Whether you're still looking for the perfect holiday gift or just rewarding yourself for surviving the season, you'll find inspiration with these 10 travel products that were rated the highest by our reviewers in 2013.
Scrubba Wash Bag
Hand wash your clothes in three minutes or less with the Scrubba Wash Bag, perfect for doing laundry on the road. This portable wash bag contains a flexible built-in washboard to get your clothes as clean as they would be if you used a machine.
Lulu Organics Hair Powder
A dry shampoo, Lulu Organics Hair Powder circumvents the TSA's stingy 3-1-1 rule for liquids, extends your hairstyle for another day, and comes in a travel-friendly 1 oz. size. Plus, it smells great and makes your hair look good. Toss this in your bag for those trips on which you can't wash your hair every day--it's perfect for camping.
Antler Liquis Carry-On
One of our favorite pieces of carry-on luggage (ever), the Antler Liquis weighs in at just 4.4 lb. This hard-sided lightweight bag offers heavy protection, though: It's made from a tough polycarbonate. The Liquis' patented four-wheel design makes this suitcase a breeze to roll through the airport or down a bumpy sidewalk.
RHA Noise-Isolating Headphones
These RHA earphones combine the comfort and easy portability of earbuds with the noise-isolating benefits of over-the-ear headphones. They're a must-have for surviving a crowded plane or train trip.
IT Luggage World's Lightest Carry-On
This suitcase lives up to its name--the World's Lightest collection carry-on weighs just 3.44 lb. Plus, it's got more structural integrity than a light duffel bag with wheels.
This mitten/glove combo will keep your hands warm and end the modern-day struggle of trying to use a touchscreen without freezing your hands off. Sprigs Multi-Mitts are mittens with tops that fold back to let the wearer use them as fingerless gloves.
New Trent iCarrier
Never run out of power on the road again! The New Trent iCarrier rechargeable external battery is a small (around 2 lb.) power pack guaranteed to give your smartphone, tablet, or digital camera at least 500 charges.
The Lojel Wave line of hard-sided suitcases stood up to the hardest manhandling our reviewer (and some toddlers) could give. Read about it here.
La Fresh Travel Lite Wipes
Adhering to the TSA's 3-1-1 rule for liquids is one of the hardest parts of traveling with just a carry-on, but La Fresh's Travel Lite Wipes offer a solution. Makeup remover, antibacterial gel, antiperspirant, bug spray, and face wash (among other must-have toiletries) are condensed into wipe form. And they're spill-proof and easy to pack!
High Sierra Deluxe Trapezoid Boot Bag
Skiers and snowboarders: This is the only bag you'll need for hauling your gear to and from the mountain this winter. The High Sierra Deluxe Trapezoid Boot Bag has separate compartments to hold everything from your boots to your helmet.
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