* The most-purchased travel essentials by Spy Readers in 2018
* Make sure you’re prepared for your next trip with these travel items
* Products include money belts, selfie sticks and travel pillows
It’s easy to give yourself a headache when picking out travel gear. Deciding what items you need and then picking the right one from a seemingly endless list can become a frustrating and time-consuming task. A quick shortcut to this problem is to find people who are on your wavelength and look at the things that made their lists. And that’s exactly what you can do here.
This is the most-purchased travel gear by Spy readers in 2018. From comfy travel pillows and large duffel bags to money belts and selfie sticks, this collection of travel essentials would be a great start to the packing list for your next adventure abroad.
1. Peak Gear Travel Money Belt
It comes as little surprise that a travel safety item has made the most-purchased list. The Peak Gear Travel Money Belt is light, comfortable and, best of all, gives you a simple way to keep your money, passport and other important documents safe when you’re away. The strap features ComfortSoft technology that ensures it remains comfortable, secure and snug around your waist. Inside, you’ll find two compartments as well as hidden pockets for keeping your items safe. This money belt also boasts moisture-wicking and water-repelling materials to keep the pouch cool and dry even in warmer climates.
2. AmazonBasics Large Duffel Bag
It may be simple, but the AmazonBasics Duffel Bag gets the job done. With its large capacity of over 6000 cubic inches and top loop handles, this convenient duffel makes moving your stuff simple. It features a double zipper closure and an interior zippered pocket for smaller items, and it can be collapsed down on itself for easy storage when it’s not in use. This bag comes in a choice of red, black and blue.
3. Tadge Goods Travel Steamer
It turns out that if you hate ironing, you might not be alone. The presence of the handy Tadge Travel Steamer on this list indicates that plenty of people are choosing steaming instead of ironing. This steamer is ideally designed for travel. It sports a compact design along with a powerful nozzle to deliver steam to your garments and rid them of wrinkles in as little as 60 seconds. Plus, the versatility of the device means it works on nearly every item in your wardrobe, including suits, ties, dress shirts and pants as well as furniture and other fabric items, too.
4. Trtl Pillow
Stealing those extra bits of sleep during a journey can make all the difference between turning up somewhere refreshed and feeling tired for days after. Whether it’s a long haul flight or a bus ride across a country, the Trtl Pillow seems to have solved the problem of sleeping upright. It features an internal frame surrounded by a plush fleece to give you the mix of comfort and support you need when you’re trying to nod off. It also comes in a choice of colors and folds down to no bigger than a travel blanket for easy storage. This would make a great gift for any travel enthusiasts on your list.
5. ELEWIUM 3 in 1 Bluetooth Tripod Selfie Stick
Making sure you get memory-worthy pictures on your trip is an important task. For this reason, the ELEWIUM Selfie Stick has become an important bit of kit in many people’s luggage. Not your average selfie stick, it features a detachable Bluetooth remote and an integrated tripod for an added dimension of stabilized capturing. In addition, the head can be rotated three ways to ensure you can capture the exact image you want.
6. Anker PowerCore 10000
Keeping phones, cameras and other electronics charged while traveling can be a real challenge. That’s why power banks are now super popular among frequent travelers. These portable gadgets will charge all your devices on the go. In particular, the Anker PowerCore 10000 has excellent reviews. It can provide almost three-and-a-half iPhone charges and does its job as fast as possible using Anker’s exclusive PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technologies. Get this nifty power bank, and you’ll never have to travel with dead electronics again.
7. ZENS Wireless Apple Watch Charger
There’s nothing worse than being on the road when your electronics run out of battery. Now you can solve that issue with the ZENS Wireless Apple Watch Charger. This pocket-sized power bank will wirelessly charge your Apple Watch while simultaneously charging anything that can be connected through a lightning charger, including your iPhone. The 4000mAh charging station is truly portable and is Apple MFi certified.
8. Ostrich Pillow Original
It might make you look like a weirdo, but the Ostrich Pillow is one of the most popular travel essentials of the year. This pillow will give you the best sleep you’ve ever had on an airplane, in the office or even just sitting at home. The ergonomic design fits snugly around your head with a large hole for your mouth and nose, allowing you to breathe while blocking out light and sound. As an added benefit, the pillow is completely allergy proof and handmade.