Welcome to our first-ever list of the Ultimate Travel Essentials, a definitive guide to the travel products you need to ensure your next trip is a success. First stop, small bags.
Often, travelers tend to distill packing prep to the search for the perfect suitcase.
While we’ll be the first to admit your luggage selection is an important decision, it merely provides the framework for what you’re bringing along.
And sometimes, that framework is not much more than a frame, leading to a black hole (quite literally, in the case of one of our most spacious picks) where even the most well-intentioned organization falls into the abyss after a few days away.
That’s where these compact, structured pouches step in. By compartmentalizing your goods, you won’t need to scramble to search for your boarding pass or dig endlessly beneath the seat in front of you for that lip balm you swear you tossed in your tote bag.
We’re all for any accessories intended to make your trip less stressful — especially those made with buttery-soft leather like the pieces ahead. Need we remind you what they say about “small packages?”
Scroll to find snack-sized bags, tags, and pouches that make an outsize impact, and check out the full line-up of 2017’s Ultimate Travel Essentials.