These are the sort of items that you’ll want to triple check are in your travel bag. The business people we’ve reached out to for recommendations worship these items for their value add to their business trips. And you know you can trust their advice if they go on several trips a month!
Here you can find anything from tech to comfy pillow to toiletries, but in an ideal world we would have room for all 15 of these gems! Choose wisely.
#1 Cornbread Hemp CBD oil
Most travelers don’t think about CBD as a travel item because people think that TSA security will confiscate it or arrest them for possession, but that’s not true! The TSA has announced that CBD is OK in checked baggage or as a carry-on, since most all CBD oil products are much smaller than the limit of 3.4 ounces of liquid. Whether to soothe your airport anxiety or help you get to sleep once you’re airborne, Cornbread Hemp’s 750 mg CBD oil is the perfect must-have for any traveler.
#2 Jackery Bolt
The Jackery Bolt is a well-reviewed, small portable battery (power bank), which you can use to charge your smartphone on the go. Never run out of juice on a plane again!
#3 PSB Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones
PSB wireless noise-canceling headphones (M4U 8) is a perfect, easily packed/stored, travel product that gives travelers loads of benefits and enjoyment. Key is the Active Noise Cancelling Mode that allows the user to eliminate the noise from the outside world and instead fill their ears (and mind) with soothing sounds.
PSB M4U 8’s also feature:
- Transparency Mode – allows you to momentarily hear outside sounds such as a flight attendant or answering your phone
- Easy folding for travel and storage (comes with semi-hard travel case)
- Active RoomFeel – offers the most accurate and rich sound
- Up to 15 hours of run time in Active or Passive mode
- Rechargeable battery power
- Wireless and Bluetooth HD connection with aptX and NFC (allows for automatic connection)
#4 Amusing Air Travel by Team Golfwell
When you travel by yourself, it can be lonely and you have to keep prompting yourself to stay in a great mood especially when you meet clients. This book will keep the traveler in a great mood by landing time and put a smile on their faces.
Amusing Air Travel filled with humorous airline stories, flight attendant advice, passenger antics, thought-provoking quotations, interesting tales and odd facts about airlines, the TSA, destinations, humorous business quotes, brainteasers, and more, this book is ideal for reading during travel or whenever you want.
#5 Mediflow Waterbase Pillow for Neck Pain
The Mediflow Waterbase Pillow is a great product because of its unique and innovative design. It’s hypoallergenic, long-lasting, and durable. I used to suffer from neck pain but Mediflow pillow has been a game changer for me. And because it’s water based, it takes very little space and I can always take it with me whenever I travel.
#6 Samsonite 15.6 Inch Classic Business Wheeled Business Case
For business travelers, a rolling briefcase makes you look very professional, helps you organize your documents and carry your laptop around safely. There are many helpful compartments and the laptop section is well padded, protecting it from damage.
#7 Xpand No Tie Shoelaces System
Xpand is the original no-tie elastic shoelace system that allows you to turn any shoe, sneaker or boot into slip-ons. Xpand ensures that you never have to tie your shoelaces ever again!
The Xpand Lacing System works on all kids and adults shoes including sneakers, running shoes, boots, high-tops. There are over 40 colors to choose from, including reflective laces and glow-in-the-dark.
Here are a some facts about Xpand:
- Loved by athletes, parents, kids whose laces keep coming undone, pregnant moms, seniors with limited mobility and everyone in between
- Over 1 million pairs sold worldwide since 2015
- Featured product on QVC
- Available in retail stores in over 30 countries
- Official Shoelace of Tough Mudder Toronto
- Received invitation to appear on Shark Tank
- Awarded Amazon’s Choice for Best Lacing System
#8 Palace Physique Fitness Band
I suggest this product because I believe as a business professional, it is important to stay healthy and active in order to be our optimal self. Using a fitness band is an easy and affordable way to stay active while I am traveling. It is vital for me, I feel energized after a workout, and it motivates me while being away.
#9 Everyday Leather Backpack
Having the perfect carry-on travel backpack is key. chelon makes premium quality goods for every day. The Everyday Leather Backpack is the best travel companion because it holds only the essentials, with a sleek and minimal design without all the unnecessary bells and whistles.
#10 NEWCOM Carry On 20 Inch Spinner Wheels
In my opinion, the Carry-On Suitcase is the best luggage for Business travelers as it is far better organized than any other Carry-On suitcase that I found so far. It has a second opening option so that you can easily access stuff like your toiletry bag at the security checks without opening your whole suitcase. And it has a plug where you can place your power bank inside the suitcase and charge your phone with another port at the outside of the suitcase!
#11 Wurkin Stiffs Power Stays Travel Set
There’s nothing quite as unsettling as a collar that won’t cooperate when you’re heading into a big meeting or checking in on clients. With Würkin Stiffs Magnetic Collar Stays, fly-away collar, limp collar, and constant collar curl are all a thing of the past. Simply put, this patented technology keeps your collar in check all day. Insert the magnetic stay like you would a normal one, flip your collar down, and then lock it in place with the included magnet. The extra second of work is worth it for the peace of mind.
#12 STEAM CLIP Multi-tool
Wrinkles aren’t acceptable on your business trip. Use STEAM CLIP™ to get rid of wrinkles without an iron in the hotel – it works on all shower types and with all hotel-hangers (like the pesky ball-top). No one has time to iron, right?
It’s ALSO a multi-tool for hotel room survival – a smartphone stand, bottle opener, thread/tag cutter, ruler and more. You can even use it to keep your purse off the restroom floor in the airport.
#13 Flint Reusable Lint Roller
While travelling, your clothes can collect lint, dust, or hair. You can bring a pocket-sized lint roller to make sure that your clothes look the best when meeting your clients. The Flint Reusable Lint Roller is a conventional tool that allows you to remove all the dust and lint from your outfit. It’s also refillable so you’re sure to still be using it for your next business trips.
#14 BTSKY Expanding File Folder-Hand-held 13 Pockets Organizer Folder PP Wallet Organizer
People on business trips need to keep track of their paper trail, especially the receipts of their expenses. Collecting and organizing them all in one envelope will help them promptly submit expense reports. I hope this was helpful.
#15 Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle
The uniquely portable Nomader® Collapsible Water Bottle makes business travel hydration easy and sustainable by taking up minimal bag space, and eliminating the need for wasteful single-use bottles. Designed with a flexible BPA-free silicone body, the reusable Nomader® bottle can be rolled-up and stashed away when not in use, yet it’s as comfortable to drink from as a hard-sided bottle. This innovative travel water bottle features a patented leakproof cap, an ergonomic carry strap, and a wide mouth for easy cleaning.
Additionally, the 22oz capacity (tops off at 25oz) bottle is freezable, heat resistant, and backed by a lifetime warranty. Affordably priced and available in a variety of stylish colors, the Nomader® bottle is a must-have accessory for business travelers.
The recommendations of products and books within this article where sourced from industry experts. Their names and websites are listed below.
Jim Higdon from Cornbread Hemp
Miguel A. Suro from The Rich Miser
Lenbrook International from PSBSpeakers
Bruce Miller from Team Golfwell
Liz Brown from Sleeping Lucid
Omiete Charles-Davies from TravelEfficiency
Gary Liang from Xpand
Karina Silvestre from N/A
Shane Roach from chelon
Sarah from Fernwehsarah
Dylan Self from Würkin Stiffs®
Randy Blevins from SteamClipTravel
Dane Kolbaba from Watchdog Pest Control
Bryan Sarlitt from Nomader, Inc.