It’s a new year, which means it is time for some cool new travel gear- and boy are there a number of awesome options on the market. From airline approved smart bags that will charge your cell phone in flight to an action camera shooting in 4K video, these are our top picks for 2018 travel essential accessories.
1. e-Bags Samonsite Spinner Underseater with USB Port
Our go-to website for backpacks and luggage from name brands like Tumi, Kansport and Samonsite, smart luggage that boast airline friendly USB chargers to power your devices with batteries that can be removed before checking a bag, which is a new TSA requirement. We love the bag in particular, although we’d never check it since it fits neatly under an economy seat, has smart pockets for easy access to certain essentials and can charge a phone or tablet.is also stepping up their game with cool airline friendly
3. Flitt Flying Camera ($99.99)
A drone style camera that can fold up and fit in your back pocket when it’s not in use? Yes, please! The might be the coolest travel gadget of 2018, especially if you do a lot of social media posts and looking for a different angle. The camera shoots video and photos and features one-touch media sharing with the paired iOS and Android apps that can be downloaded to your phone. When you’re done using the camera, you can simply tuck the arms and propeller blades into its body and fold it into a pocket sized shape.
4. REVL Arc
You can say goodbye to shaky video with the revolutionaryArc action camera. It shoots flawless 4K video at 30FPS and 12MP photos that can be shared instantly, but what makes the camera stand out is its true stabilization features. Using real-time electronic image stabilization and built in gyro-stabilization the REVL Arc always remaisn level with the horizon so whether you’re skiing off cliffs or riding some gnarly downhill singletrack on a mountain bike, you can be sure the footage won’t be bumpy no matter how shaken your body feels. The camera also uses facial recognition and has a long lasting battery life.
5. Blue Planet Eyewear
7. Dopp Del Dia
Theby Cotopaxi is another travel product we are loving. It is just the right size to keep your toiletries, makeup or other grooming essentials organized and protected. The bag is made from repurposed nylon and webbing and each looks slightly different depending on who was working the sewing machine when it was made. Each bag features a roomy main compartment and two internal side sleeves for extra organization options. You can hang it or carry it into the bathroom on your wrist thanks to a large webbing loop.
8. Contigo AUTOSPOUT Chug
Packing a water bottle is mandatory for us when traveling, we just like to have on hand for hydration at anytime. And the is a current favorite choice. It has a lightweight design, which makes it easy to just toss in your bag, although it also has a clip-on carry handle. The wide mouth piece makes sipping a breeze and also makes it easy to use the bottle in conjunction with a water purifying pen if traveling in a non-safe drinking water portion of the world. The bottle is leak-proof and BPA free and the spout cover on the mouth piece also works to keep dirt and germs away.