Travel essentials at deep discounts right now

Abby Stassen

If you're looking specifically for a carry-on on Black Friday be sure to check out your most-traveled airline's size restrictions.

Black Friday might be over, but there are still some sales on travel must-haves that are too good to pass up. And this time of year, just about everyone either has travel plans or is entering the beginning stages of cabin fever. Even if you can't get away right now (or are dreading that annual visit to see the extended family), some cool new travel gear can brighten your spirits or at least lessen the stress. Here are some of our favorite products for travelers, whether you're jetting off to another country or packing up for a road trip.

Luggage set

Samsonite has long been a top dog in the luggage game, and their Winfield2 3-Piece Hardside Set contains three lightweight spinner suitcases in varying sizes to meet your needs for every trip.  

If you're looking for a reliable set that isn't hardside, Travelers Choice Rio Two-Piece Expandable Carry-On Luggage Set has a full-size roller bag and a tote shoulder bag that comes in six fun colors and easily spot cleans.

Carry-on bag

Traveling light has never been easier with Amazon's AmazonBasics Packable Travel Duffel. It's lightweight, spacious, and has multiple pockets for organizing your must-haves.

If you're looking for even more convenience in a weekend bag that fits your laptop, tablet, and a few changes of clothes, AmazonBasic's Slim Carry On Travel Backpack is a sleek solution.

Underseat luggage

Keeping travel costs down is tough when carry-on size restrictions keep shrinking and additional luggage charges keep rising. Kensie's 16" Under Plane Seat Luggage Tote is available in a handsome purple and gold option that's marked down right now.

Water bottle

Air travel can dehydrate you fast and keeping your water intake up when you're in the air can help you feel refreshed once you land. S'well's 17oz Blue Suede Stainless Steel Bottle has triple-walled insulation to keep your water cool and crisp.

If you prefer hot drinks to keep you warm during your holiday travels, Contigo's SnapSeal Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug keeps your coffee or tea hot for up to six hours -- perfect for helping you stay alert during long car trips.


Bringing your favorite books, movies, TV shows and apps along with you can help you pass time during delayed flights or seemingly endless runway taxiing. Amazon's all-new Fire HD 8 Tablet will keep you occupied with its vibrant display and 1.5GB of RAM for up to 10 hours of battery life.

Mac fans are in luck this holiday season, too: Apple's latest iPad is available in a sleek Space Gray hue for $100 off the sticker price.

Wireless charger

Keeping your devices charged is essential for staving off travel boredom. Aibocn's Power Bank has a double USB-port and enough juice to charge your gadgets 3 to 5 times without having to plug it back in.

Travel adapter

Heading overseas this season? Don't leave home without a travel adapter -- international outlets may not support your gadget. Ceptics World Travel Adapter Kit has six attachments to charge laptops, smartphones, tablets and more in every corner of the world.

Travel pillow

No trip home is complete without a travel pillow to help you snooze your journey away. SENDI's Memory Foam Neck Pillow has an ergonomic design for comfortable rest without any neck cramps from takeoff to landing.

Travel wallet

Your everyday wallet probably doesn't have the pockets or organization you'd need to keep your passport, tickets, and boarding pass safe when you hit the road. Zoppen's Multi-Purpose Rfid Blocking Travel Wallet meets international travel standards and protects from identity theft with Rfid-blocking technology to keep your credit cards safe from passing hackers.

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