The 50 Best travel essentials


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Berghaus Mule II 100 wheeled duffel bag

Can be used as a wheelie case, duffle bag or a rucksack. There are chains along the sides too, for attaching to the roof of a car or even the back of a real mule.

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LondonBelle The Flyer Suitcase

Internal drawers mean swift unpacking, says Jon. Plus, the reinforced frame can hold up to 300lbs so you can sit on it while waiting for your flight.

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Streamlined and designed specifically for women, says Poorna. It s big, but the suspension means even when full, it never feels too heavy.

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Ally Capellino Freddie waxed-cotton holdall

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Osprey Ozone 36

This super lightweight carryon wheeled case weighs less than your laptop. Ideal for hopping on/off planes with zero fuss. And pretending you re stronger than you look.

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Herschel Little American backpack

Inspired by classic mountaineer design, says Dan. They re built to last and have nice touches such as the red striped lining and padded straps.

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Arc teryx Altra 65 Expedition backpack

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Piz Buin Wet Skin

The UK s first sun protection that can be applied to wet or dry skin. This can be applied straight to wet skin to ensure you re never wondering why you burned, says Kirsty.

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Dove Men+Care Hydrate+ Moisturiser

Specifically formulated for men s skin which is a bit tougher than women s this is easily absorbed and will keep you hydrated, says Dan.

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Aromatherapy Associates Revitalizing Face Oil

To avoid dehydrated skin, this oil is great, says Kirsty. The rose oil brings out thatessential radiance.

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Malin + Goetz Essentials Kit

Everything you need, at the size you need, for a price you ll like. The Essentials Kit, in a transparent bag, will speed that healthy holiday glow.

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Mrs White s Unstung Hero Anti-Mosquito Eau de Cologne

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Ray-Ban New Wayfarers

Ray-Ban Wayfarers are a classic that will never date, says Dan. There are plenty of colours to choose from, but I prefer these black ones, which work for casual and smart.

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Colin Leslie Eco Unit. T tortoise sunglasses

Firm celebrity favourites. Seriously stylish sunglasses made using ethically sourced bamboo and recycled plastic. What s not to like? says Jon

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AM Eyewear Ava

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Oakley Garage Rock

Armed with advanced Plutonite lenses, these will chew up and spit out any and all UV and harmful blue-light rays before they get anywhere near your peepers.

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Persol 714 foldable tortoise sunglasses

The great thing about these shades is that they fold up so they can be stashed in a pocket when the sun goes down, says Dan.

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Franks Polka-dot swim shorts

A colourful poolside upgrade, Franks are made from fast-drying fabric. Born from Australian beach culture, the brand is for the man unafraid to stand out from the crowd.

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Quiksilver Women Ikat Ballito bikini

Bridges the gap between fashionista and sporty surfer girl perfectly, says Kirsty. This patterned bikini is simple in cut and sports a great pattern.

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Orlebar Brown Bulldog swim shorts

The great thing about Orlebar Brown s shorts is that you can walk straight from pool to bar, and look your best in both places, says Dan. They dry quickly and are very well cut.

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Tallulah Hope Multi Tie swimsuit

Clever straps mean two swimsuits in one, says Poorna. It can be tied as a halter neck, or across the bust for a completely different look and to avoid tan lines.

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Original Penguin Volley Mazarine swim shorts

Great, affordable beach wear from an excellent brand, says Dan. This style of trunk colourful and cut noticeably higher than the board short is very much on trend.

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Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer down jacket

At 170g, this is the lightest down jacket in the world. It comes in both men s and women s cuts and is perfect for shoving in a backpack.

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TOMS Navy Canvas Classics (unisex)

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Rohan trousers

The original multifunction travel trouser and still the best. Lightweight, functional and quick-drying, the Rohan Bags are an icon of useful design and will never let you down.

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Marks Spencer foldable panama hat

This ingenious little invention always returns to its original shape, and looks like it s just emerged brand new from a hat box, says Dan.

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Banana Republic women s linen sleeveless blazer

This sleeveless jacket is smart enough for a more dressy evening, but also works as a casual day look, says Kirsty.

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Arthur Henry Shakespeare linen shirt

This boutique, family-run business has made it a mission to create beautiful, organic shirts with a twist.

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Nike Flyknit Trainer unisex running shoe

These are the trainers to pack if you re planning to go for a run (always a great way to see a new place) or hit the hotel gym to work off dinner, says Dan.

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Haglöfs Women s Amfibie Q long shorts

Perfect for hiking, these fast-drying, lightweight women s shorts also have UPF40+ for added sun protection.

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Rohan Men s Envoy suit jacket

A jacket that defies the laws of physics. Screw it up and toss it into your suitcase, it ll still look absolutely perfect when you pull it on at the other end.

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Banana Republic Seersucker blazer

Channeling the Hamptons relaxed summer vibe, Banana Republic s seersucker blazers are hard to beat for price, cut and quality.

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Arc teryx Squamish hoody

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MH Way2Cool T-shirt

A traveller s dream, this is the UK s first sweat activated T-shirt. Tiny blue circles next to your skin react as soon as they detect sweat, releasing an active cooling agent.

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Alice Bow shoe inserts

Made from Italian leather, these are a secret weapon for stylish travellers, says Poorna. Good-looking but practical, they mean you can wear your favourite shoes comfortably while hitting the sights.

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Eagle Creek Pack It expandable cube

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The Nixon Baja watch

A marriage of fashion and function from cult Californian brand Nixon, the Baja is loaded with a compass, an LED flashlight and a thermometer. A force to be reckoned with.

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Muji navy passport Case

If you re anything like me, you ll need all the help you can get keeping tabs on your passport when you re on the move, says Jon. This is a practical solution.

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Outwell collapsible washing-up bowl

Do you tend to pack everything but the kitchen sink when you go on camping holidays? This ingenious device, made with flexible rubber sides, folds down flat.

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Unit Portables: Unit 04 Blue iPad bag

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The Katapillo walks all over your standard inflatable aeroplane cushions. A flexible multi-cushion , you can mould it until you find your perfect position, then relax.

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Kate Sheridan Biscuit Column print wash bag

There are three separate zip-top compartments inside, a waterproof lining and a hanging hook on the outer edge of this chic wash bag.

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Reisenthel foldable rucksack

A cute little rucksack that s perfect for packing flat in your suitcase, so you have a day bag tucked away, says Kirsty. Comes in a range of colours.


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