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The SubTech Dry Bag costs $399 but is waterproof up to 50 meters and has shockproof inflation capabilities.
The SubTech Dry Bag costs $399 but is waterproof up to 50 meters and has shockproof inflation capabilities. www.subtechsports.com

A guide for what you need to buy, read or consume to enhance your recreation and travel experience

Buy

SubTech Dry Bag

$399; www.subtechsports.com

We tend to think of dry bags as small and self-contained – fanny-pack-size, even.

But SubTech is offering an almost suitcase-sized dry bag that can carry all your gear while kayaking or even shallow deep-sea diving.

The bag, 23.6 inches in length, 11.8 inches in width, is waterproof down to 50 meters, has a feature that allows you to inflate or deflate the lining quickly, and weighs only 50.5 ounces. It’s approved for carry-on luggage on airplanes, too.

Buy

Secur Six-in-One Car Charger

$34.99; securproducts.com

It may just look like a normal car charger, but as the breathless press release we received stated, it is a “3-ounce device that can save lives.” How so? Read on: It’s a single gadget that can be used as a car charger, power bank, flashlight, red flashing light, (emergency) window breaker, and seat belt cutter for an easy escape from dangerous situations.” MacGyver is not the designer, but he’d be proud.

The List

5 Countries Where Your Dollar Goes the Furthest

www.smartertravel.com

Smartertravel.com enlisted the help of Phocuswright, a hospitality research firm, to compile dollar-friendly locales:

1. Japan (Yen falling)

2. Russia (Ruble falling due to fluctuating oil prices)

3. Australia (In late October, one Australian dollar was equal to 70 U.S. cents)

4. Brazil (In recession, despite World Cup and Summer Olympic hosting)

5. Canada (The Loonie is low)

Compiled by Sam McManis/smcmanis@sacbee.com

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