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Under $50 Travel Essentials

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(Courtesy LifeStraw)

Special Edition LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottle with 2-Stage Integrated Filter Straw ($45)

With this two-stage filter-and-bottle combo in your hands, you can scoop water directly from a river or stream and know that 99.9 percent of waterborne bacteria, parasites, and microplastics will be filtered out. This special-edition model comes with a flip-top sip lid, graphic design, and carabiner for easy transport.

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(Courtesy Lunya)

Lunya Washable Silk Face Mask ($48)

Nothing’s worse than a scratchy eye mask when you’re trying to snag some sleep on an airplane, except maybe one that doesn’t offer complete coverage. This silk model from Lunya won’t itch, and its wide band means no light leakage.

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(Courtesy Dakine)

Dakine Women’s Travel Sleeve ($25)

Never misplace your passport or important travel docs again with this slim wallet. The carry strap loops around your wrist, and a bunch of internal pockets hold small essentials that you want to keep handy.

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(Courtesy Poler)

Poler Dope Dopp Kit ($18)

Zippered compartments with elastic bands hold up to five travel bottles. A larger pocket carries everything else. Combining those features with internal mesh sleeves and an outer pocket for easy access makes the Dope Dopp kit our new go-to stash for travel toiletries.

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(Courtesy Matador)

Matador FlatPak Toiletry Bottle ($13)

Five times lighter and 3.5 times more compact than the average travel bottle, this TSA-approved container has a large opening for filling, a waterproof outer coating, and a snap loop tag for quickly identifying the contents.

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(Courtesy Filson)

Filson Stanley Master Series Flask ($50)

This retro, heavy-duty, stainless-steel flask features a gasketed screw-on lid, a curved shape that fits comfortably in your pocket, and an eight-ounce capacity so your friends can have a few nips.

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(Courtesy Moleskine)

Moleskine Passion Travel Journal ($28)

Arriving in a beautiful box with wanderlust-inspiring graphics, this notebook is filled with travel tips and tools, a calendar for adventure planning, and an expandable inner pocket for tickets, photos, and receipts.

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(Courtesy Pacsafe)

Pacsafe RFIDsafe TEC Passport Wallet ($30)

For the cautious geek in your life, this wallet keeps credit card and passport info safe from high-tech thieves. It’s also lightweight and sleek and has a microfiber lining.

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(Courtesy Eagle Creek)

Eagle Creek Memory Foam Neck Pillow ($30)

Catching some shut-eye on long flights is made easier with this fleece neck pillow that’s ergonomically shaped for maximum comfort. Bonus: The cover is removable and machine washable.

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(Courtesy Kai)

Kai Travel Set ($49)

We love Kai's products because they keep our skin clean, moisturized and fresh without leaving an overwhelming aroma. Kai's Travel Set comes complete with shampoo and conditioner, body wash, body lotion, bath bubbles, and a vial of perfume oil -- and it's all travel-size approved.

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