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5x luxury backpacks and gadgets for demanding World Travelers

Do you have a travel-loving friend or family member who likes nothing more than traveling the world? Or are you someone who likes to buy quality stuff? Then here are some luxurious (and often ecologically responsible) gifts to give. From luxury backpacks to sublime world travel cameras and noise-cancelling headphones.

1. Sony WH-1000xm5

Everyone is now familiar with the high-end Noise Canceling headphones from Sony. Sony's top-range headphones are known for their excellent noise canceling and still leave the competition far behind when it comes to noise cancelling. Also this year, a new, improved variant has appeared on the market, the Sony WH-1000xm5.

What makes these headphones extra unique is that the new version is made entirely of recycled plastic of old car parts. The carrying case is made of 100% recycled cardboard and plastic. Sony is the first manufacturer to market high-end headphones made from 100% recycled material. Sony is giving the competition a check for the time being.

The box of the Sony WH-1000xm5 is made from 100% recycled material
The carrying case of the Sony WH-1000xm5 is made from 100% recycled material

The sound is also of high quality as usual. After the huge success of the Sony WH-1000xm4, everyone thought that the sound and wearing comfort couldn't be better, I was one of those people…

So I decided to test it myself in the store. In a crowded store with lots of people and background noise, I tested both the Sony WH-1000xm4 and the Sony WH-1000xm5. Incredible! Within 10 seconds I already noticed the enormous improvement in noise canceling. I was really sold immediately, I absolutely wanted to test those headphones before my long-axis flight back to the Netherlands.

The carrying case and the Sony WH-1000xm5 | Luxury gifts for world travelers
The carrying case and the Sony WH-1000xm5 | Luxury gifts for world travelers

After three weeks of intensive use, I can confirm that the headphones have exceeded all my expectations. The sound is sublime, the noise canceling works incredibly well (it really filters out everything!) and the wearing comfort is better than anything I've ever experienced. Listen for ten hours? No problem… the Sony WH-1000xm5 weighs only 249 grams and the battery lasts for 30 hours. You hardly feel that you have it on and after two full days of listening I honestly wondered when the battery would run out…

The Sony WH-1000xm5 weighs only 249 grams | Luxury gifts for world travelers
The Sony WH-1000xm5 weighs only 249 grams | Luxury gifts for world travelers

The only drawback I could discover about these headphones is that, unlike its predecessor, they are no longer foldable. I experienced a little bit of trouble with this when packing my hand luggage, but I immediately forgot about that annoyance when I switched on the headphones on the plane. It's really unbelievable how well the Sony WH-1000xm5 completely filters out the constant noise of the plane plus all the talking people and screaming kids around you. You have to experience it to believe it!

Remark: On Kieskeurig.nl is the WH-1000xm5 with a score of 8.8. elected to ”Best Reviewed” noise canceling headphone of the year!

Market leader in noise cancellation
Sony WH-1000xm5
4.9

The updated Sony WH-1000XM5 is according to Wereldreizigers.nl, Tweakers, Consumers' Association and Hardware Reviews the very best wireless headphones with active noise canceling. Thanks to Sony's improved smart features, your sound sounds better than ever before and background noise is filtered out better than ever.

You have to hear it to believe it - experience complete tranquility in the most crowded places. Anywhere in the world.

Pros:
  • Incredibly powerful noise canceling
  • Voted by experts as the best headphones on the market
  • Only 249 grams
  • 30 hours on 1 battery charge
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2.Peak Design| Everyday 20L Backpack

In recent years I have worn out quite a few backpacks and daypacks while traveling. But the Peak Design Every Day 20L Backpack is, in my opinion, the ideal dayback for digital nomads, travel bloggers and photographers. It is an iconic (and award-winning) backpack for daily use and for taking your photo equipment with you.

Peak Design - Everyday 20L Backpack | Luxury gifts for world travelers
Peak Design – Everyday 20L Backpack | Luxury gifts for world travelers
Peak Design - Everyday 20L Backpack | Luxury gifts for world travelers
Peak Design – Everyday 20L Backpack | Luxury gifts for world travelers

The materials and design are really great. This is by far the best backpack I've owned. You certainly pay a lot of money for this backpack, but you get a lot in return. Curious why this is the best backpack you can buy? Then take a look at the video below.

Oh yes, and did you know that the Peak Design | Everyday 20L Backpack from 100% recycled 400D nylon canvas is made? That doesn't make him alone durable and strong, the backpack is also DWR impregnated, double PU coated and weather resistant.

Also read: Packing | 8 items for in your backpack
Also read: 10x useless luggage in your backpack | Leave these items at home!

For the discerning traveller
Peak Design Everyday Backpack 20L v2 Black
4.0

I've worn quite a few backpacks and daypacks while traveling in recent years... So I know what works and what doesn't. The Peak Design Every Day 20L Backpack is the ideal dayback for me as far as I'm concerned digital nomads, travel bloggers en photographer. It is an iconic (and award-winning) backpack for daily use and for taking your photo equipment with you.

The bag is light, strong, made of recycled material and multifunctional. By the 'slingshot function' and handy large compartments and sides that can be opened completely, you no longer have to take off your bag to grab your camera.

Pros:
  • Sling shot function
  • Determine the format yourself
  • Magnetic Closures
  • 15" laptop compartment
  • Secret pockets for passport and money
Cons:
  • Pricing
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3. Fuji X-T4 System Camera

The Fujifilm X-T4 with 16-80 is the ultimate all-round world travel camera† This camera has been declared several times by both the consumer association and Tweakers.net the best system camera you can buy.

I bought the Fuji X-T4 system camera with the 16-80 kit lens for our roadtrip of one year through America and Canada and wow! What a fan-tas-tic photos makes this device. He costs a bit, but hey, he's really worth it. I shoot 99% of all my photos in auto mode. Whether you shoot during the day or at night, it's bizarre to see the quality that rolls out of this camera.

Even on the automatic mode, you suddenly feel like a professional photographer! You can effortlessly shoot the most beautiful photos and the versatile zoom range of the 16-80 lens allows you to easily get closer to the action anywhere in the world.

Also read: What is the best camera for a world tour? And why?

The ultimate world travel camera
Fujifilm X-T5 Silver + 16-80mm
5.0

The Fujifilm X-T5 with 16-80 is the ultimate all-round world travel camera† This camera has been declared several times by both the consumer association and Tweakers.net the best system camera you can buy.

Even on the automatic mode you suddenly feel like a professional photographer! You can effortlessly shoot the most beautiful photos, and thanks to the versatile zoom range of the 16-80 lens, you can easily get closer to the action anywhere in the world.

Pros:
  • The best tested camera
  • Fantastic photos
  • 6.2K video
  • IBIS image stabilization
  • 5 year warranty
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4. SanDisk Extreme (PRO) portable SSD

You are on vacation or on the road during your world trip and whoops, your phone or camera memory is full. What now? Until recently, you could plan an evening off to free up your memory… Making backups on various SD cards, unwieldy and slow external hard drives or uploading everything to the cloud for hours and sometimes even days (on poor hotel WiFi…) . Who else is interested in that?

The long wait and hours of making Backups, fortunately is now really a thing of the past. The new SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSDs, as they are called in full, are so fast and good that they will exceed all your expectations. I own two of them myself and have never wanted anything else since. I transfer large photo and video files from my phone or laptop to this SSD at 500 to 600 MB per second. These are very welcome speeds for travelers who like to film in 4k with their telephone, camera and/or drone.

SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD | Luxury gifts for world travelers
SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD | Luxury gifts for world travelers

But, a good SSD is also one that you actually have with you. As you can see in the photos, the SSD is extremely compact – the SanDisk Extreme For Portable SSD just fits in my wallet! With its compact size and thickness of about a centimeter, you can even keep it with your debit cards. The size and weight are of course extremely important, especially for travelers. While travelling, every gram is one too many and the super-compact design and weight of only 79 grams there is no more reason to leave it at home or leave it in your hotel room.

SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD | Luxury gifts for world travelers
SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD | Luxury gifts for world travelers

Also read: Which (prepaid) credit card is best to travel with? And why?

Extremely fast and compact
SanDisk Extreme For Portable SSD
4.3

The long wait and hours of making Backups, fortunately is now really a thing of the past. The new SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSDs, as they are called in full, are so fast and good that they will exceed all your expectations.

Pros:
  • Best tested SSD
  • Extremely compact
  • Solid
  • Super fast
  • 10 year warranty
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5. GOT BAG made of 100% ocean plastic

Another beautiful, luxurious backpack, this time from GOT BAG (here for sale). This very sturdy backpack not only looks great, it is also waterproof and very comfortable to wear for a long time.

GOT BAG backpack
GOT BAG rolltop in the color SAND

Personally, I am very enthusiastic about the bags from GOT BAG. They work together with the organization Coral Gardeners. GOT BAG and Coral Gardeners have one thing in common: they are committed to the well-being of the oceans and everything that lives in them.

Coral Gardeners is an organization that works to protect coral reefs by cultivating and planting new coral. As a traveler you are undoubtedly aware of the great importance of coral reefs. In the last 30 years almost half (!) of all coral has disappeared. Threats include global warming, overfishing, trawl nets and pollution. When there is pollution, the organization GOT BAG takes action.

GOT BAG laptop sleeve
Handy laptop sleeve that is incorporated in the bag, but you can also use it separately.

Not only do you walk with a beautiful, practical bag during your trip. The backpack contains no less than 3,5 kg of ocean plastic and you automatically adopt a coral in French Polynesia with your purchase. Something you can be proud of and make your travel buddies aware of while travelling!

Super sturdy and waterproof
GOT BAG Rolltop - Durable backpack
4.5

A luxurious backpack from GOT BAG in collaboration with Coral Gardeners. This very sturdy backpack not only looks great, it is also waterproof and very comfortable to wear for a long time.

Coral Gardeners is an organization dedicated to protecting coral reefs by cultivating and planting new coral.

The backpack contains no less than 3,5 kg of ocean plastic and with purchase you automatically adopt a coral in French Polynesia. This is a backpack you can be proud of!

Pros:
  • Made from 3,5 kg of recycled ocean plastic
  • Very sturdy quality
  • Waterproof
  • Removable Laptop Sleeve
  • Beautiful design
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- Full-time blogging world traveler.
- Writes about travel, photography, sustainability and gadgets.
- Likes to discover extreme and unknown places.

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