7 Genius Multi-Use Products That Make Traveling a Breeze

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Traveling smart and efficiently can make all the difference. For me, it's not spending that extra minute untangling my headphones on the plane when quickly trying to avoid a chatty neighbor on a five-hour flight. Just grabbing a pack of these color-coded cable ties changed my life. But the real winners in efficiency are those products that get me to double-down on what I pack while still ensuring all my travel needs are met.

Discover these seven genius multi-use products that will make travel a breeze while condensing your load.

BauBax Travel Jacket

Photo by: Meagan West, BauBax

Meagan West, BauBax

Invented by husband-and-wife team Hiral and Yoganshi Sanghavi, the BauBax travel jacket comes with 15 features (solutions!) the modern traveler often faces. Business Insider called it "the Swiss Army Knife of jackets," and it was proclaimed the most highly-funded piece of clothing in crowd-funding history.

So, what makes this jacket so revolutionary? It's economic and efficient. You can skip packing a handful of items because your BauBax travel jacket comes with a built-in inflatable neck pillow, eye mask, microfiber cloth, built-in gloves, stylus and pen, blanket pocket, detachable hood and eight other often-needed features.

Photo by: BauBax


$149+; baubax.com

Bluesmart Smart Luggage

Photo by: Bluesmart


Travel smarter with luggage that (literally) does it all for you. Bluesmart Series 2 is the new smart luggage system that has made improvements on Bluesmart One. Features from the second generation include: GPS and 3G global location tracking, supercharging, digital locking, weight sensor system, trip-planning app, water-resistant materials, expandable capacity and more.

$275+; bluesmart.com

Hood To Go

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Hood To-Go

It never fails — I never actually have an umbrella or rain jacket when it rains. That's where Hood To Go comes in. It's a portable hood you can wear with any coat. The hood is attached to a mini, lightweight vest so you can wear it under practically anything. When it's not raining and you don't need it, simply fold it up and put it in your purse or tote.

$25-$26; hoodtogo.com

Asobu Water Bottle + Pill Organizer

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Staying in a routine while traveling is difficult enough, but remembering to take your daily vitamins and medications? Forget it. This sleek 23-ounce water bottle features a built-in pill organizer for each day of the week to keep you on track. You'll remember your B-12, get your recommended water intake and you won't have to travel with a handful of rattling pill bottles.

$11.99; amazon.com


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This efficient vest goes well beyond travel; you can use this "utility belt" for running errands, hiking and tackling a photo shoot. Forty-two pockets can house your tablet, smartphone, headphones, charger, camera, passport, keys, water bottle, sunglasses, pens, hood and, obviously, much more. The exterior is Teflon treated for water and stain resistance to keep it protected against the elements (so you can wear it every.single.day.).

TYLT ENERGI PRO Power Backpack

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...And your laptop's dead. Thanks to TYLT, you can charge up no matter where you are. In fact, the ENERGI PRO power backpack is the only bag that can fully charge your smartphone, tablet and laptop. That's a reason to relax.

$149.99; tylt.com

U-pet Crossbody Pet Carrier

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This chic crossbody is a mobile pet bed, in-cabin airplane carrier and car seat all packed into one. For even more convenience, the carrier includes a built-in security leash, mesh panels and ventilation holes, top and side entries, washable bed, and it folds flat when not in use.

$71; u-pet.co

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