The Coolest Travel Gear on the Planet in 2018

We asked around at PR agencies to find the coolest travel gear on the planet. These top-tier agencies rep some of the most popular big brands and quality startups around.

Here’s the stash of cool travel products we received:

Patagonia Women’s Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover

Patagonia’s name is synonymous with environmentally friendly, fair trade, quality outdoor products. This lightweight women’s fleece is made with 85 percent recycled materials and has a touch of southwestern art that’ll stand out in any crowd.


Nyne Rock Bluetooth Speaker

This bluetooth boombox is both rugged and powerful. Bring it along on your next road trip or adventure to enjoy nature while blasting some seriously badass tunes.

LL Bean Seaside Beach Towels and ReNew Swimwear

LL Bean knows how to relax at the beach. This Maine-based clothing company was founded in 1912 and is still in business today because it produces quality products people love and want to keep forever. This beach gear is perfect to stay protected from the sun while on the beach.

FitBark 2 Activity Monitor and GPS

When we travel and explore, it impacts our pets, whether we bring them with us or leave them at home. Sometimes the pet’s health is prioritized last in the family. The FitBark device and app tracks pet activity, fitness, and health to keep Fido running for many more years to come.

Brooks Running Shoes

It’s never too late to get in shape, and running is one of the best ways to do that. Brooks makes comfortable and functional running shoes that are specially designed for whatever type of running (road, trail, etc.) you do. These PureCadence 7 Mens shoes are fantastic hitting the pavement when you need to.

Beats Studio3 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Beats upped the game with the Studio 3, which include Pure Adaptive Noise Canceling and the Apple W1 chip. These things adjust to the noise around you in real time, while providing up to 22 hours of continuous play on each charge. And if you’re in a real hurry, it only takes 10 minutes to charge for 3 hours of playback.

Adidas Terrex Parley DLX Boat Shoes

If you plan on going boating at any time this summer, you’ll want a good pair of boat shoes. These breathable shoes provide traction when you need it whether on the dock or deck. Adidas is a name you can trust with your outdoor footwear needs.

Darn Tough Vermont Socks

Your socks need to be tough to withstand the strain of walking, hiking, running, and working in different conditions. Darn Tough understands the needs of different activities and has colorful sock options for any situation.

Wren Sound Systems V3USP

More than a speaker, the V3USP is a portable sound system that combines DTS Play-Fi and AirPlay with Bluetotth connectivity. The high-fidelity sound is just the start, as multiple speakers can be daisy-chained to increase sound. It’s a great way to ensure quality sound no matter where you’re staying.

Standard Luggage Co. Carry-On Backpack

Standard Luggage Co. certainly sets the standard for clean and effective luggage and bags. This bag works as a backpack, shoulder bag, or suitcase to pack as much as you need, including tech. The removable laptop sleeve is an ingenious way to make security checkpoints easier to pass through.

Franny the Nanny in Gumdrops for Breakfast

Franny the Nanny gives the children under her watch whatever they want, which means candy for breakfast! The kids are amazed at first at all the junk they’re allowed to eat, but bad eating habits eventually catch up with you. This book is great to keep the little ones occupied on a long trip (especially if the batteries die on your mobile device and you’re forced to parent).

Powerbeats 3 Wireless Earbuds

Beats by Dre makes the best earbuds and headphones on the market, and the Powerbeats 3 wireless earbuds are no exception. They’re tough enough to handle any workout and discrete enough to wear while commuting too.

LL Bean Heritage Waxed-Canvas Duffle

If you want a simple yet rugged weekend travel bag, you can’t do better than the Heritage Duffle from LL Bean. Waxed cotton canvas and full-grain leather accents have you looking stylish while keeping your belongs safe on the move.

Amazon Echo Dot (Second Gen)

If you use a digital assistant at home, you may need to bring Alexa with you on the go. The Echo Dot is a great portable way to do this. Just plug it into your laptop or any USB port or outlet, connect to WiFi, and ask Alexa for whatever you need.

The Away Luggage Carry-On

Thanks to a slew of celebrities seen using them in airports, Away luggage is now the du jour travel gear flavor of the year. It’s not hard to see why frequent fliers love these hard suitcases. We took it on several cross-country trips this past month, and it held up fine.

Ugg Alina Suede Tote

Ugg has classic style, and it shows in this sleek suede tote bag. It’s the perfect purse with loads of storage, or can be used as an overnight bag or even book bag. This versatile tote should be in every woman’s collection.

Channel Master SMARTenna

This indoor antenna is more than just your average indoor antenna. The SMARTenna has seven different reception patterns that make it act as though there are 7 virtual antennas positioned around your room. Instead of moving the antenna around the room, you just push a button to fix reception, making OTA easier no matter where your travels take you.


Dr. Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer. You can find his work in Cracked, High Times, HuffPost, Lifewire, Forbes, Fast Company, and dozens of other places, although much of it is no longer under his name. Dr. Penny loves annoying fake media.

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