Whether you’re flying to a remote, far-flung destination soon or mapping a fall road trip to check out local foliage, planning what you pack is just as important as where you go. With that in mind, ahead are 15 travel-friendly accessories, clothing items, and wellness products that’ll make life a little easier and a lot more comfortable while you’re on the road.
Monos Metro Duffel, $230
To help you travel with even more ease, the Canadian lifestyle brand Monos recently revamped their best-selling Metro Collection. Among the updated pieces is the Metro Duffel, a versatile bag outfitted with a host of smart new features including room for up to a 15” laptop, interior magnetic snaps for quick packing and unpacking, and an enhanced QuickSnap™ system so you can swap out Monos’ interchangeable Metro Classic or Folio Kit to best suit your needs.
Molecule 01 + Patchouli, $47
This groundbreaking genderless fragrance concept from renowned German master perfumer Geza Schoen will change everything you think you know about patchouli. In this, Schoen marries two types patchouli with a single aroma molecule called Iso E Super for a totally original scent that’s earthy, velvety, and captivating – yet nostalgic as well. And the one-ounce glass bottle isn’t just perfectly portable, it’s also refillable to help reduce waste.
Lo and Sons The Waverly 2, $210
Whether you call them fanny packs or belt bags, the once-lampooned trend that peaked in the ‘80s is back and here to stay. The issue? How bulky and unstylish most are. Enter The Waverly 2 from the beloved AAPI-owned accessories line Lo & Sons. Made from a sustainable vegan cactus leather, the bag can be worn four ways as a wristlet, on your shoulder, across your body, and around your waist like the original versions. Plus, the sleek silhouette complements any outfit.
Noble Panacea The Exceptional Vitamin C Booster, $160
Vitamin C is a workhorse when it comes to skincare ingredients – it plumps up and brightens complexions, and boosts your sunscreen’s ability to protect against photo damage – but not all versions are created equal. Though L-Ascorbic Acid is widely regarded as the gold standard, it’s highly unstable and prone to oxidization. To reconcile that, Noble Panacea launched this intensive four-week treatment in 30 individual doses. Each packet ensures peak freshness and potency, and is loaded with 8 other sources of vitamin C in addition to 20% pure L-Ascorbic Acid.
Monrow Supersoft Vintage Sweats, $146
These joggers from the Los Angeles-based athleisure brand adored by celebrities like Oprah, Reese Witherspoon, and Beyonce emphasize comfort without sacrificing style with its signature “supersoft” fabric (a propriety blend of rayon, cotton, and spandex), trimmer silhouette, drawstring waist, and banded ankles. Meaning: they’re equally great for running errands about town and kicking back on long flights.
Michael Van Clarke No. 1 Brush, $45
Did you know picking the proper hairbrush can make all the difference between good and great hair? So reach for this award-winning one from British celebrity hairstylist Michael Van Clarke. It features soft Japanese nylon bristles that glide through strands while gently detangling and smoothing for maximum shine, and is compact and lightweight enough to easily stash in your bag.
Hush Puppies x Olle Eksell Seventy8 Sneaker, $59.95
While white sneakers are closet staples noawadays, why not stand out from the pack and wear something a bit bolder and quirkier – but just as comfortable? This fun collaboration between Hush Puppies and legendary, mid-century Swedish graphic designer Olle Eksell lets you do just that with three limited-edition styles of the Seventy8, the best-selling retro-inspired sneaker.
Doublesoul High Socks, $11.00
Quite possibly the perfect everyday sock, these mid-calf versions from startup brand Doublesoul have everything you need including a seamless toe cap and heel tab to minimize chafing, a silky-soft blend of recycled polyester and cotton, and an extra-cushiony foot pad. You’ll feel even better wearing these knowing they’re sustainably and ethically made with earth-safe dyes, too.
Abel Cyan Nori, $165
Founded by former winemaker and New Zealander Frances Shoemack, fragrance brand Abel is proof positive that completely natural perfumes can be luxurious and beautiful to behold, too. Let this new launch, which stars notes of zippy, bitter tangerine and plant-based musk for a beguiling effect, whisk you away to summery days at the sea, where the sun kisses your skin and the saltwater tousles your hair.
Vibrant Body Co. The EveryWear Bra, $89
Regarding bras: did you know nearly 80% of women choose ill-fitting styles, many of which are manufactured with harmful susbstances? This is when Vibrant Body Co. comes to the rescue. In addition to offering expert virtual fittings to help you find the right size, the company’s Everywhere Bras offer coverage and comfort in a streamlined, wirefree design. Another plus? They’re Certified Clean™ and free of risky ingredients like pesticides, chlorine bleach, and allergy-triggering dyes.
Wonderskin Wonderblading Peel & Reveal Lip Kit in Hayley, $29
Some TikTok trends aren’t warranted, while others like Wonderskin’s Wonderblading Peel & Reveal Lip Kit, absolutely are. To use: apply the formula to dry lips, spritz on the activator, then gently wipe away to reveal rich, budge-proof color that lasts for hours on end. The newest shade Hayley, a collaboration with beauty influencer Hayley Bui, is a perfect red: not too warm and not too cool, and flattering on every skin tone.
Raw Sugar Living Deodorant Vanilla Bean + Charcoal, $6.99
Because clean self-care products shouldn’t have to cost a fortune, most of Raw Sugar Living’s lineup is gently priced under $10. On top of being affordable, this solid and subtly-scented deodorant – which is smartly packaged in biodegradable paper – neutralizes odors with the help of proven ingredients like Zinc Ricinoleate and essential oils without blocking sweat, a healthy and necessary bodily function.
Offcourt Exfoliating Body Soap, $8.50
It doesn’t matter how fancy the hotel is: the body washes are typically loaded with harsh lathering ingredients, and just as bad, overwhelming fragrances. So pack this purifying bar soap on your next trip. Sustainable palm oil and shea butter ensure a rich lather, while salt and white pumice gently buff away dead skin. As for the scent, it’s warm and subtle with hints of bergamot, meyer lemon, black pepper.
Mediheal Total Keratin Treatment Hair Pack, $4.99
Even if your hair is polished when you board a flight, it somehow always winds up dry and dull after. To remedy that, turn to this innovative hair treatment from Korea’s top sheet mask brand Mediheal. Just place the cap on clean, damp hair, adjust for a snug fit, gently massage, and leave on for ten to 15 minutes. Then rinse and marvel at how healthy your locks look.