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When our experts test and recommend products, one of the major qualities they consider is longevity. Buying with durability in mind is not only good for the environment, it can also save you money in the long run. We’ve added some new favorites to our ultimate guide to buy-it-for-life products, including a moka pot that makes espresso-like coffee and a canister vacuum your grandkids could likely inherit.

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Heirloom-quality picks

Three of our top picks for carry-on luggage, shown side by side, an Away The Carry-On, a Travelpro Platinum Elite, and a Briggs & Riley Baseline Essential.

The luggage we’ve loved for a decade

Our top pick is everything you’d want from a good suitcase: lightweight, surprisingly nimble, and spacious→

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A century-old pepper mill

It grinds evenly and looks good sitting in your kitchen→

A multitool.

Our favorite multi-tool

A handy multi-tool can make everyday tasks much easier→


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We’ll leave you with this. One final reminder to snatch up a summer treat: reader-exclusive deals on Wirecutter favorites. They’re live through midnight eastern tomorrow. Peruse while you can, dear reader.

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