Top 10 Travel Accessories for 2016

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Are you ready to pack for your autumn getaway or simply want to add to your collection, then check out my favorite travel accessories this year. Each one offers a creative way to solve a travel challenge.

From credit card wallet, travel bag, binocular camera, grooming kit to travel vest. Here are the top 10 travel accessories should have by every traveler.


10. The Credit Card Wallet Vault.

Instead of traditional pockets, the card slots are open only on the inner fold of the wallet, eliminating the risk of them falling out when the wallet is turned upside down while still allowing you to remove them easily when needed. The wallet has a built-in shield that blocks radio signals emitted by RFID chips in credit and debit cards, keeping your identity safe from unauthorized scanning.

Price: $99.95


9. The Sightseer’s Argentinian Leather Carryall.

The carryall is made from cowhides from Argentina’s vast pampa—ancestral home of the gaucho. Expert tanners in Buenos Aires craft the cowhides into a top-grain leather renowned for its soft hand and durability. Providing better organization than a fanny pack or backpack, the compact bag’s surprisingly spacious nylon-lined interior is split into two zippered compartments. One is large enough to hold a tablet, plus it has snap- and zip-closure pockets for maps and travel guides, two mesh pockets for energy bars and power cables, a pocket for a mobile phone, loops for writing utensils, and a key ring. The other is a divided compartment ideal for larger items such as compact binoculars and a wallet.

Price: $199.95


8. The Best Digital Camera Binoculars.

This camera binocular provided sharp magnification and took vibrant photos. The Best model’s fully coated 32 mm objective lenses and 8X magnification allowed an analyst to read seven lines of text from 100′ away, working in concert with a 5 megapixel camera that provided the most accurate picture on its preview screen, unlike lesser models’s screens that produced glare and displayed larger images but took smaller pictures. Photographs were captured with crisp, clear detail, unlike models that produced blurry images. The Best Digital Camera Binoculars’ superior features include a built-in video camera that captures HD video at 1280 x 1080 resolution and an SD card slot that supports up to 32 GB memory cards.

Price: $199.95


7. The Wind Defying Packable Umbrella

This is the packable umbrella that resists gusts up to 35 mph that turn traditional umbrellas inside-out. A patented overlapping vent system disperses wind through eight reinforced slits in the canopy to eliminate inversion while shielding you from precipitation. A press of the spring-activated auto-open button expands the fiber-reinforced polymer shaft and opens the nylon canopy.

Price: $29.95


6. Camera Pen.

Using a pinhole-size lens positioned just above the pocket clip, The Best Camera Pen takes full 1080p HD video at 30 fps or 720p video at 60 fps. Analysts praised The Best Camera Pen for taking true HD video with audio that was “clean and easily heard”—even when subjects were in motion—and photos that were “very crisp and clear”, far superior to the blurred, pixelated images and garbled sound captured by lesser models.

Price: $149.95


5. The 500X Handheld Digital Microscope.

This is the handheld microscope that provides up to 500X magnification for small objects, displaying them on its built-in, flip-out screen. It is ideal for viewing stamps, coins, or serial numbers, its optics provide 20X – 200X optical magnification with up to 500X digital magnification. Eight built-in LEDs illuminate subjects while its manual focus sharpens images, which are captured by its 5 megapixel CMOS and displayed on a 3″ TFT color LCD screen that provides 960 x 240 pixel resolution. Images can be stored as JPEGs at 2592 x 1944 resolution (AVI video stored at 640 x 480 resolution) and are saved onto a microSD card up to 16 GB (not included).

Price: $199.95


4. The Identity Theft Protecting Travel Vest.

This is the traveler’s vest with a pocket that prevents identity theft by shielding credit cards and IDs from electronic pickpocketing. The vest has a removable interior breast pocket with a conductive shield that blocks radio signals, keeping your identity safe from radio-scanners that steal credit card data. The vest has 11 additional pockets, four Velcro-sealed pockets with expansion pleats (ideal for keeping a camera accessible), two zippered pockets, and two hand pockets on the exterior. The interior of the vest has three other pockets—one designed specifically for a cell phone and another for holding a writing implement.

Price: $149.95


3. The Kangaroo Money Clip.

This is the money clip made from kangaroo leather—the strongest leather in the world. the wallet‘s tight, dense kangaroo leather provides four times the tensile strength and three times more abrasion resistance than cowhide or deerskin. Two-times thinner than traditional hides, kangaroo leather can be rendered to 1/4″ thin for comfortable storage in a front or back pocket without compromising the leather’s strength.

Price: Was $49.95 NOW $19.95


2. The Leather Luggage Tags.

These genuine leather luggage tags easily withstand the rigors of the modern day business or pleasure trip. each tag is hand-sewn from full-grain napa cowhide leather and tanned to a smooth finish. A removable interior leather cardholder displays a business card in a clear window and slides into the outer sleeve for a double layer of protection. A leather strap with a metal buckle keeps the tag securely attached to luggage.

Price: $39.95


1. The Gentleman’s Monogrammed Grooming Kit

A unique gift that’s both personal and practical, this premium men’s grooming kit comes in a top-grain napa leather case embossed with the recipient’s initials. Created exclusively for Hammacher Schlemmer, the cowhides used for the kit’s case are hand-selected by expert leather artisans who choose only those with the finest richness and texture. The leather is then drum-dyed to protect and enhance its smooth, supple texture and distinctive natural variations, making each kit a one-of-a-kind keepsake. The deluxe 12-piece tool set provides the essential tools a gentleman needs to maintain his well-dressed appearance from head to toe, including chrome-plated fingernail and toenail clippers, cuticle clipper, cuticle pusher, corkscrew/knife, nail file, tweezers, nipper, scissors, and comb. A flashlight and shoehorn/lint brush round out the set. The compact kit fits snugly in a carryon or briefcase.

Price: $119.95