I recently shared a photo album on The PS Backpacker’s Facebook page called “#MyMontreal” that presents bits and pieces of the city that became my home 15 years ago, as I moved here to study journalism.
One place doesn’t appear in that album; it’s the store where I love to go to treat myself with some of the latest travel gadgets and gizmos (that I often end up reviewing here: like this post and this one too). Located in the heart of Montreal’s Mile-End, on Laurier Ouest, Jet-Setter will soon celebrate 30 years of serving travelers of all sorts, from the fanciest business traveler to the most minimalistic backpacker !
This independent store carries numerous well-known, respected brands (Eagle Creek, PacSafe, Samsonite, Sea to Summit, Lewis N. Clark, Travelon, and many more!) and sells almost everything: luggage ID tags to packing cubes, luggage of all sorts and sizes (suitcases, backpacks, day packs, carry-on, etc.) and a wide variety of safety / health / techno gadgets (money belts, suitcase locks, electrical adapters, sheet soap, and so on)… to only mention that.
Though I often go with a precise idea of what I have in mind (I do most of my “pre-shopping” on their website), I often find new, unexpected items when I visit the store. They have items that will accomodate most budgets… (I don’t think I have ever left that store without buying a little something !) Should you need help from the staff, they are always there to help you, always polite and smiling, knowing their products well. They run out of an item in store? No panic! When I went on Boxing Day to buy my Eagle Creek Gear Hauler, they didn’t have any in store… so they sent me straight to the website warehouse (10 min. away) and I got what I wanted for the same price along with great customer service!
The best part is that they go beyond the usual travel gadgets and offer some very innovative and/or environmment friendly products, from a soap that does everything (shampoo to laundry) to foldable, compact day packs.
You don’t live in Montreal or you don’t come too often? Shop online! Most of their products are available through their easy-to-navigate, super detailed website and they offer free shipping for orders over $90. Also, shopping online (along with reviewing and recommending products on social media) will allow you to collect Jet-Setter Reward Points that you can spend on your next online shopping spree! ($1 spent = 1 point ; 100 points = $1 rebate) NOTE : you can only collect/redeem points online (doesn’t apply to in-store purchase).
66, Laurier West
Montreal, QC H2T 2N4
Tel.: 514-271-5058 — Toll free: 1-888-271-5058
Email : email@example.com
Facebook : www.facebook.com/jetsetterdotca
YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/user/JetSetterTravel