It's Summer travel time, people! And, while the thought of three months packed with lake-getaways, trans-Euro boozysseys, and music fest jaunts is madly appealing, the thought of doing all that with your hand-me-down purple Samsonite and whatever other ratty travel gear you've accrued as the family's cleaned out their basements is most certainly not. But, shit, all those radical trips cost money and the only card you haven't maxed has "library" written on it, so when it comes to gearing up for those Summer shimmies what's a nearly penniless lad to do? Why you hit Etsy, son! The glorious place where you can get everything from a Harris Tweed wallet to a compass ring to custom swim trunks, all for sub $100/ item. And, since especially to a novice Etsy can seem like an endless pit of doilies and decoupage, we've done the searching for you and ferreted out this handsome cull to outfit your traveling-self on the cheap:
You Can Rent This Personal Submarine in the Bahamas
Ludicrously, all it takes to score this sleek flannel messenger with designated spots for your iPad, iPhone, and laptop, is $46 and a quick trigger finger because supplies are super limited.
More flannel. This time in the form of a $40, two-passport bi-fold travel wallet that also has ticket storage and room for all that cash you're saving from buying this gear on Etsy.
Oh, the stories you will tell be glad you paid $7 to write down and subsequently not tell because they turn out to be waaaaaay too embarrassing now that you look back on them. Those are Moleskines, FYI.