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September 26, 2013 Lifestyle No Comments Email Email

Osprey Daylite GreenFor frequent travellers, urban adventurers or those planning a holiday of a lifetime, Lightweight Traveller offers solutions to the challenges of travelling comfortably, safely and in style, no matter where they are going.

Lightweight Traveller is a unique concept store for the discerning traveller. As Jenny Cusick seasoned traveller and co-founder says “whether travelling for business, leisure or adventure, customers have access to the best travel brands from around the globe and we provide expert advice catering for all their needs.”

Lightweight Travellers TOP 10 ‘Don’t Leave Home Without’ Checklist

1.     Exofficio  lightweight, breathable and fast drying underwear for men and women. Exofficio’s tag of 17 countries/6 weeks and only 2 pairs of undies is spot on. Just toss in the laundry or wash them in a sink. Squeeze them in a  towel, and within hours you will have a fresh, dry pair of underwear. Soon they will replace every other pair in your underwear drawer.

2.     A shirt for all climates and occasions – Lightweight, breathable, fast-drying shirts with built in sun protection and zipped security pockets by Exofficio. Wash tonight/wear tomorrow without ironing. Exofficio  shirts are made  from a unique lightweight fabric called Dryflylite ™. The shirts are beautifully tailored, so not only are they super functional, they look fabulous and feel great against the skin.

3.     A long sleeve crew top in fine soft merino from Icebreaker or Smartwool. These look great and feel great against your skin, and are naturally anti microbial, so they stay fresh. Highly breathable and great for layering for  wonderful warmth in colder climates, or on its own in warmer weather. Takes you from a day of travelling to looking great for dinner at night.

4.     The North Face Polartec® 100 fleece pullover.  Stay warm and comfortable without the weight. Highly breathable to provide comfort in all activities, with quick drying and pill resistant features, this lightweight pullover is a  superior barrier against cool to cold conditions. Super lightweight and squashes right down for packing.

5.     Pacsafe RFID travel wallets hold, organise and protect key travel documents from opportunistic RFID thieves. Many modern passports and credit cards contain RFID chips containing sensitive personal information. To protect  from unwanted people getting access to this data, Pacsafe’s RFID blocking accessories are designed with state-of-the-art material which blocks out transmissions and stops personal information from being accessed by identity  thieves.

6.     Eagle Creek packing folders are the easiest and most effective method for keeping clothing neat and organized while travelling. The Pack It Folder 15 holds up to 7 shirts or pants, and fits into most carry-on bags. Part of Eagle  Creek’s Pack-It™ System, packing folder travel organizers work together with packing cubes, sacs and toiletry kits to help get more into less space and organize your travel bag.

7.     Down size toiletries with no-leak  Go Toobs! The award-winning and patented GoToob is made from soft yet rugged silicone, so it’s easy to squeeze out all of the contents. A large opening makes it easy to fill and clean, and an ID- window on the collar helps your remember what’s inside. Airplane carry-on approved, food-safe (FDA) and 100% BPA and PC-free. Holds 60ml.

8.     Electrical Adaptors – for specific countries with USB charging slots or the Korjo international 3-plug power adaptor pack for use with Australian/NZ appliances combines the USA, UK and European plugs for almost global  coverage. Approved by Australian Electrical Authorities.

9.     Osprey Daylite 13 Litre Daypack. Light and comfortable with a padded back panel, large panel loading main compartment, zippered front pocket with mesh organizer and key clip. A good size for urban or trail activities the Osprey  Daylite adds versatility to your travel plans.

10.  Medically approved compression flight socks – Go Flight or Korjo -are widely accepted to help reduce the risk of DVT. Sleek and black, they are great for long-haul flights. The graduated support system is designed to improve  blood circulation for men and women. And helps prevent swollen ankles and tired legs on long journeys.

For more information, Lightweight Traveller stores are located at:

QLD:         Bay Village, 18 Hastings Street, 
Noosa Heads. Phone: 07 5474 8344

NSW:        12-14 Oxford Street, 
Paddington.  Phone: 02 9360 0187

352 Darling Street, 
Balmain.  Phone: 02 9810 9010

VIC:         356 Bay Street, 
Brighton North. Phone: 03 9596 1956

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