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Travel Gear

We’re travelers, too, and want to know what works and what doesn’t before we hit the road (or sky, or water, or rails). Our team tests the latest luggage, clothes, shoes, tech, beauty products, camping gear, and more, so you can pack the right items for your destination and travel style.

Foldable and Collapsible Shoes Perfect for Your Carry-On

collapsible shoes Packing Shannon McMahon

5 Unique Travel Fabrics That Are Soft, Breathable, and Ethically Sourced

redhead photographer Andes mountains. Fashion & Beauty Christine Sarkis

8 Best Travel Sunglasses for Summer 2019

travel sunglasses Fashion & Beauty Ashley Rossi

The 23 Best Travel Accessories for Type-A Personalities

The 23 Best Travel Accessories for Type-A Personalities Packing Ashley Rossi

15 Beach Bag Essentials You Need for Summer 2019

beach bag essentials Beach Ashley Rossi

15 Great Summer Books to Read at the Beach in 2019

Man reading a paperback book under a beach umbrella. Arts & Culture Sarah Schlichter

10 Best Walking Sandals for Travel

Best Walking Sandals for Travel Fashion & Beauty Caroline Morse Teel

Osmo Action Review: Why the Front-Facing Screen Changes the Game for Travelers

Osmo Action Review: Why the Front-Facing Screen Changes the Game for Travelers Photography Jamie Ditaranto

Smart Birdy Suitcase Review: 50 Outfits in One Carry-On? This Suitcase Makes it Possible

Smart Birdy Suitcase Review: 50 Outfits in One Carry-On? This Suitcase Makes it Possible Fashion & Beauty Caroline Morse Teel

17 Men’s Summer Clothes That Look Great and Feel Even Better

Man Summer Polo Fashion & Beauty Caroline Morse Teel

Smartwool Merino Wool Review: A Surprisingly Ideal Fabric for Winter and Summer

male and female running up canyon in activewear. Active Travel Ashley Rossi

The 9 Best Travel Dresses for Europe

woman wearing dress sitting on steps in european city Fashion & Beauty Ashley Rossi

10 Engrossing Audiobooks for Your Summer Road Trip

10 Engrossing Audiobooks for Your Summer Road Trip Arts & Culture Shannon McMahon

The 11 Best Waterproof Backpacks for Travel

The 11 Best Waterproof Backpacks for Travel Packing Sarah Schlichter

Brush on Block Review: This Powder Sunscreen Was Made for Travel

Brush on Block Fashion & Beauty Caroline Morse Teel