When you move to a new city or travel a lot, you tend to develop an aversion to maps. They’re usually too clumsy to carry around all the time, become tattered with frequent use, and the unfolding-refolding alone can drive you crazy. Then there’s Palomar’s Crumpled City Maps.
Made out of a special material that is 100 percent waterproof, these detailed maps can be crumpled up and carried anywhere without becoming too faded or creased. And thinking about my more recent travels, it would also probably come in handy when caught in the rain.