8 Pieces of Go-To Travel Gear

Pack a punch with these stylish, smart, and scent-sational products
Austin | Fowler Brielle backpack
Austin | Fowler Brielle backpack

Austin | Fowler

Austin | Fowler Brielle backpack

With 14 different pockets, generous spaces for a laptop and chargers, sturdy straps and fabrics, and a fashion-forward design that deserves all the compliments you’ll receive, this travel backpack easily rivals your traditional carry-on rollerbag for ease and comfort. $278, austinfowler.com

Scrumptious Honeydew pillow
Scrumptious Honeydew pillow

Everything Branding

Scrumptious Honeydew pillow

Stay well-rested with this packable pillow that features an antibacterial, copper-infused foam filler you can adjust, add to, or remove portions of for a customized fit. The pillow’s unique curve and shoulder cut-out is made specifically to support side sleepers. $99, honeydewsleep.com

Walton Wood Farm cleanser
Walton Wood Farm cleanser

Walton Wood Farm

Walton Wood Farm cleanser

For that camping trip or long flight, this Waterless Power Shower helps you stay fresh and clean on the go. The foam has a light bergamot scent and is cruelty-free, gluten-free, and made with sustainable ingredients. $15.95, waltonwoodfarm.com

Walton Wood Farm lip balm products
Walton Wood Farm lip balm products

Walton Wood Farm

Walton Wood Farm lip balm products

Prevent chapped lips with this Lip Emergency Rescue Kit featuring four refreshing, natural lip balms in a pocket-sized tin. Made with organic sunflower, olive, and hemp seed oils, you may want to pack all four or select your favorite flavor, ranging from peppermint buttercream to fresh-cut pineapple. $19.99, waltonwoodfarm.com

Oak & Reed yoga gear
Oak & Reed yoga gear

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Oak & Reed yoga gear

Some of us travel to ski or golf; others travel to practice yoga. This attractive origami foldable yoga mat stacks up well against the competition, offering a fresh take on the rolled mat and fitting better in luggage, without sticking out. The two microfiber sweat towels complement the mat’s design to keep you dry. $30 foldable mat; $15 towel set, oak-reed.com 

Manta SLEEP mask
Manta Sleep mask

Manta Sleep

Manta Sleep mask

Say goodbye to jetlag by getting good shut-eye with this sleep mask that promises 100% blackout capabilities, C-shaped eye cups, and zero pressure on the eyelids or lashes. With an adjustable fit and cooling, perforated foam construction, this mask is lightweight yet effective. It also comes with a carrying case and earplugs. $89, mantasleep.com 

SPIBelt
SPIBelt

SPIBelt

SPIBelt

Billed as the “Small Personal Item” belt, this compact contraption works well as a money belt to keep your passport, phone, and other travel essentials safe. The zippered pocket expands to fit several items, and the straps are adjustable to fit around your waist, à la fanny pack, or cross-body under a shirt. The “pocket” comes in a variety of colors and designs, too. $26.99, spibelt.com

Storm Creek Explorer jacket       
Storm Creek Explorer jacket

Storm Creek

Storm Creek Explorer jacket         

Appropriately named, this water-proof and breathable rain jacket is the perfect thing to pack for exploring the city or escaping into nature. Made with nearly 50% recycled polyester and by a company with a philanthropic mission, you can feel good about staying dry in this stylish apparel. $139, stormcreek.com

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