Here is the latest roundup of some travel accessories designed to ease the rigors and stressors of traveling.
The Hammock Bliss Ultralight Travel Daypack provides 1100 cubic inches of storage space so it can carry all one’s gear needed for an urban or outdoor adventure. Two mesh pockets on the side can hold two water bottles while an interior pocket with a zipper can hold a wallet, smartphone, keys and other valuable items. Doubled padded shoulders offer support while the water resistant nylon fabric will keep items dry in the event of a downpour. This lightweight daypack weighs only 5.2 ounces and packs down to a compact pouch roughly the size of a softball. Hence, it stores very well in a tote bag.
Eddie Bauer’s 45L Maximus duffel bag is a sturdy piece of luggage made from 600-denier polyester is TPU-coated for weather resistance. Two exterior pockets allow one to access items with ease while the main compartment with a horseshoe zip opening makes the bag easy to load and unload. Two interior mesh pockets allow one to organize their gear effectively. Carry this bag with their main carry straps or a removable padded shoulder strap. When not in use, this bag can pack down into its zip end pocket and easily stowed in a suitcase. This bag also comes in 70L, 90L and 150L sizes.
The plush Comfy Commuter pillow offers flat-back head support which allows one to sleep sitting up without one’s head falling into a forward leaning position. A chin strap can provide a snug fit and additional neck support. This pillow compresses down into an attached bag so for ease of travel.
Compression socks from VIM & VIGR can help improve circulation in the legs while traveling while also looking stylish. These socks come in a range of fabric choices including wool, nylon and cotton. Choose from a range of solid colors or go for designs including argyle, stripes and polka dots.
Those looking for comfort in a sport sock Should check out Torch socks from Showers Pass. These merino-wool-blend socks allow cyclists and runners to be illuminated in the dark thanks to four way stretch 3M Scotchlight reflective technology. Also, the sock’s body-mapped open-knit pattern helps feet to breath and reduce perspiration while the engineered compression pattern at Achilles tendon and arch offers support and boosts circulation.Choose from ankle or crew length socks depending on one’s preferences.
Lewis N. Clark’s RFID passport case allows one to carry their critical documents in style while keeping one’s identity secure from thieves by blocking 13.56MHz frequencies. These are the standard frequencies used in credit cards and passports that can be intercepted by those thieves looking to steal one’s electronic identity. Also, these passport covers protect the passport from wear and tear while allowing one to conceal their national identity when need be.
Those who would like to lock their check inluggage can do so with Lewis N. Clark’s sentry cable lock. These are made with durable cast zinc construction and a 70mm flexible, coated steel cable can be easily reset using a 3-dial combination. The TSA has approved these locks for travelers. At only 3.5in x 1.5in x 1in in size, these locks will not weigh down one’s luggage.
When going through TSA screening, replace the flimsy quart size baggies used to store one’s liquids with Lewis N. Clark’s toiletry pouch. This 7in x 9in x 2in pouch with a zip-side closure comes in a range of colors like white, purple grape and aqua blue, and is see through enough that one’s contents can be easily identified. Also, these pouches are water resistant and easy to clean should any contents happen to leak by accident.
If traveling to an area populated by insects, pack along Deter Insect Repellent. This biodegradable and environmentally friendly repellent can stop mosquitoes, flies, ticks and chiggers for up to 6 Hours. The natural botanical formulation leaves behind a pleasant scent without the stickiness often associated with insect repellent. This product comes in 10 packet wipes or 2 oz. repellent and is TSA approved.
Those who plan on doing laundry during an extended trip might want to pack along a 500g zipper pouch of Sports Suds. This high-yield powder is convenient for travel, as one only needs a small amount of Sports Suds to keep one’s clothes clean. In particular, this product works very well in cleaning high-tech sports clothing as it leaves clothes odor free while allowing waterproof breathable fabrics to breathe better. Made from all natural products, Sports Suds is hypoallergenic and biodegradable, as well as perfume and dye-free.
When camping or having an outdoor cookout, pack along the Luci Solar Lamp. With four versatile light settings, this device can function as a lantern, a flashlight and an emergency light. This lamp fully charges in 8 hours under full sunlight with one charge lasting up to 12 hours on the lamp’s bright setting. Expect the solar powered rechargeable battery to last for two years with daily use. The 4 inch lamp weights on 2.6 ounces and collapses into an inch for ease of storage after use.
FuelRods are portable charging units that can charge a smart phone for up to 8 hours or close to 4 hours of use on a tablet. Once the device runs out of juice, simply recharge it with an AC adapter or swap it for a fully fueled unite at little or no cost at any FuelRod Swap Box. Adapters are included for iPhones, iPads and many smart phones.
For those planning a cycling trip the Bike Console’s Mount Case with Armor Guard protects iPhones 5 and 6 models from the rigors of the road. Attach the mount to the bike and then detach the mount case when done cycling. Also, one can get mount cases without Armor Guard protection that fit iPhones and Samsung galaxies, as well as a universal model that fits many smartphones. In addition, one can purchase car, phone and armband mounts so can use one’s smartphone when driving, cycling or walking/running.
For those who need to navigate icy pavements and winter trails, pack along a pair of FreeSteps6. The stainless steel chains fit easily over a pair of sneakers or hiking shoes, and the spikes provide traction to keep one from slipping. FreeSteps6 are very lightweight and they take up little space in one’s luggage, so they can be easily transported on an adventure trip where luggage limits are enforced.
For a rejuvenating pick-me-up when traveling, pack along Kuli Kuli’s Organic Moringa Tea. This antioxidant rich tea can help eliminate free radicals as the moringa tea leaves contain high levels of protein, calcium, iron, Vitamin C and Vitamin A. In particular, this tea helps frazzled traveler to focus and relax during a hectic day on the road.
When one feels like the need for an afternoon snack, try GoGo squeeZ. This natural 100% fruit squeezable applesauce gives one a natural boost contained within a stylish pouch so it doesn’t look like one is consuming kiddie food. GoGo squeeZ comes in 15 flavors so there’s a taste for just about any palate.
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