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The 25 Best Travel Gadgets of 2020 for Smart Travellers

Travel is exciting, isn’t it? Travel can also be extremely annoying and frustrating if you are not well equipped to survive every kind of stress you may find during your trip.

We know the feeling: we’ve spent years traveling without being equipped, and suddenly we came to the conclusion that having the best travel gadgets and accessories has to be a priority if you want to travel smart.

Imagine being on a long-haul flight close to a screaming baby! Or carrying a heavy and uncomfortable backpack!

Picture yourself when traveling and you will immediately notice how much useless stuff you carry around and how much space you could save by having the right gears.

Check out our list of useful travel accessories and find everything to make your trips more enjoyable.

Read Also: 8 Essential Travel Accessories to Travel Safely in 2020

The Best Travel Gadgets Every Traveller Must Have

From packing cubes and backpacks to passport holders: there’s a travel accessory for everyone on this list.

We’ve tried and tested all of them and that’s why we’ve decided to come up with this list: don’t make our mistakes, be smart and travel smartly!

Vacuum Travel Bags

10 bags designed with a built-in valve-suction, which allows airtight compression for saving space. Place your clothes in the bag, tight the zippers, roll the bag, and the excess air will be easily released from the bottom part of the bag. How cool is that?

Water Bottle with Time Marker

Take care of yourself and stay hydrated with this 100% BPA and toxin-free water bottle. It includes a time marker so you know exactly how much water you need to drink at a certain time. Smart!

Check Also: The Best Water Bottles to Travel

Pocket Soap

Wash your clothes anytime, anywhere with these pocket soaps. Just add 1-2 sheets to the water to quickly wash your clothes. Bonus: they smell great and they’re Sea to Summit Leave No Trace certified.

Multi-Function Travel Adaptor (USB and Type-C)

No need for many cables and plugs, just use this one for your accessories and you’ll be good to go. It includes interchangeable UK/USA/EU/AUS plugs and it’s compatible with international voltage.

Bagail 6 Set Packing Cubes, Various Sizes

if you’re into packing cubes, these ones are bestselling on Amazon and won’t disappoint you. Available in different colors to suit all tastes.

Dry Sac

Seal your most valuable stuff into a dry sac and you won’t have any problem. We find them useful to put our laptops, cameras, lens, documents into our backpack when we hike. They’re savage! We use Osprey, and that’s what we recommend.

Miniature Travel Toiletries

Keep your toiletries organized with these soft travel bottles. The soft and squeezable body is perfect for traveling and allows for easy refill and cleaning. Plus: they’re so cute!

Hanging Toiletry Bag

Flat when in the bag, this hanging toiletry bag allows a perfect organization of spaces and can be hanged in the bathroom for convenient use.

Travel Laptop Backpack

This water-resistant, durable and light backpack is perfect for traveling, hanging around in the city, and hiking. It holds a laptop up to 15.6 inches and includes a built-in USB charger outside and built-in charging cable inside.

Gillette Venus Snap

Women out there, this is for you (and believe me, it’s a life changer!). This small, compact and portable razor is perfect for traveling because it fits conveniently in your purse, suitcase or gym bag. Ladies, look at the color!

Electronic Organizer

You got the cubes, you got the toiletry bag, you got the dry sack… you also need to have a cable organizer with pockets of various sizes for organizing your tech accessories. Seriously, is there anything else so smart?

Microfibre Towel

If you’re going to hike, or to the beach, or just want to have something in case of a sudden picnic, this is perfect. It’s light, odorless and absorbent. We use it also as a blanket for the plane!

Luggage Locks

Having a lock for your luggage is essential, not just when traveling but also when leaving your stuff in the hotel. It may sound too excessive, but locking your luggage doesn’t harm when you’re around exploring and these luggage locks are simply perfect!

Mini Travel Toothbrushes

24 disposable mini toothbrushes, already prepasted. If you want to use a new toothbrush every day, this is the best solution ever! Cool Cool Cool!

Passport Holder

You may think you don’t need a passport holder, but this one is handy and fancy. Not only it protects your passport, but it also has space for SIM cards, credit cards, and other pieces of paper.

Apple AirPods Pro

We play easy in recommending the Apple AirPods Pro but they really are one of the best wireless noise-canceling earphones. They are expensive, but they’re worth every cent for us!

1MORE Stylish True Wireless Earbud

The 1MORE Stylish True Wireless Earbuds are perfect if you are looking for noise-canceling earphones and you don’t want to buy the AirPods Pro. They’re compatible with all the devices, no matter the OS.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Again, you may find these headphones way too expensive, but we’re sure you will change your mind as soon as the baby next to you on a flight starts crying.

GRAYL’s Ultralight Purifier

If you love to hike, this water bottle will immediately become the smartest gadgets you have ever own. In fact, it transforms almost any tap or clear natural water source into pure drinking water. Removes 99.9999% of viruses (e.g. Hepatitis A, SARS, Rotavirus); 99.9999% of disease-causing bacteria (e.g. E. coli, Salmonella, Cholera); and 99.999% of protozoan cysts (e.g. Giardia, Cryptosporidium).

Disposable hands and toes warmer

Hands and toes tend to freeze even if you use the best socks and gloves. My trick to avoid ending my day with feet and hands completely cold is to use warmers: they are small and light, so they fit every bag, but most of all, they’re beneficial. You can warm your hands and toes safely for 7-10 hours: insert them in your gloves and your socks, and they will be the best treat you’ve ever had in your life.

Havaianas Flip Flops

This item may not be that amazing to you, but if you think how useful it is you will soon understand why it’s in this list. You can use your flip flops not just to go on the beach, but also to have a shower if, let’s say, your hotel is not that clean or when you want to give your feet a break after a long hike. Most of all, they are easy to wash and easy to dry!

Portable Charger Anker PowerCore 20100mAh

Easy win with this portable charger, because we deserve to always have a charged phone!

Beam Electronics Universal Smartphone Car Mount

If you will be renting a car or driving your own vehicle on a road trip, this accessory is the best thing you can have with you. Not only your mobile will recharge, but most of all you will be able to set up your GPS and have your maps at your fingertip!

Kao MEGURISM Warm Eye Mask

Wanna finally get some good sleep on your next flight? These Japanese warm eye masks are ideal, trust us: they get hot and diffuse a heat of about 40°C Celsius for 30 minutes to help you relax and sleep. If you use this mask, a good pair of headphones/earbuds we can assure you will sleep like a baby, no matter the noise around you.

Wacaco Minipresso

Is this a necessary travel accessory? Oh yes, it is! If you want your espresso fix whenever and wherever you want, this portable coffee maker must be in your luggage. Just bring with you some water and coffee powder and with this accessory, you will be able to have a fresh espresso!

The Best Travel Gadgets to Buy in 2020 are so cool and unique

We’re curious to see what of the items we’ve in this list you’re considering buying: we think all of them are extremely useful and we keep recommending to friends and family and buying ourselves.

If you think this article is useful and we’ve given the inspiration you needed for your next trip, please share it on social media and let us know what you think!

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Veruska Anconitano
Veruska is a freelance content marketer and digital strategist. She's an accredited journalist, a member of the British Guild of Travel Writer, and a certified sommelier. She's the co-owner of TheFoodellers and a bunch of other websites.
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