Withstand whatever Mother Nature throws at you with these rugged packing additions.

Outdoor specialists The North Face has collaborated with Japanese designer Junya Watanabe and fashion brand Comme des Garçons to create a jacket that greys the lines between functionality and haute couture. The Terra 65 jacket is made from three-layer Goretex Windstopper fabric, and features an adjustable hood, reinforced collar and elbows in corduroy, and a series of useful pockets for things like keys, smartphones and lift passes. Even better, there’s also a day pack incorporated into the jacket, which comes in handy on those weight-restricted charter flights.

Ensure you have everything you need with you on life’s little adventures with the Bergtagen 38 pack from Fjall Raven. Designed to perform on tough ascents, the Bergtagen 38 is a non-compromising mountaineering backpack with a strong focus on durability and comfort. The unique wooden frame, top lid and hip belt are all removable, allowing for adaptable usage – you can have a sturdier, more supportive pack for long approaches and a lighter, more flexible one for summit pushes. Made from our new, waterproof Bergshell fabric in recycled nylon with an innovative, flat ripstop construction, with a wooden frame made from FSC-certified birch, this is a hardwearing mountaineering backpack designed for flexibility and comfort on tough ascents.

The newest digital sensation from Ricoh, the GR Digital IV camera builds on the success of the Digital III with enhanced quick shooting capability and image quality, making a traveller’s best friend. Compact yet packed with features, the GRDIV retains key elements like a fast, fixed 28mm F1.9 lens and a 10MP 1/1.7-inch CCD senor, but there’s a new image processor, a new image stabilisation system for those sharp nighttime photos, and a new hybrid auto-focus system. Review images on the cutting-edge three-inch WhiteMagic RGBW LCD screen.

Pint-Sized Precision

Two new compact digital cameras promise the levels of performance you’d expect from far larger systems.

Not to be outdone, Sony’s new pint-sized RX100 VI combines a versatile Zeiss 24-200mm large aperture zoom lens with what the brand says is the world’s fastest auto-focus. The newest addition to the Cyber-shot series, the RX100 VI offers an extensive, stabilised zoom range without the bulk. A 20.1-megapixel stacked Exmor CMOS sensor ensures fast, quality images, while the 315-point phase-detection AF promises you’ll never miss a vital shot again, especially when paired with a LCD screen with touch focusing.

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