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11 Travel Essentials—From Sleek Leggings To A Self-Cleaning Water Bottle—To Use Now And


Whether you have a lifetime supply of frequent flyer miles or had to reschedule your vacation plans to 2022, there’s never a bad time to stock up on travel-friendly gear that’s useful both in and out of the terminal. Both jet-setters at heart and the staycation-inclined can agree: Everyone loves a great, multi-functional product. And there are more travel-meets-everyday necessities than you might realize. You can always use pulled-together loungewear, skincare that can easily be packed up and useful tools that make remote work go smoother. And when the time comes to pack a suitcase, these are the go-tos you’ll be grateful to already have on hand.

Even if your current take on cross-country travel may be the distance from your bedroom to the living room, the products below are both living room-approved and airport-worthy. So scroll through, daydream about (or book) your next getaway and in the meantime stock up on these essentials—from cooling eye masks and comfy matching sets to versatile backpacks and slim, portable chargers—to use now and later.

A Chic Blanket-Scarf

E Marie’s travel blanket serves a dual purpose: It can be worn as a scarf or transforms into a comfortable blanket for long flights and Netflix binges at home. Plus, it comes with a coordinating storage bag (which happens to double as a neck pillow), making it an easy addition to your carry on and work bag alike.

An In-Flight Beauty Essential

A cult favorite among skincare lovers, 111Skin is known for its line of innovative, scientist-led products. A must-have for the days you’re feeling fatigued, these cooling, de-puffing eye masks take on the effect of “extreme cold” exposure to help invigorate tired eyes. Whether you’re coming off a long flight or it’s simply been a busy week, these patches are ideal for a refresh and reset. Pro tip: Store them in the fridge for maximum results.

From WFH To A Red Eye

This coordinating set is the ultimate ensemble for everything from remote work days to errand afternoons to extensive travel. The matching hoodie and legging combo is made from an organic cotton-jersey blend that’s so comfortable you’ll easily want to live in it 24/7. Plus, the slightly cropped hoodie makes for a stylish update to the classic sweatshirt look.

Hydration Anytime, Anywhere

Larq’s self-filtering water bottle is an absolute game changer. Hydration plays a key role in our day-to-day health, and when you add in the toll of travel or work stress and the need for it is all the more vital. Now you can fill up your bottle from practically anywhere with this USB-rechargeable bottle. It purifies water in 60 seconds every two hours throughout the course of the day and neutralizes up to 99.9% of bacteria using UV light. Even better? Beverages stored in your Larq bottle will also stay cold for 24 hours or hot for 12.

A Versatile Carryall

A versatile carry-on that takes you from the boardroom to the boarding line is an essential. Dagne Dover’s Neoprene Backpack comes in three sizes, with the larger ones being ideal for housing all of your on travel entertainment needs. Staying put for now? Not to worry, you can run about your busy schedule with this hands-free option to corral all of your everyday must-haves.

A Virtual Language Learning Class

Whether you have grand plans to eat (and speak) your way through a bucket list country or just want to brush up on your français, Babbel offers an easy—and fun—way to learn a new language (choose from 13 of them). Along with app-based lessons that are crafted by expert linguists and native speakers, the company offers games, podcasts, videos and Babbel Live online classes to help you explore and develop your conversational and writing skills—from the comfort of your couch or a window seat. The best part? Their courses are designed so that you could be speaking a new language in just a matter of weeks.

An All-In-One Pillow

The Infinity Pillow is the life hack you never knew you needed: Its twist and wrap design provides neck support, comfort and convenience. Whether reading at home or snuggling up while on the road, this is the perfect solution for staying comfortable no matter where you are.

The Ultimate Refresher

Ilia’s hydrator is like a (misty) breath of fresh air after a long day in front of screens. This dual action facial spray not only helps to protect against the damaging effects of blue light but also hydrates skin and sets makeup—a true triple threat to add to your skincare lineup. It’s available in two sizes, the smaller of which is ideal for keeping at your desk, on your nightstand and in your purse.

A Bring-Everywhere Charger

A portable charger is an must-have to keep on hand no matter the occasion. The Anker PowerCore Metro charger provides up to 96 hours of power and includes two USB ports. It fits practically anywhere, making it essential for keeping your electronics as energized as you are throughout the day.

Cloud Nine-Level Shoes

Do you find yourself wishing you could go about your entire day in cozy house slippers? Lined with sheepskin on the inside and out, these mules are as comfy as they are out-on-the-town approved. This casual (and unbelievably comfortable) style will undoubtedly be your go-to footwear whether you find yourself traveling near or far.

The Work-From-Anywhere Workspace

Tired of straining your neck over your laptop on flights or in your home office? This Moft laptop accessory helps to improve posture throughout the work day, no matter where you may be working from. Attending a meeting during a layover? No problem. Logging in from the bedroom-slash-office? This is your solution. With 5 different positions, the laptop stand includes one mode for standing and four different modes for sitting. The added bonus is its foldable design, which makes it perfect for packing in your bag with ease.


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