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18 Essentials You Can’t Travel Without

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18 Essentials You Can't Travel Without

Whether you’re taking a backpack or a suitcase, packing a carry-on requires a thoughtful approach to make sure you’re including TSA-friendly items to have by your side while traveling to your destination.

We share favorite carry-on essentials, and they delivered helpful tips and recommendations to consider for your next trip. From noise-canceling headphones to block out all outside sounds to comfortable shoes that will keep your feet cozy, our editors can’t travel without these 18 carry-on must-haves.

White + Warren Cashmere Travel Wrap

Regulating the air temperature on board a plane is always a bit of a challenge—I find it’s best to layer, that way if you get too hot you can take off a sweater or jacket (and vice versa). One ‘layer’ that proves to be useful, time and again, is a cashmere travel wrap from White and Warren. You can use it as a shawl to keep warm; a blanket while you sleep; even as a pillow, folded delicately into a tight little square. It also looks great when you step off the plane, wearing a chic accessory!

Away The Insider Packing Cubes Set of 6

Packing cubes have completely transformed the way I travel. I love this set from Away, which comes with six cubes in different sizes, each with a mesh panel on top that allows you to see what’s inside. Since I’ve been using these, I’m able to stay more organized while packing and once I’ve reached my destination because everything has a place and stays there. In fact, if it wasn’t for this set, I probably wouldn’t have been able to fit a week’s worth of clothing and accessories on a trip to France this summer where I only used a carry-on.

Dagne Dover Remi Glasses Case

We love that this glasses case is eco-friendly and made of Dagne Dover’s 100 percent recycled Repreve polyester that is made from five plastic water bottles per case.

If you’re like me then you know packing one pair of glasses for a trip isn’t enough! Between my blue light glasses, polarized, and fun lenses I am usually carrying at least three different cases in my bag. That’s where this comes in, the Remi glasses case helps to securely hold three pairs of glasses in a hanging case! Editor.

Chaco Women’s Ramble Puff

My ideal flight is one during which I fall asleep long before the drink tray rolls down the aisle and wake up just in time to check out the view of my destination. Obviously, conditions aren’t exactly optimal for sleep in the cabin. These plush high-tops from Chaco tackle one big hurdle: making your feet warm and comfortable enough to doze off. They’re so soft it’s like wrapping your toes in your favorite fleece, but they’ve got Chaco’s signature durability (including water resistance!) to stave off any wear and tear from trekking around in airports and outside. It’s a great way to get that amazing no-shoes feel without the germs or side-eye from a seatmate.

Apple AirPods Pro

These are by far my favorite pair of headphones I’ve ever owned. I find them much more comfortable than past Apple models, and the convenience factor of the small charging case is huge. The sound quality is good, and the noise-canceling also makes these good if you simply want to pop them in your ears without anything playing to drown out a little airplane noise and enjoy some quiet.

Twelve South South AirFly Wireless Transmitter

The headphones they hand out on planes are free for a reason. I was all too happy to say goodbye forever to static and tangled, too-short cords when I discovered this tiny device. Now I can use my AirPods to watch movies during a flight and move about freely without missing a word. AirFly Pro plugs into any headphone jack and links via Bluetooth so you can even use it to pair two sets of earbuds to watch something together if you’re stuck with a buddy, an airport delay, and one screen. However, be forewarned that these are a real conversation starter and be ready to provide shopping details to your airplane seatmate.

Pacsafe Citysafe CX Backpack

I’ve owned this backpack for years, and it’s my go-to bag for travel. Its professional style and padded laptop sleeve make it perfect for work trips, but I also love it for general travel — it has locking zippers to keep my belongings safe, a trolley sleeve for easy carrying with a suitcase, and two outside water bottle pockets.

In addition to black, this anti-theft bag comes in navy, charcoal, merlot and blush. 

Vlando Small Travel Jewelry Box

“When most people think of travel organizers, they picture large packing cubes meant to be stuffed in checked luggage. But when your checked bags end up lost for hours (or even days) at a time, you’ll wish you’d stowed a few extra items in your carry-on. At 4 x 4 x 2 inches, Vlando’s Small Travel Jewelry Box is compact enough to easily store in any carry-on bag, yet it’s spacious enough to hold nearly a dozen pieces of jewelry and other small items like makeup and medicine bottles. It even comes in 28 colors and with removable dividers, so you can customize it to fit your specific travel needs.

Baggu Reusable Shopping Bag

I started using a Baggu reusable bag when I lived in France because I would always walk by a flea or farmers market and I wouldn’t be able to fit everything I bought in my backpack or purse. It’s been four years now and I still don’t leave the house without it. It can easily fit into a backpack or purse and I love how it hasn’t ripped or been damaged after several years of everyday use. You just never know when you might need to stop by the store or carry something home, and this compact reusable bag is a lifesaver.

Veronica Beard Ganita heels

I watched friends get forced to attend a wedding in Greece in flip-flops this summer after their checked luggage was lost en route. I usually fly in slip-on sneakers (like these, from Russell & Bromley), and now I’ll always stick a pair of heels or wedges in my carry-on — a neutral pair that could go with any dressy outfit — just in case.

Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Paying airport prices for bottled water is a hard no from me, not to mention a waste of plastic. Since I’m bound to get thirsty during a flight, I always bring my Hydro Flask water bottle and fill it up after going through security. It keeps water cold for hours on end and is thin enough to slip into most backpacks and seat-back pockets. Stainless steel also tastes great to drink out of and can take all the rough handling you can throw at it. I love my limited edition (sorry) bottle in honor of Yellowstone’s 150th anniversary, but there are plenty of colors to choose from too.

Hill House The Ellie Nap Dress

I’m always nervous that my checked luggage will get lost, so I always stick a packing cube filled with the essentials in my carry-on bag (even if I’m just bringing a personal item on board). For me, that means underwear, socks (I love these Bombas socks when I travel), a hairbrush, deodorant, a light sweater or jacket, and an easy dress I can throw on after getting off the plane. For my last few flights, I’ve packed a Hill House Nap Dress in my carry-on so I can change out of my plane clothes as soon as possible when I arrive.

Cadence Travel Capsules - Set of 6

I love beauty products almost as much as I love organization. Cadence combines the two as I can fit a shocking amount in these little 0.56-ounce capsules — about a week’s worth of cleanser and even more for serums and toner. My favorite part is that you can customize the magnetic label “tiles” with whatever names or icons you want (and get different hues to color code your products and order additional tiles separately to swap). They take up very little space and are great for skin care, or even jewelry and medicine, too. The tops screw on securely and it’s so easy to get every last drop out—with or without spoons—before cleaning (especially compared to standard reusable bottles). If I just add makeup and these larger 3-ounce pouches for my hair care, my entire at-home routine is sorted on the go.

Stripe & Stare Box 2-Piece Short-Sleeve Pajama Set

My greatest travel fear? Getting stuck overnight somewhere without my checked bag, and then not having a clean set of pajamas and underwear to change into at the airport or my hotel room. I always throw a pair of lightweight, breathable pajamas into my Paraval tote bag—this comfortable pair from Stripe and Stare, which sustainably sources their material, has been doing the trick lately. Their underwear is also super soft—and 95% biodegradable.

Sony WH-1000XM5 Noise Canceling Headphones

One of our picks for the best noise-canceling headphones on the market, this pair impressed us with superior noise-canceling abilities that could block out sounds like a screaming baby, an ambulance siren, and car honking. “[They are] equally adept at blocking out the chaos and noise of a busy airport, as well as flight noise, and light enough to wear for the entire trip.

Summersalt Perfect Lightweight Cardigan

Made of 95 percent cotton and 5 percent cashmere, this cozy sweater is designed to be lightweight, warm, and easy to pack.  

You’ll never find me boarding a plane without an extra sweater in my carry-on to ensure I’m not caught shivering when they inevitably crank the air-conditioning on a flight. This two-tone cardigan is one of my current favorites; it’s super soft, and the neutral colors go with just about anything.

Brand Black Nomo 2.0 Sneaker

I have never loved a sneaker more than these ones in my life. These shoes are built to last thanks to their Vibram traction soles that are often found in shoes designed for high-intensity activities like hiking and running. I’ve put at least 500 miles on these shoes while traveling or walking through New York City, and the traction is completely intact without showing any signs of wear and tear. I love how easy it is to slip these on and they feel incredibly lightweight and supportive at the same time. And they’re like comfortable dad shoes, but cuter.

Bioderma Makeup Remover Wipes

“I like to have makeup wipes (like these Bioderma wipes) in my carry-on bag so I can take my makeup off during a long-haul flight and freshen up before I reach my destination. I always have a good moisturizer on hand, too, like this one from Drunk Elephant, to combat that dry plane air and keep my skin hydrated and happy.

These wipes are also unscented, biodegradable, and recommended for sensitive skin.


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The 12 Best Travel Products of 2022

The 12 Best Travel Products of 2022

Whether you’re taking to the skies for the first time in two years or packing the car for a cross-country trip, travel is, well, back; perhaps not in the ways we’re used to, but the ritual of leaving where you live for somewhere else has been changed forever. It has new steps; new rules; new things to consider, too. As such, you need to be ready for anything. Having the right gear makes every trip easier, even if it makes your luggage heavier.



Ettinger Spectrum Spectacle Case

Ettinger Spectrum Spectacle Case

The Spectrum Spectacle Case’s curved shape makes it easy to hold or slip into a pant pocket. Plus, the leather exterior will prevent dirt and grime from getting to your lenses, and the soft suede interior will cushion bumps or drops.



Bravo Sierra Antibacterial Body Wipes

Bravo Sierra Antibacterial Body Wipes

Long rides in the car without stopping are known to incubate BO. Bravo Sierra’s body wipes can stand in for a shower in a pinch — whether you’re ultra-stinky or just sticky from a few laps in the pool.



AGV AX9 Pacific Road Helmet

AGV AX9 Pacific Road Helmet

The AX9 helmet boasts incredibly lightweight carbon fiber construction, a versatile visor and an adjustable chin guard port for getting airflow where you need it. It also looks pretty badass.



Uncharted Supply Co. The Zeus

Uncharted Supply Co. The Zeus

With 20,000 mAh of power, the portable Zeus has enough juice to recharge everything, from the largest trucks to every single USB device in your backpack.



Belstaff Temple Motorcycle Jacket

Belstaff Temple Motorcycle Jacket

The Temple Jacket’s combination of vintage style and lightweight nylon shell with mesh venting makes it the best option for keeping cool all summer long.



Spotify Car Thing

Spotify Car Thing

The Car Thing is the ultimate Spotify streaming device for your car. It has a big touchscreen that makes navigating playlists and podcasts super easy, plus a built-in voice assistant so you can control your music hands-free.



Valve Steam Deck

Valve Steam Deck

This first-of-its-kind portable console allows you to play games you’d typically only be able to access on a PC or a next-gen console anywhere you want — no wireless mouse or keyboard required.



Mophie 3-in-1 Travel Charger

Mophie 3-in-1 Travel Charger

Thanks to its support for MagSafe fast charging, this handy travel gadget can quickly and wirelessly charge your new iPhone, your Apple Watch and your AirPods Pro all at the same time. It also folds up into a compact, travel-friendly design.



Baboon Go-Bag — Small (40L)

Baboon Go-Bag — Small (40L)

This duffel is straight-up clever: it’s made to be carried just about any way you could want; it’s packed with pockets for easy organizing; and it’s got a durable, waterproof shell.



Jansport Right Pack

Jansport Right Pack

This is the Jansport backpack you know and love, but upgraded. The Right Pack features a padded laptop sleeve, a water bottle side pocket and legit old-school style.



Peak Design Packing Cube

Peak Design Packing Cube

PD’s cube features a smart zipper system that adapts to how much you’re packing, shrinking and growing accordingly. Elegantly designed, it’s also easy to access and divide as necessary.



D.S. & Durga Big Sur After Rain Hand Sanitizer

D.S. & Durga Big Sur After Rain Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer might as well be pleasant, right? Stay safe and healthy with this one — but also treat your hands and senses with moisturizer and scents of eucalyptus, magnolia and wet wood.





A Checklist for Travelling Sustainably in Africa

Checklist for Travelling Africa

The African safari might be the experience of a lifetime, but with it comes a very special kind of responsibility. Only in Africa do you find such an abundance of mega-fauna and the habitat to support such a rich and diverse spectacle of nature’s bounty. Human traditions, too, remain intact here in ways that have long since disappeared elsewhere.

But Africa’s habitats are shrinking. Wild lands are disappearing, and the dual impacts of climate change and environmental degradation are placing unprecedented pressure upon both wildlife and some of the poorest people on the planet.

Some governments on the continent, and infinitely more community and conservation projects, are tackling these issues, bringing hope and meaningful change. The tourism industry is uniquely placed to help shift that balance. Travel, at times, much maligned for its impact upon local cultures, can play an invaluable role in preserving both ecosystems and traditional ways of life.

How can travel do this? One traveller at a time.


Plastic Bags

BBC’s sublime Blue Planet series of natural history documentaries has shifted the goalposts when it comes to plastic bags and their awful impact upon the marine environment. But plastic bags are the scourge of many a land-based ecosystem, too, and it’s not just innocent sea turtles that swallow our waste.

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Plastic is a huge problem in Africa destroying local ecosystems and making its way into the foodchain

Farm animals that graze close (and, increasingly, not so close) to wherever human beings live are choking from all of the plastic, and that in turn enters the food chain of which ordinary Africans are a part. As for domestic livestock, so, too, for wild grazers. And from blocked stormwater drains to rivers choked with refuse, from once-pristine savannah grasslands to water sources relied upon by locals, plastic is already destroying Africa.

While it may not be of their own making, African countries have taken the lead in trying to stem plastic’s rising tide. Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Morocco, Mauritania, Cameroon and Uganda have all banned the use and production of plastic bags in varying degrees. Even two of the world’s poorest countries, Mali and Guinea-Bissau, have followed suit.

The very least we can do when travelling is to leave all plastic at home, and carry with us, and use, only reusable bags and containers, and, where possible, forsake all forms of plastic packaging.


Water Bottles

The plastic water bottle is the partner-in-crime to the plastic bag. Its prevalence is the cause of small mountains of rubbish that are, at best, an eyesore that disfigures many a beautiful view. Carrying your own re-fillable water bottle can make a difference on a potentially exponential scale. If you travel for three weeks that’s perhaps twenty plastic bottles that won’t end up in landfill or by the side of the road. Refill your own instead from a safe source of drinking water – all safari lodges and tented camps have just such a source for guests. And where such water is unavailable, there are numerous, easy water treatment solutions to render water drinkable without making Africa pay for your thirst.


Sustainable Accommodation

For the most part, lodges and tented camps, the mainstays of the African safari industry, inhabit wilderness areas or, at the very least, corners of wild Africa known for their natural beauty. But at what cost? Always ask your safari/lodge/tented camp operator about their sustainable practices. Assuming they’re not on the national grid, how do they meet their energy needs? Solar power? How is everything recycled? How do they dispose of their rubbish and their sewage? Even the act of asking can make a difference – the more people who show an interest, the more lodges and camps will start to take the issue seriously.


Community Engagement & Local Benefits

And while you’re at it, remember that sustainability extends far beyond power needs and waste management. How many local people do these operators employ? What benefits flow back into the local communities from having tourist service providers as neighbours? Do local schoolchildren ever get to experience the wild in the same way that wealthy tourists do? How much involvement do local women have in decision-making when it comes to community engagement? Or do relationships between the tourism industry and local communities simply reinforce existing power structures by empowering the already-powerful and work against meaningful change? Your safari company or lodge may not have an answer for every question. But, again, the simple act of asking reminds operators that these things matter.


Local Ownership

The question of engagement also comes back to ownership. Not everything can be locally owned, and foreign investment in Africa can play a critical role in building capacity, infrastructure and expertise across the

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Alfonsia is a weaver in Zambia selling her beautiful creations to tourists at Tikondane, a RoundTrip project

Tourism industry. But any such benefits are ultimately more sustainable where foreign investors operate in partnership with local communities. And it always works best if most of the profits remain within Africa to the benefit of those same communities. As a general rule, the greater the level of local ownership – over a lodge or tented camp, over a safari operator – the more likely it will be that tangible benefits will accrue to local communities.

Where they don’t yet have the resources or expertise to set up and manage a tourism company or service provider, it can be worth enquiring about what structures are in place – training, low-interest loans – for making this a possibility in the future.

Buying Local

Buying local is another way to ensure that some of your tourist dollars make their way into the pockets of locals. That can simply mean shopping for supplies in local markets rather than supermarkets that form part of multinational chains. But it also means buying local handicrafts. In many places across Africa, traditional crafts and artisan traditions are disappearing as the ceremonies and rites that once sustained these skills fall into disuse. Producing these and other traditional objects for a tourist market can play a significant role in keeping these skills alive. And always keep your purchasing decisions informed – avoid anything that is made from animal parts, local coral, endangered plants and so on.

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Buying food or handicrafts helps local communities


Conservation Projects

If you’re planning to go on a safari, think about choosing a responsible operator. The better safari operators channel a significant proportion of their revenues into conservation projects. These may involve programs that help to rebuild populations of endangered species or to restore threatened habitats.

The best operators work closely with local communities in education and allow travellers to engage with these goals – by contributing directly to the funding of these programs and by allowing travellers to participate in some way. This latter element of participation might include visiting a local school, sponsoring a local ranger or making some other form of donation, or helping to collar a lion.

Some form of volunteering, whether for an afternoon or for weeks, is another option, although make sure that you are actually contributing something worthwhile to the organisation as opposed to adding to their work or otherwise getting in the way. Whichever way you help, such community-oriented programs deserve to be supported.


Animal Welfare

Conservation is also about the individual choices that you and those looking after you make while out in the wild. Too often, safari drivers ignore local rules and regulations, driving off-road so as to place their clients as close as possible to the wildlife. While this may be allowed in some community conservancies, most have in place restrictions on where vehicles can drive and how many vehicles can be in attendance at a sighting at any one time.

Driving off-road can also seriously damage grasslands and the like, over time causing erosion, habitat loss and even desertification. And getting too close to animals can cause them considerable stress and, at its worse, change their natural behaviour. If you’re on an organised safari, encourage your driver to keep these guidelines in mind, even if it means having to watch the wildlife from a little further away. And if you’re self-driving, the same rules very much apply.

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Safari vehicles surrounding a Leopard Serengeti National Park, Tanzania


Knowledge Works Both Ways

A little knowledge can go a long way. Before visiting a place, read as widely as possible about where you’re going. It’s difficult to overstate what a difference this can make in deepening your on-the-ground experience. Just as learning a few words in the local language – another important act of pre-trip preparation – these are more than mere ice-breakers in conversation. They can help to break down barriers at a quite fundamental level by showing locals that you’re interested in far more than Africa’s animals, and that you are eager to know more about their lives.

It also works in reverse. Painting a realistic picture of life in your home country – the good and the bad: the high prices and taxes, the long working hours, the freedoms and limitations of daily life – can be a vehicle for a meaningful exchange of ideas. It can highlight all that is good about African life, and facilitate a very human dialogue between civilisations in the best sense.


Time to Talk

Such a dialogue is only possible if you set aside time for it to happen. If you’re taking an organised safari, ask potential tour or safari operators how much free time you will have and what opportunities exist for meeting local people. Speaking with local staff at lodges, camps and the like is an important form of inter-cultural encounter, and many of these conversations will remain with you as highlights of your trip. But ask what else can be built into your itinerary so you can sit and talk with locals, learning about their daily lives and listening to their stories. Visiting a local market can be another rich source of experience. Whatever it is, try to meet locals while and where they go about their daily business. The result is sure to be the antithesis of so many staged encounters that commonly pass for inter-cultural exchanges in tourist settings.

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The best cultural exchanges can just be spending time in local communities, such as this one in Uganda


It’s the Little Things

During every day while on the road, countless small opportunities – to forge a lasting connection with a person from a completely different culture, to break down the barriers between those cultures, to make a choice that slows the march of environmental exploitation – present themselves. Travelling in a spirit of awareness and being present in each moment – themselves mantras for many a sustainable journey – can help to make sure that you don’t miss the chance to make a difference or learn something new about the world through which you travel.

You might, for example, come across a particularly motivated staff member who does his or her job with initiative and enthusiasm – reward them, perhaps with a tip, perhaps with a promise to pass on your praise to their superiors; your own reward may be the most wonderful smile. And while we’re on the subject of promises, always fulfil any that you make – to send a photo once you return home, to write a letter – or don’t make such promises in the first place. By keeping the faith, by doing everything possible to meet those whom you encounter on equal terms, the world becomes a better place by degrees. And one more thing. Learn to listen. Always listen.



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Best Women’s Travel Accessories

We all like to say we’re ready to hit the road at a moment’s notice–hair in the wind, not a care in the world, and eager to see the wonders of our beautiful planet.

Then we get to our destination and spend half a day trying to sort our suitcase disaster, and worse, finding our way to a store in a strange city to buy all the traveling accessories we forgot to pack.

That’s why I like to keep a permanent stock of travel accessories and storage solutions to keep me organized and comfortable as I travel no matter how quickly the road beckons.

I call these items essential because they save me time and money!

Best Women’s Travel Accessories

1. Noise Cancellation Headphones

Anker Soundcore Life Q20 Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling Headphones are life-changing if you travel by air or public transportation and one of the best women’s travel accessories you can buy.

Life Q20 active noise-canceling headphones reproduce music with extended high frequencies reaching up to 40 kHz. The headphones reduce ambient noises by up to 90% and cancel out a range of low and mid-frequency noises such as cars and airplanes.

Other features include BassUp for extra oomphy bass notes and enough playing time for 600 songs. That should cover you to your favorite discotheque in Europe and back.

2. Hanging Toiletry Bag

The BAGSMART Toiletry Bag and travel bag with hanging hook is a water-resistant organizer for accessories and toiletries, including hair products and full-sized containers.

It comes in medium-size and large sizes, both with two-way zipper closures. Its unique design includes inside main pockets with elastic straps to hold bottles.

A double zipper compartment allows easy access to items even when the bag is not fully open. In addition, the sides are transparent, so you can see the contents inside.

The stow-away 360-degree swivel and the non-slip metal hook allow you several options for hanging. The carry handle doubles as a hanging strap.

It’s made from a water-resistant polyester fabric, supple to the touch. Its padded design holds the bag’s shape and provides protection.

You can also use this easy-to-carry bag for the gym, and elsewhere you’ll need toiletries. Comes in several colors, including a charming pink and a vibrant yellow.

These are the best travel accessories for women as far as organization.

3. Small Toiletry Bag

High-quality toiletry and travel accessory bags in a small size are essential for throwing into your suitcase without taking up valuable space.

This one is made of nylon and is lightweight, perfect for handling women’s travel accessories. The WANDF toiletry bag is only 3.6 oz and has small-scale dimensions of 9.5 (L) x 4.7 (W) x 5.9 (H) inches.

It’s easy to carry and even hang by the side handle so you can access your toiletries easily. It’s made from water-resistant material and breathable mesh, with SBS zippers.

The main compartment holds more oversized items such as shampoo bottles or shaving cream. One zippered mesh pouch has more miniature toiletries and cosmetics in a visible and breathable pocket.

4. Carry-On Bag

This Weekender Overnight Bag for Women by Hyc00 features protective nylon lining and a zipper closure.

A dry/wet separate bag is made from high-density water-resistant material. Use it to separate dry items and wet items like clothes or towels.

The airplane-friendly travel bag makes an ideal carry on bag , gym bag, or overnight bag for business or personal travel.

It can be a handbag or wear it across your body with its comfortable and adjustable strap. It also protects a 15.6-inch laptop computer with a graciously padded sleeve inside a separate zippered compartment.

The many internal and external organizational pockets ensure maximum organization. In addition, it comes with a lifetime warranty, including a 60-day no-questions-asked refund policy.

5. Cosmetic Bags

The MAANGE Toiletry Bag for Women with Translucent Waterproof Cosmetic Bag is a travel organizer set for accessories, toiletries, and all those million bottles, tubes, and cosmetics that end up on our packing list.

It’s shipped in three sizes. You get one large toiletry bag, one medium make-up bag and a small cosmetic bag.

It also serves as an organizer case for toiletries, medicine, USB cables, earphones, charging cords, and power banks.

These travel bags are made of PU lightweight material, durable, and waterproof. The translucent panels and oversized opening zippers let you see what’s inside each pack so you can quickly find the accessories you need.

The sturdy, smooth zipper closure ensures accessories are organized too. Use the handle strap to hang the bag on the towel rack, shower rod, or wherever you need to easily access your makeup.


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Long Haul Flight Essentials Every Traveler Must Have

Yes flights are exciting because you are heading to a new destination but the reality is that flights can also be a major drag.  The solution is to make these long trips as comfortable as they can be with these long haul flight essentials.

Not only will these essentials for long haul flights be helpful while you are traveling on a red eye or overseas but they will also be useful for layovers or let’s say bus rides.

Below I have listed all the carry-on essentials for long flights I make sure I have in my bag every time that I travel.  These are also carry on essentials for short flights.  Basically no matter how long the flight I travel with these essential travel items every time.


Having the proper headphones for a long flight are essential!  I absolutely love my recent purchase of the Bose headphones.  These headphones are an investment but worth every penny.

A main reason I love these headphones is how comfortable they are around my ears.  My ears tend to hurt when I wear most headphones but not with the Bose.

Second, they completely cancel out all the noise around you.  This makes it easy to drown out the crying baby in the back or the person snoring on your shoulder in the seat next to you.  Okay let’s hope that is not the case but at least you know that you have the Bose headphones on your side.

They come in several different colors and have a built in Alexa to easily change music on voice command.  Plus they are easy to travel with as when you’re not using them you just keep them around your neck.  Do yourself a favor and put these headphones on your Christmas list because these are the best travel accessories for long flights.


Cleansing toilettes or face wipes are a must and an essential on a long haul flight.  The air on an airplane is circulated which dries your skin out.  One way to avoid this is by wearing a mask but if you don’t have the money a quick solution is traveling with face wipes.  The face wipes quickly cool your face, arms or anything else that needs cooling.

They also double as a napkin in a bind.  Hello whoops I accidentally spilled ketchup on my pants.

And most importantly, the face wipes can quickly remove the mascara that has accumulated under your eyes after a rough night of sleeping on the airplane. These are a low maintenance beauty essentials for long haul flights.


One of the top things to take on a long flight is a pashmina.  The uses of a pashmina are endless.  I always carry one with me when I travel, whether its on a plane, a bus, a boat, a train…well you get the idea.  You never know when you will need to use it as a blanket.  I always get so cold on airplanes or in airports and it also doubles as a pillow.

I will never forget one of the worst bus rides overnight throughMyanmar, I was so cold my whole entire body was sore from shivering all night.  It was from this day forward that I vowed to never travel without a pashmina again.


Ever get off a long haul flight and your ankles are the size of your calves, creating the infamous cankle?  This portable airplane footrest is the solution to your problem.  These long haul flight essentials are easy to use, just unroll and snap it around the seat in front of you or over your tray table.  This can also be used on a train, bus or at a table.

The travel footrest relieves fatigue and can reduce lower back pain, stiffness and leg swelling that occurs during long flights.  The lightweight and compact design folds up easily and to fit into your carry-on luggage.  This travel product makes a wonderful gift for the whole family especially the travel lovers in your life.


Compression socks are an effective way to promote better circulation and to eliminate stress and fatigue.  Compression socks provide more pressure to your legs which enhance blood flow thus reducing pain and swelling.  Not only do compression socks provide support they also keep your feet warm on an airplane where I always seem to freeze.

I always keep a pair in my carry-on bag.  These compression socks come in a value pack and have several different stylish patterns to choose from.


This is a great travel accessory if you want to watch movies on an airplane or bus but don’t want to hold your phone the entire time.  It’s compact and light weight making it easy to take with you anywhere.  It comes with a strong clamp being able to mount to the tray table, the arm of a chair or stationary on a desk or table.

This universal airplane in flight mount is compatible with multiple phone styles including the iPhone and Samsung Note.  This is the perfect stocking stuffer for the on-the-go traveler.


Having an extra, portable power bank charger is a travel accessory I never leave home without.  It’s a safety issue with me, I would never want to find myself in a situation where I needed to call a cab or find an important email but couldn’t because my phone was dead.  But in this case it is a long haul flight essential because of how much slower that plane ride would be if your electronic devices that you use for entertainment were dead.

This power bank has lots of battery life, being able to charge multiple phones at once, twice before it would run out of battery life.  And its only the size of an iPhone.


A long haul flight not only consists of many hours sitting on a plane but theres probably more hours logged sitting in airports waiting for a connecting flight or just waiting for your long haul flight to begin.  A travel toothbrush is a long flight travel essential because let’s be real, it feels good to brush your teeth.

Chances are you’ve been drinking coffee or wine or some substance waiting for the inevitable flight to final board or on the flight.  Having a travel toothbrush to brush your teeth on the go is crucial.

This travel toothbrush is easy to carry with you, concealable and convenient.  Especially for a mid flight brush.  This is my favorite go to travel brush and you can buy them in packs, perfect for you and your partner.

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Travel Accessories Every Traveler Should Have

We’ve all heard the saying “it’s not about the destination but the journey” and through all my years of traveling, I have to agree with that statement.  But who says you can’t make that journey comfortable.  I put together a list of the best travel accessories that every traveler needs. 

From a quick weekend getaway to a month long honey moon, these travel accessories are perfect for any length of trip.  If you are planning for a long haul flight check out these flight essentials not to travel without and these tips to survive your long haul flight.

Not only do these travel gadgets make the actual act of traveling easier but they make great gifts for the travel lover in your life.  You’ll be traveling like a pro with these travel friendly products.


The Nomatic travel pack is a recent purchase of mine and I couldn’t be happier with it.  Everything about it was designed with the traveler on the go in mind.  It has so many versatile pockets which keeps me organized and holds all of the travel accessories that are in this list.

It’s the perfect bag to take with you when you are doing the actual act of traveling, like spending all night on an airplane or 2 days on a slow boat through Laos.  It’s that versatile and keeps all of my electronics safe, organized plus an extra outfit and a sweatshirt because we all know how cold it gets in airports and on planes.


Packing cubes are a game changer.  If you don’t pack with packing cubes then you’re packing wrong.  Compression packing cubes are a packing essential for travelers.  

These handy dandy travel essentials keep your clothes organized and makes it easier to pack bulkier items like jackets.  They also make it easier to separate your clean and dirty clothes.  Packing has never been easier.


Having an extra, portable power bank charger is a travel accessory I never leave home without.  It’s a safety issue with me, I don’t want to find myself in a situation where I needed to call a cab or find an important email but couldn’t because my phone was dead.  

This power bank has lots of battery life, being able to charge multiple phones at once, twice before it would run out of battery life.  And its only the size of an iPhone.


For the longest time I was using a small packing cube as my toiletry bag which wasn’t that bad to be honest and then I got a toiletry bag for Christmas and I couldn’t believe I didn’t have a proper one before.

The toiletry bag folds up and hangs on the wall.  There are three large clear zippered compartments, and one detachable pouch which is perfect for makeup.  

Plus, it packs well in your suitcase and comes in several cute floral patterns.


Checking a bag is expensive, paying even more because your bag is a couple pounds over is an annoying and frustrating cost.  Reduce stress by traveling with a digital hand luggage scale to weigh your bags before you get to the airport.  All you do is hook it on the handle of your luggage and lift up to see the weight.

This is a great travel accessory for flying budget airlines. The budget airlines are very strict about the weight of your bags especially if you’re trying to carry on your luggage like I always do.  Avoid the stress of an overweight bag fee.


I’m sure you’re all to familiar with having a gazillion charging cords, I mean you need them for everything now a day’s.  I need a separate  charging cord for my phone, MacBook, watch, earbuds, GoPro, drone, aresanl… the list could continue but you get the point.  

This travel electronics organizing case is waterproof and can hold all your chargers, an external hard drive and possibly a travel speaker!  

Keep your cords untangled and organized in a nifty zip up pouch.  No more wasting time trying to find the right cord for the right device.  These are my favorite type of travel accessories, efficient and organized.


This universal adapter is compatible with over 150 countries including all of Europe and Asian countries.  Plus it has 4 USB ports making it possible to charge up to 6 devices at once.  It even comes in rose gold.


These Bose headphones are definitely an investment but worth every penny.  They completely cancel out all the noise around you and are comfortable around your ears.  If you’re anything like me and have sensitive ears, this will be one of the best purchases you make all year.

They come in several different colors and have a built in Alexa to easily change music on voice command.  Plus they are easy to travel with as when you’re not using them you just keep them around your neck.


The leakproof travel bottles are designed to prevent liquid leaks or spills.  You won’t have to worry about your conditioner exploding due to altitude. The bottles are 2 ounces TSA Carry on approved.

They are perfect for shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, hand sanitizer and or body wash.  The wide mouth makes the bottles easy to fill and you can buy a 17 pack to have options for all of your toiletries.


sleep mask is perfect on sleeping on the plane or hotel.  The sleep mask is made of memory foam, it’s soft and has wide eyes making possible to blink freely.  It’s lightweight and easy to bring with you in your carryon.  Sleeping just got easier.


The Nomader collapsible water bottle is the perfect travel companion.  It is sturdy and comfortable to drink from, rolls up for compact travel and can easily attach to your bag for easy access.  It has a sealing twist cap the eliminates leaks and spills.

It’s flexible, shatter proof, has a wide mouth easy for cleaning and has a durable carry strap.  It’s dishwasher safe, freezable and can hold hot or cold drinks.  Fill up the water bottle once you get pass security.

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What To Bring on a Hike: Seven Hiking Essentials You Need to Bring on Your Next Hike

We’ve all been there- you have reached your destination, settled into the hotel, and unpacked your bags only to find that you have forgotten that essential something or other. Maybe you left your new camera on the mantle or forgot those high-tech thermal socks in the dryer. Next time you are planning a hiking adventure, make sure that you come packed and prepared with these five handy tips.

Seven Things You Should Pack on Your Next Hiking Trip

1. Appropriate Footwear

There is nothing worse than starting the second day of your hiking trip with big blisters on your toes. Make sure to pack comfortable trail shoes or hiking boots, depending on the terrain that you’ll be traversing. It’s a good idea to break in new shoes before going on your trip. If you do not have time, though, pack some thick socks to add an extra layer of protection to your feet and keep warm in colder climates.

2. A Navigation System

Even the best hikers get lost from time to time, so it is important to bring a map and compass with you on your hiking adventure. A GPS system can also come in handy, particularly if you are visiting a new or unfamiliar area.

3. Extra Water

It’s important to stay hydrated during your hike, whether you are navigating through your backyard or the Appalachian Trail. If you are going on a flight, you may not be able to bring a supply of water bottles with you, but you can pack extra travel thermoses to carry plenty of water along on your hike.

4. Sun Protection

No matter where you are planning to go hiking, chances are that you are going to see the sun at some point. You should always have sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat to prevent sunburn and reduce your risk of developing skin cancer.

5. Insulated Rain Gear

When the weather gets rough, it is a good idea to have extra layers of protection. You can keep yourself dry and warm, reducing the risk of hypothermia in an emergency situation. You should avoid wearing jeans or anything made of cotton, as it absorbs water and keeps moisture close to the skin.

6. A First-Aid Kit

You never know what can happen in the wilderness, and it is always a good idea to have first-aid supplies handy in case of accidents or injuries. Some first-aid kits contain tweezers and other sharp objects, so you may want to check your kit before packing it in your carry-on luggage.

7. A Lamp and a Whistle

Electric or head lamps and metal whistles are a great way to signal for help when you get lost during a hike, or to simply find your way around if you get caught out after dark. Better yet, both items are perfectly safe to bring with you on your flight.

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This Flight Attendant-loved Weekender Bag Is the Perfect Carry-on for Short Trips

Weekender bags are probably one of the most versatile luggage pieces out there. Whether you reach for it as a duffel for overnight trips or as a carry-on for short getaways, a weekender can fit all of your travel essentials without the feeling of overpacking. Plus, you can also use it as a personal item when flying, since weekender bags are well-suited for storing souvenirs, electronics, and other necessities and can easily be stowed in overhead airplane bins or underneath your seat.

If you’ve been on the hunt for one that’s as functional and spacious as it is stylish (and not to mention affordable), Amazon shoppers have discovered the Camtop Weekender Bag. While you might be of the belief that a low price point reflects a poor-quality item that won’t last, plenty of reviews were impressed with the sophistication of this bag and how it’s held up over time.  customerOne wrote, “Absolutely love the size, durability, and material quality of this product.” What’s more, reviewers rave about how beautiful it is.

The top-rated bag boasts more than 1,500 five-star ratings thanks to its multiple organizational features to fit clothing, shoes, and the rest of your essentials. Measuring 17.3 inches by 14.5 inches by 8.3 inches, it satisfies travel requirements for a carry-on, and still provides travelers with an ample amount of space whether you’re packing for a trip or just headed to the gym. It’s made of durable nylon with faux leather trim, handles, and bottom compartment, and comes in seven solids and patterns, including classic black, light grayleopard print, and tie dye. Copper hardware for the bag’s zippers adds a touch of luxury.

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Inside the main chamber, travelers can store up to a 15.6-inch laptop and still have room to pack two to three days worth of personal belongings, according to the brand (although one shopper said it “fits 3-5 days of clothes and shoes.”) Plus, there is an exterior zippered pocket with mesh pouches for keeping items like your passport, keys, and phone safe and secure. The bag is also able to accommodate shoes and toiletries in the padded waterproof compartment located at the bottom, which helps keep your clothing clean, fresh-smelling, and safe from unexpected spills.

To assist with carrying, it is equipped with top handles and a removable shoulder strap, which you can use as a crossbody to more evenly distribute the weight of the bag. A bonus feature of the weekender includes a trolly sleeve at the back of the bag, which allows you to slide the tote over the handles of your luggage to better maneuver busy airports.

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One of the many reasons why Amazon shoppers love this weekender bag is because it has room for a plethora of items. According to a flight attendant, who was influenced to purchase the duffel by a fellow coworker, the bag is able to store their shoes, a tablet, and many other products for weekend trips. It’s been such a hit, they’ve even shared the purchase link with “two more flight attendants that saw my bag and loved it!”

Outside of travel purposes, one customer used it as a maternity bag for her sister, and was able to fit multiple outfits, slippers, snacks, and water bottles with additional space. And others reported that they use it as an everyday carryall: “I’m someone that’s always on the go from school to work to coaching, and this has a compartment for my gym clothes, my laptop, and all my other necessary bring-alongs to get me through the day.”

While it is a large bag, reviewers had no issues with storing the bag on a flight. One buyer said that the tote was “flexible enough to be placed under the airplane seat,” and they had no issues with fitting the bag on the plane even when full. Another shared that they used it as their personal item on a flight to Florida and found it easy to maneuver during travel. The durability of the bag is another feature customers love, with a reviewer raving that the zippers “held up well” after over-stuffing the bag for three weeks abroad.

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Inside the main chamber, travelers can store up to a 15.6-inch laptop and still have room to pack two to three days worth of personal belongings, according to the brand (although one shopper said it “fits 3-5 days of clothes and shoes.”) Plus, there is an exterior zippered pocket with mesh pouches for keeping items like your passport, keys, and phone safe and secure. The bag is also able to accommodate shoes and toiletries in the padded waterproof compartment located at the bottom, which helps keep your clothing clean, fresh-smelling, and safe from unexpected spills.

To assist with carrying, it is equipped with top handles and a removable shoulder strap, which you can use as a crossbody to more evenly distribute the weight of the bag. A bonus feature of the weekender includes a trolly sleeve at the back of the bag, which allows you to slide the tote over the handles of your luggage to better maneuver busy airports.

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The Best Camping Lanterns for Your Next Outdoor Getaway

It’s crucial to take a lantern on every camping trip. A powerful light source is important for preparing meals after sundown and any other time you want to have your hands free in the dark or light the way on a nighttime excursion. Many camping lanterns also offer other helpful functionalities like power banks or mood-setting color options. 

There are many different kinds of camping lanterns to choose from. Some are battery-operated, while others are solar rechargeable or run on kerosene. They range in size from lightweight, miniscule models that are perfect for backpacking to stylish vintage designs that are powerful enough to illuminate entire campsites. Our all-around favorite camping lantern, the BioLite AlpenGlow, is splashproof, has five unique light modes, and adds another power source to your camping supply via a USB output. If you need other functionalities or are searching for a different aesthetic, check out more of our favorite lanterns.

These are the best lanterns to take camping.

Available in two sizes, BioLite’s AlpenGlow USB Lanterns are fun to use, practical, and versatile. The lantern utilizes high-efficiency ChromaReal LED tech and has five settings, including dimmable cool and warm light, cycling color, and even one mode that mimics the flickering of a candle. Since it can charge other devices via a USB port, it’s extra handy to have around while enjoying the greatoutdoors. It features other thoughtful conveniences like a built-in loop to hang the lantern and an accelerometer that allows you to change modes with an up-and-down shaking motion. The splashproof construction means it can handle any rainstorms, and you can choose to use single-sided light when you need to conserve battery power. 

Power Source: 3200 mAh and 6400 mAh rechargeable batteries | Max Lumens: 250 and 500 | Runtime: 5 hours high and 200 hours low | Weight: 7.4 ounces and 13.4 ounces

Don’t let the price fool you into thinking this is a cheap product. Vont designed a water-resistant, durable lantern in the size of a flashlight that emits up to 400 lumens. In lantern mode, you can adjust the brightness by collapsing the device to your desired light level. There are top hooks for hanging the lantern from your tent as well as side handles for carrying it like a flashlight. A magnetic base that allows you to mount the light on metal makes it even more versatile. The straightforward design includes a single button that toggles between lantern mode, flashlight mode, red night vision, and an SOS strobe.

Power Source: 3 AA or alkaline batteries | Max Lumens: 400 | Runtime: 100 hours on Alkaline batteries | Weight: 9.6 ounces

Snow Peak designed a beautiful spotlight that is easy to hang and bright enough for reading at night. They’re great for hanging in your tent as well as using at office desks when you’re not off the grid. You can also hang it on Snow Peak’s Pile Driver, a chrome-plated stainless steel pole that is staked into the ground. The brand also sells a rechargeable battery that’s compatible with its lanterns. Some cool features include a candle mode which flickers when the lantern senses wind or sound and an energy-saving sleep mode which turns the lantern off if there’s no surrounding sound.

Power Source: AA batteries or Hozuki 2.0 rechargeable battery | Max Lumens: 100 | Runtime: 8 hours high and 80 hours low  | Weight: 5.8 ounces

LuminAID’s inflatable solar lanterns make perfect trail companions. The brand’s origin story begins in an architecture school in New York City, where founders Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta were inspired to design sustainable, off-grid light and power after a devastating earthquake in Haiti. The PackLite Titan 2-in-1 Power Lantern can charge two to three cell phones or one phone two to three times with its built-in 4000 mAh internal power bank. Waterproof, dustproof, and collapsible, it’s a wise addition to an emergency kit because it can hold a charge for up to two years in storage. LuminAID made its latest model easier to inflate with a twist instead of requiring air from your lungs. The Titan’s red light mode is great for stargazing and night vision or reading in the dark.

Power Source: Built-in rechargeable 4000 mAH battery and solar | Max Lumens: 300 | Runtime: 5 hours on high and 100 hours on low | Weight: 12.5 ounces

With two buttons, the Black Diamond Moji R+ can power 200 lumens of white light, strobing, rainbow spectrum, dim, and a campfire setting. It has four magnets and a collapsible double-hook loop that make it easy to hang in your tent or attach to metal. The splashproof, lightweight lantern isn’t just great for camping — I keep one in the car, one in my backpack, one in my garage, and one in the kitchen. It comes in four colors, including dark laurel and azurite.

Power Source: Built-in 1500 mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable battery | Max Lumens: 200 | Runtime: 5 hours high and 100 hours low | Weight: 2.75 ounces

Goal Zero’s Lighthouse 600 is lightweight at 1.1 pounds and has a built-in handle for easy carrying. You can take advantage of its 360-degree illumination or use only half of the light to save power. There are three ways to recharge a Goal Zero Lighthouse: with a USB source in six hours, using a solar panel like the brand’s Nomad 10, which also takes about six hours, and via the hand crank, which gives you 10 minutes of light for every one minute of cranking. 

Once charged, the lantern can power your phone, tablet, or other devices via a USB output.

Power Source: Batteries and solar | Max Lumens: 600 | Runtime: 10 minutes per one minute of hand cranking to 320 hours if one side is lit at low power | Weight: 1.1 pounds

Available in three colors (blue/green, red, and white), the mtnGLO Tent and Camp Lights are each 100 inches long. They are made of LED lights encased in a nylon tubing that can either be hung or zipped up inside a 5.5-inch, pyramid-shaped bag and set on a table like a lantern. The lights aren’t powerful enough to read with, but they are great as a nightlight or mood-setter to string up inside your cabin or tent. There are three light modes: off, white, and disco. 

Power Source: 3 AAA batteries | Max Lumens: Not specified | Runtime: Not specified Weight: 2 ounces

If you’re looking for something that can easily light up a large campsite, the ML6 is a great pick. Ledlenser specializes in LED flashlights, headlamps, area lights, and power banks. The ML6 utilizes micro prism technology to ensure glare-free lighting. There are three settings: solid white light, solid red light, and blinking red or white, including a dimmer. It’s lightweight and has a detachable magnetic base and a hook for easy hanging.

Power Source: Rechargeable lithium-ion 18650  | Max Lumens: 750 | Runtime: 4 hours high and 70 hours low | Weight: 9.88 ounces

With six different light modes (red, white, purple, blue, yellow, and green) and low (60 lumens) and high (90 lumens) brightness levels, this ultralight solar-powered lantern is perfect for camping and backyard lighting. The durable, waterproof lantern has an attractive cube-shaped design and can even float to add some pizzazz to your pool. The SolarPuff is also an environmentally friendly choice since it’s made of recyclable materials. 

Power Source: Solar and 1000 mAh battery | Max Lumens: 90 | Runtime: 10 hours | Weight: 2.6 ounces 

A replica of those nautical, metal-caged lanterns that used to protect delicate glass globes, the Barebones Antique Bronze Forest Lantern was one of those rare purchases where I fell in love with the product before reviewing its specs. Made of stamped steel, plastic, and rubber, the lantern is quite durable and has survived many years in our playroom and tent as an important prop to aid our kids’ imagination. The lantern recharges within four to six hours and is lightweight and easy to use. It also has an integrated USB cable built into the bottom of the base for recharging. There is a USB port for charging other devices as well.

Power Source: Rechargeable 4400mAh battery | Max Lumens: 220 | Runtime: 3 hours high and 80+ hours low | Weight: 1.5 pounds

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The Best Sleek Minimalist Travel Backpack















2022 年最佳时尚简约旅行背包

1. Peak Design Travel Line 背包(可扩展 30-35-45L)最佳极简防盗背包

如果您喜欢在工作中适应并经常出差,Peak 的 Design Travel Line Backpack 会是您的理想之选。

它在默认 35L 配置中符合大多数主要航空公司的国际最大随身携带标准,并提供双扩展拉链和 10L 额外容量,最大存储空间为 45L。

Peak Design Travel Line 背包的安全特性使其成为热门卖点。

Peak Design 旅行背包上的拉链具有多种锁定功能,可轻松阻止各种闯入或盗窃。Peak Design 甚至提供了一些令人印象深刻的包装立方体,它们一直向上打开,使它们易于包装,然后可以被压缩。



2. AmazonBasics Slim Carry On Travel Backpack — 最佳预算友好的极简主义旅行背包

AmazonBasics Slim Carry On Travel Backpack Weekender 是需要多功能性且预算紧张的任何人的绝佳选择。





3. Lowepro ProTactic 450——最佳相机/数码单反极简旅行背包


为了回答这一切,Lowepro ProTactic BP 450 AW II 是人们可以要求的最好的相机背包,因为它扩展了坚固的多功能性和装甲保护,无论您身在何处。


它甚至还有一个 4 季的技术包,里面有照片、视频、无人机、云台和基本户外装备的空间,所以可以把它想象成一个包,专为雪、雨、灰尘、沙子和湿装备等额外保护元素而设计.

4. Kaukko / Herschel 25L——最佳时尚实用背包

在接管街头服饰和新时代旅行风格方面,没有其他手提包品牌像 Herschel Supply Co. 那样给人留下如此深刻的印象。

与 Herschel 设计类似,Kaukko 为日常旅行者提供类似的风格和设计,但价格只有一半。

If you’re thinking of taking a trip and want something trendy that can standout from the other travellers, Kaukko offers an unconventional take on the usual Kaukko designs.

You can even use this as a go-to back for your university and alternate it between travel whenever possible.

It even matches your casual athleisure minimalist style or everyday wardrobe making quite the travel accessory.

The straps even have padding and are not as foamy as Herschel but still offer a great bang for your buck with modern functionality and timeless design while paying attention to each detail.

5. Osprey Farpoint 40 Travel Backpack: Best Minimalist Hiking and Outdoorsy Travel Backpack

This is highly-regarded as one of the lightest backpack that fits all airport carry-on specifications.

It is also a backpack that it is highly durable, versatile, sleek without all the extra handles and zippers falling over making it one of the best minimalist travel backpack for hiking.

It makes no attempt to look like your typical hiking back, but what’s great about it is that it is built to take a lot of beating no matter the terrain.

Even when you fill it up fully, it feels very light and the chest/waist straps are great for that extra padded support and stability.

It never feels heavy or weighs you down which is why I always believed is Osprey when it comes to hiking or backpacking in the outdoors.

If you’re smart with your packing it can also fit sleeping bags, hiking equipment, tents and other camping gear without the zippers ever breaking under intense tension.

The fabric also is super sturdy and doesn’t snap or tear when fully stretched out.

What’s great is that the bag is water resistant — if you’ve got laptops or other gear, you may want to put on a bag cover just in case.

All in all, this is amazing value for a one month or even two week backpacking trip in the wild.

6. Thule Subterra Backpack 34L: Best Minimalist Backpack for Usefulness

The Swedish brand Thule has market itself as a bag that does it all and highly made for people who want to travel and prefer a mobile lifestyle on the go!

The dual-purpose pack functions as a travel bag or an everyday backpack.

You can even use the packing cube for effortless travel and remove for daily use.

The bag is made of solid and durable material, it holds its shape somewhat with nothing in it which makes it nice to handle.

You can access your laptop through the top-loading compartment or the side zipper and what’s great is that the cords are neatly managed between your device and your mobile charger in the internal power pocket.

This makes travelling a breeze as you get to attach a rolling luggage using the pass-through panel.

7. Osprey Porter 46L Travel Backpack: Best Minimalist Backpack for The Extra Traveller

The Osprey Porter 46L with its roomy construction, easy packing provides extra room for more than a a week worth of stuff.

It is sandwiched between the perfect travelling backpack weight 40-50L making a great choice for travellers who prefer that simplicity and added space for extra items such as a laptop.

Porter 系列具有带衬垫的侧壁、方便的组织和在托运行李时消失的背包式携带的大量悬挂,为豪华旅行包设定了标准。


当行李袋不够用且背包太多时,Porter 就是您的最佳选择。