5 travel essentials for life on the road
1. L.L. Bean Rapid River Sling Pack ($99)
"You don't have to be a trout sher to appreciate a technical pack with this many compartments," and a sling pack is better than a backpack for people who want one-handed access to the things they carry. Buy it at LL Bean.
2. SOI Purse Light ($30)
Every woman knows a handbag can become a black hole at the worst time. So make room for this German-designed device: a thin, palm-size disc that lights up when it senses hand motion and shuts off automatically after 10 seconds. Buy it at Amazon.
3. Pliqo Carry On ($215)
This "devilishly clever" garment bag allows a suit to be folded down to the size of a laptop case — and in such a way that the suit emerges "with nary a crease in sight." The Pliqo can even fit in a backpack. Buy it at Pliqo.
4. Flight 001 5-in-1 Travel Adapter ($35)
World travelers will love this "ingenious" adapter, whose five interlocking plugs will cover your power needs in 150 countries (with India a rare exception). The color-coding eliminates all guesswork. Buy it at Amazon.
5. Bagsmart Peri Jewelry Roll ($19)
Rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings can all travel together in Bagsmart's clever, wallet-style jewelry roll. Made of quilted cotton, it's 9 inches wide and comes in black, navy, pink, or teal. Buy it at Amazon.
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