5 carry-on essentials for travelers who love to pack light
With baggage fees and flight delays on the rise, carry-on travel has become more survival tactic than lifestyle choice. Beyond saving money, flying with only a carry-on prevents bags from getting lost and offers more flexibility in case of cancellation, as planes are grounded by weather that poses no threat to a train, bus or car. Packing a whole trip’s worth into a small bag can be a challenge, but gets easier with the right accessories. Here are a few ideas.
Anker PowerPort 4: Although this multiport
USB charger is about the size and price of a regular iPad charger, it can charge up to four devices at once.
Matador Freerain24: Compressed, the Freerain24 occupies only as much space as a balled up pair of socks, yet it unfolds into a full-size, waterproof backpack once unpacked.
Tortuga Outbreaker: If you’re comfortable carrying loads, a travel backpack fits about 33 percent more stuff into the same external dimensions as a fourwheel, carry-on suitcase.
Osprey StraightJacket 8L: Stuffing clothes into a compression sack before packing them into a larger bag helps maximize capacity. However, compression causes wrinkles, so pack accordingly.
Hydaway: A collapsible 18-ounce bottle provides all the hydration you need, with none of the packingspace penalty of a regular water bottle.
HydawayMatador Freerain24Tortuga Outbreaker
Anker PowerPort 4
Osprey StraightJacket 8L