When we travel the world, we leave behind the comforts of home. But with the advances in technology and gadgets, we’re now able to travel in style! From waterproofing speakers to retaining your cellphone service off-grid, these travel gadgets have changed the way we view travel.
Here are some of the coolest and most useful travel gadgets out on the market that are sure to turn you into a glamper. If you have a traveler in your life and enjoy giving impromptu gifts, we recommend starting with the fun products below. Who knows, maybe the technology will give you a travel bug too!
The Scrubba Wash Bag Will Scrub Away Clothing Grime In Minutes
The Scrubba Wash Bag, aka the portable washing machine of a backpacker’s dream, leaves dirty clothes fresh and clean within minutes. The waterproof bag is lined with a modern-day washboard, and all it takes to clean clothing is two to four liters of water and a bit of liquid laundry detergent!
This is one of those gadgets that any camper, backpacker, or explorer who likes to venture off the beaten path should buy if they want to save money. Flexible enough to fold up and stick in your pocket, this portable washing machine should be a go-to purchase for all outdoor lovers.
This Sandless Beach Mat Will Change Your Beach Game For The Better
This C-Gear Original Sand-Free Mat is any beach lover’s best friend. The revolutionary beach mat is impossible to cover in sand, making it the perfect accessory for families with young kids, or couples who enjoy picnicking on the beach.
The best part is the cleanup. No more having to shake out your towel or having to throw your mat in the wash. All you have to do is pick it up and fold it so it can easily slide into your beach bag. What are you waiting for? Time for some fun in the sun without any of that sandy hassle.
This Canon Camera Will Make Sure You Always Get The Shot
Although the experience is the reason for traveling, we would all be lying if we said we didn’t enjoy capturing those moments on camera. That’s why the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II is the best travel buddy out there. It even comes with WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities that allow you to upload your pictures and videos to your phone or computer in real-time!
This digital camera delivers high-quality photos and videos and is compact enough that it can slip right into your pocket. No more carrying huge cameras around your neck with a lens bag in your hand.
goTenna Mesh Allows Communication While You’re Off-Grid
The goTenna Mesh was designed specifically for those adventurers who like to go off the beaten path. The little device allows Android and iOS devices to stay connected even if you are going off-grid. Talk about a safety net if you’re ever in danger!
The goTenna is pocket-sized and uses Bluetooth-LE to pair with a smartphone, enabling users to share messages, photos, and locations instantly within a four-mile radius. This device is a great way to check-in with any of your hiking buddies if you accidentally become separated on the trail.
A Portable Bluetooth Speaker Is A Backpacker’s Must-Have
No matter where you go, music is a universal language. So much so that it’s hard to find a backpacker without a form of a portable speaker on them. It’s a conversation starter and a way to learn about someone’s culture. That’s why the 14 x 8 x 2.8cm Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay P2 is the Bluetooth speaker of choice.
It’s small enough to stick in your pocket, without giving up the quality of sound you’re accustomed to with indoor speakers. Not to mention it’s a smart speaker, featuring voice controls and up to ten hours of playtime per charge.
This Suspended Tree Tent That Will Have You Star Gazing All Night Long
What better way to go camping than in a tree tent? With the Tentsile Connect Tree Tent, you’ll be exploring the wilderness like a pro. The two-person shelter can be pitched between trees and is meant to provide the feeling of a hammock with the security of a tent.
It is designed to suspend over the ground, giving you the ultimate camping experience. This gadget comes with fold-away doors for easy access, and a removable rain flap so you’re able to see the stars on a clear night. Not to mention, this tent comes with other connectors to create a floating super camp!
This VSSL Flask Light Is Just The Thing For A Quiet Evening Around A Camp Fire
Part flashlight and part booze holder, what more could an avid traveler ask for? The VSSL Flask includes two collapsible stainless steel shot glasses, a bottle opener for the beer enthusiasts in the group, a compass in case your phone battery dies, and a powerful LED flood beam flashlight for those evening walks around the campground.
This beauty also holds up to 10 ounces of your favorite beverage! If you love to go camping, to days-long festivals, lazy-day fishing, or anything in between, the VSSL Flask is definitely something you should think about putting on your birthday list.
Release Your Inner Bougie With This Portable Cocktail Kit
There is no better way to start your vacation than with a nice craft cocktail. The W&P Carry-On Cocktail Kit is the perfect gadget for you and a loved one while you’re flying through the friendly skies. The kit has everything you need to craft a proper beverage in style.
The compact kit comes with a spoon/muddler, linen coaster, and all the ingredients for two cocktails. What better way to relax on a flight? Depending on your beverage preference, the kit comes in a variety of sets, from champagne or bloody mary to the more classic gin and tonic or old fashioned.
It’s Always More Fun When you Drink Responsibly
The BACtrack C6 Keychain is powered by BluFire fuel cell sensor technology, making the portable breathalyzer one of the best on the market. Not to mention it is the tiniest professional-grade tester ever created! You can choose one of two modes. “Standalone Mode” allows the user to send their blood alcohol content (BAC) results to the BACtrack screen.
Or, you can choose “App Mode” and the tester will send the results over to the BACtrack application via Bluetooth. The free app also comes with perks, like the estimated time your BAC will return to 0.00% and the ability to call an Uber.
This Purifying Water Bottle Will Make It So You Never Go Thirsty
While traveling abroad, one of the main concerns is contaminated water. There is no need for a trip to be ruined because you accidentally drink tap water after waking up in the middle of the night. That’s where purifying water bottles and straws come into play.
GRAYL’s Ultralight Purifier, for instance, is capable of transforming almost any tap or natural water source into pure drinking water. Pretty much real-life magic. This is the perfect gadget for those travelers that are always on the go and don’t want to waste time thinking about where they are going to buy their next water bottle.
It’s S’well And Good If You Travel Around With This Water Bottle!
The S’well Teakwood Water Bottle is fashionable and yet very practical. It’s a perfect size, allowing for optimal hydration on the go. The bottle is made of BPA-free stainless steel and combines a double-walled, vacuum-sealed design with a beautiful matte finish.
The best part is that the bottle will keep drinks cold for up to 24 hours, or hot for up to 12 hours. This is the perfect bottle for hot chocolate in the mountains or a refreshing iced tea on the beach. Its wide mouth is the finishing touch, allowing for ice cubes as well as easy refills and cleaning.
These ThermaCELL Heated Insoles Are The Best Winter Accessory
There is nothing worse than frozen toes, making foot warmers one of the best winter accessories money can buy. If you’re planning a winter getaway, don’t forget to pack ThermaCell Heated Insoles. These innovative heated insoles will take your foot comfort to the next level.
The warmers are designed with state-of-the-art thermal technology and supply the user with a remote control to dictate the amount of heat coming from the thermostat-driven control system. The high-tech system with a water-resistant liner guarantees protection from any moisture. The best part is that they’re rechargeable! Be sure to grab a pair on your way up the slopes.
A Multisport GPS Watch That’s Stylish And Yet Useful
You can now stop worrying about losing track of time, direction, and communication with the world while you’re traveling. The Garmin Fenix 5 is one of the best multi-sport outdoor watches on the market. So you can also quit worrying about taking your watch off while hiking in Nepal, rock climbing in the Sierras, or swimming in the Mediterranean.
This watch has a wide range of tracking capabilities, as well as a built-in GPS and smart notifications. It is lightweight, making it the best companion for traveling around. Depending on your style, this device is available in multiple models, with a selection of QuickFit interchangeable bands to choose from.
This State-Of-The-Art Knife Is What Your Camping Kit Was Missing
Every seasoned explorer knows that it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to tools, making the Ian Sinclair Cardsharp 2 exactly what you need to complete your kit. It has a sleek design that allows the knife to fold into a 13-gram credit card, easy to fit into your wallet while keeping the blade completely protected from harming someone.
When unfolded, the surgical steel blade has a 65mm cutting edge, ideal for cooking or as a survival tool in the wilderness. The Cardsharp 2 is the blade you didn’t know you needed while out camping.
The LuminAid Is The Perfect Lantern For Post-Campfire Activities
LuminAid is just the lantern you need on any outdoor adventure. After six to seven hours of charging in the sun, the inflatable lamp produces around 16 hours of LED light — the perfect gadget for when the campfire dies down.
The lamp is also adventure-friendly, weighing around 56 grams and able to fold up into a backpack. The latest version of LuminAid even allows the user to charge their cell phone or other electronics. Talk about a two for one! Be sure to pick up a lantern before your next camping trip. You’d be lost in the dark without one!
Channel Your Inner Iron Man With This Portable Charger
This 1/4 scale replica of Tony Stark’s suitcase in Iron Man 2 is bound to spark the interest of any fan of the snarky superhero. The unique Marvel-inspired gadget, aptly named Iron Man Mark V Armor Suitcase Mobile Fuel Cell, has a 12,000 mAh battery and will help you charge your devices on the go, whether it be at Comic-Con or hiking around.
The portable charger has two USB ports, allowing you to charge two devices at the same time. No more having to figure out if you want your phone or tablet fully charged!
An Ostrich Pillow For When You Need That Extra Bit Of Privacy
Although it’s a bit funny looking, hear us out. The ostrich pillow is a useful accessory for long-distance flights, a quick cat nap, or if you want to go to a quiet place for a while. The quirky pillow is meant to prevent jet lag, a common problem for long-distance travelers.
Once you get past the funny design, you’ll notice that the pillow features polystyrene filling and a soft interior, not to mention comfy hand pockets and a breathing hole for your nose and mouth. These features allow the wearer to sleep anywhere without being distracted by lights, noise, or the general hustle and bustle going on around them.
A Tiny Steam Iron For When You’re In A Hurry
The Steamfast SF-717 travel steam iron might be the world’s smallest and most compact iron. With its convenient travel bag, non-stick soleplate, and dual voltage for overseas travel, this mini iron is perfect for any businessman or woman in need of freshening up their clothing after having them folded in a suitcase.
Due to its size, the Steamfast can reach pleats and creases that a larger iron can’t. It also only takes one minute to heat up, making it ideal for anyone who is in a rush. The best part is that it is very affordable and comes with a two-year warranty.
Micro Lazy Luggage Is Perfect For When your Little One Gets Tired
The best carry-on luggage is dependent on many factors, including your style, bag design preferences, and, of course, needs. If you’re traveling with a little one, we recommend trying Micro Lazy Luggage. Not only is it fun to say, but this bag converts into a mini scooter for the kids to ride on when they get tired.
The bag comes with extendable legs that allow your child to sit comfortably (20kg max), while also providing an 18-liter storage compartment and five additional pockets and a padded tablet sleeve to ensure all of your stuff is well-organized during your travels.
You’ll Never Run Out Of WiFi With This Portable Hotspot
One stressful aspect of traveling is worrying about foreign SIM cards and roaming charges — they rack up very fast! The Skyroam Solis is the answer to your communication problems. As one of the best WiFi hotspots on the market, the Solis offers unlimited 4G LTE service in over 130 countries.
If you are traveling with friends or family, have no fear! The hotspot can support up to five different connections while doubling as a charging station while you’re all on the move. A day pass is $9 and will allow up to 24-hours of unlimited internet access. We say it’s worth it!