It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, it’s not Christmas, but it might as well be for travelers looking for a great deal on accessories, because it's Amazon Prime Day.
In case you’ve been living under a rock and have somehow been using the internet all these years without hearing about Prime Day, let us give you a quick explainer. Since 2015, Amazon has been offering its Amazon Prime members deals on thousands of products across its site for a 36-hour period. If you don’t have a Prime membership, don’t worry, you can still sign up for a 30-day free trial and take part in the sale.
But if you see something you like on sale, you better act fast. According to Amazon, last year’s Prime Day was its biggest global shopping event ever, surpassing both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, meaning there will likely be plenty of hungry and swift shoppers again this year.
To make this year even more special, Amazon is offering Prime members a peek at Prime Day Launches, which are special-edition products that are available only for a limited time. And, to sweeten the pot, Prime members can get early access to these deals.
If you need a little more help whittling down what’s actually worth buying, we’re here for you. Keep scrolling for the best deals on travel items every adventurer needs to purchase on Prime Day 2018.
Lightning Deals on Travel Accessories
Keep in mind: these are limited in both time frame and quantity, so if you see something you like and it's available, add it to your cart now. If it hasn't gone live yet, set an alert by clicking, "Watch This Deal."
Bestek Voltage Converter
There's an excellent deal on one of the site's best travel adapter/converters — it's 34 percent off in white.
Eagle Creek Specter Tech Packing Cubes
Pack like a pro with these top-rated sets at 35 percent off for a limited time.
Venture Pal 35L Travel Backpack
Score this packable daypack for just $17.
Vaschy Casual Daypack
At 3:15 p.m. ET, this stylish, water-resistant pack will go on sale for Prime members.
Zoppen RFID Travel Wallet & Documents Organizer
Tonight at 6:10 p.m. ET, you can get this 4.5-star travel organizer with a stellar discount.
Luggage and Travel Bags
Up to 70% Off Samsonite Two-piece Luggage Sets
Need to upgrade your carry-on and checked bags? Choose from six Samsonite sets — both hardside and softside — with major discounts.
To buy: amazon.com, from $120
Herschel Supply Co. Little America Backpack
Herschel’s Little America Backpack is a true traveler favorite thanks to its multi-pocket design, magnetic closure, and hidden zipper. It also comes with a fully lined laptop sleeve, making it the ideal backpack for work trips, too.
To buy: amazon.com, $63 (originally $100)
Yeti Hopper Two 20 Portable Cooler
The Yeti Hopper will keep your provisions cold for days, whether you’re camping out or taking a beach break. This cooler is waterproof and comes with ultra-durable straps and leak-proof zippers inspired by HazMat suits, so you know it’s tough. The larger Hopper 40 model is also on sale for $245, about $100 off the original price.
To buy: amazon.com, $175 (originally $250)
Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise-cancelling Headphones
Noise-canceling headphones are a must for any traveler. Be it train, plane, or automobile, those on the go often need to cancel out the noise around them to concentrate on work, take a nap, or simply find a bit of relaxation along the way. The Bose QuietComfort can give you that and more. Grab a pair on Prime Day with a 58% discount.
To buy: amazon.com, $125 (originally $299)
YI Lite Action Camera, 4K 16MP Sports Camera
Attention adventurers: We have a camera for you. The YI Lite Action Camera is ideal for those hitting the waves, slopes, trails, and more as it takes 4K video and high quality still photos. The camera also comes with 130 minutes of battery life, meaning you’ll be able to capture your journey from start to finish. Get it today with a 30% discount.
To buy: amazon.com, $70 (originally $120)
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
If you’re an outdoorsman, you know the importance of carrying enough water on every journey. But, to ensure you never find yourself stranded without access to clean water, make sure to carry a LifeStraw Personal Water Filter in your bag. The system, which removes more than 99% of waterborne bacteria, easily packs into any sack thanks to its compact design. And on Prime Day travelers can pick one up with a 60% discount.
To buy: amazon.com, $10 (originally $25)
Travel Shoes and Accessories
Men's and Women's Athleisure Shoes and Apparel
Score up to 50% off a new airplane outfit from top-selling brands like Adidas, Columbia, New Balance, and Puma.
To buy: amazon.com
Contigo Autoseal West Loop Travel Mugs
A few of Contigo’s top-selling travel mugs are 30% off for Prime Day, and this insulated set comes backed by more than 800 five-star reviews.
To buy: amazon.com, $22 (originally $32)
Puma Women's Fenty x Jelly Slides
Get style and comfort all in one this Prime Day with Puma’s Jelly Slides, which were created in collaboration with Rihanna’s Fenty brand. The slides, made from thick rubber, offer the ultimate comfort for travelers, and easily slide on and off for airport security. The shoes come in several colors and today only also come with a steep Prime Day discount.
To buy: amazon.com, from $19 (originally $90)
Superga Women’s 2750 Cotu Classic Sneaker
This favorite style of Kate Middleton and Emma Watson makes for the perfect travel sneaker.
To buy: amazon.com, $45 (originally $65)
23andMe and National Geographic DNA Test Kits
Want to go on a journey from the comfort of your own home? Now you can with a DNA testing kit. The kit will allow anyone to learn more about their ancestral history right from home. With just a bit of saliva, they can break down regional ancestry going as far back as 500,000 years. Then you can take it a step further and start planning a vacation to all the places your ancestors called home. Pick up either kit on Prime Day with up to 67 percent off.
To buy: (23andMe) amazon.com, $99 (originally $299)
To buy: (National Geographic) amazon.com, $50 (originally $100)
There are tons of deals on Amazon devices, and $40 off the travel-friendly Kindle Paperwhite is one of our top picks if you’re looking to pick up one of the retailer’s best e-readers.
To buy: amazon.com, $80 (originally $120)
Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote
Bring your favorite entertainment on the road with you when you travel with the Fire TV Stick, which is 50 percent off for Prime Day.
To buy: amazon.com, $20 (originally $40)
Amazon’s most portable Echo was the top-selling product worldwide on Prime Day 2017, and this year’s deal — 40% off — is just as good.
To buy: amazon.com, $30 (originally $50)