25 Cool Travel Items You Might Need This Summer

Posted by , Updated on November 24, 2022

Rumors are floating around that on this summer we could see some of the cheapest flights we’ve seen in seven years! If this turns out to be true, we suspect that most of our readers will be traveling and soon. If you’re thinking about joining the traveling masses, be sure you don’t forget some of these cool items. For example, the need for a sturdy and reliable suitcase should be pretty obvious but how about a phone power bank? If you’ve ever been in the situation where power outlets seem to be none existent, then you can probably see the wisdom in investing in one of these crucial travel items. Then there’s the selfie stick, to some, the most annoying and vain invention in history. But when you’re in a remote area, and for whatever reason there’s no one around to help you catalog your experience, a selfie stick will come in quite handy…so don’t forget to buy one.

So are you getting your bags ready? We hope so, because a memorable experience is only a cheap ticket away. Get ready with these 25 cool travel items you might need this summer.




Travel Wallet

Travel WalletSource and image: amazon.com

Having your valuables in a safe place is crucial. The Lewis N Clark anti-theft hidden wallet is made with RFID blocking technology, to protect against electronic pick-pocketing and identity theft. Built to last with strong Ripstop Nylon and self repairing zippers, it makes for a ultra-light yet secure solution to keep your personal ID, credit cards, passports, money and other valuables safely hidden.




BackpackSource and image: amazon.com

Every traveler´s must-have, a good backpack should be an essential part of you gear. This up to 85 liter hiking backpack by ArcEnCiel is waterproof and it’s made from premium quality military-style scratch-resistant nylon.




SuitcaseSource and image: amazon.com

If you prefer exploring cities rather than mountains and rough terrains, you might go for a good suitcase. This light-weight but extremely durable suitcase by Samsonite will transport your travel essentials effortlessly and stylishly.



Sleeping Bag

Sleeping Bag Source and image: amazon.com

Another travel classic, a reliable sleeping bag is also great for camping. Designed for cold weather (up to -10 C or 14 F), this hooded sleeping bag by Aircee is portable, foldable, flexible and very easy to pack and unpack.



Video Camera

Video CameraSource and image: amazon.com

There are few better video cameras on the market for travelers than the GoPro Hero4. Waterproof to 131 ft (40 meter), the camera combines versatility and high-performance capture with the convenience of a touch display.



Travel Laptop

Travel LaptopSource and image: amazon.com

If you need to work on your travels, get this highly efficient and lightweight helper. Now available at a price of just 852 dollars, the 13-inch MacBook Air features a 1.6 GHz Intel processor and a 128 GB storage while weighing just 3 pounds (1.36 kg).



Power Bank

Power BankSource and image: amazon.com

Talking about useful travel technologies, check out this 12,000 mAh power bank by Polanfo. Ultralight and ultrathin, this little gadget is powerful enough to give you up to 60 hours of additional talk time, which comes in handy when there are no outlets available.


Solar Charger

Solar ChargerSource and image: amazon.com

Outdoor adventurers will certainly appreciate this 10,000 mAh X-DRAGON solar charger. Water-resistant and shock-proof, the charger is very easy to use and compatible with most smart phones and other electronic devices.




EarplugsSource and image: amazon.com

When travelling, sleep can be the difference between a trip from your wildest dream or a living nightmare. Make sure noise does not interrupt your rest with this set of super comfortable foam earplugs by Mack´s. With a noise reduction of up to 32 decibels, they are fully skinned and tapered.



Hand Wipes

Hand WipesSource and image: amazon.com

Have you ever felt the need to clean your hands and face during a long journey? Individually wrapped, Purell Sanitizing Hand Wipes are excellent for quick and easy clean ups while removing dirt and germs from your hands.




DictionarySource and image: amazon.com

Take advantage of the long flight to learn the most important phrases in a new language. As Spanish is the world´s second-most spoken language by number of native speakers (after Chinese), the Merriam-Webster Spanish-English dictionary might be a good choice.



Headphone Splitter

Headphone SplitterSource and image: amazon.com

Want to share your music with your traveling partner? The Belking speaker and headphone splitter allows you to connect 2 headsets or speakers to 1 jack.


Neck Pillow

Neck PillowSource and image: amazon.com

Another travel classic, the neck pillow is great for traveling on airplanes, buses, trains, and even cars. With a price tag of just 10 bucks, this neck pillow by Elaine Karen even comes with an eye mask.



Packing Cubes

Packing CubesSource and image: amazon.com

One of the toughest things to do while packing for a trip is fitting everything you want to bring with you into your luggage. Make it easy with these packing cubes by Shacke. Made from high quality water resistant nylon, they divide suitcase into separate compartments so contents stay organized throughout your trip.



Snorkel Kit

Snorkel KitSource and image: amazon.com

Is your next destination renowned for its spectacular marine features? Make the most out of it with this snorkel kit by U.S. Divers. The set comes with 2-window masks; splash top with hydro-adhesion technology; and fins with full foot pockets.



Watt Converter

Watt ConverterSource and image: amazon.com

When you travel to a country with a different voltage, a Watt converter is likely to be a priceless item. The Travel Smart Watt Converter and Adapter Set is a dual wattage converter that converts 220V foreign electricity to 110V, featuring a high/low selector switch.



Quick-dry Towel

Quick-dry TowelSource and image: amazon.com

In extremely hot and humid regions, quick-dry towels might be your best friend. Made from high quality Micofiber material, the quick drying towel by Encite Elite will dry up to 10 times faster than an ordinary towel and can absorb 4 times its own weight.



Hiking Boots

Hiking BootsSource and image: amazon.com

Those who prefer mountain hikes rather than beach escapades will enjoy these Asolo Gore-Tex boots. Made from premium quality materials, these boots are comfortable and durable while being lightweight.



Water Bottle with Filter

Water Bottle with FilterSource and image: amazon.com

Produced by LifeStraw, this water bottle has an integrated, replaceable filter allowing you to drink water from any natural source.



Pocket Knife

Pocket KnifeSource and image: amazon.com

Manufactured in Switzerland, this Swiss Army pocket knife by Victrinox is a must-have item for all outdoor adventurers. Equipped with essential tools ranging from tweezers to a screwdriver, it maximizes usefulness while keeping bulk to a minimum.



Sun Glasses

Sun GlassesSource and image: amazon.com

Whether you are sunbathing on a beach or skiing high up in the mountain, protect your eyes from harmful UV radiation with these fancy sun glasses by J+S. Lightweight and both impact- and scratch-resistant, they are perfect for almost all outdoor sports and activities.



Emergency Bracelet Kit

Emergency Bracelet KitSource and image: amazon.com

The ultimate travelers´ life-saver, this emergency bracelet kit is always with you to get you out of difficulties. It is stuffed with many of the hardest-to-find survival tools including whistle, compass, flint for fire starting, fishing line and many more.



Travel Book

Travel Book Source and image: amazon.com

Get some inspiration for your next travel destination with this amazing travel book by Lonely Planet. The book is a compilation of 500 sights and attractions ranked by Lonely Planet’s global community of travel experts.



Selfie Stick

Selfie StickSource and image: amazon.com

If you are travelling alone, you need to get a selfie stick. Compatible with most smart phones including iPhone, Samsung, Blackberry, HTC etc., this selfie stick by Ehomee will let you take a self portrait where there is nobody to take the picture for you.



Digital Luggage Scale

Digital Luggage ScaleSource and image: amazon.com

Forget the unexpected overweight charges at the check-in counter, with this portable digital luggage scale by iSunnao you’ll always know the exact weight of your luggage. At 3.2 oz (91 g), it features a weight capacity of 110 Lbs (50 kg) and a high precision weight sensor with the accuracy of 0.1 Lbs (50 g).


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