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.
This small, portable packing vacuum can compress soft apparel to make room for everything else in your suitcase. Powered by USB, the handy device can identify the pressure inside the bag and will switch off on its own. Each vacuum comes with a reusable medium-sized bag, but small and large options are available too. Ideal for packing before long trips, or on your way home after buying a few souvenirs.
Made from vegetable-tanned Italian leather, the Generation Sidekick Wash Bag from Troubadour is an elegant iteration of the classic dopp kit. With a waxed cotton interior (which is 100% waterproof) and a zipper that loops and seals just beyond the bag to form a hanger/handle, it’s highly functional. Its three-liter capacity also makes it an ideal size for carry-on.
In collaboration with Eastpak, Maison Kitsuné has turned its iconic fox logo into a camouflage pattern. Featuring a black spring-hook lanyard, the bag is covered in foxes of all sizes in different shades of blue. With a volume of two liters and an exterior made from ultra-durable fabric, the pouch can be used as a purse, dopp kit or tech pouch.
With a lifetime warranty, this durable dopp kit is made for all kinds of adventures. Thanks to a near 360-degree zipper, access is easy. Plus with eight internal pockets and a handy removable TSA-compliant liquids bag, the details of this accessory are hidden beneath its seemingly plain exterior.
With a waxed canvas upper, rubberized bottom and soft leather grip handles, this bag can withstand the worst and still look best. There are dedicated pockets for everything you need handy and separate padded areas for a tablet and laptop. Finished off with a waterproof top-zipper, the 26.2 liter bag can accommodate the demands of daily commuting—gym gear, work necessities and technology included.
Made from vacuum-insulated stainless steel, Mizu water bottle is outfitted with a reusable straw and an “adventure purifier.” The latter filters 99.999% of contaminants, making it ideal for any outdoor setting. And, the 22oz capacity is convenient for longer treks and less refills.
With two components, The Nue Co’s Sleep Kit comes with Magnesium Ease spray and Sleep Drops, make falling—and staying—asleep easier. The spray—made using magnesium chloride with lavender and arnica oil—helps to reduce muscle tension. Simply spray it on and massage into your face (be prepared for a mild tingle and the flavor if it hits your lips). The sleep drops are essentially a tincture, made with sleep aids like Valerian root, passionflower, catnip and chamomile—all of which help lull you to sleep without any groggy vibes the next morning. All ingredients are non-habit-forming, alcohol-free and have little to no scent, so these products are great for air travel—and jet lag.
Unlike most compression socks, these ones from Happy Socks don’t look like compression socks—thanks to their cheerful, colorful pattern. By staying tight and high on the leg, the socks allow for better blood-flow during long flights and reduce leg swelling. Made from combed cotton, polymide and elastane, they function like performance socks.
Full of unique, influential and fascinating concrete structures in Tokyo, this guidebook is in Japanese and English, and aimed at locals and visitors alike. With maps to striking buildings designed by Tadao Ando, Le Corbusier, Tengo Kanze and more, the book is edited by Naomi Pollock and features photography by Jimmy Cohrssen. Price is in Euros.
While alcohol-based, BYREDO’s rinse-free hand wash is gentle and nourishing. At 30ml, this lotion is ideal for air travel and everyday use—whenever your hands need a refresh. Our favorite fragrance (nothing like those harsh chemical scents of other hand sanitizers) contains notes of pink pepper, patchouli, magnolia and rose petals, but isn’t overpowering.