These Airport Accessories Will Make Winter Travel a Little Less Painful
1. Storm Logic Jacket
The quilted unisex coat folds into its back storage pocket to make a travel pillow. It’s way chicer than a neck doughnut.
2. Bose Custom QuietComfort Headphones
The leading creator of noise-cancelers updated its pairs with an angled fit that won’t squish your earlobes. Give them a custom paint job on Bose’s website.
3. Kill Spencer Folio 2.0
Two cases in one! Once you empty out toiletries from this dopp kit, it folds flat to become a portfolio big enough for an iPad or an 11-inch laptop.
4. Bobino Cord Wrap
$3.95 for a medium; us.mybobino.com
Keep restless seatmates from tripping on earbud cords during your nap.
5. Violife Travel SafeUV Toothbrush Sanitizer
$29.95 each; violight.com
Replace that plastic petri dish with this case, which uses light to kill 99.9 percent of germs each time you store your toothbrush.
6. Honey Bunchies Bars
$2.99 each; honeybunchies.com
These energy-boosting, handmade snacks are made of honey, caramel, peanuts, pecans, and sunflower kernels. They aren’t salty, so you won’t bloat.
7. Mr. Black Denim Refresh Spray
Just pack one pair of jeans. This spritz refreshes your pants by sucking up odor using absorbent ingredients from plants.
8. Humangear Go Toob Travel Tube
$25.99 for three large ones; humangear.com
The genius of these containers—unlike others for TSA-scrutinized liquids—is they’re vacuum-sealed to ease squeezing until the last drop.
9. F1 Go Clean Shoe Bags
$24 for two; flight001.com
Necessary, especially if your soles ever see city pavement. The zip compartments are far more durable than those dust bags that come free in the shoebox.
10. Trakdot Luggage Tracker
Even if your luggage gets lost, you’ll know where it is: Stow this cell-phone-tethered device in your suitcase. It will e-mail or text you as soon as you and your bag are in the same city.
11. Tangle Teaser Brush
A compact comb that painlessly removes knots caused by scratchy airplane upholstery.
12. Grid-It! Organizer
$14.99 for a small; cocooninnovations.com
Keep your pens, gadgets, business cards, and whatever tamped down with this flat elastic organizer, available in dozens of flexible sizes.
13. Hideo Wakamatsu Tarpaulin Carry-On
Easy to spot at baggage claim, it’s made of the water-resistant, shred-proof material used for tents. Cinch the outside straps tight when you’ve packed light to create a backpack.