Made from BPA-free, food-safe plastic, Toothpaste 2 Go addresses packaging waste and forgetfulness. The kit includes a flight-approved vessel for toothpaste and a transfer mechanism to get some from your current at-home tube into the travel-sized iteration. Since the mechanism also works in reverse order, when you return home you’re able to transfer unused toothpaste back into its original packaging.
Intended for artists, photographers, architects and any other creator that depends on dozens of tiny tools for their work, Osuza’s canvas backpack opens out flat to four distinct numbered panels, granting uninhibited access to what’s inside. Its unique folded closure system, which is aided by velcro, lets the wearer adjust the interior capacity from 20 to 40L depending on what’s in tow. Plus, an easy-access laptop sleeve (for up to 17 inch computers) offers assistance in moments when undoing the entire ensemble isn’t possible. For a full list of the interior accessories, pockets, pouches, zipper, hooks, and loops, see the product page.
For any traveler—or dreamer—who yearns for the furthest reaches of our planet, Debbie Pappyn and David De Vleeschauwer’s Remote Places to Stay: The Most Unique Hotels at the End of the World details 22 out-of-the-way destinations. From a reprieve in the Arctic to an African desert escape and even a retreat in the Himalayas, the book chronicles places people can actually stay—though some are only accessibly by foot, small boat or bush plane. To complement the book, Pappyn and Vleeschauwer have also launched their own remote travel platform to help readers get to these places, too.
A recent trip to Japan during Typhoon Hagibis put this Blunt Metro to the test and it remains in one piece. For the cold, gloomy winter months, this umbrella comes in several bold hues to add a pop of color to a drizzly or stormy day. The sturdy design features double-reinforced struts that survive high winds and harsh weather. Its architectural structure is built to hold up over time providing a long lasting and sustainable choice.
Part of Patagonia’s Worn Wear collection, this denim bag is crafted in the USA from reclaimed, post-consumer organic cotton canvas and denim. Big enough for a grocery, beach or weekend trip, it features reinforced straps to make carrying your gear easy and comfortable. The interior is lined with post-consumer polyester fabric and postindustrial recycled Supplex® nylon. And, because each piece of fabric is reclaimed, every bag is unique.
As Bluetooth earbuds and headphones become more prevalent, many users are now accustomed to frustration when confronted by entertainment systems on airplanes, in gyms or rental cars. Allowing you to connect your wireless headphones to these screens is the AirFly Pro: a dongle that plugs into a standard jack. This little gadget can wirelessly connect to two sets of headphones and has a 16+ hour battery, so your next long-haul flight or gym session can be as entertaining as ever.
For travelers and coffee lovers, these Canyon Coffee single-serving instant coffee packs can save the day. To concoct the powder within, the team at Canyon teamed up with Swift Cup to transform their freshly roasted coffee into an instant form. The brand’s founders, Ally Walsh and Casey Wojtalewicz, chose coffee beans from Celinga, Ethiopia. Paired with a Japanese-made travel tumbler by Kinto, this kit will keep those on the move conveniently caffeinated, simply by adding the sachet to eight ounces of hot water.
Both collapsible and equipped with a carabiner, Tushy’s portable bidet provides paper-free cleaning on the go. Simply unfurl the body, use a clean water source to fill the bidet, open the nozzle, aim and squeeze. Not only is this a drastically cheaper iteration than most, it can go with you on the road or into the great outdoors.
Intended to carry pooches weighing up to 16 pounds, Wild One’s new Air Travel Carrier is plane- and pet-friendly. Small enough to be placed under regular seats, the carrier features a comfy quilted base mat and mesh panels with retractable screens, should your dog want a view or privacy. Made from neoprene, the outer is washable by hand, while the mat inside can be machine-washed and tumble-dried. The carrier also boasts a handy shoulder strap that doubles as a leash and a panel for sliding it all onto your suitcase.
Featuring the brand’s popular Post-Poo Drops, along with their Olous Aromatique Room Spray and Body Cleansing Soap Slab, Aesop’s “The Melodist” set aims to alleviate unwanted scents from people and the places they visit—as all are in travel-safe sizes. One of five new sets, “The Melodist” is housed within a reusable tan amenities case that’s wrapped in an illustration of Euterpe by artist Giovanni Garcia-Fenech.
In Japanese households it’s customary to remove your shoes upon entering the home. Thus comfortable and durable house slippers are a necessary accessory. SUBU, a Tokyo brand making such slippers, also makes a packable iteration. With a cushioned sole and a poly fill, they’ll keep your feet comfortable and warm. Available in sizes 5.5 to 12, they’re also available in three colors: gloss black, foil silver and neon yellow.
A clever device that’s ideal for travelers, Mophie’s new Powerstation Hub is a super-portable charging dock that’s been designed with simplicity (and speed) in mind. With a built-in 6,000mAh battery as well as retractable AC power prongs, it can be used on-the-go or with a power outlet and offers several charging options: Qi-enabled wireless, two USB-A ports, and one USB-C PD port. At just nine ounces, the slim accessory is also small and light enough to carry for day to day use.
Undeniably practical, this Rains bumbag is waterproof and features a taped zip closure to keep your valuables super-safe and dry. Made from polyurethane and polyester, it’s sturdy and stylish. Wear it over your shoulder or around your waist as you stomp around and explore—with your cash and camera held within easy access.
For those who have trouble sleeping on planes (or trains, buses or cars), this soft and cozy eye pillow offers a little escape from the rest of the world. Crafted to fit anybody, the pillow is essentially a scarf shape that can be rolled, wrapped and contorted to your preference—be it around your head as an eye mask, or rolled up as a pillow. Filled with micro-beads, it contours to fit everybody.
Ethically made from all-natural ingredients, byhumankind’s vegan shampoo bar ($13) comes in three fragrance options: lemongrass, thyme or lemon lavender. Base components across all three include anatto seed, hydrolyzed oat protein and rosemary extract—and our favorite is the fresh, citrusy lemongrass scent, which boasts additional notes of lime and sage. Not only does the shampoo bar offer an alternative to chemical-filled options, it’s also minimally packaged, so it’s kinder to the environment. Additionally, it’s airplane-friendly.
Made with travel in mind, the Grey Label by NYC-based O.N.S is a collection of minimal but delightfully designed items that will survive a stint in a suitcase. Our pick: the utilitarian Acadia Shorts (available in navy, black, gray or olive) which draw inspiration from Japanese design. Part outdoorsy, part structural and sophisticated, the shorts feature an adjustable buckle belt and are crafted from a lightweight and comfortable cotton/nylon blend.