26 Top Travel Accessories Every Traveler Needs For 2019 

Updated: Jun 11, 2019

1: COWIN E7 PRO Wireless Headphones



These noise cancelling, bluetooth headphones are the perfect addition to any travelers accessories. They don’t take up space because you can wear them around your neck and there are no dangly wires that can get caught up. Just realised your seat on that 12-hour flight is next to a screaming kid? No problem, you won’t hear a thing with these headphones. It’s also worth remembering that the COWIN E7 PRO headphones last for up to 30-hours on a full charge. Don’t waste time looking for the best headphones, you’ve found them.

Features:

Noise cancelling

Bluetooth

Soft ear cushions

Built in microphone

30-hour playtime

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2: COWIN KY02 Wireless Earbuds



If you prefer to have smaller earbuds rather than headphones then these are the perfect alternative. Small and compact, yet powerful. The charging case comes included and will last 30 hours when used and charged with the case. These are the best earbuds for travel as they are not that expensive and can fit inside your pocket. Don’t worry, they aren't limited to just travel you can use them anywhere you like, they have a microphone so you can make phone calls too.

Features:

Wireless/Bluetooth

6 Hours Playtime - 30 with charging case

Sweat and weather resistant

Small/portable

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3: Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger



Once you purchase a portable charger, it will go with you everywhere. We live in a world where we constantly use electronics, whether it’s for Instagram pictures or directions on Google Maps. You no longer have to worry about running out of battery with this compact, high-speed charging power bank. I have been using a power bank for 3 years now and it has saved me multiple times. Think about if you break down in the middle of no-where and your phone is dead?

Features:

Compact & Lightweight

Speed charging

Comes with a travel pouch

Can hold enough to charge certain phones 3 times

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4: AC Outlet Portable Laptop Charger



If you need something a bit more powerful to charge bigger devices then this is the one for you. You can use this item to charge your laptop and it’s TSA-Approved. If you are a digital nomad it’s always a good idea to have a backup just in case of a power outage or other unforeseen circumstances. It might take up a little more space but it’s worth its place on the list as a top travel accessory.

Features:

TSA approved

ETL Safety Certified

110V/85W (100W Peak)

Size: 6.29 x 2.55 x 2.55

Weight: 690g/1.52pounds

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5: Leotruny Passport Holder - For Her



It’s not essential to have this item for travel, but it looks cool, right? It can also make for the perfect gift for someone that loves travel. It has RFID blocking lining to protect your information, can hold your credit cards and flight tickets too, and is also waterproof.

Features:

Waterproof

RFID blocking

4 card slots with 3 bigger slots

Soft leather

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6: Fintie Passport Holder - For Him



As the other one was on the feminine side, it seemed necessary to throw in a masculine item too. This passport holder also has space for your credit cards, business cards, plane tickets, and whatever else you feel like putting in there. It also comes with RFID blocking lining.

Features:

Fabric material

RFID blocking

Practical slots to hold more than just passport

Lightweight

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7: Under Armour Unisex Undeniable 3 Backpack




Looking for a travel backpack that’s reliable? I have had the same Under Armour backpack for 6 years now and it has accompanied me all over the world. From experience, I can assure you these are the best travel backpacks. They are extremely durable, weather resistant, and have a large capacity. As a traveler you should always invest in a good backpack.

Features:

100% polyester

Has a laptop sleeve

Water repellant

Deep mesh side water bottle pockets on sides

Dimensions: 24 x 14.8 x 3.3 inches

31L capacity

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8: Laptop Backpack



This laptop backpack will protect your equipment, keep it dry, and even charge your devices with the built-in USB charger. It is lightweight and has enough space to fit all your travel essentials inside. Purchase the cable organiser to go with it and your organization level will be at the top.

Features:

Anti-theft design

Storage space and pockets

Built-in USB charger

Durable and water resistant

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9: Apple iPad Air (10.5-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Space Gray



Does this one really need an explanation? The Apple iPad is perfect for digital nomads and those who don’t want to take a laptop with them. It offers a long battery life which is perfect for playing games, watching Netflix, and listening to music. It is ideal for entertainment on long-haul flights.For digital nomads who are serious about their work, it can double up as a second computer screen. I have my laptop open and an iPad with a Bluetooth keyboard set up next to it. Make sure you get a case to protect it though!

Features:

10.5” Wi-Fi enabled

64GB storage

Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor and Apple Pay

8MP back camera, 7MP FaceTime HD Front camera

Up to 10-hours of battery life

Weight: 1 lbs

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10: Nulaxy KM12 Bluetooth Keyboard




This Bluetooth keyboard is the perfect addition to your travel essentials. It benefits digital nomads more than most, but even if you send messages home often, it can be much quicker to send them on a Bluetooth keyboard. The best thing about this Bluetooth Keyboard, it doesn’t require a lot of space.

Features:

Bluetooth Compatible

Portable

Compatible with phones and tablets

Stylish

Rechargeable

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11: BAGSMART Travel Cable Organizer



This is a real time saver. How many times do you go to grab your phone charger and find out it’s tangled to every other charger in your bag? Exactly, that’s why you need this item. It makes travel so much easier when everything is accessible, especially when you move around often.

Features:

Small & compact

Lightweight

Fits all your cables and chargers

Slots for flash drives & SD cards

Pockets for small cameras & phones too

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12: JMFONE International Travel Adapter



You might not think you need a travel adapter these days or you will just buy one in the country, but trust me, it is more efficient and cost-effective to purchase this universal travel adapter. Countries use different sockets and you don’t want to be constantly buying new adapters. With this one, you are covered nearly everywhere.

Features:

Works in 160 countries

Has 4 USB slots

Lightweight & portable

Surge protected

Charges devices simultaneously

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13: GoPro HERO7 Black



The world's most popular action camera, the GoPro HERO7 Black. I don’t think I have ever been to a country and not seen one in someone's hand. It doesn’t matter if you are an adventurer or not, video memories are much more powerful that photo memories. But you can take both pictures and video with the GoPro HERO7 Black.

Features:

Waterproof

HyperSmooth Video Stabilization

12MP pictures & 4K60 video

Voice Control

Live Streaming

Portable & lightweight

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14: Huawei Unlocked Mobile WiFi



This one has been a lifesaver. You have to purchase a sim card to go with it such as (Lyca Mobile) but you will pretty much have access to the internet everywhere. This means you can use your maps if you are lost, message friends and family, and not have to worry about Wi-Fi dropping if you work from home. It’s not expensive and is worth the investment whether you travel long-term or short-term.

Features:

Unlocked to any network

150 Mbps 4g

LTE 43.2 Mbps 3g

16 Wireless users at a time

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15: Bose SoundLink Revolve Portable Bluetooth 360 Speaker



Who doesn't need a Bluetooth Speaker when they travel? You can take it the beach, use it in the car, around the house when you have parties… the possibilities are endless. This Bose Bluetooth Speaker is our favourite, the audio quality is perfect, the battery lasts a long time, and it is the perfect size to fit in your bag.

Features:

Immersive Sound

30 Ft Range

Water Resistant

Rechargeable battery

12-hours battery life

Ability to pair 2 speakers together

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16: Compact Gorilla Tripod 360° for GoPro, Cell Phone and DSLR Camera (Tripod + Remote)



Everyone loves taking pictures when they travel, go on vacation, or even a selfie in the bathroom at home. This Gorilla Tripod will up your picture game. I purchased one of these about 2 years ago, you can hang it on trees, wrap it around posts, stand it on ledges, I haven’t found a place that I couldn't put it yet. There are some similar products out there, trust me, most of them are cheap, flimsy, and will break with the possibility of damaging your phone/camera. This one is rugged, sturdy, and very reliable.

Features:

Works with phones/cameras/GoPro

Comes with remote

Flexible, Sturdy 360°, RotationStable & Compact

Doesn’t take up much space

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17: Lansen Floating Waterproof Phone Pouch



If you are the adventurous traveler, this waterproof phone pouch is the perfect travel accessory. It takes up minimal space and will protect your phone if you accidentally drop it in the water. Take it with you when you go snorkelling, white water rafting, boat trips, and activity near a body of water.

Features:

Waterproof

Compatible with many devices (check the link to see full list)

Can also hold cash/credit cards/documents and anything you want to keep dry

Touch-sensitive so you can still use the functions of your phone

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18: Outdoor Beach Blanket/Compact 55" x 70"





Taking a beach/picnic blanket with you can take up space. With this compact, pocket blanket you will save on space and have a blanket for the beach. Even if it’s not for the beach there are plenty of occasions you can use a blanket such as, if you get stuck at the airport for the night.

Features:

Compact for travel - 55′′ x 70′′

Suitable For Travel, Hiking, Parks, Camping, Festivals, and much more

Easy to fold

Lightweight & Waterproof

Rings to anchor the blanket

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19: REYLEO Lightweight Carry On Travel Suitcase with USB Charging Port Built-in



This sturdy carry-on comes with two built in USB charging slots and TSA approved lock. It’s a great travel essential for anyone as it is damage resistant but can charge a device at the same time! You wouldn’t need to worry about finding charging points in those crowded airports with this item. Although note that the carry-on doesn’t charge items, you will need to purchase a power bank to go in there, like this one here.

Features:

Built in TSA lock with 3-year warranty

Size: 13.8 x 8.1 x 21.3in (L x W x H)

Weight: 5.5 lbs

2 built-in USB charging slots

Multi-directional 8-wheel silent spinner - easy to move around

Adjustable 3-level sturdier aluminum telescoping handle

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20: AmazonBasics Hardside Spinner Carry-On



If you just want a basic carry-on that is cheap but sturdy, this is the carry-on. I purchased one of these 5 years ago and I still have it now with no damage or signs of wear & tear. I would recommend a hard-shell case for anyone as they protect your belongings, especially when people crush them in the overhead bins on flights or if liquid leaks on them.

Features:

Protective hard shell with scratch-resistant finish

Fully lined interior with divider

Expandable for up to 15% additional packing capacity

4 double spinner wheels

Size: 14.4 x 9.2 x 21.6 inches

Weight: 7lbs

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21: Hanging Toiletry Travel Bag with Detachable TSA Approved Small Clear Bag



Toiletries can be difficult to pack and can leak over your clothes. With a travel bag you can keep your toiletries and makeup organized to save on space and protect your clothes from leaking. The detachable TSA bag is a huge bonus to save you time taking your liquids out at security too.

Features:

Detachable Small Clear TSA approved bag

Waterproof Zipper

Hanging Hook - to hang in your bathroom PVC material

12-month guarantee

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22: Forge TSA Locks




This travel essential doesn’t really need an explanation. You should lock your carry-ons and backpacks to protect your items. If you decide not to, then you put yourself at risk of theft. Think smart, a small investment is better than a huge loss such as an iPad being stolen.

Features:

Durable

TSA accepted

Open alert indicator (if someone opens the lock you will be alerted)

3-digit combination

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23: LifeStraw Personal Water Filter



This is another must-have for the adventurous travelers. The Life Straw removes bacteria from water allowing you to drink from any water source. It’s a good item to have if you go hiking, just in case you get lost or forget to bring water with you.

Features:

Removes bacteria & parasites

Removes microplastics

Provides 4,000 litres (1,000 gallons) of clean and safe drinking water with proper use and maintenance

Small and compact

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24: Rainleaf Microfiber Towel | Travel & Beach Towel



Just like the compact blanket this microfibre towel can save you huge amounts of space. If you were to take a normal size blanket and a towel with you, you would soon find your carry-on is too full for other essentials. Granted, they are not the nicest of towels, but they dry extremely quickly and are perfect for travel.

Features:

Ultra compact

Highly absorbent

Fast drying

Skin friendly

Lightweight

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25: DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone with Hard Professional Case and ND Filters (2 Batteries)



This might not be a travel essential to all of you but if you want awesome aerial footage and cinematic style videos, then it should be. You shouldn’t have to worry about being a pro when it comes to purchasing a drone, once you test it out for an hour or so, you will learn how to use it. Think of the amazing videos you could get. For those of you that aren't aware of a DJI Drone, they are very compact compared to most drones, so you can be confident that it will be portable for your travels.

Features:

Luxury accessories included (SD card, hard case, extra batteries, etc.)

20MP camera

31 minutes of flight time

44 mph max speed

8GB internal storage

Weight: 2.01 lbs

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26: Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm IS II Lens Bundle



A camera is probably the largest item you will take with you but is also a travel essential. Phones can take good pictures in today's age, but nothing compares to the freedom and quality you can get from a DSLR camera. This one comes with a range of top camera accessories which are useful, you don’t even have to take all of them with you, but they are good to have.

Features:

Comes with manufacturer supplied accessories

HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps

18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor 3.0" 920k-Dot

LCD Monitor

Extended ISO 12800

Built-in Wi-FI

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If you think any of these items should not be on the list or know other travel essentials that should have made the list, please contact us.

Also, take a look at the shop page where we have handpicked other travel essentials for your trip.

Chad W.

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