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The Colorado National Monument from one of the the parking lots at the many roadside pull-offs throughout the park.
The Colorado National Monument from one of the parking lots at the many roadside pull-offs throughout the park. Rich Grant photo.

Here are some unusual and useful new products that you might enjoy for your Travels

By Max Hartshorne
GoNOMAD Editor

Travel is coming back, and we couldn’t be more excited.  Hotels, resorts, and travel destinations are opening up and for these, you need some of these useful new items we discovered.  Check out what’s new!

Holds Up the All-Important Beach UmbrellaU Stand

U-Stand by Shade Anywhere. This is a stand for your umbrella. If you don’t want to carry a sledgehammer and you don’t want to pound your sharpened umbrella into the sand or the ground, this stand solves the problem

There are four cup holders and you fill in the container with sand, weighing it down to hold up the umbrella. It even comes with a carrying strap to tote it from car to the beach!

Ustand by Shade Anywhere $49.00

Bottle None shampoo

Shampoo and Conditioner Minus the Bottle

Bottle None is fighting wasteful packaging that you throw away each time you use it. Instead, these bars offer shampoo and conditioner in a solid form, and no bottles to throw out.

Bottle None offers a full line of shampoos, soaps, and conditioners that remove the need for the little plastic bottles that hotels are trying to get rid of.  It’s not cheap but it’s a step in the right direction!

Be Clear Travel and Soap case $43

Sleepletics: Super Sheets to Sleep Better

Too many of us are cheap when it comes to our sleep–we sleep on the same mattress for two or three decades and don’t buy the best sheets. But it makes a difference!   Celliant®Celiant SheetsPerformance Sheets from Sleepletics are clinically tested and an FDA-determined general wellness product.

Celliant mineral-infused yarns recycle your body heat and reflect it back to you as therapeutic infrared light while you sleep; naturally increasing blood flow to your muscles and improving local circulation. They also help regulate body temperature.

The result is better sleep, faster recovery from physical activity so you wake up energized. The sheets are soft, breathable, and silky-smooth. Great sheets for those with an active and healthy lifestyle.

Celliant Performance Sheets $114.00

Sprout Tiny Rechargeable LED Lantern

Useful New Products: Save Money, Waste Less 1This is a tiny little lantern but it puts out a lot of light and is quickly recharged using a USB cable. 100-lumen battery-powered mini lantern lights up camp and other nighttime environments

Push-button switch adjusts brightness up to 100 lumens, and switches between white light and blue LED nightlight modes. Magnetic quick-connect lanyard mounts the lantern to a tent, tree, or post; detaches for use on a tabletop or flat surface

Powered by three AAA batteries (not included); runs up to 6 hours on high (100 lumens), and 50 hours on low (10 lumens)Useful New Products: Save Money, Waste Less 2

UCO Sprout 100 Lumen Hang-Out Mini Camping Lantern $14.99

Copper Infused Face Masks…Because of, You Know

Copper Compression masks

These copper-infused facemasks feature a multiple layer structure featuring a filter which blocks fine particulate matter. Comfortable for all-day use. In white, black or gray.  Anti-Microbial, Anti-Bacterial, Anti Odor. If we have t0 wear them we might as well take advantage of the magic of copper.  This company also offers a complete line of compression sleeves and other products using copper to assist healing.

Copper Compression Masks $22/for 2

Honda Racing Branded Watch by Casio

Casio Honda Racing watch

I’ve been a loyal user of Casio’s Edifice line of wristwatches since I got one last year. I wear it all the time and despite the trend of people no longer wearing watches, I love having one on and always knowing the time.  This is a beautiful watch, a nod to the Honda Racing tradition, it comes with dual LED lights, and can be connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth.

Edifice, the high-performance metal watch created under the concept of “Speed and Intelligence,” links with your smartphone for highly accurate timekeeping, personal schedule management, and automatic adjustment of their time zone setting in accordance with your current location.

Honda Racing 20th anniversary watch $330

Useful New Products: Save Money, Waste Less 3The Last Ear Swab You’ll Ever Buy

You might not think about how many of these cotton ear swabs are thrown out every day. Millions.  That really adds up.

Last Swab is aiming to reduce this waste, with a reusable cotton ear swab.  It’s a reusable, sustainable and sanitary alternative to cotton swab – Standard swab

High-quality and innovative design, it’s made up of a stiff, compact nylon core with flexible and soft medical silicone on each end, and is both aesthetically pleasant and functional

Perfect for travel – Comes with a carry case so it’s convenient to store and take with you on the go

Useful New Products: Save Money, Waste Less 4Reusable Cotton Swab, Basic – BlackUseful New Products: Save Money, Waste Less 4 $12.95

Really Tasty and Hard to Resist Beef Jerky from Turkey

Useful New Products: Save Money, Waste Less 6Useful New Products: Save Money, Waste Less 7This is very tasty indeed, nothing like a Slim Jim. This would be a great item to bring on your next long road trip when you get hungry!

It’s pure American Style Halal Beef Jerky with Halal Exotic Moroccan Savory Flavor of Khlii.  100% Chemical Free No Additives No Preservatives No MSG, high protein fat-free, gluten-free, no sugar or carbs, made of handcrafted extra lean Halal beef

Moroccan Khlii Halal Beef Jerky 2.5 oz/ Khlii Flavor (1 pack)Useful New Products: Save Money, Waste Less 7 $8.99

Anyone on a Road Trip this Summer Needs a Travel John

Useful New Products: Save Money, Waste Less 9Useful New Products: Save Money, Waste Less 10Anyone for taking a pee in a dodgy rest stop bathroom? No? If not, you’re in luck if you have picked up some Travel Johns, which neutralize the urine smell with crystals, and are easily disposed of.

Travel John Resealable Disposable Urinal Bags (TJ1N) – 6 PackUseful New Products: Save Money, Waste Less 10 $16.99

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