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    31 Things Reviewers Have Said Are "Must-Haves" For Traveling

    The portable luggage scale is such a game-changer.

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    1. An AirFly Pro wireless transmitter so you (and a buddy) can actually use your Bluetooth earbuds to watch those free in-flight movies.

    Reviewer photo of the AirFly Pro plugged into the headphone jack on the back of a plane seat

    2. A digital luggage scale if you're tired of playing souvenir musical chairs with your luggage to avoid paying pesky baggage fees. This scale is super accurate, easy to use, and tiny enough to pack with ease.

    You can also switch between pound and kilogram measurements. 

    Promising review: "Works great, a must-have when flying. Very accurate scale. Easy to read with the light on it. It's a must if you have a wife like mine who loves to shop for clothes and fill up her suitcase along with mine, or if you want to stay under that 40 pounds and avoid paying the extra for overweight baggage fees. Easy to use, very accurate, well made, and a nice design. Very pleased. Saved me money." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors).

    3. A pack of silicone travel bottles with a built-in labeling system because it's time to stop spending a small fortune on name-brand travel-sized products and just make your own. These are totally leak-proof and can be washed and reused again, and again, and again.

    And it comes with a handy, clear zipper pouch!

    Promising review: "A must-have for traveling! Easy to open and easy to fill. Very handy and does not leak." —Brittany 

    Get a set of four 3-oz. bottles from Amazon for $11.99 (available in a variety of sizes and colors).

    4. A Trtl neck pillow that'll actually support your neck while you try to catch some mid-flight z's. It's way less bulky than traditional travel pillows and will keep you from head bobbing onto your neighbor's shoulder.

    Model wearing a gray Trtl pillow while sleeping on a plane

    5. A waterproof toiletry bag to make packing your entire 12-step Korean skincare routine a breeze. Plus, it's equipped with a rotating hook so you can hang it on the back of a door or in the shower for convenient access.

    6. Or a transparent toiletry bag so can quit tossing all your toiletries in a big plastic bag to avoid getting stopped by TSA. This reusable option is a lot more durable and will give you "Gosh, I hope my serum doesn't leak all over my clothes" peace of mind.

    7. A mini white noise machine if sleeping on vacation is not your forté. It's teeny-tiny but will drown out big city noises and even doubles as a Bluetooth speaker for playing your favorite tunes on the go.

    8. Plus, a contoured sleep mask because the bright light of this random kid's iPad is making it *very* difficult to sleep through the flight. The concave shape effectively blocks out light, and the adjustable strap helps you get a comfy, customized fit.

    9. A genius magnetic luggage tag that doubles as a hat clip so you can finally bring your favorite wide-brimmed beauty on vacay without a) packing it and crushing it, or b) committing to wearing it/holding it.

    a  model with a bag on their shoulder with a magnetic keychain holding a wide-brimmed hat
    a gif of a model attaching the luggage tag to a tote and clipping a wide--brim hat to the luggage tag
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    The Fileist is a Los Angeles-based, woman-owned small biz founded by celebrity stylist Lindsay Albanese. The marketplace feature's a curated selection of hyper-functional style goods from a collection of woman entrepreneurs. 

    Promising review: "After losing two hats on airplanes, I found TopTote! I loved it so much and it’s so helpful when traveling, I’ve purchased at least six more to give to friends. If you wear a hat and travel with one, TopTote is a MUST-HAVE!" —Deanne Hume

    Get it from Nordstrom or The Fileist for $55 (available in additional styles). 

    10. An in-flight phone mount for a hands-free way to watch all those episodes of Queer Eye you downloaded for the flight. It can also mount on your luggage for long (aka boring) layovers, too.

    Reviewer photo of the phone mount attached to a stowed seat back tray and holding a phone

    11. An in-flight foot hammock to make kicking back in the flight cabin a whole lot easier. It easily mounts onto the seat tray, and not only ups that economy seat comfort, but can also reduce in-flight foot swelling.

    Reviewer resting their feet on the black foot hammock

    12. A lay-flat drawstring makeup organizer so you can stop dumping the full contents of your makeup bag out on the hotel room floor whenever you need to find that one shade of lipstick you just know for certain you packed.

    13. A leak-proof collapsible water bottle if you love proper hydration, but hate having a clunky empty bottle eat up valuable bag space.

    14. Plus, an ingenious collapsible coffee cup because early mornings at the airport demand coffee, but a thermos is definitely not going to fit into your overstuffed carry-on. Here is your convenient and Earth-friendly solution.

    15. A six-foot travel clothesline that'll make drying wet bathing suits and stinky socks in your hotel room a breeze. You don't even need clothespins — just hang the clothes between the braided cords.

    a reviewer photo of the clothesline hanging in a hotel room with clothes hanging on it

    16. A compact external battery for keeping all of your many essential devices charged during long travel days. One charge of this battery can charge your phone roughly three times. No more huddling by the single terminal outlet for you!

    Reviewer photo of the external battery being used to charge a smartphone

    17. A nylon anti-theft rucksack to avoid wasting space in your suitcase with extra bags. This ultra-versatile style can be worn like a backpack or shoulder bag, so when it's done being your airport personal item it can be a stylish purse for dinner.

    18. A trusty stain-removing pen so you can tackle stains the minute they occur instead of wasting precious vacation time fretting that your favorite blouse is ruined.

    19. A wedge doorstop alarm if you want a bit of added security at unfamiliar Airbnbs and hotels. Not only does it block unwanted intruders from opening the door, but it sets off a (very) loud continuous alarm.

    a reviewer photo of the wedge alarm inserted underneath a door

    20. A waterproof pouch because you can't resist taking your phone on those wet 'n' wild adventures. You might as well skip the low-grade panic and give yourself peace of mind that your tech is protected.

    21. A hands-free luggage drink caddy that'll finally make it possible to handle your luggage, look up your digital boarding pass, *and* carry your iced coffee at the same time.

    22. A pair of compression socks for anyone whose feet, ankles, or legs tend to swell up on long flights. These cozy socks can help prevent that, and double as another thermal layer (planes be cold).

    23. Some all-natural toothpaste tablets so you can skip packing goopy tubes that can leak, and instead opt for a mess- and plastic-free alternative. Just pop a pre-portioned tablet in your mouth, wet your toothbrush, and scrub your way to a clean mouth.

    24. A tri-fold travel wallet to keep everything (and I mean everything) on-hand and organized as your run to catch your flight. Money, cards, boarding passes, passport — you name it — all protected with RFID-blocking tech.

    reviewer photo of the wallet open, showing all the different pockets for passport, cards, money, phone, and more

    25. A roll-on blister-preventing balm if your upcoming trip involves a lot of walking and painful blisters are *not* on the itinerary.

    A model rubbing balm on their heel

    26. A set of travel compression cubes because you've committed to packing light, and that means packing a week's worth of clothing into a carry-on. Plus, it keeps everything super organized, so you don't have to ruin your gorgeous pack job looking for a sleep shirt.

    27. A pair of comfortable yet durable cotton twill joggers for doing just about everything in — flying, sleeping, hiking, cycling — and looking good while you do.

    a reviewer wearing the joggers in black on the waist with a T-shirt tucked in

    28. A teeny tiny first aid kit to fulfill your role as the prepared mom friend without eating up a quarter of your luggage space with medical supplies.

    29. An all-in-one universal wall adaptor so you can quit wasting money buying individual adaptors for every new country you travel to and just get one that can do it all, no matter where you roam.

    30. A powerful little steam iron if you have a zero-tolerance policy for wrinkly fits, even after your clothes have been shoved in a suitcase for 12+ hours.

    31. A versatile everything top that can be worn not one, not two, but FIVE different ways. Packing light, meet your perfect match.

    on the right a model wearing the shirt off the shoulders, in the middle, the same model wearing the same shirt with a square neckline tied in the back, and on the left, the same model wearing the shirt with a V-neckline

    Get ready for your best trip yet!