Space-Saving Travel Items
Published: August 2010
By Mimi Lombardo
T+L recommends nine compact items to help you save space—and stay organized—on the go.
Brookstone Travel Iron
Just over five inches long, it fits right into a corner of your suitcase. brookstone.com; $35.
AQUA 0 Trench
These polyester jackets come in five different colors for women (and two for men) and fold into small envelopes that slide right into your laptop case. aqua0.net; $69.99.
Peek a Boo by Leslie Hsu
These smart shoe bags with clear windows can also be used for small items like swimsuits, socks, and undergarments. bedbathandbeyond.com; set of two $14.99.
Nike Free Run+ Sneakers
Made of lightweight materials, Nike Frees have uppers that collapse to their soles. nikerunning.com; $85.
Conair Minipro 1/2” Straightener
At six inches, it’s the smallest ceramic flat iron I’ve ever seen; there’s also a curling version. conair.com; $22.99.
Merrell Guise Jacket
Perfect for the plane: a men’s jacket that folds into a headrest. merrell.com; $129.
Capri Hanging Cosmetic Bag
A three-in-one toiletry case opens into clear plastic compartments, with a loop for the bathroom door. containerstore.com; $19.99.
Cocoon Innovations Grid-It Organizer
Keep your electronic chargers tidy with a clever elastic-covered board that straps everything into place. cocooninnovations.com; $19.99.
Reisenthel Small Shopper
An extra bag is a must for any trip; this nylon one has a hook to attach to your purse. containerstore.com; $6.99.