1. Handmade by the artisan weavers of San Juan Colorado in Mexico’s Oaxaca state, Pippa Holt’s kaftans are ideal for travellers. “They pack small, work day and night, on a beach, in a city, with or without a belt,” says Holt, a former Vogue stylist who launched the brand in 2016. Kaftan number 15, pippaholt.com, €650

2. Those lockdown walks in winter can be made all the more pleasurable with a stop for a hot drink en route. Yes, you could carry a Thermos, but far more fun to use a Kelly Kettle, invented in Ireland in the 1890s and still made by the same family firm. A few sticks, pine cones or pieces of bark in the central chimney will boil the water in the surrounding kettle in minutes. Stainless steel Trekker kettle, kellykettle.com, £50

3. The pandemic-induced advertising slump hit many magazines hard, and 2020 has seen the closure of titles including Sunday Times Travel and the skiers’ bible Powder. But one niche of print travel publishing has fared surprisingly well — the new breed of high-end journals published bimonthly or biannually, with each edition typically costing £10 or more. Sidetracked magazine, for example, reports sales have been “better than ever” as locked-down travellers live vicariously through its stories of adventure. Ernest Journal says “brilliant” sales have made up for the loss of advertising; Lodestars Anthology saw an “astounding” spike on online sales, compensating for the closure of physical stores. All offer gift subscriptions: see sidetracked.com (£27 for three issues), ernestjournal.co.uk (£36 for four) and lodestarsanthology.com (£42 for three)

4. Smart knives for back-country travellers have become lifestyle accessories that can sell for hundreds of pounds. Meanwhile those who actually work in the outdoors choose the Swedish brand Mora, whose Bushcraft knives start around €30. “They are all you need — and I’ve used them for years,” says the explorer Ed Stafford. They also do children’s knives, blunt-tipped and with finger guards, for kids eager to get whittling. Morakniv.se

5. For frequent flyers pining after the good life at 30,000ft, British Airways is opening its warehouses and selling off a range of onboard items, including crockery, champagne flutes, blankets and slippers; all unused because of the slump in flying this year. A set of six William Edwards side plates, as used in first class, costs £25; a set of six Dartington crystal brandy glasses costs £12. For serious aviation geeks there are also trolleys and insulated boxes used on the airline’s recently retired 747 fleet. whatabuy.co.uk/british-airways

6. In the era of paper map and compass, the occasional “geographical embarrassment” was part and parcel of countryside walks. No longer, thanks to apps such as the latest iteration of OS Maps. An annual subscription gives access to mapping of the entire UK, and a host of route-planning and tracking features. Ordnancesurvey.co.uk, £24

7. Domestic travel has boomed this year and so have sales of outdoor adventure kit, from bikes and boats to tents and stand-up paddle boards. Decathlon has a range of inflatable canoes that can be carried in a backpack, meaning you can hike to a remote river or lake, or take them on the train to your start point. Itiwit Strenfit X500 inflatable kayak, decathlon.co.uk, £650

8. Oregon-based Pendleton Woolen Mills started making blankets and robes for the native American population in 1909 and its bright, geometric-patterned products have become popular around the world. Its range now includes shirts, jumpers and scarves, as well as these wearable hooded towels, ideal to throw on after a cold swim. pendletonwoolenmills.eu, £125

9. In the hundreds of books and magazine features about Everest, the remarkable story of Maurice Wilson has been rather forgotten. In the 1930s the first world war veteran hatched a plan to fly a Gypsy Moth to Everest, crash land, then become the first to reach the summit — all alone, and despite the fact he didn’t know how to climb. New Yorker writer Ed Caesar brings the extraordinary tale to life in this account, a perfect piece of lockdown escapism. The Moth and the Mountain, Penguin, £18.99

10. Aesop’s “Departure” skin care kit makes a good stocking filler for travellers who need to look good on the move. It comes with miniature containers of seven products, to cleanse, moisturise and hydrate. Aesop.com, £45

11. The latest carbon bikes may offer the height of performance but their bulging bottom brackets and sloping top tubes aren’t pretty. To really turn heads in the weekend peloton these days you need a reissued classic like the steel-framed Colnago Master X-light frame, sigmasports.com, £2,099

12. A superior take on the standard inflatable neck pillow, this ergonomic design from Ostrichpillow wraps right round the neck and has a memory foam core. Go Neck Pillow, ostrichpillow.com, £51

13. Instantly recognisable, thanks to their super-fat soles, trail running shoes from Hoka One One have gained a devoted following since the company was founded by two former Salomon employees in 2009. Now the company is launching its first hiking boot, the TenNine Hike Gore-Tex. Fully waterproof, far lighter than conventional boots and exceptionally cushioned, the company calls them “part hovercraft, part hiking boot”. hokaoneone.eu, £220

14. Harvey, a small mapping company based in Doune, Perthshire, makes a range of “Mazzles” — jigsaw versions of maps covering the most popular mountains in the UK, including Skye, Snowdon and the Lake District. With 1,000 pieces, they will keep you going into the new year. harveysmaps.co.uk, £19.99

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