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The Best Tech & Travel Accessories for 2021

As we start to travel more, whether internationally or just across the city, you’ll need somewhere to put them, that’s where some of our picks for the best travel accessories come in.

Below is a list of some of our picks of some great travel gear and accessories to use or wear on your next adventure.

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Bags

Peak Design Everyday Backpack Zip

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For all your travel needs, there’s the Peak Design Everyday Backpack Zip. It’s a different take on the company’s infamous Everyday Backpack.

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The bag features a 270-degree ultra-durable #8 zip, 2 adjustable internal FlexFold dividers to help keep everything inside organized. Near the back, there are desiccated slots for your 15-inch laptop and tablet or documents.

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One nice feature of the bag is that shoulder straps can pivot, so it’s easier to swing the bag to its side to access your gear. Depending on the size, the backpack can hold up to 15L or 20L.

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The Peak Design Everyday Backpack Zip is available now for $244.95 CAD for the 15L and $284.95 CAD for the 20L from the company’s website. Both sizes come in four colours, Black, Ash, Midnight and Bone.

The Peak Design Everyday Backpack Zip is also available from Moment’s website for $219 USD for the 20L and 15L for $189.95 USD.

Moment MTW Backpack

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If you’re looking for something a bit more minimalist, there’s the MTW Backpack from Moment.

The backpack comes in two sizes 17L and 21L and has a main compartment for all your gear with dedicated slots for a 16-inch laptop and tablet or documents. The bag is also weatherproof thanks to the recycled Kodra fabric with a double layer waterproof coating.

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The MTW Backpack also works great with Moment’s camera insert that’s also waterproof and has two padded dividers to organize your camera gear.

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For even more organization in your Moment backpack, there’s Moment MTW Tech Organizer and MTW Battery Organizer.

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The Tech Organizer is pretty self-explanatory as it can fit your tech gear like SSDs, power banks, chargers, cables and more.

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The MTW Battery Organizer will help keep your camera batteries sorted. There’s also something called a Magic Pocket that is colour-coded to help you sort dead batteries from fresh batteries.

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The Moment MTW Backpack is available now from the company’s site for $129 USD (Sale: $99 USD). The bag comes in three colours, Black, Olive and Clay.

The MTW Camera Insert is an additional $79 USD (Sale: $49 USD), it can also be bought in a bundle with the backpack for $149 USD (Sale: $129 USD).

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The MTW Tech Organizer is $59 USD (Sale: $39 USD) and the MTW Battery Organizer is $49 USD (Sale: $29 USD).

A bundle with the Moment MTW Backpack, camera insert and organizers is available for $219 USD (Sale: $209 USD).

OnePlus Urban Traveler Backpack

OnePlus Urban Traveler

OnePlus is not only known for their phones but they make some great backpacks like their Explorer bag from a few years ago. And then this year with their new Urban Traveler backpack.

OnePlus Urban Traveler

The backpack features a 20L capacity with nine pockets and compartments including one interior and one exterior laptop slot that can fit a 16-inch laptop.

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The fabric on the outside of the bag is splash and scratch-resistant, making it durable for a long time.

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The OnePlus Urban Traveler backpack comes in two colours, Charcoal Black and Arctic White.

Both colours are available from OnePlus’ site for $109 CAD.

Clothing

Columbia Labyrinth Loop Omni-Heat Infinity Insulated Hooded Jacket

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To keep you warm in your travels, there is the latest jacket from Columbia, the Labyrinth Loop Omni-Heat Infinity Insulated Hooded Jacket.

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The jacket uses Columbia’s Omni-Heat Infinity technology using advanced thermal reflective that is made from 100% recycled polyester. The outer part of the jacket is made from 100% nylon.

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Plus there’s an adjustable drawcord hood and hem. There’s also a zippered chest pocket and hand pockets.

The Labyrinth Loop Omni-Heat Infinity Insulated Hooded Jacket comes in several colours including Black, Stone Green, Collegiate Navy and Dark Amber. The jacket is available from Columbia’s site for $209 CAD.

Columbia Zero Ice Cirro-Cool Short Sleeve Shirt

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Underneath your jacket, you’ll need a shirt, so why not Columbia’s Zero Ice Cirro-Cool Short Sleeve Shirt.

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This shirt features a couple of technologies like Omni-Freeze Zero Ice advanced cooling, Omni-Shade for up to UPF 50 sun protection and Omni-Wick to keep you less sweaty.

The Columbia Zero Ice Cirro-Cool Short Sleeve Shirt comes in a few colours, Black, Nimbus Grey, Bluestone, and Bright Gold for $59.99 CAD from Columbia’s website.

Columbia Facet 15 Shoes

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Now that we have the shirt and jacket covered, you’ll need some shoes. Columbia’s Facet 15 shoes are designed to provide optimal comfort and all-terrain traction.

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The shoes feature a ballistic textile upper with welded overlays with an HGS heel stabilizing system for optimal performance. The FluidFrame technology delivers midfoot support.

The Columbia Facet 15 Shoes are available now for $140 CAD (Sale: $74.90 CAD) and come in multiple colours like Black & White, Khaki and Black & Red.

Cameras & Accessories

DJI OM 5

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The OM5 is DJI’s latest and smallest smartphone stabilizer to date. It’s just about a third smaller than the OM4, making it more portable.

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The DJI OM5 still features the magnetic clamp mount and folding design as before but now there’s an extension rod for getting new angles or taking selfies.

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There’s also a new Fill Light phone clamp for the OM5 that features LED lights and fits a wider range of phones.

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The DJI OM5 is available now from Best Buy Canada, Amazon.ca and DJI’s website for $179 CAD ($139 USD).

If you’d like to save some money and don’t need the built-in extension rod, the OM4/OM4 SE is still available for $129 CAD from Amazon.ca and Best Buy Canada.

GoPro Hero10 Black

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On your travels, you’ll want something to capture everything. While your phone is great, sometimes you don’t want to use it for everything, especially taking it swimming.

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That’s where an action camera like the new GoPro Hero10 Black comes in. The new camera is the latest the GoPro has to offer with its 5.3K 60fps video recording as well as 4K120 and 2.7K240 video modes.

All your video footage on the Hero10 Black should be extra smooth, thanks to HyperSmooth 4.0.

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The front screen can also make it easy to vlog with it and you can capture 23MP stills on the camera.

The GoPro Hero10 Black is available from GoPro’s website for $649 CAD ($499 USD). If you get it bundled with a 1-year GoPro subscription, then it’ll cost you $529 CAD ($399 USD).

DJI Action 2

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If you’re looking for something a bit more compact, there’s the new DJI Action 2. The camera fits in in the palm of your hand.

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The Action 2 can capture up to 4K video at 120fps and 12MP still photos. What makes the Action 2 unique is the mods for it that magnetically attach.

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Some of the mods include a Magnetic Lanyard, Magnetic Ball-Joint Adapter mount, Bluetooth Remote Control Extension Rod, Magnetic Headband, Battery module and Front Screen Module.

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The DJI Action 2 is available now from the company’s website for $519 CAD ($399 USD) Power Combo and $679 CAD ($519 USD) for the Dual Screen Combo.

Headphones

Sony WF-1000XM4

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When travelling, you’ll want a great pair of headphones or earbuds to take with you, so why not Sony’s new WF-1000XM4.

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The WF-1000XM4 feature Active Noise Cancelling just like their over-ear counterpart but are 10% smaller and the charging case is much more compact.

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Battery life for the WF-1000XM4 is up to 8 hours with ANC on and 12 hours with ANC off. You’ll also get another 16 hours from the charging case which charges over USB-C and has wireless charging support.

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The Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds are available now for $399 CAD ($279 USD) and come in black and white colours and are available from Sony’s website, Best Buy Canada and Amazon.

OnePlus Buds Pro

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If you want something that’s a bit more affordable but still has ANC, there are the OnePlus Buds Pro.

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The earbuds have two large dynamic 11mm, drivers, with Dolby Atmos. The OnePlus Buds Pro has a smart adaptive noise cancellation system (ANC) that will automatically filter out unwanted sound frequencies (up to 40dB) in real-time.

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Battery life is up to 38 hours with the charging case. The earbuds can get 10 hours of listening time in just 10 mins. There’s also OnePlus’ Warp Charge and Qi wireless charging.

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The OnePlus Buds Pro is available now from OnePlus’ website for $199 CAD ($149 USD) and comes in black and white colour options.

Jabra Elite 7 Pro

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For those looking for something that is much more compact, there’s Jabra’s latest Elite 7 Pro.

The earbuds are 16% smaller than the outgoing Elite 75t earbuds and come with built-in Active Noise Cancellation (ANC).

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Voice calls should sound better thanks to the Jabra MultiSensor Voice uses a combination of four mics, algorithms and bone conduction.

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The earbuds are IP55 water-resistant and offer up to 9 hours of battery life with ANC on and 35 hours from the charging case that has a USB-C port and wireless charging. 

The Jabra Elite 7 Pro is available now for $259 CAD ($199 USD) and comes in three colours, Black, Titanium and Gold Beige. The earbuds are available from Best Buy Canada.

Jabra Elite 3

Jabra Elite 3 Earbuds

For those looking for some earbuds that are a bit more budget-friendly, there’s the Jabra Elite 3.

While the earbuds don’t have ANC, they do have noise isolation and a four-mic array.

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Battery life on the earbuds is 7 hours with an additional 28 hours from the charging case. 

The Jabra Elite 3 earbuds are available now from Best Buy Canada, Amazon and The Source for $99 CAD. They come in four colours, Grey, Navy, Light Beige and Lilac.

By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is a talented and versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more. He started TheCanadianTechie back in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”.

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