Packing and Travel

Hostel Sheet

If you ever stay in hotels or motels or hostels with questionable cleanliness standards, and you fear the results of a black light test, you may sleep better in the hostel sheet, which is essentially a sheet sewn into a sleeping bag shape. It packs neatly into your luggage and weighs 14 ounces.

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.95
Availability: Buy Hostel Sheet here

SEQUOIA TOILETRY BAG

The buckle on this toiletry case adds that certain je nais se quoi.

Made in Paris

Interior features zippered pocket and 4 elastic compartments and folds down flat. Water resistant. Zipper closure with silver buckle. Made from a durable and extremely lightweight nylon.
12in X 5.5in 5in

Purchase Information:

Price: $72
Availability: Buy SEQUOIA TOILETRY BAG here

Toiletry Travel Case/Caddy

Ah, now this is something that would be well worth the cost. Quite a smart design…

“This lightweight, hard-shelled travel case transforms into a caddy for organizing toiletries when the lid is opened and inverted. Stand it, or use the carrying cord to hang it in the shower and conserve space in the bathroom. Made of polypropylene with a polyester-coated rubber cord. Dishwasher safe.”

8.25h x 6w x 3″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Availability: Buy Toiletry Travel Case/Caddy here

Spacepak Clothes Bag

I’ve always been a sucker for clever packing solutions. This one allows you to keep all your clothes in the same bag without mixing the clean and dirty with an inner wall that is flexible and adjusts depending on the amount of clothes you have in each section.

Dimensions: 16in X 11.25in X 4.25in

Purchase Information:

Price: $42
Availability: Buy Spacepak Clothes Bag here

Marc Newson Scope Carry-on Suitcase

This is a thing of beauty…Exterior in expanded foam, interior in polyester, with aluminum hardware, heat-laminated with 600 denier polyester webbing.

notes: Capacity of the case is 2604 cubic inches. Comes with telescoping handle and optional side handle, combination lock and detachable interior zipper pockets and a 10 year warranty.

dimensions: 15.75″ wide 21.75″ long 8″ deep
weighs 8 lbs.

Purchase Information:

Price: $240.00
Availability: Buy Marc Newson Scope Carry-on Suitcase here

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Compact Paper Soap Pod

This whole “no-liquids-on-the-plane” thing has really put a kink in my packing procedures. I used to be an all carry-on, all the time, type of girl. If I couldn’t carry it with me, I probably didn’t need it…and packing all my toiletries in a ziplock baggie to show everyone in line at security leaves me a little non-plussed. Anyway, I like the idea of this paper soap. Each little compact comes with 50 wafer thin soap leaves which disolve with a little water.

Purchase Information:

Price: $7.00
Availability: Buy Compact Paper Soap Pod here

I-Trak

These ingenious tags reunite lost luggage with their owners. The barcode can read by all airline systems, or if found by an individual, it can be reported found worldwide by email, web, or phone.

$15.99 for two tags with a free year for a subscription for both. $4.99 for each additional year per tag.

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.99
Availability: Buy I-Trak here

Luggage tag

This luggage tag attaches to your suitcase with steel wire, and reveals your name through a little window, thereby concealing your address and phone number.

Purchase Information:

Price: $7.95
Availability: Buy Luggage tag here

Shoes and Stuff Travel Bags (set of 3)

Keeping things organized when traveling is not always easy, especially when shoes and laundry are involved. These nice graphic nylon bags might just be the trick to help with your bag/suitcase organization dilemma.

One set includes 1 “STUFF” bag and 2 “SHOES” bags.
Sold as a set of three bags.

Shoe: 15″ x 8.5″, Stuff: 15.5″ x 12″

Purchase Information:

Price: $21.93
Availability: Buy Shoes and Stuff Travel Bags (set of 3) here

Wanders by Puma, Cool Case

For anyone that has had their eyes set on the Marcel Wanders “camping” gear, right now Puma’s offering 20% off your entire order…

“Designed for stylish outdoor living, the new Marcel Wanders collection introduces portable and sophisticated products for the design-savvy city dweller looking to enjoy the outdoors while not comprising on looks or convenience. Wanders’ unique gold and ornate print styling is apparent throughout the collection for a strong look that is modern, yet lighthearted.”

Beach Towel, $65.00 link to retailer

“The Cool Case, a multi-functional roller case with insulating properties that keeps drinks cold and gourmet food items fresh for your picnic and party.”
Cool Case, $280.00 link to retailer

Purchase Information:

Price: $280.00
Availability: Buy Wanders by Puma, Cool Case here

Marcel Wanders Cool Case

Marcel Wanders recently reduced a collection for “people who hate camping” as part of a new concept collection by Puma. It’s all based on luxury and lounging…a more urban vaction experience.

“Our interpretation of a cooler, this modern case is insulated with cooling properties to keep your champagne chilled and your gourmet food intact for that lazy summer picnic. It also doubles as a stylish alternative to your weekender bag. The multi functional case also has easy mountable wheels for all terrain usage.”

Zip Plastic Case by MUJI

I bought a few of these in various sizes and I’ve got to say they’ve really made an impact on me. They’re endlessly handy. I use them to organize my office supplies (pens, mini stapler, paper clips) for my portable office or for use on my desk, but they’re also really handy for cosmetics or keeping all those loose items in your purse, messenger bag or tote together.

Purchase Information:

Price: $3.00
Availability: Buy Zip Plastic Case by MUJI here

large weekender bag.

Perfect for that weekend trip to Vegas. Or NYC. Or anywhere interesting.

This heavyweight has plenty of room inside its lined main zipper compartment (with small zip pocket also inside) that opens wide for maximum accessibility. The bag is shaped by the rounded rectangle of its reinforced bottom, which comes with metal feet for stability. Reinforced along seams and at corners, with complimentary stitch details along seams. Padded handles have metal hardware.
* Leather
* 18.5″L, 9.5″W
* Spot clean
* Import

Purchase Information:

Price: $168.00
Availability: Buy large weekender bag. here