02/25/2014 06:39 pm ET Updated Apr 27, 2014

11 Travel Products That You Won't Want to Leave Home Without

Twice a year -- once in the summer and once in the winter -- hundreds of outdoor and travel brands descend on the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT to meet with buyers and press and to show off their newest and best products. The conference is called Outdoor Retailer, and it's the biggest trade show of its kind in North America.

In late January I attended OR with the goal of finding the most innovative travel products on the market that are helping people travel better and more comfortably with less baggage.

There are the 11 products that impressed me the most.

For full write-ups and a video featuring demos of all the products, check out the longer article on

11 Products You Won't Want to Travel Without