Best travel accessories according to redditors

We found 628 Reddit comments discussing the best travel accessories. We ranked the 385 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Travel wallets
Travel packing organizers
Shoe bags
Passport wallets
Luggage carts
Luggage locks
Luggage scales
Luggage straps
Passport covers
Luggage tags & handle wraps

Top Reddit comments about Travel Accessories:

u/Hellbilly_Slim · 18 pointsr/solotravel

I take this travel pouch of sorts with me on trips, your belt goes through one of the sewn on loops and the pouch rides on the inside of your pants. I keep one card and some cash in my billfold but spread the rest of my cards/cash between that pouch as well my backpack I keep locked up at the hostel.

u/uabeng · 17 pointsr/magicTCG

I know this doesn’t help you now but hopefully someone else will see and will help you in the future. I use this to lock down my “go bag” in my truck. Pacsafe 55L Backpack and Bag Protector, Silver, One Size

u/segacs2 · 15 pointsr/solotravel

I try to avoid having too much stuff, because less is more. Having said that, here are a few of my most useful accessories:

  • Travel towel: Teeny-tiny and useful in so many situations.
  • Travel hairdryer: Small enough to fit in the side pocket of my bag; dual voltage so no need for a converter; allows me to avoid going to sleep with wet hair or looking like a hobo.
  • Packing cubes - I usually take one for clothes and one for undies. Invaluable for keeping my pack organized.
  • Power bank - for charging my phone or USB devices on the go.
  • Camping headlamp - don't be that douche who flips on the overhead light in a hostel dorm room while everyone is asleep.
u/CaffeineAndHate_ · 14 pointsr/EDC

Sorry about the car bud. I hope they didn't get away with stuff that was too valuable. If you plan to replace your BOB and keep it in the car maybe you'll like something like this. My buddy keeps his BOB in it, he seems to dig it.

Pacsafe 55L Backpack and Bag Protector, Silver, One Size

u/zulacar · 12 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

essential for travel:

  • generic-looking ultralight black rolling carryon bag (I have this one, which only weighs 5lbs empty
  • packable suitcase, so I can check my rolling carryon on the way back - mine is a collapsible longchamp which folds out to a full-size carryon
  • merino tee - I particularly love this one from Outdoor Voices, in black, and wear it on the plane, and if I get cold wherever I land regardless if somewhere cold or hot and humid — merino releases wrinkles and doesnt smell, and dries fairly quickly
  • slim fit black or navy nylon pants because they dont wrinkle (I like Prada, or Theory navalane becker pants)
  • I wear nice black loafers on the plane; mine are either the classic Gucci Jordaan loafer, or the Frye Erica tasseled loafer
  • barefoot sneakers (I love these in black because theyre comfortable and pack down totally flat, while also being water-friendly, quick-drying, and lightweight)
  • quick dry shorts (I love the Patagonia barely baggies in black)
  • I also pack all my stuff in packing cubes; I like these by Eagle Creek

    I don’t use a travel-specific handbag, but rather whichever crossbody bag I’m favoring at that time. The only “travel handbag” I own is this fun little Paravel one, which reminds me a lot of Hermes toile, but much easier to not stain or destroy because its waterproof.

    also essential:

  • kindle
  • travel battery to charge my phone (mine are mophie or anker)
  • in-ear headphones (mine are the etymotic etykids ones w the mic)
  • earplugs
  • sheet masks
  • advil
  • sachets of my favorite teas
  • silk sleep mask (mine is like $5 or $6 from Amazon; this one)
  • large, thick wool or cashmere shawl
  • nail file
  • small bobbin (spool) of thread, so I can touch up my eyebrows if needed (tweezers not allowed on planes, sadly)

    Edited to add:

  • Patagonia packable micro puff hooded jacket because I am perpetually cold
  • Patagonia packable Torrentshell rain jacket which I use on pretty much every trip. Whether coupled with the packable puffer (and shawl or merino tee), or worn alone, I’m prepared for nearly any weather situation.
u/the_finest_gibberish · 10 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

Get a piece of plywood, rest that against the back of the car. Make sure it won't slip around. Then put a bathroom scale up against the plywood and push the car using only the scale. See how much force you're pushing with.

Regardless of the outcome, you're still moving the full ~4000 lbs of the car, but you only have to apply enough force to overcome friction to get the car to move.

As a similar experiment, you could put a bunch of weight on a skateboard, tie a rope to the front truck, and pull on it with one of those luggage scale things like this. You'll find the force to move it is a lot less than the weight on the skateboard.

u/TwisterII · 8 pointsr/aves

Too much rambling man. Cut it down to under 2 minutes and you may get some more views:


Shacke Hidden Travel Belt Wallet w/ RFID Blocker

Dimok Running Belt Waist Pack

Gear Beast Sports Waist Pack Running Belt

iHeartRaves Hide Your Stash Boxer Briefs

It's also worth mentioning that people who get their phone stolen don't actually get their phone stolen. Through dancing, walking, and taking pictures 95% of those 'stolen' phones end up in lost & found.

u/8lbs6ozBebeJesus · 7 pointsr/travel

I'm a big fan of packing cubes, as they transform the contents of your bag from being 20 individual pieces to 4-5 much more manageable sections. They're basically all the same, the only tip I have is to opt for those which open like clamshell (sort of?) like this as opposed to those which are "top loading" like this. I bought something similar to the top loading ones first and didn't really like that I had to dig past other clothes to get to the bottom.

Another tip is to organize your bags based on the demands of your clothes (one bag for cold weather, one for warm weather, one for sleep wear, or something like that) so that you don't have to open every bag to get a shirt from one, pants from another, etc, etc. I'm sure you'll find a system that works for you.

u/Tacos_Forever · 6 pointsr/Homebrewing

I use a Handheld Luggage Scale.

Don't even have to remove the kegs from the fridge/freezer. I just disconnect, lift, and do a little math (~8.34 lbs/gallon of beer/water and tare weight of the keg 8-9 lbs).

u/Junkmans1 · 6 pointsr/Cruise

There are various types of waterproof wallets or cases that you can find. I've tried quite a few types and most leak. This is the only one I've ever had that doesn't leak and lasts a long time:
It is just the right size to hold a couple sea passes, a couple driver's licenses, a credit card and a bunch of US currency wrapped around them. Even keeps things dry when snorkeling and diving 10 feet or more under water.

With other cases: if bills do get slightly damp then vendors still take them and they'll dry out if you spread them out a bit in your cabin overnight.

I always take my phone and leave in a beach bag if necessary. I realize that we're taking a chance on anything we leave in a beach bag but I've never had an issue. They do make similar cases, even the same brand, that fit a phone so you can take it into the water but I've never tried those.

In Europe and places where water is not involved but pick pockets are more of a concern, I carry my passport and most of my money and second credit card in a money belt type hidden pocket worn under my clothing. I carry just a few dollars and one credit card in my wallet so I don't have to go into the hidden pocket very often.

u/potlucker · 6 pointsr/sixflags

What if you put a ziptie around the narrower part of the bottle, then attached a small lock to the ziptie, and then locked it to a fence rail in the areas you leave your things.

u/soayherder · 5 pointsr/LetterstoJNMIL

Look into getting yourself a travel wallet - carry a decoy purse or the like. Then if it is an ambush like you suspect it might be, you are better prepared to bug out in a hurry.

u/SlyRatchet · 5 pointsr/europe


What the actual fuck? How does a passport cover (even a very nice one) end up costing that much?

Even the British one costs 30 quid

and on it's €40.

u/quiteCryptic · 5 pointsr/starterpacks

I recommend this belt as to not look flashy and conceal cash.

I also recommend this internal wallet if you need more things carried like cards. This one is a little more obvious if you were to get mugged and really searched though.

Whenever possible, use a cheaper older phone if going to more dangerous places. Carry a copy of your passport, not the real thing. Also keep a small amount of cash in your shoe for absolute worst case scenario taxi home.

How extreme you go depends on your preference, but for places like South Africa for example I would do all of the above. Also obviously don't fight back at all if mugged, especially if you do the above just let your decoy wallet and cheap phone go. A second back up phone if you have one in your hotel doesn't hurt.

u/DamnItHeelsGood · 5 pointsr/solotravel

These are the ones I used for a month euro trip with my farpoint 40. They worked perfectly. Highly recommend. Just make sure to practice with them and find out how much you can put in them.

u/oscarjeff · 4 pointsr/HerOneBag

Eagle Creek are supposed to be the best, but there are lots of really inexpensive options on Amazon that work well too. It might be worth at least starting with a cheaper option to see what size combinations work best for you. The combo-size packs aren't always the most useful. For instance, I found I have no use for the large sized cubes—they're just way too big. Three slim cubes are plenty for me for long trips (4+ weeks) in warm weather (similar to these) and two slims are enough for any trips shorter than that. Longer winter trips I use one medium cube + one slim (I need a bit more width for sweaters & heavier fabrics). The mediums are quite large and fit a LOT of clothing though.

There are also compression options too. I've heard great things about Eagle Creek's compression cubes, but I don't use compression cubes so I haven't tried them personally.

u/Brutes_ · 4 pointsr/Goruck

I believe so. Here's the link - Eagle Creek Pack It Cube Set , Black, 3pc Set

Id get the ones that can separate dirty and clean if I did it now.

u/I_said_it_on_reddit · 4 pointsr/EDC
u/asonicpushforenergy · 4 pointsr/onebag


I have the 4 piece set and used the 3 smallest ones and then had a little nook in which to put my cameras.

u/HobbNobbin · 4 pointsr/onebag

These were reommended by an article I read early on. First I ordered them and made surr my stuff would fit, then I bought a bag that would fit them!

Eagle Creek Pack-It Cube Set Packing Organizer, Black, Set of 3

u/The_Punniest · 4 pointsr/backpacking

I like this product. It has two loops(brown and black) and you thread it through one of the loops with your belt depending on the colour so it isn't noticeable. Then you put the pouch part on the inside of your pants so it is hidden.

In a pinch I would pick up a pair of tight boxer-briefs and place the cash in a plastic bag near your private area.

I hope this helps.

u/matt200000000 · 3 pointsr/DIY

CleverTraveler - Luggage Name Tag / Key Ring - Waterproof and Weatherproof Stainless Steel Wire - 5 pack

Edit: this ones gold like the picture
YES Time 1.5x150mm Stainless Steel Wire Cable Rope Key Ring Keychain for Keys Luggage Tags (Gold, 10 Pieces)

u/locoblacbelt · 3 pointsr/consulting

Some thoughts:

  • Luggage- your briefcase is a VERY important investment. It says a lot about you and also is the item you'll use most often to carry everything. Getting a nice briefcase had a huge impact for me. DO NOT check a bag ever ever ever ever. You'll get faster at packing as you go on and will have more and more room in your suitcase as you eliminate things you truly don't need. Get one of these:

  • Ipad- Absolutely essential in case you're stressed on the road and want to watch something but don't want to watch that something on your work laptop (ahem)

  • Suits- not important much if you're going to be doing only work domestically, but abroad or for banks everyone wears suits, so it's good to acquire them sooner rather than later

  • Shampoo- hotel shampoo sucks after too many nights in a row-- really raw scalp. bring some mini shampoos with you

  • Good earbuds so that you can tune out others and take calls without holding the phone up

  • Extra chargers, because important people forget them and then are grateful that you are prepared

  • Get business cards right away...never know who you're going to meet on a flgiht!

u/three_pronged_plug · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I travel 5x a year for work (1 week trips) and internationally (2 week trips) annually. I have Global Entry which has eased most of the stress of going to the airport even though I often travel domestic.

Personal Item: TNF Isabella Backpack (work) or some other slightly larger backpack for personal travel.

Carry-on: Briggs & Riley expandable luggage This has a legit lifetime warranty. If you travel a lot, just buy it, you won't regret it.

Organization: I mainly use these Eagle Creek Packing Cubes and the Eagle Creek Specter Packing Cubes in a variety of sizes and colors. The specter cubes are great because they're so lightweight (and the colors are better and they make compression versions) but I cannot easily access items as the regular packing cubes. I fill the cubes by stacking all of my unfolded tops on top of each other and then fold all layers together and pack it neatly in one of the cubes. If there's any extra space, I'll fill it with small items that are ok if they're wrinkled. I'll do the same method for any pants/skirts etc. All important electronics (chargers, battery packs, cords), a small amount of meds, snacks, makeup (extra moisturizer or face mask for the plane), noise cancelling headphones, misc valuables will always be in my personal item. I use a regular quart sized ziploc bag to carry my toiletries and the non liquids will be organized in this Muji Hanging Organizer. I'm obsessed with Muji's travel containers, especially their pump bottles as they're easy to use and do not leak but are pricey. Socks/underwear and other small items are stuffed into shoes and plastic shower caps are used to cover the soles of shoes and protect them from getting other items dirty.

I keep all of my packing lists in a google doc and organized by frequent destination (work trips) or specific climates (cold weather vs beach trips). This helps me ensure I have every item I need and I'm not racking my brain for what I forgot from the last trip. For international trips, I will also make a doc of all the important addresses (lodging), phone numbers, emergency contacts, flight details etc and print a couple copies for my luggage (place in protective plastic sleeve and slip into outer pocket of luggage) and email a set to my parents and siblings so they aren't worried.

u/Oy_Gestalt · 3 pointsr/solotravel

For my 6 week trip across Europe, I used the Osprey Porter:

I found it cheaper at a local store. It's still carry-on size, which it seems like you're going for. Plus 1 on the winter clothes comment, you're going to appreciate the extra room. I overpacked for my trip (it was my first major backpacking adventure), but for my next one I'm going to bring less and will still be glad to have this bag. Just the right amount of pockets/compartments and space. Travel cubes were also a big help:
And get yourself some camping soap for washing clothes! One little bottle will last you a long time, you don't need much.

u/Iamzbee · 3 pointsr/JulyBumpers2017

We are a 20 minute drive from the hospital and husband will not leave my side, so I'd like to get everything in. I'm a notorious overpacker, too, but I'd rather have something I don't need than have not have something that I do need.
Mom Stuff:

u/andr01dm · 3 pointsr/motocamping

For motocamping I picked up one of these: along with a waterproof duffle bag. Stuff my gear in the duffle and then into the pacsafe, which gets locked to the bike frame.

u/MoonlightMane · 3 pointsr/EDC

I think I found it. I really wanna get one now.

u/dageshi · 3 pointsr/travel

Being someone who spent 1.5 years in SEA this sounds like bloody stupid advice to me. Here is what I did and it served me well.

  1. Get two ATM cards preferably on two different bank accounts. Try and find one setup for travelers e.g. with low foreign exchange fee's and no charge for withdrawing overseas. But even if you can't find a good one, make sure you have two, checkout those pre-paid debit card/ATM cards if you can't find a good one.

  2. Try and make sure they've got a VISA or MASTERCARD symbol on em, because those work everywhere whereas some of the other networks are more patchy.

  3. Buy a money belt, preferably this one

    It's cheap, it'll go under your clothes and use it to hold your passport and one of your atm cards.

  4. Don't keep both ATM cards together. Store one in your money belt and put the other, your backup card inside your main bag. If you lose one, you have the backup.

  5. Don't keep your ATM card in your wallet, instead keep enough money for each day in your wallet, if it gets pickpocketed you lose some cash but not a lot.

  6. Do carry some cash in USD, about $200 is good, in $100, $50, $20, $10, $10, $5, $1, 1, $1, $1 that way if things do go really bad, and you've lost both your cards somehow OR both your banks have decided to temporarily suspend your cards on suspicion of fraud (happens when you cross into different countries alot) then you'll have enough cash so that you won't be sleeping on the street until you get it sorted out.

    Frankly number 6 is a bit overkill BUT US dollars are normally required for VISA's crossing into Cambodia/Laos/Vietnam so having a supply handy isn't a bad idea.

    And please, please don't carry large amounts of USD in $100 bills on your first trip to SEA, sounds like a recipe for outright disaster to me.

u/phoeniks · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

These mesh bags are intended to protect travellers' backpacks, but a small one might suit your purposes. If you click the "one size" link on that page, it takes you to a cheap version for under $20

u/PastiesEverywhere · 3 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival
u/TrueGeek · 3 pointsr/cycling

It's been a while since I've commuted by bike so I can't really comment on backpacks. I'm sure tons of new ones have come out in the last few years.

However, when I did have to carry clothes I used a Eagle Creek Pack-It. The clothes fold up inside of it, and then you stick it inside your backpack. It keeps slacks and shirts wrinkle free.

u/immortan_peter · 3 pointsr/Coachella

I went WK2 last year and after hearing about all the thefts from Chainsmokers/Zhu from WK1 I looked for something that would be easy to access and concealable. This travel wallet has saved me time and time again through crazy crowds at Coachella, EDC, Symbiosis...

u/wat_0_wat · 3 pointsr/personalfinance
  • Use credit card with no foreign transaction fee; When we were there, we didn't had to use cash in most places. Avoid using debit card for any transaction if possible.
  • Exchange euro from banks (if you have Chase, BoA or some others, their rates are better) than some currency exchange shop near Airports.
  • Beware of pickpockets esp. in Rome and Southern Italy compared to North. I have been using this pouch whenever I go abroad and it's been working great!
  • Recommended to inform your bank (Credit Card / debit cards) about your travel dates. Chase lets you do it online.
  • Enroll in STEP
  • Use NFC based payments (Apple pay or Google Wallet) if supported as they are way more secure than inserting physical card.
u/whatktdid · 3 pointsr/onebag

I don't know how to crosspost things at the moment but I'll give it a Google, that's a good idea!

And sorry, yep, should've linked it originally. Here you go:

u/thanos023 · 2 pointsr/China

I use a hidden pocket wallet, similar to this when I travel.

u/DaddyKoolAid · 2 pointsr/Outlier

I'm not a fan of money belts, but in my experience this style works quite well:

Much easier to access, and the hot spot is the same size and place as your pocket. While it does stop the breathability, so does a passport in a pocket. Plus a lot of people seem to baby their passports - they don't have to be pristine to still serve their function.

u/legacydeviant · 2 pointsr/SissificationAcademy

An old-briefcase will have a lock built-in. I use something similar to this. I just tell everyone it was a sentimental gift from a relative or friend. This especially works if you find an old briefcase at a garage sale or something.

Or you could buy a laptop bag and a luggage lock.

I think you're going to be hard pressed to find an actual suitcase that has a built-in lock that it not pretty expensive. Luggage locks usually do the trick anyway.

If you want to be even more clandestine, look up "diversion safes" on Amazon. They are typically not very big, but they can blend in with other things you may have already.

On a personal note: Geez, whatever happened to hiding things under a mattress like when I was a kid.

u/gummy_bear_time · 2 pointsr/GiftIdeas

Any idea if he already owns packing cubes? These are a lifesaver for traveling and staying organized.

Edit: Oops, I should stop grabbing links from Google. Fixed the link.

u/IDFKwhereGilliganIs · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/nafraid · 2 pointsr/onebag

Something like this is not your traditional money belt but you can keep it in your pants, loops go through your belt. I cut the waist band off my money belt and made it hook on my belt like one of these but more horizontal. More comfortable than the traditional belt thing.

Edit: stash your cash, leave it in your apartment, lock it in a safe and just carry what you need for the day.

u/Spatulakoenig · 2 pointsr/consulting

Two things on your comments regarding bags that just have one large compartment and documents.

  1. I find a fold-over clipboard works well as both somewhere to have a small amount of personal paper/reading/print outs and a section divider for such a large compartment.

    Even the cheap ones look decent and the fold-over means even if you have to get it out of your bag, contents aren’t seen.


  2. I’ve found the Eagle Creek Pack-It series also really useful. Use the cubes for gym gear / random stuff, and the garment folder good for workwear - providing you can somehow deal with inevitable creases at the hotel which will be far fewer if all your shirts are non-iron.

    Garment folder:

u/spleeble · 2 pointsr/bikecommuting

It sounds like we actually have the same thing. Maybe mine is a smaller size?

Eagle Creek Travel Gear Pack-It Folder 15, Black

u/not-a-person-people · 2 pointsr/onebag

You can find them cheaper, but this is what I use. It makes a world of difference! ... another trick to use with or on it's own is the "ranger roll" technique... YouTube has loads of videos on how to perform. Just another way to keep it clean and easy to pack... while not wrinkling your clothing.

1 large for bulky items( pants, sweater, etc)

1 medium (shorts, shirts)

1 small (socks, underware)

u/highlight4life · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Oooh I love it! I studied abroad last year and traveled a lot while I was there, so I was able to get a system down.

Most of my baggage is the Victorinox Avolve 2.0 set, which one hardside carry on that will fit international flight standards (also by Victorinox

I also swear by packing cubes, specifically the Eagle Creek Pack It Spectre system

Finally, for carry on and overnight bags, I use Longchamp. I think it's a classy brand whose bags hold up really really well over travel. I have the Longchamp Le Pliage backpack , the Le Pliage Neo tote, and for a weekender I have the Boxford weekender.

u/expostulation · 2 pointsr/london

PacSafe 55 Secure Protector for Backpack or Bag

There are different sizes and brands, but I use one similar to that for when I'm staying in hostels or motels.

Still never leave my valuables in the room. It will deter thieves, but if someone really wants your bag, they'll find a way to take it.

Kit left adrift, must be a gift.

u/H-H-H-H-H-H · 2 pointsr/onebag

I’ve never liked these. They really make you stand out as a target. People tend to wear them outside their clothes where it’s easy to use a knife to cut the cord and run. If you’re intent on having a pouch and wear pants, these work better:

But really, for a phone, you just put it in your front pocket, put your hand on it in high crime areas, and stare down anyone who looks suspicious.

u/kittenkey · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

That's exactly what I do! I bought these on amazon:

Ikea Travel Size Bottles 8 Pack, 4 colors, for cosmetic products

I fill them with all of the products I need, label with a sharpie, and put them into a gallon ziplock. You could probably sterilize the inside of the bottles if you are concerned about that.

My routine is pretty complicated, and I use a ton of different products. I feel pretty high maintenance traveling with my fiancé who only brings one tiny bottle of face wash, but it works for me!

u/grammargorkha · 2 pointsr/onebag

I have this. I really like it esp the way it opens and the way it hangs but I’m finding it hard to reconcile with my onebag setup. The material is thick and imo it’s a bit bulky and heavy for its purpose.

You may wish to consider toiletry kits from Muji. I know I would if I hadn’t already bought the ikea one.

Also if you’re thinking about the Ikea travel bottles, they fit well in the bag but they’re also quite rigid and harder to squeeze than other bottles. On the plus side, they’re probably harder to break.

u/chuchurocka · 2 pointsr/bikecommuting

I use this:

I pack up the night before and just toss this and my lunch in my pannier and hit the road in the morning. I keep an extra pair of dress shoes and a belt in my file cabinet.

u/hugh_jascaulk · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Sounds like you really want to know without going and picking up the free weights (which is definitely your easiest option).

That being said, if you REALLY want to know, go down to your favorite shopping mall, park your car, walk in, head on over to the your equivalent luggage store, ask the person working there for a hanging scale to measure your luggage with, buy it, take it to your gym, hook it up to your cable machine and do your exercise.

Alternatively, you can just buy this

u/w4nderlusty · 2 pointsr/solotravel

I use a double loop lock to secure my backpack to railings when Im concerned that it may walk off overnight (this comes in handy on overnight trains - looking at you, Thailand):

As for my valuables, if Im really concerned, then I take them to bed with me: my passport doesnt leave my body.

u/ibuprofane · 2 pointsr/Coachella

Just get a hidden pocket and keep it in there. I have this one:

I’ve used this a few times to thwart pickpockets in Europe but last year was the first time I used it at Coachella. It’s so freeing to be able to dance and not have worry about checking my pockets every 2 minutes to see if everything’s still there.

u/atllauren · 2 pointsr/Atlanta

I have these -- this is just one set, there's are lot of other sizes that are sold as sets or individually. I've heard the eBags brand makes really good ones as well.

It keeps everything really organized. For shorter trips, I pack an outfit per cube and then you just open the cube and have everything right there. But longer trips (when I don't have enough cubes per day) I organize them by category. So for this trip, I have sweaters in one cube, leggings in one cube, jeans/nicer pants in one cube, etc etc. It keeps everything nicely contained and you can really fit more in your suitcase with them.

u/Lee_Scuppers · 2 pointsr/solotravel

If you wear a belt, it means you probably don't wear skinny jeans. In that case this might be what you want.

I used mine for my 2 year trip and I'll use it on my upcoming trip. It's got room for backup credit cards and emergency cash. My pants and shorts are fairly loose fitting and the passport holder was rarely uncomfortable. Sometimes it's awkward to dig into your pants when you need it, but a little awkwardness never hurt anyone.

This won't work if you wear form-fitting clothes.

Edit: I didn't leave my passport in my room very often, and I never ever once left it in a dorm. If I did leave it behind for scuba diving or something, I hid it.

u/cH3x · 2 pointsr/backpacking

My favorite option--and I've tried several--is a hidden pocket that loops over my belt at about the 3:30 position; the loop goes over the top of my pants, and the pocket hangs down inside by my hip. My pocket has a brown loop and a black loop to match whatever belt I'm wearing. I generally forget I'm carrying it. The one I use is .

u/Duckhunt · 2 pointsr/travel

I travel with this. Its simple. I just clip it on the waist of my pants with the wallet touching my skin. Easy access and secure.

u/iLoveLights · 2 pointsr/backpacking

ha, working on a blog post about this right now.

Besides the normal portable battery, microfiber towel, etc. here are a few options.
Pakems: They look a bit silly but they are super light and comfortable and pack down tiny. Perfect for after a day of hiking or for wearing around a dorm.

[PacSafe Bag Protector] (]): They work well if you travel alone and want to go swimming or use the bathroom without having to keep an eye on your stuff.

Stuffa Wearable Carry-on: avoid the crazy fees for carry-ons and checked baggage

Arka Rechargeable USB Lantern: This one does it all. It's a very bright flashlight/lantern with emergency signals that also doubles as charging station for your phone or other usb device if you forget your external battery.

u/subtex · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Oops, yeah I totally forgot to take and upload some pics. I'll see if I can get some uploaded soon.

My thoughts so far: I'm very happy. I think the mini is the perfect size for how I pack (minimally and light). It's actually larger than I thought it would be even though I did check the measurements.

The canvas is really nice. Strong and clearly will be able to take a beating. The zippers run smooth and without any catches. Love the leather handles. Sturdy and smooth, soft leather.

The one downside is probably the strap. It's not bad at all, but when the bag is packed fully, I can see it messing with my shoulder if I have to haul it for prolonged times. I might look at buying the leather strap they sell as an upgrade.

I took the bag on a weekend trip and I had plenty of room to spare. A bit too much, actually. I could probably go for an even smaller version of this bag as a weekender. The mini to me will be a fine week long trip bag.

To give an example of what I packed (I use Eagle Creek packing cubes. this set: Eagle Creek Travel Gear Pack-It Cube Set and this set of "pack-it sacs" Eagle Creek Travel Gear Pack-It Sac Set), here's a list (I'm borrowing size references from one of the amazon reviews):

  1. Large packing cube (~10 x 14" - roughly the size of a large-format magazine).
  2. Two of the Medium packing cubes (9" x 7" - about the size of a small cereal box).
  3. One normal sized leather dopp kit.
  4. The large and medium sizes of the packing "sacs" were used. I use the large one as my dirty clothes bag, the middle sized one for cables, sketchbook, kindle), small one for
  5. Camera in camera bag (a panasonic g3)

    On the way down the clothes in there were:

  6. 2 t-shirts
  7. pajama pants
  8. tank top
  9. bathing suit
  10. 4 pairs of socks
  11. 3 boxers

    Coming back I was wearing the shorts, so the jeans I had been wearing on the way down were packed instead.

    All of that fit with enough room in the bag to still be able to collapse the top part of the bag down. It had a good 5" or so to spare as clearance still.

    The other thing I will mention is that the good and bad of the canvas is that the bag has no shape on its own. Until you stuff it with your gear, the bag is going to flop in on itself. This is bad if you do not have the bag packed enough to give it some shape. This is great if you plan on packing this bag into a bigger bag on a trip. It folds down smaller than a pair of jeans.

    Hope that helps!

    I'll try and get pics up soon.

u/cwcoleman · 1 pointr/CampingGear

That Vapur water bottle and the Shackle cubes are not 'the best' in their categories. I'm sure they are fine, but neither were recommended here and there are much better choices for both.

I would replace with these:

u/GingerAy · 1 pointr/RandomKindness

Thanks for doing this!
I’m looking at locks for luggage since I do a bit of traveling. Was only going to get 2

u/lifereinspired · 1 pointr/minimalism

This is definitely a great point. You’ll watch your stuff more closely with only one bag and much easier, too. Also, you might consider a lock/cable of some sort, even to lock it to a table or chair with you. Keeps things safer and someone can’t just walk away with it. We used something like this when we traveled halfway across the country via train last year and it was great. We were able to lock our stuff in the lounge and go out in the city for a bit even lighter. It’s hardly bombproof but most people aren’t traveling with bolt cutters. :) We had a lot of folks mention that they wished they had something similar. Though, if I had had just one bag, I’d likely have brought with it since it wouldn’t be that much. Anyway, it might be worth it to relieve some anxiety. We used this lock: and these: We purchased the multi pack of cables for our needs but there were two of us so we each had two cables (and more than one bag). They have a heavier duty version of the same cable if you’re gonna be in a locale with more concern. We liked the versatility of the dual cable locks but there are tons of similar options. You could also use something that is all in one like this: Might not be quite as versatile but perhaps simpler. :)

u/itsmoirob · 1 pointr/MotoUK


>the idea of leaving all my kit with the bike

I recently purchased a Lomo waterproof bag bag and a pacsafe secure protector for when I want to leave my stuff with the bike on days out. Its big enough to fit all mine and the missus gear (including boots, excluding helmets.)

It was a bit pricey, but Ive absolutely no issues with days out now and being able to change out of gear.

u/Drefen · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

I am a very paranoid traveler.

I use something like this for passports and credit cards.

I also have a money belt when I am going to a country were cash is more prevalent than cards.

This is made for running but could easily be worn around the waist and under a shirt.

There are also larger pouches like this that go around your waist but under your pants.

There are a ton of options. I am not a fan of exposed fanny pack type pouches nor do I like the neck pouches simply because I do not like things around my neck.

u/DominusFL · 1 pointr/motorcycles

Try this, works great, fits in your tail bag or maybe larger saddle bag. I've used it to carry the next day's work clothes when going to my GF's overnight.

u/TristansTravels · 1 pointr/travel

Also, add a secret pocket to your list. Everyone uses money belts, so thieves look for them. One of these babies will serve you well if you wear it on your hip under your pants.

u/GreySummer · 1 pointr/Kiteboarding

Get one of these (or similar, not necessarily this model ;-) ):

If you intend on traveling with kite gear, you have to make sure you have no surprises at the airport. It's one thing to go over the 23kg limit and have to pay extra, but it's another entirely to go over the 32kg limit and have your board bag simply refused. It almost happened to me on my way back from Morocco, not a good feeling.

u/sabian92 · 1 pointr/AskUK

Have you been on /r/onebag? Handy sub for this stuff. You can travel with far less than you think you need to. Long but hopefully helpful post ahead!

I did a week in Canada (in the cold so with thicker clothes) with a 30 litre backpack. I'm also fat, so my clothes are bigger than realistically they should be too! I got this list of stuff into this Osprey Momentum. The only thing that didn't go in was obvious stuff like jeans as I only took 1 pair, shoes as I only had 1 pair, a hoodie as I only took the one, my belt then the few toiletries we bought when we got there. The rest went into that bag - it was snug but keep in mind my clothes took up more room than they should've done so if you're a wee rake you'll be fine.

I'd take half the stuff and wash it half way through unless you can get 10 days of clothes in your bag rolled up (see below - there's another bit about packing clothes). If you can't be bothered/don't have time to find a laundrette, boxers and trainer socks can be done in the sink/bath in 10 minutes with travel detergent (you can buy it in travel sized containers so you can take it hand luggage - Dr. Bronners is apparently very good and it's all super eco-vegan-peace-fairtrade rated if that's your thing) and with it being warm they'll dry in a few hours if you hang them on the balcony if you've got one. Get it really soapy, scrub them against each other then put them on a laid out towel and roll it tightly to wring out any excess water then hang them over something.

Another tip for packing your clothes - do not fold them! They take up far too much room like that - what you need to do is "Skivvy Roll" your clothes instead. You end up with a burrito of clothes that is easy to grab and you know there's a t-shirt/underwear/socks in one little package. It does mean you need to spend a bit of extra time learning how to do it and it can be a bit fiddly if you haven't done it before, but it saves loads of room and definitely saves you time when you're getting ready. It's a technique used by armed forces and they've got a premium on space as well, so it's about as small a space you'll take up with your clothes. I've got a disability that affects my fine motor control and I can manage it though, so it's not particularly hard it's just learning how to do it. I've converted a few people with it and they're amazed how small stuff packs with it. Packing cubes are also a lifesaver as well as you can split everything up into categories - clothes, gadgets, toiletries and so on. No rummaging around in your bag for stuff - pull out a packing cube and bang, there's your stuff.

Buy your toiletries when you get there - Boots will mug you something rotten and they're only going to be the little travel ones. If you get them when you land then they'll be proper sized, probably half the price and even if you don't use it all then it's not a huge tragedy to bin what's left at the end of the trip. Also means less weight to lug around as well. I tend to use whatever's left during my last shower of the trip though, so I might spend half an hour in the shower just soaping up with huge amounts of everything if I've got loads left but that's just because I'm a bit odd. :|

Try to take some re-hydration tablets though, it's dead easy to not drink enough and end up quite unwell if you're not careful. Heatstroke and sunstroke shouldn't be arsed around with, it's a lot more serious than people think. Also... IMODIUM. You will need them at some point.

Final point (although again, this is because I travel with medication a lot and I have to be on the ball with it if I don't want to be arrested!) - make sure you've got proof from your doctor if you've got any prescribed medication, and only take as much as you need in the proper box/bottle with your name on it. Any prescription drugs (or at least controlled substances) need to be declared at customs once you pass through immigration - but check if what you're prescribed is legal where you're going. Having a UK script for drugs that are illegal in another country doesn't get you a free pass, they'll nick you for drug trafficking and stick a torch up your arse for good measure.

u/terabytes27 · 1 pointr/Purdue

Get this: Amazon

u/aith · 1 pointr/travel

That looks really heavy. You could go for something like this pacsafe mesh.

Whenever I use a lock I feel like I'm putting a big sign on my bag that says "VALUABLE STUFF INSIDE!".

u/wiz0rddd · 1 pointr/Goruck

I carry one of these:


I can thread the cable lock in the metal area in zippers and also thread the bag to a chair. I usually do this when I go to a coffeeshop and have to step away from my stuff. My biggest worry is the opportunistic thief. I agree with everyone here that anyone could break into your bag if they wanted to, but what are the chances someone is going to take out a knife and start cutting open your bag in a busy coffee shop?

u/rainbowunicornloverr · 1 pointr/onebag

Thanks! I notice there are two styles, the Starter and Specter set. Did you use either of these?

u/koottravel · 1 pointr/onebag

not a copy in the print, but in the design of the compression bag. pretty sure eagle creek were the first to do compression bags and the build of OPs is spot on with eagle creeks.

u/jwstump2 · 1 pointr/videos

so about that...I didn't use locks for ages because the case was never really out of my sight. I haven't decided on which locks to go for as the recommend wire locks leave the issue where you can open the case an inch or two while it is locked. I haven't traveled with my camera in about 8 months via flying so I haven't worried too much about buying them.

u/Hakote · 1 pointr/onebag

I like them because they're ultra-lightweight, durable, and translucent enough to get an idea of what's inside. They're made.of a siliconized nylon that "slides" very well, so you can actual stuff a decent amount in a small space and be able to drag what you need out easily.

My usual cold-weather packing list uses the compression cubes (linked) and the smaller 2-sided Clean/Dirty cube. The larger of the two compression cubes easily holds a pair of pants, a sweater, and two or three t-shirts. The smaller compression cube holds a down jacket and gloves. The Clean/Dirty cube holds my socks, underwear, and whatever I sleep in.

u/mmrk78 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Don't worry, it can be done! I recently spent 13 days away with just a carry-on. I used to be a pilot (non-airline) and my husband is an airline pilot so all my airline travel is done as a non-rev pass-rider, so I've gotten packing/traveling with just a carry-on down to a science.

The trick is to use a gallon bag. I've been doing this for years and the TSA has never cared at all that I use that size. I use travel size products, and these Ikea bottles off of Amazon for anything I need that's not sold in travel size bottles. And I use a travel size pack of cleansing towelettes instead of a liquid cleanser, that's one less liquid I have to fit into the gallon bag. I'm able to take about 8-9 different liquid products with me and I've never run out of anything, even on my recent 13-day-long trip. Have fun on your vacation!!

u/Yerakot · 1 pointr/guns

I bought this cover on Amazon. I like it a lot.

u/cityoflostwages · 1 pointr/LosAngeles

Don't fly Spirit. They are a horrible airline. You can try filing a bbb complaint but thousands have already. I imagine their fb/twitter/yelp pages are also full of bad reviews.

Also consider buying a portable luggage weighing device to use. I recommend this one I got from amazon:

u/duttymong · 1 pointr/solotravel

Things I would add are:

  • A decent padlock for Hostel lockers - I used this one
  • Eagle creek wallet - Gave me so much peace of mind not having to worry about pick pockets.
  • Mini LED keyring
  • Reusable, washable ear plugs
  • Talc (buy it there) kept me very dry in the places you wanna keep dry ;)
  • Jeans, seldom used but handy when I went to a bar in a big city.

    I had a 40L bag and viewed it as a hierarchy, if I bought something I would have to give up something as my space was limited.
u/ritrackforsale · 1 pointr/Multicopter

Probably never going to use it again, but if I was I would get this and hook it to the top loop

u/Raptor01 · 1 pointr/overlanding

Tips for keeping your stuff safe? Watch it like a hawk. I get uncomfortable when my loaded bike is out of sight. Also, I carry one of these to lock up my helmet and jacket when I'm away from the bike:

My buddy has one of these for the items that aren't in the panniers:

I've ridden in Guatemala, but that's it. Roads are fine on a dual sport or adventure motorcycle as long as you don't go fast. They're mostly fine for cars as well. That being said, an SUV with all terrain higher profile tires would be my choice of transport. You won't need it to do hardcore off-roading, but you'll be glad you have it when the roads start to suck. Some of those roads SUCK.

u/Sohcahtoa82 · 1 pointr/rollercoasters

I bought a hidden pocket that I'll be using for my trip in May. I figure that as long as a ride op doesn't see me putting stuff in or out of it, I should be fine.

u/dieterschaumer · 1 pointr/EDC

There's the Cache Belt

but you've only been able to preorder it for god damn three years now, and that's held me off from ordering it. Other than that a whole bunch of rando hidden money belts on amazon where you unzip a pocket along the inside of the belt, but that's rather annoying. Its perfectly fine for if you want this as emergency money, but as a hidden wallet it doesn't work so well.

Alternatively, and what I used for my trip through europe, is this: TSA didn't care, and you can fit your wallet, passport, money, a bunch of things in there. You slide your belt through it, and then tuck it inside your waistband. Totally invisible other than that band where it attaches to your belt. Its a bit awkward to take out, but you don't have to take off your belt at least.

u/w0lf3h · 1 pointr/dogs

Maybe like one of those luggage locks or something similar.

u/VagabondVivant · 1 pointr/vagabond

I hammock camp, so keeping my pack "in my tent" isn't really an option. Instead I just use these cable locks to secure the pack as well as affix it to my hammock straps.

It's hardly foolproof and won't prevent a determined thief, but most criminals just go for the easy targets, so if I make it not worth the time / effort, they won't bother. That said, all valuable items (phone, camera, money, etc) stays with me in the hammock.

u/HarryMcMerkin · 1 pointr/solotravel

If you use a belt, this thing works great.

Search for "Eagle Creek Undercover Hidden Pocket" if the link doesn't work.

I kept my passport on me for more than a year with one of those things. It's fairly comfortable.

u/guy_guyerson · 1 pointr/solotravel

I like the Belt Loop Pouch approach.

u/gumercindo1959 · 1 pointr/onebag

How do you like the Gonex cubes? I'm considering those or these from Amazon.

What did you use for a camera bag?

u/Kiarnan · 1 pointr/Ultralight

I use one of these luggage scales and it works really well. I have a digital scale from harbor freight that I use for weighing individual items, but I use the luggage scale to weigh my pack before hitting the trail. The digital kitchen scales will be more accurate, but the luggage scale will give you a good ballpark weight.

u/bafflesaurus · 1 pointr/onebag

Some good tips here: I'd also look into a belt loop wallet

u/zphyrr · 1 pointr/onebag

I use these . Eagle creek seems to make the best packing cubes. I use to have these but they are a flawed design because the mesh easily gets broken then your clothes fall out.

u/Market0 · -4 pointsr/magicTCG

I fail to see the anti-theft. Just more pockets to steal from.

If you plan on leaving your bag around I'd get this:

Otherwise, vigilance isn't just a mechanic for cards.