The Top Travel Products of 2019
PEOPLE editors put bags, accessories and apps to the ultimate road (and air and sea) test to find the best products in 19 categories — including five must-have travel apps. Upgrade with these winners!
BEST CARRY-ON: Away Carry-On
The built-in charger and 360-degree spinner wheels make toting this hard-case suitcase a joy. The snap-in laundry bag means unpacking is less terrible.
Buy It! $225; awaytravel.com
BEST TRAVEL PILLOW: Infinity Pillow
The loopable style is like a little duvet for your neck and squishable for easy packing.
Buy It! $39; infinitypillow.co
BEST DUFFEL: Dagne Dover Landon Carryall, Large
This Neoprene (think wet-suit material) bag is a dream to keep clean. Plus it’s roomy and lightweight with plenty of pockets and a shoe bag inside.
Buy It! $185; dagnedover.com
BEST TRAVEL BOTTLES: GoToob+
The silicone makes them easily squeezable and nonslip in the shower. The lockable lid means your bag is safe from spills during flights (yes, they’re TSA compliant).
Buy It! $7 and up; humangear.com
BEST FULL-SIZE SUITCASE: Victorinox Lexicon Hardside
Lightweight and remarkably durable, this extra-roomy bag has more pockets and zips than you knew you needed and a built-in garment bag.
Buy It! $550; swissarmy.com
BEST TOILETRY BAG: United by Blue Pitch Toiletry Case
A hook for hanging in hotel bathrooms and a removable mesh pouch are ideal for the hyper-organized traveler.
Buy It! $48; unitedbyblue.com
BEST TOOTHBRUSH: Shyn
A slew of settings means you can customize your brushing experience, and a single charge lasts up to two weeks.
Buy It! Care Collection, $65 with subscription; shyn.com
BEST PACKABLE BAG: Paravel Fold-Up Bag
No room in your suitcase for souvenirs? Pack this zip-top tote in your bag—it folds into a tiny pouch when empty.
Buy It! $65; tourparavel.com
BEST EYE MASK: Flight 001 Contoured Eye Mask
The total blackout capability and domed shape (you can blink underneath!) will convert any eye-mask skeptic.
Buy It! $15; flight001.com
BEST PACKING CUBES: Herschel Travel Organizers
Prevent suitcase chaos! The set has zippered mesh covers so you can see what’s inside and a “wet bag” to keep swimsuits separate.
Buy It! $45 for 4 pieces; herschel.com
BEST TRAVEL SOCKS: Trtl Flight Socks
Not just for Grandma! These cute compression knee-highs prevent swelling while in the air and are comfy enough for long-haul flights.
Buy It! $20; trtltravel.com
BEST POWER BANK: Mophie Juice Pack
Starting the day at 200 percent battery is a vacation game changer. This charging case (for iPhone and Samsung Galaxy) is less bulky than a separate power pack.
Buy It! $100; mophie.com
BEST TRAVEL BLOW-DRYER: Amika Mighty Mini Ionic Dryer
Superpowered compared to other mini dryers, it comes with attachments typical of a full-size model. It’s a must for those who consider hotel offerings subpar.
Buy It! $60; loveamika.com
BEST HOTEL BOOKING APP: Hotel Tonight
BEST TRIP PLANNING: Google Trips
BEST ROADTRIP APP: Roadside America
Looking for a pecanpie vending machine or a haunted saloon? This will lead you to the best kitsch in the country.
Buy It! $2.99 per U.S. region, in the App Store