Travel is a fruit of the summer season that many look forward to.
Here, we’ve selected a few elevated yet practical summer travel essentials that make getting from point A to point B and back almost as pleasant and pretty as your trip itself. Bon voyage!
Incredibly lightweight, this roomy nylon tote is the perfect airport companion. You can stuff it to the brim with snacks, distractions, essentials and more thanks to pockets and compartments galore. Two interior pockets, two exterior pockets and a convenient luggage sleeve are packed into a bag only about 1-by-1 foot in size. A zip-top closure adds a safety factor while a crossbody strap and luggage sleeve give your shoulders a break.
One guaranteed way to get more into your suitcase is by using packing cubes. This set of three in 2, 3 and 10 liter sizes from adventure brand Cotopaxi are functional, bright and colorful, adding a little pop of sunshine in your bag. Made from 100% remnant materials, the eco-friendly cubes keep your clothing, shoes and more in order. No two Del Dia sets contain the same colors, so it’s almost as if they’re made custom, just for you.
The Italian footwear brand that took the world by storm is back again with a more durable, athletic sole in its Running Sole Sneaker, ideal for sprinting between gates. A clean white and cream base makes them dressy enough to wear beyond the airport, and a metallic star is a wink to fellow fashion lovers. Pro tip: If you hate laces, swap them out for no-tie ones to make slipping in and out of them at TSA a breeze.
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RIMOWA Essential Cabin 22-inch Wheeled Carry-On ($740)
RIMOWA has been providing globetrotters with chic travel accessories for almost 125 years, and its classic hard-case, wheeled carry-on is no exception. It bills itself as the world’s first polycarbonate suitcase, which is a fancy way of saying it’s durable yet lightweight at just over 7 pounds. A stable yet nimble wheeling system helps make the walk to the gate smooth, and it fits in most overhead compartments. Inside, a flexible divider helps organize your belongings.
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When packing, the name of the game is saving space. This lightweight, packable jacket from Bonobos folds up into its own pocket, making it compact enough to tuck into a carry-on bag. Bonus: Use the stuffed pouch as a makeshift travel pillow. While technically for the guys, the water-resistant outerwear with hood and drawcord waist is a unisex look that could work for just about anyone.
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