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@colesoutter

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International professional vagabond with entrepreneurial spirit. I like to travel for work and I like to travel for fun. Looking for like-minded entrepreneurs, adventurers and photographers
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17,744

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countries

11

cities



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Cairo

18ยฐC
Egypt
2019
 18 Dec '1914d1 Jan '201 Jan '20
18 Dec '19

Yemen

 15 Dec '193d18 Dec '1918 Dec '19
15 Dec '19

Cairo

20ยฐC
Egypt
 12 Dec '193d15 Dec '1915 Dec '19
12 Dec '19

Riyadh

22ยฐC
Saudi Arabia
 8 Dec '191yr12 Dec '2012 Dec '20
8 Dec '19

Dubai

25ยฐC
United Arab Emirates
 1 Dec '197d8 Dec '198 Dec '19
1 Dec '19

Muscat

26ยฐC
Oman
 25 Nov '194d29 Nov '1929 Nov '19
25 Nov '19

Nuremberg

7ยฐC
Germany
 11 Nov '196d17 Nov '1917 Nov '19
11 Nov '19

Paris

10ยฐC
France
 
 17 Sep '191d17 Sep '1917 Sep '19
17 Sep '19

Royal Leamington Spa

United Kingdom
2017
 20 May '178d28 May '1728 May '17
20 May '17

Florence

19ยฐC
Italy
 
 5 May '172d7 May '177 May '17
5 May '17

London

17ยฐC
United Kingdom
 2 May '173d5 May '175 May '17
2 May '17

Stockholm

14ยฐC
Sweden

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Has anybody encountered a travel gear mfr that intentionally makes crappy-looking gear?


by @octavient |  | 8 comments

Has anybody ever encountered a travel gear manufacturer that makes gear that is solid and durable, but that is intentionally designed to look old and crappy? For international travel, I want good, durable gear, but Iโ€™m uncomfortable walking around with slick, brand-new-looking, expensive-looking gear (especially with my family in tow). Iโ€™m happy to snatch up any good used gear (reduce, reuse, recycle) that weโ€™re lucky enough to encounter, but selection is limited, and durability is often compromised. Seems like thereโ€™d be a decent market for some durable but ragged-looking travel gear. What i have in mind is luggage, backpacks, laptop cases, smartphone cases, camera bags, infant/toddler carriers, etc. Iโ€™m sensitive to the preppy fad of clueless, well-off westerners dressing up like the poor in naive but trendy mockery, but thatโ€™s not what Iโ€™m after, here. I just want good gear that doesnโ€™t put a target on my back as we traipse around various parts of the world. Anybody have any thoughts on thisโ€ฆ?

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๐ŸŒŽ Regions collected (2 of 9)

๐Ÿšฉ Flags collected (10 of 276)

๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • United Arab Emirates

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    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 20° 68° 20° 69°AQI 66
    1yr
    $3,259 / mo
    9Mbps
    ร—
  • Italy

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 10° 50° 11° 51°AQI 128๐Ÿ˜ท
    8d
    $3,704 / mo
    15Mbps
    ร—
  • Oman

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ˜ก Slow
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 27° 81° 27° 80°AQI 107๐Ÿ˜ท
    7d
    $1,905 / mo
    5Mbps
    ร—
  • Egypt

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ˜ก Slow
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 18° 64° 18° 65°AQI 38
    7d
    $986 / mo
    5Mbps
    ร—
  • France

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  48° 11° 51°AQI 26
    6d
    $3,547 / mo
    25Mbps
    ร—
  • Germany

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  41°  43°AQI 25
    4d
    $2,971 / mo
    30Mbps
    ร—
  • Sweden

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  36°  42°AQI 35
    3d
    $3,111 / mo
    40Mbps
    ร—
  • Saudi Arabia

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 20° 68° 20° 69°AQI 134๐Ÿ˜ท
    3d
    $2,309 / mo
    8Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Cairo

    I stayed in Cairo for a week as a solo female (21 years old). I was followed a lot and cat-called / asked for a 'view' or a kiss every 5 minutes even though I was completely covered up, so this is definitely not a place for the faint hearted. It was never with malicious intent though (no one forced themselves on me or even tried to mug me), the culture is just very different than western culture. Whilst they're pushy, they won't do anything unless you let them. It took a couple of days for me to

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 18° 64° 18° 65°AQI 41
    2x
    $876 / mo
    6Mbps
    ร—
  • Stockholm

    I absolutely love living in this city. It's very clean, safe and things generally always work! This is something I miss when I travel to other cities in Europe and rest of the world. Also co-working spaces are growing tons. Though night life might be pretty "boring", it truly is what you make it. Get to know other expats and friends through meetups or friend of a friend, and you'll have an awesome time here!

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  37°  42°AQI 35
    1x
    $3,489 / mo
    40Mbps
    ร—
  • London

    London is a SO beautiful city. The historical center is cute, but also majestic and luxurious. You feel the culture at every step. British people are really kind and welcoming! Plus, more than just one, you can enjoy TWO skylines ๐Ÿ˜ so many skyscrapers, nothing beats its collection in Europe.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels  41°  43°AQI 30
    1x
    $4,126 / mo
    19Mbps
    ร—
  • Florence

    Fantastic to visit... picturesque, amazing food and wine, cathedrals, museums, galleries, you name it. All without being as large and chaotic as Milan or Rome; you can really see all the hotspots within a day or two. It's hard to anticipate what the post-Corona experience will be like but the pre-Corona life was dominated by tourism with several large walking tours of cruise passengers clogging the streets, which can obviously get frustrating and ultimately off putting. It's an extremely arty an

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 14° 57° 14° 58°AQI 137๐Ÿ˜ท
    1x
    $3,336 / mo
    15Mbps
    ร—
  • Paris

    Super fun and beautiful city. I find Parisians are actually very patient and warm if you at least attempt to speak French; in my experience, most people who complain that they're rude are the ones making zero effort to speak the language. Expensive though and not very easy to meet other nomads.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  45°  46°AQI 20
    1x
    $4,311 / mo
    29Mbps
    ร—
  • Nuremberg

    Best city to live in Europe if you don't like bigger cities and capitals. Smaller, compact, but not much missing compared to the big ones, and super beautiful and peaceful. Maybe a bit isolated but with an international airport, though. Transport is amazing, mainly due to its subway system - yes, it has a subway system, something that bigger cities like Frankfurt, Koeln, Duesseldorf or Stuttgart don't. A true gem of a place, plus somehow unspoiled yet!

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  43°  46°AQI 29
    1x
    $2,986 / mo
    27Mbps
    ร—
  • Muscat

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ˜ก Slow
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 27° 81° 27° 80°AQI 107๐Ÿ˜ท
    1x
    $1,905 / mo
    5Mbps
    ร—
  • Dubai

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 20° 68° 20° 69°AQI 66
    1x
    $3,259 / mo
    10Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most time spent

  • Dubai

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 20° 68° 20° 69°AQI 66
    1yr
    $3,259 / mo
    10Mbps
    ร—
  • Florence

    Fantastic to visit... picturesque, amazing food and wine, cathedrals, museums, galleries, you name it. All without being as large and chaotic as Milan or Rome; you can really see all the hotspots within a day or two. It's hard to anticipate what the post-Corona experience will be like but the pre-Corona life was dominated by tourism with several large walking tours of cruise passengers clogging the streets, which can obviously get frustrating and ultimately off putting. It's an extremely arty an

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 14° 57° 14° 58°AQI 137๐Ÿ˜ท
    8d
    $3,336 / mo
    15Mbps
    ร—
  • Muscat

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ˜ก Slow
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 27° 81° 27° 80°AQI 107๐Ÿ˜ท
    7d
    $1,905 / mo
    5Mbps
    ร—
  • Cairo

    I stayed in Cairo for a week as a solo female (21 years old). I was followed a lot and cat-called / asked for a 'view' or a kiss every 5 minutes even though I was completely covered up, so this is definitely not a place for the faint hearted. It was never with malicious intent though (no one forced themselves on me or even tried to mug me), the culture is just very different than western culture. Whilst they're pushy, they won't do anything unless you let them. It took a couple of days for me to

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 18° 64° 18° 65°AQI 41
    7d
    $876 / mo
    6Mbps
    ร—
  • Paris

    Super fun and beautiful city. I find Parisians are actually very patient and warm if you at least attempt to speak French; in my experience, most people who complain that they're rude are the ones making zero effort to speak the language. Expensive though and not very easy to meet other nomads.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  45°  46°AQI 20
    6d
    $4,311 / mo
    29Mbps
    ร—
  • Nuremberg

    Best city to live in Europe if you don't like bigger cities and capitals. Smaller, compact, but not much missing compared to the big ones, and super beautiful and peaceful. Maybe a bit isolated but with an international airport, though. Transport is amazing, mainly due to its subway system - yes, it has a subway system, something that bigger cities like Frankfurt, Koeln, Duesseldorf or Stuttgart don't. A true gem of a place, plus somehow unspoiled yet!

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  43°  46°AQI 29
    4d
    $2,986 / mo
    27Mbps
    ร—
  • Stockholm

    I absolutely love living in this city. It's very clean, safe and things generally always work! This is something I miss when I travel to other cities in Europe and rest of the world. Also co-working spaces are growing tons. Though night life might be pretty "boring", it truly is what you make it. Get to know other expats and friends through meetups or friend of a friend, and you'll have an awesome time here!

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  37°  42°AQI 35
    3d
    $3,489 / mo
    40Mbps
    ร—
  • Riyadh

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 16° 61° 16° 61°AQI 86๐Ÿ˜ท
    3d
    $1,994 / mo
    8Mbps
    ร—
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