Away

Travel-sized toiletries fit flawlessly within this Moore & Giles mini dopp kit, crafted with the brand’s unmatched leather ($115; ggmercantileco.com).

photo: David Rinella

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Round Trip

It’s no trouble to pack or stash away one of these classic Wm. J. Mills & Co. duffels—the company has crafted bags one by one from durable marine-grade sailcloth on New York’s Long Island since 1880 ($140; ggmercantileco.com).

 

Vogue Vintage

Fashioned in a family-owned workshop in Florence, Italy, by
third-generation craftsmen, this colorful canvas-and-leather luggage by Paravel not only winks to a bygone era but also is water-proof and built to last. Pictured at center, left to right: The Week(Ender) fits neatly over the handle of a rolling suitcase. The roomy Grand Tour duffel, with its side pockets and removable strap, is perfectly sized for a Friday-to-Sunday stay. And the Stowaway suitcase easily collapses and folds flat, making storage a cinch ($325–$365; tourparavel.com).

 

Soft Side

Leave your superfluous pouches behind for Vera Bradley’s Iconic Grand Weekender carry-on, which incorporates plenty of pockets, inside and out, for your accoutrements ($178, verabradley.com). 

photo: David Rinella