It’s a new year and the start of a new journey, and the perfect excuse to get new travel and running gear. Santa must have thought so as well, because he brought me lots of functional and fashionable gear to help me enjoy the journey even more in 2013.

A new suitcase was on my list and Santa came through big time, bringing me the limited edition Topas Stealth suitcase from German luggage maker Rimowa and outwear specialists Moncler.

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The black suitcase with white quilted lining, includes shoe bags and two
toiletry bags, one transparent and perfect for airport security, and
one quilted.

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Looks like one of 2013’s resolutions will mastering that packing light thing because this beautiful piece of luggage is definitely carry on only.

Lululemon ‘s “What The Fluff” Pullover – a fashionably functional, lightweight, wind and water-resistant outer layer in neon yellow with reflectivity – is perfect for those training runs I have to put in during the cold, dark winter mornings in Holland in preparation for that half marathon in Marrakesh in a few weeks.

The “Hot Cheeks” running skirt, also from Lululemon, and the running skirt with attached boot-legged running tights from Skirt Sports are other pieces of stylish gear I found under my tree.

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What new gear have you gotten recently?