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21 Incredibly Useful Products All Travelers Should Own

Because going on your next escape shouldn't be anything less than excellent.

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We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what they always travel with. Here are some of their incredibly useful suggestions:

1. A selfie stick — the best way for solo travelers to capture their important moments.

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"I don't care what anyone says. They're great for solo travelers. Just don't be poking them in everyone's faces and ruining their view." —yaslangley

Get it from Amazon for $10.

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2. A power bank that can charge an iPhone up to five times and keep your layover Netflix binge going.

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"A total must in case I get lost, have to call a cab while traveling, or kill my battery playing games at the airport." —natasham12

Get it from Amazon for $30.

3. A pill case stocked with handy remedies for any situation.

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"I travel a ton and find that things marketed for travel are usually overpriced and unnecessary. My go-to: A days-of-the-week pill case with a few ibuprofen, Pepto Bismol, ImmodiumAD, and DayQuil in each compartment." —beths412b0aad6

Get it from Amazon for $10.

4. A small trash can that straps to the back of your car seat and keeps you from stuffing door pockets with your crap.

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"A small plastic garbage bag to throw everything away in. :)" —jeffz42f54c85e

Get it from Amazon for $14 (available in grey and black).

5. A solid suitcase with four wheels so you can ~glide~ through the airport.

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"Get a GOOD suitcase with four wheels. Total game changer. I splurged a little, and I am never going back to two wheels." —lomo29

Get it from Amazon for $129 (available in six colors).

6. Some wrinkle-resistant and breathable clothing so you exit a long flight without feeling sweaty and miserable.

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"Ministry of Supply clothing — wrinkle-resistant, breathable, and they regulate your body temperature. You can walk off a 14-hour flight still looking put together and feeling great!" —amandatavares919

Check out the menswear here and womenswear here.

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7. A pair of noise-canceling headphones to silence the dull roar of the jet engines.

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"Bose noise-canceling headphones. Take a look around the plane the next time you fly. I can almost guarantee that you'll spot at least 10 pairs. These things silence EVERYTHING, from crying babies to the dull roar of jet engines. They're like having your own personal cone of silence, and they're comfortable too." —calebmayers

Get a pair from Amazon for $349.

9. A pair of durable and supportive boots that also look good worn around town.

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"I LOVE to travel, and my Timberland boots have become one of my favorite must-have travel accessories! They're very durable and have good support, so they're great for walking and even for shorter hikes, if need be. They're practical in any weather. Plus, they're super cute and can be worn around town without looking like you're lugging around clunky hiking boots or Mom's tennis shoes or something." —jenduff22

Get them from Amazon: women's for $114 (available in five colors and sizes 5-11), and men's for $129 (available in three colors and sizes 6-15).

10. A travel towel that easily packs into a small bag (for unforeseen splashes).

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"A travel towel that folds up really small and doesn't take up space in your bag. I bought a quick-drying microfiber towel off Amazon and it came in handy when staying in hostels!" —a400c81eab

Get it from Amazon for $10 (available in five colors and sizes from S-XXL).

11. Space-saving bags to make packing bulkier clothing items possible.

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"Space bags! We take two-week trips and have dealt with temperatures from 18 degrees to 98 degrees...on the SAME TRIP! Which makes it a challenge for a notorious over-packer, like myself, to fit everything in my suitcase! Space bags compress your clothing and make room in your suitcase. Not to mention separating dirty clothes (and the lovely aroma that a 15-mile hike leaves behind) from your clean ones." —natoshabee

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $20+ (available in medium, large, and jumbo sizes).

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12. A pair of lightweight sandals for those quick on-and-off moments.

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"Teva's original universal sandal. They are lightweight for packing, easy to take on and off through security, and best of all — waterproof." —briannaw11

Get them from Amazon: women's for $47 (available in 34 colors and sizes 5-11) and men's for $49 (sizes 7-14).

13. Packing cubes to organize the shit out of your suitcase and stop your ~unmentionables~ from being revealed.

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"Two words: packing cubes. Who knew all you needed for the organized suitcase of your dreams were some small bags to compartmentalize your items. Bonus — they can help reduce wrinkles and keep you from unveiling your ~unmentionables~ when you're looking for those sleeping pills you forgot to put in your carry-on in the middle of the airport. PACKING CUBES. GET SOME!" —calikelsi

Get a set of four from Amazon for $25 (available in eight different colors).

15. A proper travel backpack that folds flat for easy access.

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"My Tortuga travel pack. The clamshell opening makes unpacking a heavenly experience. No more pulling everything out to reach what's stashed at the bottom!" —wenderbread

Get it from Amazon for $129.

16. A small notebook to jot down names and restaurants before you forget.

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"I take a small Moleskine with me when I travel so I can jot down the things that happened each day. There's always those small things that were important but could be forgotten: names of restaurants, street names that you found the best market on, etc.." —briannad4e8410ff4

Get a set of three from Amazon for $14.

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17. Some sarongs — they're easy to wash and dry, and can act as a blanket or pillow in a pinch.

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"I did not travel anywhere without my sarong. It dries super fast. Easy to wash, durable, and takes up almost no space. It is so multifunctional, I've used mine as a scarf, blanket, towel, pillow, bag, picnic blanket, and emergency shirt. They are amazing." —rachelm47be0a339

Get it from Amazon for $17 (available in 42 different colors).

19. Facial towelettes for a quick refresh during a long-haul flight.

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"I always pack hydrating facial towelettes and sometimes an entire face mask for those long-haul flights. My skin is normally dry and in the air it's twice as worse! These have helped my skin so so much!" —myahr46294802a

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $9.

20. A can of dry shampoo to save you from using questionable hostel showers.

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"The number one thing that I always bring with me when I travel is dry shampoo. Batiste is my go-to brand and it's fairly easy to find it in travel-size containers. It saves me from having to bring much stuff for the shower, which if you're staying at hostels can end up being anyone's guess, but it's also helpful when it comes to chub rub." —Alaina Jaye Halsey, Facebook

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.

21. An ergonomic neck pillow that folds to half the size of a regular U-shaped one.

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"I love my TRTL pillow. It's more comfortable than the traditional travel pillows and is very easy to attach to any of your luggage until you get settled in." —Erin Darsow, Facebook

Get it from Amazon for $30 (available in four colors).

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