6 of the Most Covetable Summer Travel Items for 2017
There’s nothing like a new piece of summer travel gear to get us excited for our next trip. This summer we’re loving an extra injection of style when it comes to the essentials, and functional simplicity where it really counts.
1. Flat water bottle
The slim-profiled memobottle™ is designed to fit neatly into your bag. It leaves us wondering, why are cylindrical water bottles the norm anyway? Finally, a bottle that’s actually compatible with bags and pockets. The A6 holds 375ml while the A5 will carry 750ml. Each bottle even comes with two caps: one white and one black depending on your mood.
2. Selfie drone
OK, we know. Selfie drones, really? But honestly this little Air Selfie could come in really handy for capturing those sweeping landscapes and proving that yes, you really did summit that mountain. Plus the hands-free selfie approach looks much more natural than that dreaded long arm or selfie stick at the corner of the frame.
3. Memory foam travel pillow
I never used to travel with a neck pillow until I found the Go memory foam pillow. This smart design is firm to keep your head in place, and just soft enough to be comfortable to lean on for hours. It doesn’t pack down like an inflatable but it’s more than worth its space.
4. Packable straw hat
We can’t wait to get our hands on this J. Crew packable straw hat that will retain its shape no matter how many times it gets crushed into that suitcase. It’s made of malleable raffia straw fiber and looks stylish no matter what you’re wearing. There’s a wide-brim version too for extra sun protection.
5. Retro suitcases
There’s nothing that evokes the “golden age” of travel quite like a retro trunk style suitcase. This Saluti collection from Diane von Furstenberg is about as covet-worthy as it gets. It’s all about the contrasting leather straps and corner protectors.
6. Portable Bluetooth speaker
Sometimes you just need a little music without the hassle of a giant sound system. With just your phone and this super affordable ($39.95) little Bluetooth speaker from JBL, you can play your music anywhere. It’s small and light enough to pop in your handbag and packs a surprisingly good punch on volume and clarity.
What awesome travel gear are you craving this summer? Let us know in the comments below!