It's a wonder our luggage ever made it from Point A to Point B before the advent of Trunkster, a self-weighing suitcase with a built-in USB charging system and a location tracker that debuted in 2015. And how did we survive long-haul flights behind screaming toddlers without Doppler Labs' wireless, sound-filtering earbuds? From major technological upgrades (automatic cellphone reception wherever in the world you are, a super-sleek external hard drive that is only 7mm thin) to convenient accessories you never even knew you wanted (taco-inspired cord organizers, an eyemask filled with soothing lavender) the best travel products of 2015 promise to simplify and improve your travels, whether you're constantly on the road for business or a person who lives for their annual family vacation.
There's something for everyone on this list—gift ideas abound, and there are plenty of ways to spoil yourself, too. Hyper-organized individual will find solace in an incredibly efficient wallet with separate pockets and slots for your passport and boarding pass, as well as business cards, credit cards, and cash. Pampered passengers and fashionistas can now pack fold-flat kicks with interchangeable soles and tops, carry-on size Jack Black grooming products, and a scarf-blanket combo by Club Monaco perfect for getting cozy on chilly flights.
The very best products of the year aren't just great for packing on trip: they're clever, well-built, and attractive items that will carry you across the world and through the year to come. (Looking for trip ideas for next year? Might we point you in the direction of T+L's Best Places to Travel in 2016.)
Hand-painted designer luggage tags, the best new hiking boot for living out all your Wild adventures, and toiletry organizers: these items are our favorite wish list and gift guide items of 2015. Click through to see what products have topped T+L's list of the best travel products of 2015.