The best travel gear for fun in the sun
Summer is just around the corner—and with summer comes vacations abroad, days at the beach, time spent outside, and lots of sun. We’ve picked a couple of different pieces of travel gear that are essential for your travels in the upcoming months. At GoNOMAD we try hard to provide you with the very latest in all manner of gadgets and gear to make traveling better. Here are some of our latest picks.
Whoosh! Tech Hygiene
Between pulling up maps and taking photos, chances are that your smart phone’s screen gets dirty over the course of your travels—spotted, covered with fingerprints and a little dusty, right?
Whoosh! Tech Hygiene is a handy little non-toxic, ammonia and alcohol-free spray that cleans the screen of your phone. Simply spray the screen with the screen shine, and rub it with the complementary orange cloth—and whoosh! The screen is sparkling, with no visible fingerprints.
Whoosh! Tech Hygiene $15.97
Wetsuit Case for iPhone
Dog and Bone Wetsuit Phone Case
There are fewer things that dampen a day more than dropping your phone in some water, be it the Pacific Ocean or the puddle outside your front door. A waterlogged phone is no use to anyone, but the usual water-proof phone cases (like Otterbox or Lifeproof) are bulky and heavy.
The Dog and Bone Wetsuit Topless Waterproof Slim Rugged Case is a streamlined, classy case that protects your phone from all of the elements. The case is waterproof for up to 6.6 feet, so you could even swim with it!
With the case, your phone is also safe from dirt, sand, and snow….it’s also shock-proof, so if you drop it inside or from a height, your phone will still be ok.
Ecopebble Waterproof Speaker
Now that you have a waterproof phone, you can bring your music to the beach, or the pool—so why not use a waterproof speaker as well? You can float along lazily in your pool or at the lake, relaxing to the beat of your favorite song.
The ecopebble is a waterproof bluetooth speaker that floats along the surface of a body of water. It has seven hours of battery time and can be submersed in up to 3.3 feet of water, while its rugged design ensures that it can keep up with your busy lifestyle.
So go ahead—sit back, relax, and forget about soggy electronics!
Skross World Adapter MUV USB
Imagine my surprise when, a few years ago on a trip to Germany, I found myself in a sticky situation—I had remembered to bring an adapter, but it was for the wrong country! As a somewhat naive American, I had failed to realize that there were several different types of outlets in Europe, instead of one uniform one different from us.
Crossing the border from Italy to France shouldn’t mean that you have to lug around multiple adapters—so why not try the Skross World Adapter MUV USB? Designed in Switzerland, it powers 2 pole devices—from smartphones to tablets to cameras to even shavers—in 150 different countries around the world. So whether you’re exploring the streets of Copenhagen or the Amazon of Brazil, you can be sure that your devices will be charged.
Skross World Adapter $42.50
Maui Jim Road Trip Sunglasses
Whether your roadtrip takes you cross-country or across town, these sunglasses are in it for the long-haul. They have a classy, rectangular shape and come available in prescription form. They also come in four different colors—blue/black, tortoise, olive, and black & grey.
Maui Jim comes with a two year warranty, so it something happens during your summer adventures, you’re covered. They also offer free shopping and returns—so if you aren’t satisfied or want a different pair, you’re all set. These glasses are much lighter than many similar sunglasses, and they feel great for a long time of wearing.
Origami Unicorn Travel Undergarment Organizer
We’ve all been there—sorting through our overstuffed suitcase haphazardly, muttering under our breath as we try to find that matching sock, that may or may not be lost forever. And who has time for rifling when there are things to do and places to see? Vacation only lasts so long, after all, and no one wants to spend extra time looking for a pair of underwear or that one missing sock. unicorn organizer The
Origami Unicorn’s Travel Undergarment Organizer solves that exact problem. It’s a long, flat organizer that can easily fit into any suitcase and can be hung up at your hotel room that holds all of your undergarments. It has three sections—two of which have elasticized pockets—that can hold underwear, socks, panty hose, or any other undergarments you can think of.
GoNOMAD editor Max Hartshorne recently used the Travel Undergarment Organizer on a trip to Croatia. He said the it was great that you could store dirty laundry in one of the pockets and there were still many left. This is a definite keeper that he stores in his big suitcase, ready for his next trip!
“It doesn’t take that much space but it’s definitely useful! I can highly recommend this product,” said Hartshorne.
Shannon Broderick is a former editorial assistant at GoNOMAD and aspiring photojournalist. She likes exploring back alleys, learning new languages, and spending hours at art museums. Check out her blog or follow her on instagram for more adventures.
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Shannon Broderick is a former editorial assistant at GoNOMAD and a recent graduate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. During her undergraduate career, Shannon attended three different schools in two different countries–the United States and Germany. She works as a news photographer in Laramie, Wyoming.