The Best Women’s Travel Kit of 2018
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Osprey Ultralight Travel Set ($60)
One way to pack: throw all your crap in a duffel. A better way: throw it in this three-piece travel set, which keeps nice clothes nice, play clothes separate, and everything else together in one place. Includes a bag for folded apparel, plus medium and large packing cubes.
Vuarnet Ice Sunglasses ($340)
Vacation shades are for bold statements, and there’s nothing subtle about these. The lenses are big and round, the side shields are red (not glacier bound? they’re also removable), and the bridge couldn’t possibly get any chunkier. There’s performance to match, with lightweight nylon frames and practically indestructible temples.
Apple AirPods Earphones ($159)
Some call these the Bluetooth headphones to end all Bluetooth headphones. Their merits are many. Battery life is solid (five hours), the fit is dialed (they never slip, even from sweaty ears), pairing with an iPhone is painless, and dropouts are nonexistent. What’s not to love?
Lululemon Train Times 7/8 Pants ($98)
Lululemon, master of all things athleisure, nailed these versatile bottoms. We wore them on planes, at the gym, and on hiking trails. We loved them for their wide, stretchy waistband, splash of ventilating mesh along the lower leg, and abundant color options.
Chums Jetsetter Pouch ($35)
The best stash bags are TSA-ready. The Jetsetter unfolds in the middle, like a garment bag, and it makes its contents known through a clear plastic window.
Olukai Pehuea Lau Shoes ($100)
When space is at a premium, we bring along the leather Pehuea Laus. They’re lightweight, drop-in heels help them pack almost flat, and they wear as well on the way to the beach as they do chilling at the bar afterward.
The North Face Mountain 1/4 Sweatshirt ($120)
This is the kind of midlayer you never want to take off. Soft woven fabric makes it as cozy as your favorite blanket. The cut’s on point, too: long drop hem, tailored cuffs that hug your wrists, and a zip-up collar.