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Date May 5, 2023
Isn’t travelling so much fun once you reach your destination? You can hit the pool, stroll the cobblestones streets, nibble on local delicacies — heavenly! And while travelling for pleasure is a total luxury, that doesn’t mean the process of getting to your final destination isn’t stressful. The running, the schlepping, the sweating, the lineups. There is nothing glamorous about any of it. That’s why you deserve the best travel gear that can get you from point A to B without deciding to turn around and head home.
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Here, we’ve curated our favourite items that will make the airport jog a little less torturous, including a truly efficient weekender bag, lightweight runners and a pretty-and-effective dry shampoo for those red eye flights. Bonus: Their spring-ready hues are an additional mood-booster.
Women’s SuperLight Tree Runners
These lightweight runners, made of breathable FSC®-certified eucalyptus tree fiber, will get you to your gate blister-free.
Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Filter
Because you can never be too hydrated when flying, this stainless steel bottle promises hassle-free, great-tasting water on the go, plus its double-wall insulation that keeps water cold for up to 24 hours.
This punchy magenta colour is enough to make us hit “add to cart,” but it also boasts all the bells and whistles you want in a suitcase — lightweight yet durable, with a polycarbonate hard shell, thoughtful details like 360° spinner wheels, and an interior compression system and water-resistant laundry bag that make packing less painful.
AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)
Dealing with a headphone cord while juggling luggage is a crime, so treat yourself to top-notch wireless ear pods that offer superb sound quality — and next-level noise-cancellation for whenever you need to drown out the sounds around you.
Made of water-resistant, ultra-microfibre vegan leather, this roomy duffel has an interior laptop compartment and a built-in trolley sleeve fits around the handle of most suitcases — and converts into an extra pocket when not in use. Smart!
A hip bag is a must for tossing around your waist or wearing cross-body — the more hands-free you can be while travelling, the better. This sporty style has handy features like a zip pocket for small essentials and an internal key hook.
Serene Scalp Oil Control Dry Shampoo Powder
Who has the energy to wash their hair before an early flight? If you need a little hair refresh on the go, this ultra-absorbing dry shampoo powder mattifies the scalp and reduces excess sebum. Bonus: ingredients like a specialty starch blend and kaolin clay absorb oil, dirt and product buildup while mango leaf extract helps support a healthy scalp microbiome.
Heritage Hardshell Carry On Luggage
The Canadian brand recently launched hardshell luggage and it’s not to be slept on. Each piece was performance-tested, including drop, tumble, wheel mileage, trolley handle jerk, and zipper cycle tests, and is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Sunnies are a necessity for landing in different time zones and camouflaging bags from those overnight hauls, so they might as well be cute!
Reborn 3-in-1 Tote
($94.99 , Bugatti)
Made of 100 per cent recycled water-repellent polyester, this multi-functional carryall is not only environmentally friendly, but durable and water-resistant. It also includes optional padded back straps so you can use it as backpack or a tote.
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