Want a less stressful holiday?
Then let the latest technology help you out.
Here we reveal the kit that will make travelling a cinch, from the Duchess of Sussex’s chic leather case to clever ‘packing cubes’ and from a GPS-equipped 4G ‘hotspot’ to a case that will keep your shirts crease-free.
Organised: The Duchess of Sussex travels in style
Keep on top of your travel documents and technology with Stow’s chic leather case.
It has slots and pockets for your passport, boarding pass and credit cards, as well as loops for storing cables such as headphones, and includes a powerbank for charging your phone.
The Duchess of Sussex was seen carrying the orange First Class Tech Case on several occasions while she travelled between Toronto and the UK after meeting Prince Harry. (Available in several colours, £365, stowlondon.co.uk).
Keep clothes crease-free
This case has an internal folding pad with rounded edges that protects a shirt from creasing
Fed up with pulling shirts full of creases from your luggage?
This hard case has an internal folding pad with rounded edges that protects a shirt from creasing, even when tightly packed.
It also keeps the collar in shape and is lightweight and compact enough to slip into a laptop bag or backpack (£32.99, packshi.com/en and amazon.co.uk).
Go green and save the planet
This reusable bottle can be collapsed from nine inches down to five
Single-use plastic has become the enemy, so why not invest in a reusable water bottle?
Lost’s trendy lime-green screwtop bottle features a handy detachable clasp.
Cleverly, it can be collapsed from its full height of nine inches in down to five in to save space when empty and filled up after going through security (£12, asos.com, also available in black and khaki).
No to noisy passengers
These cans feature high-tech ‘NoiseGard’ active noise cancellation
Sennheiser’s HD 4.50 wireless headphones are comfortable and — crucially — feature high-tech NoiseGard active noise cancellation.
Noise-cancelling works through a microphone in the headphones that listens to the sound outside and creates a soundwave that’s the exact opposite, so the two cancel each other out, meaning you can listen to your music in peace.
Continuous noise in cars, trains and aircraft is significantly reduced — as is the sound of snoring passengers! (£149.99, en-uk.sennheiser.com).
Pack like a pro
These cubes, which come in different shapes and sizes, compress your clothes together
Handy packing cubes help you quickly locate what you’re looking for when you get to your destination, without having to upend your entire suitcase.
The cubes, which come in different shapes and sizes, also help save space, as they compress your clothes together, whether they’re folded or neatly rolled, and typically have a soft mesh top that won’t damage delicate fabrics.
Ebags’s Hyper-Lite Super Packer Set includes five colourful cubes that fit together in a standard carry-on suitcase.
The nylon cubes have a spring-loaded frame design that holds the shape while you’re filling them, but compresses down for storage (£59.72, eBags.com).
SkyRoam is a hotspot and serves as a power bank. It costs £179.99
SkyRoam is a GPS-equipped 4G hotspot that provides fast, affordable internet for several devices at a time in more than 130 countries.
It sells internet passes through its mobile app for £7 a day or £70 a month, offering unlimited data.
The device also serves as a power bank, charging up your mobile (£179.99, skyroam.com/uk).
The perfect travel pillow
Dreamy: This amazing travel pillow is made from memory foam – and isn’t expensive
This compact, but luxurious, travel pillow by Hippychick is made from memory foam, which adapts to the contours of your neck, head and back.
When you’re not using it, simply roll it up into the small waterproof pouch provided (£24.95, hippychick.com).
Grooming on the go
Men-u’s Travel Kit offers a striped bag (above) with shaving cream, shampoo, shower gel, face wash and ‘skin refresh’ gel
Going abroad often means cobbling together toiletries to meet the hand luggage liquid limits. So why not treat yourself to a travel kit that has it all?
For women, Elemis The Luxury Travel Collection comes in a pretty wash bag with seven of its much-loved products, including Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm and Marine Cream (£65, elemis.com).
Men-u’s Travel Kit offers a striped bag (above) with shaving cream, shampoo, shower gel, face wash and ‘skin refresh’ gel (£34.95, lookfantastic.com).