A small, lightweight battery, it can be carried in purses, pockets, backpacks and business bags. It is easily removable and, unlike smart luggage with built-in power, this device is not affected by the airline ban and can be carried on board airplanes. (www.goplugbags.com)
The Hydrolite by Matador ($189.99) is the first travel pack that filters water as you drink, providing 100,000 liters of clean drinking water over the life of one filter. Adventurers can fill up their hydration pouch from lakes, streams and international taps worry-free; the Sawyer MINI inline filter removes 99.99999 percent of all bacteria, including salmonella, cholera and E.coli, as well as 99.9999 percent of all protozoa, including giardia and cryptosporidium.
Sturdy and waterproof, the pack has a BPA- and PVC-free 2-liter HydraPak reservoir; AirSupport inflatable back pad; 8-liter fully waterproof main compartment; expandable front storage pocket with sealing zippers; and chest pockets for bite valve storage, credit cards, cash and more. The entire Hydrolite system – backpack, reservoir, filter and pad – packs down smaller than a standard 1-liter water bottle. (www.matadorup.com)
Royce Leather’s style-savvy RFID-Blocking Cross-Body Bag ($150) enhances the look and security of any travel occasion. Made of textured Saffiano leather, the bag offers three external zippered compartments, plus large internal zippered compartment with six card slots, two currency pockets and two zippered document compartments for additional protection.
A detachable wrist strap with silver tone hardware adds style to security. The bag comes in black, blue and red. (www.royceleathergifts.com)
Gorgeous in sleek two-tone polycarbonate, the Nema series from Olympia USA ($600/set) comprises two carry-on models (18” and 22”) and a 29” upright. Cases feature a built-in TSA-accepted three-dial lock system for added security, a clear and detachable 3-1-1 vinyl wet-zip pouch for toiletries, bottom grip handle for easy transport and an elegantly imprinted, fully padded interior lining.
The 18" carry-on also sports a patented detachable mesh pocket for travel accessories and the 22" carry-on provides a patented hidden compartment inside the expandable area. In black, blue, green, purple, rose gold, silver and wine, cases sit on quiet jumbo dual-wheel spinners for a smooth glide. (www.olympiausa.com)