Whether you’re staying in this holiday season or venturing out to enjoy some winter trips, there is no shortage of new gear or gadgets to choose from to make your life as a pilot easier and more enjoyable. From the latest in tech to toys that will keep the youngest aviation enthusiasts among us engaged for hours, we’ve identified the must-have gifts for anyone with a love of flying.
Flight Outfitters Waypoint Backpack
The newest bag from Flight Outfitters, the Waypoint Backpack combines a low-key style and lots of utility in a product specifically made for pilots. With one padded sleeve that can fit a 16-inch laptop and another that fits an iPad Pro 12.9-inch, the bag has the space needed to carry all the electronic devices one may need on any given trip. In addition to the sleeves, users will find two interior mesh pockets inside along with a main compartment that is large enough to hold a change of clothes or larger gear items, such as a headset, logbook or kneeboard. A front organizer pocket features several pen holders as well as small spaces for valuables, such as keys or a wallet. Near the top of the bag is a soft-lined sunglasses pocket that will protect shades from unnecessary scratches or damage.
On the outside, two side mesh pockets are perfect for holding a fuel strainer, flashlight or radio. A carabiner in the front center of the bag allows wearers to latch on additional items that they want to reach quickly. The Waypoint’s padded shoulder straps make for a comfortable fit, while a secure slip on the back of the bag makes it easy for users to adhere the bag to rolling luggage.
The bag is available for $129.95.
Learn more at flightoutfitters.com.