Whether you’re traveling for business or for pleasure, a few key essentials will ensure you arrive in style and ready for the destination.

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1. Thule Crossover 2 Carry On Spinner

This durable and stylish carry-on expands to reveal more packing space and maneuvers easily through the most crowded of airports.

MSRP: $350

2. Wigwam Kelston Compression Socks

Not only are these socks comfortable due to their stretch properties and merino wool — which is soft and resists odors — but they also feature graduated compression to stimulate circulation to help reduce discomfort and swelling.


3. 686 PrimaLoft Breeze Jacket

A super breathable, multi-season puffy perfect for outdoor performance, this jacket is lightweight, packs easily and will keep you warm in any activity.

MSRP: $180

4. Zeal Ridgway Sunglasses

No matter your destination, these stylish shades will ensure you’re looking your best, while the polarized lenses will help to protect your eyes from harmful rays. The lightweight frames are made from plant-based material.

MSRP: $149

5. WANDRD Notebook

Whether it’s a list of places you want to visit, a daily to-do list or simply a place to compose your thoughts, this high-quality notebook features 196 grid dot smooth 100 GSM and sustainably sourced paper, an integrated pen slot and a soft touch cover.

MSRP: $25

6. DUER No Sweat T-shirt

No matter your choice of travel via plane, train, automobile or foot, there’s one piece of clothing that’s closest to you so you better make the right choice. This T-shirt features a unique blend of cotton, Tencel and spandex to offer stretch for comfort, while wicking away sweat.

MSRP: $39

7. Griffin iPhone Survivor Strong 11 Pro Max Case

Help protect your expensive investment with a shock-absorbing case that can protect a phone from up to 10-foot drops and wireless charging compatibility.

MSRP: $30

8. Anker PowerCore 10000PD

Avoid losing power while on the go with this lightweight, high-capacity portable charger. Built to charge USB-C devices and USB-A devices simultaneously and quickly. Charges most phones over two times.

MSRP: $46

9. BeatsX

Whether you’re watching a movie, listening to a podcast, or simply on a conference call, these earphones will help provide clear sound and reduce outside noise throughout your day. Features up to eight hours of battery life and fast charging.

MSRP: $100

10. Capsule Diplomat Passport Wallet

A versatile wallet built to travel with a passport, ticket, visa, cash and cards. Keep things organized in this full-grain Italian leather wallet.

MSRP: $110

11. Bindle Bottle

Staying hydrated is key, especially while traveling, and this bottle not only keeps your beverages cold for long periods of time but also can help stash a few valuables in the water- and scent-proof storage compartment.

MSRP: $39

12. Duer Stay Dry Denim

Stay ready for any conditions with these water- and stain-resistant jeans. They feature a stretch property for additional comfort for all activities.

MSRP: $139


Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared in the EDC Buyer’s Guide Winter, 2020 print issue of American Survival Guide.

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