Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Bon Voyage With Gute Reise | Travel Essentials And More | Travel Tales Overview
Exploring the world is one of the noblest human pursuits, as it helps us connect with the rest of humanity and assimilate our unity in diversity in the best possible way. For the ardent travellers amongst us, keeping a travel bag handy is a must, with various accessories and essentials secured at all times. However, sometimes the process of finding something strong and durable for our travel tales might prove to be a herculean task!
Gute Reise comes to the rescue of everyone who wishes to create a big book of travel tales. Being a part of an overview meet of its various offerings at High Street Phoenix outlet, Lower Parel was like being in Disneyland for us group of bloggers.
Normally, when we say ‘travel/luggage’, we just get images of trolleys, suitcases and bags in some basic colors like black, brown, blue and grey, with some generic steel or brass locks to secure them. It is when one goes through the entire portfolio of Gute Reise that we realize how technologically advanced and impressive this category of products too is! It is no less than technical wizardry :)
Consider this, Laken range of flashlights and torches, one of which can be easily converted into a candlelight. There are some beautiful Kirpans in both small as well as large sizes, engraved with the holy symbol of courage and valor.
Victorinox of course has the lion’s share of products with complete business collection bags, suitcases, trolleys, lifestyle accessories and the legendary range of Swiss knives that they have been making since 1884. But none of these are of the usual variety. Imagine a trolley bag with dedicated compartment for laptop which can be converted into a pocket for regular clothes if needed! Or a backpack with hidden trolley rollers on the bottom, which strike out in proper alignment with human spine so that it does not lead to back-pain when carried around! Beautiful colors, durable material that carries global warranties and award-winning designs that make one want to grab it all, the moment one lays eyes on them, it is all right here. Don’t forget to check out the latest collection of Swiss knives that actually look like Credit Card holders!
Keeping in mind the aspirations of the younger generation (we want something new every month!) as well as value-for-money facet wished for by the masses, Swiss Gear brings the premium offerings of Victorinox in a trendy, pocket friendlier avatar. The mini backpacks especially made me wanna empty my pocket right there! Ultimate in design, pleasing to the eye, trendy for the ages.
My personal favourite section was the unbelievable variety found in the GoTravel accessories section, with a bevy of useful products such as-
convertible neck support pillows that turn into regular pillows,
beautiful colourful locks for all our luggage,
travel-friendly clothesline to dry our clothes without any trouble,
special socks for improving legs’ circulation in long journeys,
super-quick absorbent towels in various sizes for use in gyms, sports as well as travel and much more!
There are products that claim to capture the sun and the moon and then there are products that actually prove their worth in gold by gauging our needs accurately and this is that section for me :)
Another great product is the portable water filter, the one that can convert even dirtiest water into potable one, a great addition to the stunning collection of hiking gear. For watch-lovers, the stunning (and strong) Chrono, Maverick as well as Inox ranges of watches come equipped with everything that the contemporary adventure seekers want, coming to us after a minimum of 100 tests, including their special edition anniversary watches being dropped in a balloon from space!
It is not every day that we get to witness something spectacular in action. The intense thought and technical wizardry that has gone into designing these products do not just vouch for their premium quality but also the motivation of the team behind them, the primary factor being real-time needs of all those who have been bitten by the travel bug or need strong, durable, beautiful, trustworthy luggage/storage options in daily life and I am sure to indulge in some heavy – duty shopping here very soon :)