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10 Space-saving Travel Products for the Frequent Flyer

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February 28, 2014 · 2.3k Views

The majority of airlines charge passengers to check any luggage before boarding a flight, making it economically conscious to pack everything you need for your trip in a carry-on bag. However, with the size restrictions of carry on bags (22″ long x 14″ wide x 9″ tall), packing everything you need could be a challenge. Don’t stress, because there are a variety of space-saving travel products on the market to make your journey as smooth as possible.

Compression Bag

From Flight 001, the F1 Spacepak bag ($46) is compartmentalized and capable of compressing two weeks worth of clothing into it. Organize everything you need for your trip in this space-saving, brilliantly-designed piece of carry-on luggage.  

Tech Organizer

Save space and time with this Cocoon Innovations GRID-IT Organizer ($24.99). This contraption easily fits into your laptop bag or purse and keeps your tech gear in place.

USB Port Hub

Since most devices charge using a USB cord, this hub from Sharper Images ($19.99) turns one USB port into four. Uploading photos from your digital camera, charging your phone and syncing your tablets all at the same time has never been easier.

Packing cubes

Experienced travelers love eBags Packing Cubes ($29.99). They easily fit into carry on bags, allowing you to easily organize your belongings and make packing a breeze.


Compliant with FAA regulations, fill your GoToobs ($6.99 – $25.99) with your favorite shampoo, conditioner and other personal hygiene products.

Pocket Toothbrush

This clever little inventions stores your toothbrush and toothpaste in the same place. The OHSO Marko Pocket Toothbrush can be found for $15.

Travel Organizer

Keep your travel documents, identification, credit cards and other crucial information in the Victorinox Travel Organizer ($31.99). This is perfect for parents who frequently travel with their children and have numerous passports and boarding passes.

All-In-One Adapter with USB Port

Not only does this adapter have a USB port, but it also works with most outlets in North America, South America, Asia, Europe, Africa and Asia. So unless you’re traveling to Antarctica, this Conair adapter ($24.99) is all you need for your journey.

Plastic Pill Boxes

Rather than carry around all of your prescriptions, schedule what you’ll need for your trip and put your meds in one of these nifty little boxes. Pill boxes ($4) are also great for organizing small things, such as jewelry, from your trip.

Packable Shelves

If you hate packing and unpacking, these packable shelves ($34.71) are for you. Hang these shelves in your closet to clearly see what you still need to pack away, then hang in your hotel room. These shelves easily fit into any carry on bag.

Airline travel can be quite burdensome, but using space-saving gear to pack up your carry-on bag will make the arrival at your destination that much more rewarding. Safe travels!

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Alli Sands has been a published writer since the age of 11. Over the course of her career, she has covered topics ranging from local independent music to fashion. She is a currently a freelance writer and a social media professional.

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