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    45 Travel Products That Are Reviewer-Approved For A Reason

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    1. A hands-free (rotating!) phone mount designed for use on all airlines — not only can you mount it to the tray table, but to the arm of a chair or any flat surface, so you'll be able to stream content easy as pie.

    2. An AirFly Pro, a handy gadget you can use to connect your wireless headphones to the headphone jacks on flights so you can stream The Fault in Our Stars and bawl thousands of feet in the air again without shelling out $$ for wired headphones.

    the AirFly Pro plugged into a screen on a plane

    3. A fully waterproof, super lightweight Columbia travel jacket that folds into an itty bitty square, taking up very little real estate in your carry-on for something that you will be *sooooo* glad you thought to pack when the rain comes out to play. It also features zippered pockets, an adjustable drawstring hem, *and* adjustable sleeves.

    Reviewer in navy blue rain jacket

    4. A popular water-resistant Under Armour face mask designed to sit off your lips, giving you plenty of room to breathe without getting fabric sucked into your mouth — a perfect mask for anyone looking to relax on a long plane flight. It's also made with the company's Iso-Chill fabric, so it doesn't overheat despite being bulkier than other masks.

    BuzzFeed editor in a black face mask that protrudes slightly off the face

    5. Plus a soft silicone ear saver and mask extender you'll be grateful for on long flights, train rides, and bus trips — not only does it take some of the pressure off your ears, but it helps make a more personalized fit on masks with elastic straps that don't *quite* fit your face, making them much comfier and more secure.

    A model wearing a mask that is pulled together around the back of their head by the silicone ear saver, which has three different toggles on the back for sizing

    6. A handy RFID-blocking travel wallet complete with *deep breath* a passport pocket, boarding pass compartment, three credit card slots, an ID slot, a slim card pouch, slim pocket, a ticket slot, a cellphone pouch, a zippered coin pocket, a key holder, and a pen holder, all in one itty-bitty place so you're never scrambling to find anything when you're on the move.

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

    7. A adorable hanging toiletries bag so you can have your own little makeshift "getting ready" station without using up too much counter space in a hotel — an especially nice hack when you're traveling with other humans.

    A hanging zippered pouch undone to show bottles, toothbrush and accessories inside

    8. An airplane footrest, because yes, it IS possible to sit comfortably on a plane — all you have to do is hook this onto the tray table and boom, instant elevation (and a LOT less foot swelling to deal with post-flight!).

    reviewer using the black airplane hammock

    9. A set of homeopathic jet lag pills to show all time zones and weary post-travel limbs who's boss. This doesn't have any side effects and won't mess with your *actual* attempts to sleep, but may help you feel more refreshed after long flights or (sighs deeply) red eyes.

    The jet lag pills

    10. A waterproof pouch to keep your phone and other "doesn't play well with water"–type gadgets safe. Not only does this keep it safe, but you can still use the touchscreen with it, meaning you can take underwater photos galore 🐠🐟🐡.

    11. A vinyl plastic vaccine card sleeve with a resealable top just to make *extra* sure it won't rain on your vaccinated travel parade. (This also comes with handy holes for lanyards if you want to keep them close!)

    Model holding vaccine sleeve with resealable top

    12. A TSA-approved toiletry bag for all your liquids and makeup so you can sail on through security without worrying about anything other than the fact that, oops, turns out your socks don't match.

    hand holding the clear square bag with blue trim filled with toiletries

    13. Or a ridiiiiculously convenient fully-stocked toiletries bag that does half your packing work *for* you. This clear TSA-approved bag comes complete with quality shampoo, conditioner, lotion, deodorant, toothpaste, a toothbrush, flossers, a spare bag, and a styling comb.

    The items in a clear zippered bag

    14. A reviewer-beloved travel laptop backpack worth every darn penny — it's fully waterproof to protect all your tech, and its main compartment includes a padded laptop compartment, an open pocket, two side pockets for umbrellas and water bottle, and three extra zippered pockets. The front pocket also comes with spots for your phone, wallet, and keys, and there's a space for a USB port.

    15. A super-soft Trtl neck pillow designed to support your head while you're snoozing in midair so you don't land in a new city with a new crick in your neck to boot.

    model wearing a gray trtl pillow while sleeping on a plane

    16. Or an inflatable wedge pillow so you can fully conk out by turning that dead space between you and the chair in front of you into your own personal oasis — this is great for resting your head to watch stuff on your phone and also just for catching some ZZZs.

    reviewer with their head resting on an inflated pillow that rests on their lap and has room for their arms

    17. A set of two foldable waterproof shoe bags you will be soooooo glad you bought to keep your shoes separate from your nice clothes, especially when your last vacation day might end in a downpour or a muddy hike!

    The light blue rectangular shoe bag with a pair of sneakers in the main compartment and sandals in a mesh top one

    18. A stick of Body Glide anti-chafing balm you can apply between your thighs and on your feet so you can wear all your fashionable vacation dresses to touristy spots or hike in your more active excursions without worrying about extra ouchies.

    19. A hybrid travel planner and journal, so not only can you organize all your plans for the trip in advance, but chronicle them in the same space for safekeeping. Extremely love to see it, especially because the planning and anticipating of the trip is every bit as fun as the trip itself!

    Model holding spiral notebook with minimalist gold map that says "Wander Always"

    20. A small power bank charger that tens of thousands of reviewers swear by as an easy, highly portable way to get a quick charge on their phones — especially great for trips where you're on the go so much that there's no time to go back to the hotel and charge.

    A black charging bank connected to a phone

    21. A 50-count set of super-handy laundry soap sheets you can use to hand wash your clothes right in the sink, whether you want to refresh your undies or you sweated out some workout clothes and want to go on round two with them after letting them air-dry. TBH, one of these tiny things might save you a whole BUNDLE of packing space for extra clothes you don't need!

    collection of shaving sheets, body wash sheets, and shampoo sheets

    22. A set of Sea Bands, which target an acupuncture point on your wrists meant to help reduce nausea — a must-have for anyone who gets motion sick on long car rides, cruises, buses, and trains.

    Reviewer with gray band on their wrist

    23. A mini steam iron you'll *definitely* want to invest in if you pack tight and you've got formal occasions or ~dressy outfits~ to show off. This is a much easier solution than wrangling a hotel iron or trying to run the shower steam over your clothes.

    the compact steam iron packed in a suitcase full of clothes

    24. An expandable dirty laundry bag that packs in a tiny zip-up and extends into a bag that can hold a week's worth of laundry, made with moisture-resistant fabric so your dirty clothes don't muck up your nice clean ones.

    pink zippered bag that says "talk dirty to me" that expands out into a larger laundry bag

    25. An itsy bitsy travel razor you can bop right into your checked lugged for a fraction of the space — perfect for when you're on long trips when you might want to do a few ~touch ups~.

    Mini razor in a pink case

    26. A Bearaby travel napper for anyone who, like me, is common law married to their weighted blanket. Now you can take all that snuggly anxiety-reducing comfort on the road with this 10-pound version that fits easily into a compact duffel, making it perfect for adding some calm to long flights and road trips.

    model sitting in a chair that looks like an airplane seat with a navy blue knitted blanket over them

    27. A durable, claw-resistant portable litter box so your furriest friend doesn't have to compromise when the two of you go on adventures together.

    Cat climbing out of a black and white gingham litter box

    28. An always handy international travel adaptor with a universal input that lets you charge four devices at once, so you don't have to triage charging all your electronics whenever you get back to the hotel.

    The black charger with USB cords coming out of it

    29. A packing checklist so you never arrive in the middle of a brand new city and open the family suitcases to a whole lot of things that *aren't* your underwear ever again.

    packing checklist that says pack this with a bunch of things listed

    30. A set of two teensy pastel soap sheet dispensers perfect for when you're on the move — just add water, and one of these will suds right up so you can get your hands squeaky clean.

    Model holding a green pocket sized dispenser full of soap sheets

    31. An ultra breathable memory foam neck pillow that comes with (gasp!!) a 3D-contoured eye mask for sleeping, plus a set of ear plugs. Basically the dream team for airplane power naps if there ever was one.

    32. A reusable water bottle with a daily pill organizer so not only can you condense two very handy items into one sleek bottle, but you'll be less likely to forget to take your medication with your traveling throwing off your routine.

    33. A pair of compression socks for anyone whose feet and legs are prone to swelling on long flights — these are a chic solution to keep you ready for action once you land.

    34. A compact, lightweight Brevite camera bag with expertly engineered padding and pockets to accommodate your camera and all of its fragile accessories. Psst — unlike some of your tech, this bag also comes with a lifetime warranty.

    35. A LifeStraw, aka a personal water filter perfect for hiking and camping trips (or accidentally getting drafted into The Hunger Games). This compact gizmo cleans up to 1,000 gallons of water *without* using any chemicals or batteries, so you can safely stay hydrated in the heat wherever you roam.

    Model drinking out of blue tube directly from the river

    36. A bar of natural, plastic-free solid shampoo you can easily slide into your carry-on without worrying about it getting flagged at TSA *or* exploding mid-flight and drowning your laptop in Garnier Fructis.

    eight different ethique shampoo bars going into a toiletry bag

    37. Plus a waterproof soap travel case so you don't have to worry about it splish-splashing with everything else in your toiletries bag when it's time to pack it back up.

    Fabric soap holders in yellow, green, and blue

    38. A set of small travel containers that are *super* versatile, since you can use them for anything from holding small amounts of sunscreen or lotion to storing pills to stashing away earrings.

    39. A hands-free portable neck fan you can charge with a USB and take wherever you roam on long hot vacation days, because you know what?? Staying cool is the new fashion and fans are the hottest accessory.

    Reviewer with two white fans propped around their neck

    40. A foldable jewelry organizer made with a soft quilted cotton to keep all your baubles safe and untangled while you're on the move — this has special spaces for earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, plus two zippered pockets for watches and other accessories.

    The light pink  fabric case laid out flat with jewelry secured in it

    41. A travel security belt with a sneaky pocket at the waist perfect for holding emergency cash, copies of documents, and small maps that you might want to have on hand in an effort to Always Be Prepared.

    Model pulling cash from hidden pocket of gray belt

    42. A "crush-proof" carry-on suitcase that you might actually develop a crush on? Not only is it designed for easy maneuvering, it comes with an ejectable battery to charge your gadgets, a compression system so you don't have to play the "smush everything in here, so help me god" game, and even features a sneaky odor-proof laundry bag.

    43. A fingerprint recognition lock, because why go on a regular trip when you can go on a self-insert James Bond fan fic of a trip instead? Good LUCK to anyone who thought they were going to steal all the VIPS (Very Important Plane Snacks) from your carry-on!!

    44. A quick-release vegan leather travel belt to securely cinch your carry-on or duty-free goodies to the top of your rolling suitcase so you can shop around the airport between layovers (and/or sprint to reach said layovers) with ease.

    45. A Lay-n-Go cosmetic bag – it fans out to become a mat, saving you both the time of rifling through a bag to find your beauty prods *and* the hassle of putting them all back when it's time to boogie.

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