The Perfect Travel Kit of 2018

Comfort necessities for escape artists

Ready to hop on a plane? Don't forget these nine travel essentials. (Charles Dustin Sammann)
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Patagonia Nine Trails Shirt ($45)

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(Courtesy Patagonia)

The travel tee perfected. Sewn from polyester jersey treated with Polygiene, it can go several days without stink setting in. The fabric looks like cotton, pairs well with jeans, and wicks like a performance top.

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Timbuk2 Nomad Clamshell Travel Kit ($49)

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(Courtesy Timbuk2)

This minimalist toiletry bag is made from durable ripstop nylon. A center zip reveals two waterproof compartments, ensuring any shampoo-bottle mishaps don’t ruin absolutely everything in your suitcase. 

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Eagle Creek No Matter What ­Flatbed Carry-On ($180)

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(Courtesy Eagle Creek)

Given its durable, ­water-repellent fabric, heavy-duty treaded wheels, and ultrastrong, lightweight frame, this 45-liter roller is worthy of any off-road adventure. A quick-stash toiletries pocket and overhead-ready sizing are ideal for plane travel.

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Lululemon On the Fly Pants ($98)

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(Courtesy Lululemon)

With an incredibly soft, lightweight stretch fabric, these joggers feel like your favorite sweatpants. But their tailored fit makes them classy enough to wear from airport to downtown.

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LowePro GearUp Cases ($20 and up)

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(Courtesy LowePro)

Keep cords tangle-free and accessories protected with a padded electronics case. Elastic straps and pockets make organization a breeze. A clear front panel and a removable pouch provide easy access on the fly.

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Mountain Hardwear Women’s Firetower Long Sleeve Hoodie ($95)

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(Courtesy Mountain Hardwear)

This cotton and polyester sweatshirt is cozy enough for an in-flight nap. But with stylish accents—extended sleeves with thumbholes, a contoured hood, and front pockets—it’s also casually refined.

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Hydrapak Stash 1L Water Bottle ($25)

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(Courtesy Hydrapak)

Save space in your pack with this one-liter bottle that collapses to just over two inches tall. It’s 100 percent BPA- and PVC-free and has a widemouth screw cap for easy filling.

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JanSport Super FX DL Pack ($65)

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(Courtesy JanSport)

The classic JanSport gets a makeover with black polyester and leather trim. The 25-liter pack has internal sleeves for a laptop and a tablet, and the padded straps and back provide all-day comfort. 

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Adidas NMD R1 Shoes ($130)

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(Courtesy Adidas)

Cushioned soles and stretchy mesh uppers make these comfortable for long days, and the vintage-inspired design and leather accents are streetworthy. An oversize heel loop allows for easy removal at TSA checkpoints.

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From Outside Magazine, August 2018
Filed To: Gear / Air Travel / Travel / Pants / Adventure / Accessories
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