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    28 Products To Help Make Long Trips Better

    Love seeing new places, but hate the packing, uncomfortable seats, and long commutes? These products just might help. ✈️

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A travel wallet that'll save you from trying to dig out your loose passport and boarding pass after you frantically stuffed them in the bottom of your bag. Plus, it features a RFID blocking shield material to keep your info safe from skimming!

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    This trifold wallet can fit a passport, a boarding pass, three credit cards, an ID, and a cellphone (max 5.8 inches). It also has a sim card pouch, a coupon/ticket slot, a money/coins zippered pocket, a key holder, a pen holder, and another slim pocket.

    Promising review: "Best travel wallet ever! I've been wanting it for a while and I had two trips where I regretted not buying this. For my last trip I decided to give it a try and bought it. It's amazing! The passport fits great, my green card has a special place, my credit cards feel safe, the phone chip fits great, and I used the small slot in from of the money compartment for my room key. It's portable, fits a pen, and it's a great asset in general. Don't hesitate if you're thinking of buying it!" —Rosangela Rodriguez

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 36 colors).

    2. An Away carry-on designed with a hidden laundry bag, a TSA-approved combination lock, an ejectable battery to charge your phone, and 360° wheels. Basically, it's the Beyoncé of luggage.

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    It also has an interior compression system so you can fit all your stuff and it's made from a polycarbonate shell, which means it is super duper sturdy and will last practically forever!

    Promising review: "I have never taken a trip that went quite as smoothly, thanks to this Away luggage. It held everything perfectly in place and in order! The bag is beyond lightweight, the design is FIERCE, the wheels are so smooth, the size is perfect, and I love the battery pack. This is a total lifesaver and the smartest bag ever. Intelligently designed and perfect! I’m in love." —Valerie R.

    Get it from Away for $225 (available in 11 colors).

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    3. A pair of compression socks to stop your feet from swelling up like balloons on long flights.

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    Promising review: "I purchased a pair of these because I travel a good deal for work and my feet tend to swell during the flight resulting in difficulty walking off the plane. I wore them on a 4.5-hour flight from west to east coast this week and they worked wonderfully! Although a bit warm for summer weather, they performed exactly as I’d hoped. I plan to buy a couple more pairs so I am not hand washing these in the hotel sink every night before I fly to another location. If you need compression socks, I’d highly recommend these." —DonJ

    Get them from Amazon for $10.11+ (available in sizes S/M–XXL and 10 colors).

    4. Or, if you really can't stand long socks, a pair of 2XU Vectr no show socks that are just overall super comfy and supportive so you don't have to worry about your feet aching as your rushing through the airport or trying to find your hotel.

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    Promising review: "These socks are amazing . The cushion you get while running is just excellent. The quality is perfect .you get what you pay for." —juan miguel Bautista Dom Rep.

    Get them from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in sizes S–XL and four colors).

    5. A twistable memory foam pillow that'll make your next road trip a WAY more comfy experience.

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    Promising review: "Most travel neck pillows make me feel completely overwhelmed, and this is especially great for those with shorter necks. It gives you control and once you get the positioning that you prefer, it is really comfortable and provides the right support in the right places. Also, (and this was a selling point in the beginning,) having used this on several long-haul flights, I loved that after each trip, I could easily unzip the cover and throw it in the wash." —ltny

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    6. A travel organizer made of waterproof nylon to keep your phone cords, camera batteries, and SD cards, untangled, undamaged, and easy to find.

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    Promising review: "I bought this because I'm about to go on a couple trips and I wanted a way to organize my headphones and chargers and make them easy to find. This organizer seems to be really well made, it has several spots for charger cords and headphones, and also a zipper pouch for smaller things. I put some headphones and chargers in there, and still have a few slots to spare. I think this is going to be really helpful for traveling and keeping all my stuff untangled and in one spot." —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $11.69 (available in four colors).

    7. A 3D contoured cup sleeping mask with ear plugs and a travel pouch so you can arrive at your destinations feeling rested and ready to go!

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    This comfortable sleeping mask is padded with memory foam and the 3D design allows for there to be no pressure on your eyes.

    Promising review: "This is hands down the best sleep mask I've ever had. I've had about 4 over the years, I use them mostly on the weekends to get that little bit of extra sleep time and when traveling. It blocks out the light extremely well and is very very comfortable. The memory foam is awesome. The seams are very smooth and I love that it's recessed over the eyes. I also love that the strap doesn't velcro together in the back, which makes an uncomfortable bump. This has a small adjuster on the side so it isn't directly in the back of your head where you can feel it when lying on your back." —DoubleDan

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in four colors).

    8. A travel makeup case for keeping all of your beauty essentials organized and ready to go at a moment's notice.

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    This multifunctional makeup case has a large main compartment with six adjustable dividers. It also has elastic pockets for makeup brushes and a mirror.

    Promising review: "Wow! This case is outstanding. We can use it for so many things between travel, makeup, a few extra items when we can't fit them in our suitcase, and the greatest part is that all the compartments can be resized or it could be left completely wide open! It's incredibly sturdy as well. I would buy this again." —R Mauro

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in two colors).

    9. A digital luggage scale guaranteed to help you avoid that annoying moment at the airport when you have to frantically take stuff out of one bag and jam it into another.

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    Promising review: "This is a savior. I have wasted time at airports moving stuff from one bag to the other to adjust the 50 lbs weight. It's sleek, has LED display. Does weigh the luggage accurately. It's small and I carry it with me in the same luggage to weigh it coming back. Does the job." —Sandeep Parande

    Get it from Amazon for $8.30+ (available in four colors).

    10. A portable charger that can fully charge your phone more than two times before it needs to be charged itself. This way you don't have to stress about your phone or iPad dying while you're in the middle of rewatching Gossip Girl during your flight.

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    Promising review: "This charger is so lightweight. It came with a carrying bag, instructions, and USB cable. It was 50% charged on arrival. It took one hour and 39 minutes to fully charge it. My phone was on 2% and it too exactly one hour and 27 minutes to fully charge my phone. It has four lights to show you how much power it has. After fully charging my phone, it still has three lights. So lightweight and durable." —Lann Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98.

    11. A memory foam foot hammock for optimal relaxation during a torturously long flight.

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    Promising review: "This is an amazing product. It's so simple but works incredible to prevent swelling and pressure on legs while flying. I just flew the first leg of an international flight and used it, and I am on a layover now and had to pause to write this review. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!! It easily attached to tray table, and I adjusted to my desired height. It is like a hammock for your feet. You just prop them up inside the thing/swing/hammock - which is very cushiony - and your feet are hoisted up comfortable. I'm a big girl and weight is no issue. DEFINITELY MUST HAVE ON ALL MY FLIGHTS NOW. This thing is great!!" —Queen

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97 (available in three colors).

    12. A pack of homeopathic jet-lag pills that can help you adjust to the time change and not feel like total crap once you finally arrive at your destination.

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    Promising review: "My husband and I have used this product now for five years for multiple trips overseas and these really work. How do we know? We've forgotten to use them on a couple of legs and there has been a night/day difference in our energy levels. We use precisely as directed, setting timers on our phone when possible to remember the doses. On a few occasions we've slept through the timer, so missed the timing of a couple of doses, and we've been fine. Our last trip to Australia was 34 hours door-to-door on the outbound. We would have been a complete wreck without these. As it was, we arrived late morning, remained awake and lively (enough) through dinner, and then got a good night's sleep. The next day we felt as good as new. For the years before I used this, I would need to sleep for a few days after a leg like that. We never travel without this now. I highly recommend this product." —motokat

    Get a pack of 32 pills from Amazon for $6.64.

    13. A packing checklist, because no one likes to be halfway to a new place when they realize that they forgot to pack their toothbrush.

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    Promising review: "I hate making lists trying to figure out what I need, and this is PERFECT for trying to figure that out. It has a lot more on the checklist than I would ever take on a trip, but it does accommodate for every kind a trip, from a simple vacation across state lines, to a business trip, to a wedding halfway around the world. I'm pretty pleased!" —Alyssa Kauffman

    Get it from Amazon for $7.

    14. A pair of high quality joggers so you can be your comfiest self, while still having that effortlessly stylish airport look. They also have pockets to easily slide your phone or headphones into.

    Athleta

    Get them from Athleta for $108 (available in sizes 0–16 and three colors).

    15. A mini travel straightener in a beautiful marble and rose gold design so you don't have to worry about having a bad hair day in every single vacation photo.

    FoxyBae

    Get it from FoxyBae for $59.

    16. And a heat-resistant silicone mat/pouch so you can safely store your hot hair tools without having to worry about them melting or burning anything.

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    Promising review: "Works good for what I need. Living in a furnished rental, I was worried that my new hair straightener that gets really hot would ruin the dresser. This is perfect to protect that, even at the hottest setting it doesn't seem to be affected by the heat. The fact it's a pouch as well is great for travel." —Maya

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in six colors).

    17. A faux shearling tote bag from Shay Mitchell's travel brand Béis, because you'll be able to stuff it with all of your essentials, it has a convenient crossbody strap if it's feeling a lil' too heavy, lots of pockets to keep things organized, and it's just SO CUTE.

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    Get it from Nordstrom for $68 (also available in beige).

    18. A pair of noise cancelling wireless headphones so you can block out the noise on the plane or bus and enjoy your playlist or watch your favorite show.

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    In addition to noise cancelling technology, these headphones also have 90° swiveling ear cups, a built-in microphone, and 30 hours of playtime per charge in Bluetooth mode.

    Promising review: "I have tried many other brands of headphones and comparatively these look much nicer than some of the really expensive brands I have tried. The sound quality is also great and they block outside noise very well. I purchased these for a long haul flight I was taking and they were extremely comfortable and not super bulky and heavy. I am very pleased with the battery life too. Overall these are a great pair of headphones and I would recommend them to anyone, especially if you will be wearing for long periods of time." —lindsay ann

    Get them from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in six colors).

    19. A travel planner for you to keep your trip organized from the hotel to transportation to excursions. It comes with daily planning pages, fun stickers, travel tips, post cards, and more.

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    Get it from Ban.do for $14.99 (originally $30; available in three cover designs).

    20. A TSA-approved toiletry bag perfect for packing your liquids and other small products in your carry-on, without worrying about them spilling everywhere.

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    Promising review: "This bag held surprisingly more than expected. I put tiny travel jars for my skincare creams and other small toiletries in it with room to spare. I definitely feel like it was easier to pack and was also easy to grab out of my bag for security. It feels sturdy with nice, thick vinyl. The double zipper moved easily, and I was pleased that it opened completely for ease of getting the items I needed out of it." —Mrs M Tate

    Get it from Amazon for $12.86 (available in 11 colors).

    21. AirFly, which is a wireless transmitter that'll connect your AirPods (or any wireless headphones) to the headphone jack on the flight so you're not forced to buy those crappy airplane earbuds.

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    Promising review: "Ever since I purchased my wireless Bose earbuds, I always hated having to use another set when I was on an airplane with the seat-back entertainment system. I tried many different models to connect the system to my bluetooth headsets until I came across this one, and it is amazing! It seamlessly connects to my headset, very clear and reliable audio, and it takes the stress away from having to carry multiple headsets! Thank you!!!" —Ryan Malloy

    Get it from Amazon for $42.49.

    22. Some fragrance- and chemical-free odor eliminators you can stick in your bag to avoid any smelly aromas.

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    These charcoal bags can absorb excess moisture to prevent mold, mildew, and bacteria from forming on your clothes, shoes, and in your bag. To re-charge them, just stick 'em out in the sun for a bit.

    Promising review: "These are the best travel buddies! I always pack one of these in my luggage and one in my boyfriend's. While traveling, we sometimes don't get to wash all our clothes, but these bags are brilliant at absorbing the smell of sweat on our clothes and shoes!" —J.L.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.95.

    23. A compact laundry bag so you don't have to worry about your worn, dirty clothes getting mixed up with your clean ones when going in and out of your suitcase.

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    Promising review: "Love this laundry bag. My husband and I used it when we went to Aruba. It is a good size for two people to use for a week of dirty clothes." —Patti Watkins

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in five colors and designs).

    24. A universal travel adapter to prevent you from the stress and confusion of getting to another country and realizing that you can't charge your phone.

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    Promising review: "Very compact — important when you have limited space in your bag. Made from quality materials. I have tested it in UK and Morocco — works as it should. I am going to take it to Poland next. Just the thing I needed!" —Ms Barraclough

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98+ (available in two colors).

    25. A phone and tablet holder perfect for relaxing and watching Netflix on the plane, bus, or train, without having to hold your phone the entire time.

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    Promising review: "This is awesome. It is very rigid and holds up well. It also packs flat, which works great in a carry on. I love it! As someone who travels a bit, I am very satisfied!" —jz

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    26. A pack of portable folding clothes hangers that'll allow you to unpack properly (avoiding wrinkled and bunched up clothes) when you get to your destination, while not taking up too much space in your suitcase. Genius!

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    Promising review: "I am so glad I ordered these hangers. Brought them with us on three trips this year. They are very lightweight, fold easily, and very durable. Folds into the size of the palm of my husband's hand, then unfold into a standard size hanger. Strong plastic enables me to hang wet bathing suits and laundry items, even jeans. Do not travel without these — there’s never enough hangers on a cruise or in a hotel!" —Tex-LA

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $9.55.

    27. A bar of solid shampoo made with natural ingredients to help you minimize on the amount of liquids your bringing. No one likes it when TSA tells you to toss your expensive shampoo bottle because it's too big!

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    Promising review: "I was definitely skeptical about a bar shampoo and conditioner, but I travel a lot and really wanted to cut down the use of plastic products as much as possible. I honestly am in love! I got the Heali Kiwi shampoo bar and the Wonderbar conditioner, as well as one of their eco-friendly bamboo and sugar cane storage containers, and my very long, fine oily hair, which I do have to wash daily looks and feels great. I recommend anyone on the fence to definitely give it a try! It works! So wonderful for travel too!" —M.A.

    Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in eight scents).

    28. And a pair of washable, breathable, and packable knit sneakers that'll keep your feet comfy in almost any environment, without cramping your style.

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    Promising review: "I am so excited about these! They are so comfortable and still have good arch support for being compact shoes. They are true to size and very breathable. perfect for traveling! I cant wait to buy another pair!" —Jenna J.

    Get them from Suavs for $95 (available in sizes 5-12 and two colors).

    Now stop worrying and enjoy your trip!

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    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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