In general, I’m not much of a “gotta have my trinkets” kinda girl (or a shopper, for that matter), but when it comes to great travel necessities, I am more than willing to dive in head first.
So without further ado, here are some of the latest products I’ve come across that may become necessities for you for your various sojourns.
Even though I usually travel with a carryon suitcase, I always have a change of clothing and a few other vitals in my oversized handbag just in case the airplane overhead compartments are full and I have to gate check the carryon at the last minute (I learned that lesson the hard way!). To that end, I was bouncing off the walls when I got my new pants from Chilly Jilly.
Tucked in a cute little drawstring pouch, Chill Jilly Lounge Pants are made of a high quality brushed wrinkle-resistant micro fiber, making them the perfect pants in which to travel, carryon, or use as everyday lounge wear. These pants are sooooo comfortable they feel like pajamas, yet with a classic look appropriate to wear out in public. And the micro fiber material provides a clean, no-fray cut so the length can be easily altered without hemming for a perfect fit.
To add to your ensemble, the company also makes Chilly Jilly Wraps, Wrapper Blanket, Jilly Jackets, and gloves, just the right things for quick outfit changes on the go.
Chilly Jilly, 888.789.1037, www.chillyjilly.com
Scrubba Dub Dub
If your travel adventures involve spending a great deal of time in the great outdoors, then you can probably use a Scrubba Wash Bag.
Made of a sturdy lightweight material and about the size of a standard paper grocery bag, the Scrubba Wash Bag is a compact laundry system engineered inside of a nap sack for outdoor enthusiasts who may otherwise have nowhere to wash their clothes.
The process is simple: Just add a little water, soap, and a few squeezes, and in less than five minutes, according to Calibre8 Pty Ltd who makes the bags, “the sweat, stink, and grimy signs of the day are gone.” All that’s left to do is to hang your items on the included clothesline for drying.
And because space for clothes, gear and the like are often limited when traveling, the bag can also double as a flexible sack in which to carry outdoor gear, tools, or other items.
Scrubba Wash Bag, www.thescrubba.com
Rescue Bands to the Rescue
Ms. MacGyver (think back to 1980s television) I am not, but I do have a first aid kit and several other emergency items in my car. Well, here’s a new emergency product that can not only help one out in a pinch, but also function as a stylish accessory.
Made of lightweight kernmantel rope originally used for parachutes in WWII, Rescue Bands are strong paracord bands woven into seven inner strands within an external sheath. Each strand holds up to 50 pounds and when unraveled extend up to 20 feet, depending on the length of the band. Together the bands are certified to hold a whopping 550 pounds.
In addition to the functionality, the wide array of colors and styles give Rescue Bands a fashionable look (my teenager wears his almost every day, and something just has to look cool before he wears it!).
Uses for Rescue Bands are numerous, including as a vehicle tie down, safety line, boat or kayak line, tow rope, as a military or camping utility, anchor line and other ways. Other Rescue Band products include pet collars, key chains, necklaces, and lanyards, just to name a few.
Rescue Bands, 813.712.3071, www.rescuebands.com
There’s more travel necessities to come!